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Doctor insights on: Intramammary Lymph Node In Breast

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What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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I have bump on my right breast I have done usg..How can I differentiate the bump is tissue or lymph node?

I have bump on my right breast I have done usg..How can I differentiate the bump is tissue or lymph node?

Do mammogram.: Mammogram can show whether the bump is normal or abnormal breast tissue. It may also identify whether the lump is a lymph node. ...Read more

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If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years,is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years,is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

Need more info: How do you know the node is benign? How large is the node? Where is it located around the breast? Its not typical for a lymph node to continue to enlarge over years for no reason. Again more info would allow much more informed guidance. ...Read more

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Can a intramammary lymph node be malignant?

Can a intramammary lymph node be malignant?

Lymph node pathology: A lymph node is simply a 'weigh station' for the immune system. A lymph node will 'react' such that it can become bigger (and hence found on physical exam, or seen in some type of imaging) when it is working for you. Most often, it's some type of germ -such as a virus or bacteria that it's reacting to. Since cancer is also an 'invader' sometimes that can cause it to react too. Best to see your doc ...Read more

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What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

Normal: It is a lymph node located in the breast. They can sometimes normally occur there. Like all lymph nodes, they can abnormally enlarge for a variety of reasons, but a normal appearing intramammary lymph node is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What will cause a breast lymph node to swell?

What will cause a breast lymph node to swell?

Inflammation: Any type of inflammation or infection will cause lymph nodes to swell. Cancer in later stages will as well. ...Read more

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How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

Watch it: Intramammary lymph nodes are common. They are usually not felt but can occasionally be seen on mammograms. Next, a breast ultrasound should be done. If it has benign characteristics, it can be watched. ...Read more

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What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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

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What is the regular size of an intramammary lymph node? Could be confused with a lipoma?

Less than 2 cm: Some times very small ones may be confused with lipoma , but experienced radiologist will not , as each has its own distinct finger prints, by way of appearance , density or grey scale etc of course any density in breast calls for a concern , some times need core biopsy of the area to make sure that there is no malignancy. ...Read more