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Elbow Lymph Node Location
? lymph node at elbow: Not likely a lymph node there. A picture is worth an etc. ...Read more
Hi I have had a lump in my right elbow for over a year now it has grown and had it cheacked they think this is a reactive lymph node how long can it t?
2nd opinion: It is unusual to have a reactive lymph node solely at one elbow and certainly not lasting for over a year. You need to get a 2nd opinion to find out the cause especially since the lump has been growing in size. ...Read more
Ultrasound 4 LN. : You can find a lymph node by ultrasound, and if youre lucky you can find some qualities that might suggest whether this lymph node is benign or malignant. But those findings are not absolute. If question exists as to benignity or malignancy, biopsy should be done. ...Read more
Hi, I am experiencing pain, redness, and significant swelling in the lymph node located above my elbow on the inside of my right arm. Possible causes?
Injury or infection: Lymph nodes usually swell in response to an injury or infection. A lymph node in the area you describe would most likely be due to an injury or infection in your forearm or hand. Swollen lymph node(s) are usually a sign that the body is taking care of itself and not reason for concern. In very rare cases, a swollen node may be a sign of a more serious condition. If it persists, get it checked out ...Read more
41y, f, I have swollen lymph node towards front of my neck for 6 month and now recently swollen on my inner elbow for a week and a half. Help please.?
Need an examination: You need a doctor to examine you and confirm if you have enlarged lymph nodes and try to find the cause. It can be due to some infections. Sometimes it is cancer of the lymph glands called lymphoma. Only your doctor can help you. So go and see him/her. If you do not have a doctor you need to find one soon. ...Read more
What can cause acute inner elbow lymph node swelling golf ball size bilateral. Passed kidney stone 2 days prior.see dr 2morrow. Took flomax (tamsulosin) for stone
Lymph node swelling: This location of lymph node swelling typically associates with an inflammatory reaction at the elbow or below, in your forearm or hand. Did you have an IV in your arm or hand? Flomax (tamsulosin) could lead to an allergic reaction but I think you would see other evidences. Are nails and fingers irritated? Do you have a rash elsewhere? ...Read more
Are you bleeding?: If not and there is no other noticeable deficits maybe you're ok, and don't need to be evaluated by a Dr just yet. But if in the next few days you are having any problem in that area or side you should have it evaluated. Also, what exactly was the injury that hit extremely hard? ...Read more
If u can feel lymph node just above arm pit & its less than 1 CM diameter is it still dangerous/lymphoma? I feel 2 there, slightly movable. 25 male
Probably not: Lymph nodes that remain less than 1 cm are usually of no concern for malignancy. If they grow beyond 1cm and persist beyond a few weeks, you should have them checked by a health care professional. ...Read more
When I raise my under arm I see a fatty pouch but when I press there is nothing. When I press deeper and harder I feel a small movable lymph node.?
Get examined: Make sure that any mass under the arm is evaluated for infection. You must be examined. ...Read more
If u can feel lymph node just above arm pit & its 1 CM diameter is it still dangerous/lymphoma? I feel one there for 2 weeks, slightly movable. 25 male
Questrionble: Lymph nodes as you describe only appear in armpit but very high or deep in adjacent to the axillary vein. If this is an area above the armpit is it a lesion in the msucle region of the pectoralis which makes up the medial wall of the axilla. Here one can hve fibromas or lipaomas. Check with LMD to be sure this is an axillary node. If it persists or enlarges bx may be needed. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Depends: How long has it been there? A few days, weeks or months? Is it painful. Did you have a recent injury, cut or infection further down that arm in the past few days. Watch it closely. If the lymph node is noticeable after 3-4 wks, seek immediate attention with your doctor. The arm and 3/4ths of the breast drawn to the lymphatics in the armpit. If it goes away, it was a reactive change. ...Read more
I have a lymph node under my arm and im having pain shooting from my head and left arm what do it mean?
See a doctor: Need more history, you need to be thoroughly examined and may need some testing, possibly including x-rays. Not something to delay about. Please see a doctor and get better soon. ...Read more
Read about the moveable lymph node under the collarbone, mine has started making my shoulder hurt and my arm?
