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How Many Lymph Nodes Under Arm
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
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
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
Pinched Nerves: Swollen lymph nodes in the arm pit is a concern for a physician. It is possible there are two different pathologies or conditions going on here. From the picture, it looks like there is climbing which could explain shoulder blade pain radiating to the neck and might be a pinched nerve. It would be a stretch to equate a pinched nerve to swollen glands like this. I would see a doctor and soon. ...Read more
I think I have greenpea size lymph nodes in both armpit for 5mons. 2 docs checked one say lymph nodes other say no. I don't know who true. It's inside my arms. they hurt sometimes. No other symps. Hlp?
Apocrine glands: dont bother them if they are not bothering you ...Read more
Greenpea size lymph nodes armpit (i think) with on n off Pain for 5mon, one doc says they are lymph and other says no. Not sure if they are lymph nodes but something hurts inside my arms. What to do?
Not enough info: Without the ability to question and examen you it's not possible to give meaningful advice. Are the swellings in both axilla? Have they increased in size? Where is the pain? Do you have any fever or symptoms? Were you examined for lymph node enlargement in other areas of your body? Sorry could not be more helpful. If your not satisfied with the answers you've received get another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generalized persistent swelling of lymph nodes throughout neck, head, & under arm. All soft, moveable, & not changing in size. Chronic fatigue. Why?
Needs a full: Thorough exam . Could be an illness or something more serious. Go to doc right away for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Well...: If they are tender and have not been there for long AND there is nothing going on in the breast, I would venture to say they are inflammatory rather than cancer. That said, I'm a breast oncologist and have seen all sort of things so I would urge you to visit your doc as soon as you can for a good evaluation. If it gets worse or if the breast gets red and inflamed, your MD visit should be urgent. ...Read more
I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my under arm.Around 4 months back i got one and it was infectedthe doctor removed it through a minor cut and t?
Not lymph nodes: Appears to be other processes than lymph nodes which don't just swell unless metastatic disease or severe infection present. The nodes are high up and adjacent to veins extending to arm. Sounds like you have had several infected sebaceous cysts or sweat glands that when not responding to soaks and antibiotics require local exceision. ...Read more
Periodic swollen lymph nodes under armpit. Tender to touch. Very small, can barely feel but it does hurt. 3rd occurrence. Different arms. ?
Hidradenitis: periodic swelling of glands in arm pit would be more clearly defined especially with relationship to causative factors such as a primary site of inflammation spreading to nodes. Also recurrence appearing at random at different sites and with glands so small they are difficult to palpate. Appears more likely to be inflammation of sweat glands in armpit possibly secondary to shaving. ...Read more
I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?
Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it persists beyond a month, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more
I've been always able to feel my armpit lymph nodes, they are smaller than 1cm none of them is big im underw8, movable.. Is this normal?
Feel them: Place your finger tips into the arm pit the area closer to the chest than the hand. Deep palpation with a little pressure the nodes will feel like a soft pea if they are swollen. Sometines they are hard. If you do feel nodes have your doctor check as well ...Read more
Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection ( especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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