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How Many Lymph Nodes Are Under The Arm
Yes: The lymph nodes of the upper extremity are divided into two sets, superficial and deep. The superficial lymph nodes are few ; of small size. One or two supratrochlear nodes are located above the humeral medial epicondyle (inner side ; superior to elbow). The deep nodes are chiefly grouped in the axilla (armpit), but a few may be found in the forearm ; arm along medial side of the brachial artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Considering...: Considering your genetic origin......a lymph node biopsy will be best advise. It can be bacterial, Mycobacterial, Lymphoma.......If using stick deodorant.....switch to liquid or spray. Take a course of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. Iron your undergarments... ...Read more
Usually not: Lymph nodes respond to some inflammation or infection, which monkey bars should not cause. Hanging from the hands or other parts of the body should not bother the armpits. However, hitting the bars with the armpits or holding on to a bar with the armpits would squish lymph nodes and probably worsen them. If nodes enlarge for "no reason", a primary care doctor can investigate. ...Read more
Can you get lymphphdemia. From a maintenance I.v. In your arm where your lymph nodes have been removed after 18 years?
Yes: You should NOT have an IV in an arm that's been adversely affected by excision of lymph nodes in the past. Maybe your doctors or nurses overlooked this fact? What it means is the microstructural architecture of your arm (the lymph channels) are affected and there could be microscopic (or macroscopic) scarring there. Definitely I want that IV out-pick another site ASAP. Arm swelling makes it urgent ...Read more
Immune system: The network of lymph nodes in the body are part of the bodies system for responding to multiple insults including trauma and infection. ...Read more
Not routinely: most of the lymph nodes in the axilla are located along the axillary vein which is high up in the axilla. There is a fat pad below the vein which is easily palpable and occasionally nodes there can be felt, even though very small. If they enlarge and increase in number then biopsy should be performed. Check the arm and chest wall on that side to be sure there are no responsible skin lesions ...Read more
Inflamed/Infected: Lymph nodes are the body's "army barracks" preparing or fighting a "war". The enemy is usually suspected in an area served by those particular underarm nodes. Inflammation or infection - viral or bacterial - can cause lymph nodes to swell. There are several reasons these particular nodes could be swollen. However, they are very important due to relationship to breasts. Check it out. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you feel lymph nodes under arm even when not swollen? What are they shaped like when not swollen ?
Lymph nodes: These are seldom capable of being palpated when not enlarged for some reason. ...Read more
No: Cold viruses may cause mild enlargement of nodes in the neck only.. Lymph nodes act as a trap or filter to prevent germs from spreading to other parts of the body, and in so doing become enlarged and tender. Cuts on your arm, or using a razor to shave the axilla, can introduce bacteria which get trapped by your lymph nodes. **See your Dr if swollen glands persist SEE:http://bit.ly/1E6i2EW ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been really tired and the lymph nodes in my arm pits are really tender but I have no other symptoms. Any ideas?
See your physician: See your physician regarding your tender axillary lymph nodes. This may be a sign of infection, autoimmune process, or malignancy. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003097.htm ...Read more
I have pain under arms that comes and goes. No palatable lymph nodes and blood work all normal. What else should I try?
I have a boil under my arm and the pain is severe but im not sure if its bad enough to get checked out ?? I feel like my lymph nodes may be swollen
Boil handled locally: If boil does not enlarge and is managed locally it should resolve. Most infections here are from skin appendages such as sebaceous cyst that is infected, a sweat gland infection or from hair follicle. Warm soaks, antibiotics if temp present should bring lesion down. If not incisional drainage may be needed. ...Read more
I noticed that my lymph nodes in my arm pits are swollen and sore but I feel fine, I don't have a family dr, should I got to a walkin or wait it out?
Normal to feel lymph nodes few inches above arm pit?I feel a couple there. Went to doctor,he felt one about 0.7 cm, said its normal cause im skinny?
Normal if nodes same: Lymph nodes under your arm are usually considered normal but if you have other symptoms like fever, muscle aches and pains, general malaise, it could be consistent with a developing viral infection and if your symptoms persist beyond a week to two weeks then he could indicate an underlying serious bacterial infection and a infectious disease consultation is warranted ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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