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have had a lymph node under arm 1cm for about 3 years, there is now very tiny ones around it. Any reason for concern?
Possibly: This should be examined by a doctor and perhaps biopsied if they find this appropriate. Hope this is not serious. Go see someone and get this worked out. ...Read more
Soft and moveable swollen / painless lymph node under arm. What could cause this? Been there for 8 months with no noticeable change.
You are doing good: Since it is not increasing, you do not need to worry. Just keep checking it once per month. Unless it is more than 2 cm, it is likely to be benign and may be of no consequence. ...Read more
Pain in the back of arm, feel small bump but feel bump on other side also- no pain. Is there a lymph node there? Should I be concerned?
There are no lymph nodes on the back of the arm. Since you are feeling the same bump on both sides you are likely feeling some other normal structure. Try not to worry about it excessively. It's likely the pain is from a muscle strain, etc. Hodgkins Lymphoma usually presents as painless enlargement of cervical or supra-clavicular lymph nodes.
If your pain persists or any swelling enlarge>see DR ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node in my arm pit it's causing some discomfort and is painful at times. Is this serious/other symptoms I should look for?
Behavior over time: This may not be a lymph node. Other things under the arm swell and get painful. If there is clear redness, warmth, pain and discharge or a central "plug" to the lesion with a very superficial appearance this is very likely benign. If there is progressive enlargement without the signs above it is time to see a doc. ...Read more
Have pain to touch on left rib cage starting at bottom rib up to almost my arm pit. No injury. Doesn't bother me otherwise. Could this be lymph node?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Several things: An infection is the most likely cause, but other things can cause swollen lymph nodes as well.... Your doctor needs to examine you and possibly run some tests to determine the cause before it can be treated.... ...Read more
I have enlarged lymph node in the middle of my upper arm have biopsy appt can't find any info for lymph in that area how common is this what to expect?
Yes, the Hep B vaccine can cause a painful lymph node on the side the injection was administered. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help with the pain and swelling. If the lymph node does not get better within 7-10 days, or if it worsens, do see your Primary Care Provider. Hope this helps.
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Pain in the back of arm, feel small lump but feel bump on other side also- no pain. Is there a lymph node there? Should I be concerned?
Cyst?: Without seeing and examining you difficult to tell. Not likely to be a lymph node as it would be in the wrong area. This could be a simple inclusion cyst in the skin or possibly a small lipoma. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more
My daughter has an enlarged lymph node in left arm pit. It has been swollen for coupe of weeks however it did go way down and then came back?
Other symptoms?: Was there an apparent reason for the swelling the first time? Ie: a bite on the arm, rash or infection. Did it heal while the node was swollen? Has she had a recurrance of the bites, rash, on the arm? Sounds like an infectious process at least in the beginning. Were there scratches from a kitten involved on the arm or hand? Discuss what you can remember with your doc. That can direct the next step. ...Read more
My left under arm lymph node turned back and blue and very sore 2 days ago. Now the other arm pit is black and blue as well. What's going on?
Need exam: This is an unusual presentation. Of course, you can't actually see a lymph node beneath the skin, so technically you are describing the skin overlying a lymph node turning black and blue. Trauma which wasn't noticed could account for this but with a lump and both sides...unlikely. This needs evaluation by your doctor. A careful physical examination will lead to the next needed diagnostic steps. ...Read more
I noticed a swollen lymph node on my under arm today and it hurts when i touch it. It is not red or even visible from outside. Should i be worried?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and find out cause of large lymph node and to be treated. ...Read more
Is it necessary to see doctor for about a 1cm palpable lymph node above arm pit? Been there 2/3 weeks, slightly movable. Worried its lymphoma. 26 male
Enlarged node: Could be several things. Most likely reactive process due to infection. If the node persists after a round of antibiotics I would suggest a fna be performed. In this procedure a tiny needle is introduced and a small sample of cells is collected and sent to a pathologist for review. ...Read more