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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Axillary Lymph Nodes

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My wife US Showed Bilateral fibrocystic disease and ductectasia (BIRADs II). small right sided fibroadenoma (BIRADs III). Bilateral enlarged axillary lymph nodes, likely reactional. What should She do? Is it serious? Thanks

My wife US Showed Bilateral fibrocystic disease and ductectasia (BIRADs II). small right sided fibroadenoma (BIRADs III). Bilateral enlarged axillary lymph nodes, likely reactional. What should She do? Is it serious? Thanks

Talk to doctor: Your doctor should be the one who can discuss these issues with you. It does not seem that she has any cancerous lesions but then one needs to examine the lymph nodes to be sure. Read more

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I have an enlarged axillary lymph node under my left arm. It is visibly noticeable and quite sore. I've often had enlarged lymph nodes while I was sick bit I feel fine and this one is quite a bit larger than usual.

I have an enlarged axillary lymph node under my left arm. It is visibly noticeable and quite sore. I've often had enlarged lymph nodes while I was sick bit I feel fine and this one is quite a bit larger than usual.

Lymphadenopathy: Studies show that approximately 1.1% of primary care patients presenting with lymphadenopathy have malignancy. The axillary lymph nodes drain the breast, chest wall and upper extremity. Lymphadenopathy that is persistent >3 weeks should be investigated. Most causes of axillary lymphadenopathy are reactive in nature. A full medical history and physical exam should be performed. See your MD. Read more

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I had a FNAC on enlarged axillary lymph node, Neg. CA. Biopsy showed, Fibroadipose tissue, and rare skeletal muscle fragments? U/S in Cpl. Mo.

I had a FNAC on enlarged axillary lymph node, Neg. CA. Biopsy showed, Fibroadipose tissue, and rare skeletal muscle fragments? U/S in Cpl. Mo.

Unclear question: From what you described you did not have an enlarge node, but a fibro-fatty mass, and you do not have cancer in the armpit. Read more

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22yrs old mammogram normal enlarged right axillary lymph node 7mm left axillary lymph node 3mm waiting biopsy results. Family history breast cancer?

22yrs old mammogram normal enlarged right axillary lymph node 7mm left axillary lymph node 3mm waiting biopsy results. Family history breast cancer?

Be patient: Even with a family history of breast cancer, it would be very rare for a 22 yo to have the disease. You only have about a 14-15% chance of developing breast cancer, unless there are multiple family members who have the disease. There are many reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge, many benign, so just wait for the results. Good luck. Read more

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Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

See specialist: You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review. Good luck. Read more

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My left axillary lymph nodes are enlarged. I have no cancer and HIV symptoms. What are the other reasons?

My left axillary lymph nodes are enlarged. I have no cancer and HIV symptoms. What are the other reasons?

Enlarged lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are filters on the lymphatic channel. They act like barriers to anything the body might wish to contain...Cancer, infection, and some autoimmune diseases. If you have an infection 'down stream' the nodes will catch the infection and protect your body from the organism. Definitely get them checked out...Your body is fighting something. Best to listen to it. Read more

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Is it possible for breast cancer to cause bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement?

Is it possible for breast cancer to cause bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement?

Axillary adenopathy: It would be very unlikely that breast CA would cause symmetrical and bilateral lymphnode swelling. Sounds much more likely to be an infectious/viral process. Read more

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What is a reactive axillary lymph nodes, should I worry?

What is a reactive axillary lymph nodes, should I worry?

Immune System: You should celebrate not worry. An active or reactive lymph system represents immune health. Your immune system is doing its job and functioning normally. Read more

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What could be causing my swollen axillary lymph nodes? Swollen more on left side but are slightly swollen on both sides

What could be causing my swollen axillary lymph nodes? Swollen more on left side but are slightly swollen on both sides

Need more info: This could be systemic infection, a non-infectious inflammatory condition like sarcoidosis, malignancy either of the lymphatic system or spread of tumor from elsewhere, and there are several remote other possibilities. Go and see a doctor and have this evaluated. Best wishes. Read more

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Do axillary lymph nodes appear in ultrasound?

Do axillary lymph nodes appear in ultrasound?

Yes, if enlarged: Yes, axillary lymph nodes can be seen in ultrasound if they are sufficiently enlarged. Small lymph nodes may not be seen. Read more

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Is bilateral axillary lymph nodes very serious...Does it leads to cancer.?

Is bilateral axillary lymph nodes very serious...Does it leads to cancer.?

Can be of concern: If you have enlarged lymph nodes in both axillary areas, you need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine if it is due to infection, inflammation, or cancer. There is no reason to panic but you should not ignore this condition. Read more

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Could you tell me if the axillary lymph nodes are removed, why would the arm be edematous?

Could you tell me if the axillary lymph nodes are removed, why would the arm be edematous?

Blocks lymphatics: The lymph nodes are accumulations of white blood cells which filter the extracellular water being carried back to the blood steam from all over the body. If the nodes are mechanically removed the lymph channels are no longer connected resulting in accumulation of extracellular water (edema) upstream from the removed nodes. Please see question 750811 for more details. Read more

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What are long term side effects and precautions after 2 axillary lymph nodes surgically removed?

What are long term side effects and precautions after 2 axillary lymph nodes surgically removed?

Swelling of the arm: On occasion patients can get swelling of the arm called lymphadema. People with lymph node dissection should refrain from blood pressures and needle sticks in the affected arm. Read more

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There is a heterogeneous fibroglandular distribution. There are axillary lymph nodes present bilaterally. Mammogram report, any worries?

There is a heterogeneous fibroglandular distribution. There are axillary lymph nodes present bilaterally. Mammogram report, any worries?

Heterogenous: Fibroglandular distribution is simply an assessment of breast density, and doesn't imply that there is any abnormality. "Dense" breasts may make the mammo more difficult to interpret, and therefore may decrease the sensitivity for detecting cancer, however. Axillary lymph nodes are commonly present on mammography, and unless they look abnormal, are not a cause for concern. Read more