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Male. Swollen lymph nodes under both armpits, one hurts, one doesn't. Head cold symptoms. Otherwise, no fever, no other symptoms. Unprotectedoral sx?

Male. Swollen lymph nodes under both armpits, one hurts, one doesn't. Head cold symptoms. Otherwise, no fever, no other symptoms. Unprotectedoral sx?

Nodes: Please see your doctor. He/she will ask you a few questions, examine you, and order lab tests.
Examining your lymph nodes is critical.
Whether or not the doctor (s) will do anything to the nodules is not certain.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Got a swollen lymph node in armpit, it isn't swollen anymore but still hurts. Is this normal?

Got a swollen lymph node in armpit, it isn't swollen anymore but still hurts. Is this normal?

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

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There's a bump under my left armpit by the side and it hurts. Not sure if it's a boil or my lymph node but it's visible?

There's a bump under my left armpit by the side and it hurts. Not sure if it's a boil or my lymph node but it's visible?

Axilla: There's a bump under my left armpit. Boil or lymphnode, but visible.

This sounds like an infective/inflammatory process.

See a doctor for assessment and treatment.

Trust this helps ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on the outer part of my armpit. It doesn't hurt, it is also firm feeling. I've had a cold, I noticed this 2 days ago. Help!

Need to examine: Axillary lymph nodes are usually deep in the armpit. What you described, may not be a lymph node. In any case check it about once a week. If it becomes bigger, painful or the skin over it becomes red, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Read about the moveable lymph node under the collarbone, mine has started making my shoulder hurt and my arm?

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

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Why would a lymph node enlarge under the armpit in a female?

Why would a lymph node enlarge under the armpit in a female?

Infection most commo: Infection is the most common cause of an enlarged lymph node in any location. If it has been present less than two to four weeks then keep an eye on it. If swelling and redness is severe then you may need antibiotics to clear. If the lymph node is present more than four weeks then see your physician to make sure more serious things are not present. Get your mammogram done also. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have sharp random pains in the lymph node area of my armpit?

What does it mean when I have sharp random pains in the lymph node area of my armpit?

Mult possibilities: There are many possible causes of pain in the axilla (armpit). Could be from strenuous activity, leading to muscle strain in the region, or could be from trauma. Sometimes you may not even remember bumping yourself in that region. Additionally, should be from a hair that was cut incorrectly or a pimple or a bump there. If does not resolve after a couple of weeks, see your md for an examination. ...Read more

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Male 20 years I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm No changing in size for 3 months No pain or any other symptoms?

LN or something else: LN x 3 months is nt a usual finding. This could be something else such as remnant of an abscess, sebaceous cyst or lipoma which are less likely, etc. Likely benign but have it looked at, perhaps w a POC US + CBC at lease. Bx may or may not be indicated depending on features. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel painless movable lymph node in armpit about 1cm or less for about 6-7 months with no changing in size or other symptoms?

Is it normal to feel painless movable lymph node in armpit about 1cm or less for about 6-7 months with no changing in size or other symptoms?

See below: While not normal, it may not reflect any disease either.
You may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What to do if I had enlarged lymph node in armpit?

See your doctor: Most likely cause is reactive, meaning reacting to something. Also depends on how large. Other possibilities include such things as infection, malignant, inflammatory. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Might a swollen lymph node in your armpit be a bad thing?

Yes: Swollen nodes always needs evaluation unless you have a strong reason suh as obvious infection. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in the armpit and what could cause this?

Swollen lymph node in the armpit and what could cause this?

Any infection in arm: Could cause the lymph nodes to swell in the armpit, also infection in armpit itself could do that. ...Read more

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What other diseases that cause swelling in armpits and feet lymph node?

What other diseases that cause swelling in armpits and feet lymph node?

They react to all: 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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I had a reactive lymph node under my armpit and biopsy came back benign.?

Lymph node: I see axillary reactive lymph nodes commonly in females who shave the area seems to be most common in warmer climates, not exclusively. Occasionally I see better results with cool water. ...Read more

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Movable painless (about 1 cm)lymph node in left armpit for about 6-months no change in size No other symptoms Normal?

Movable painless (about 1 cm)lymph node in left armpit for about 6-months no change in size No other symptoms Normal?

No ghange in size: Let an md feel it and for its feel sot or hard and monitot and feel other nodes ...Read more

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Very soft, gushy, moveable lymph node under left armpit. Its Been there 3 months & no change (1.5 cm) I'm an 18 y/o male. Should I be concerned?

Very soft, gushy, moveable lymph node under left armpit. Its Been there 3 months & no change (1.5 cm) I'm an 18 y/o male. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: But it never hurts to have things assessed by a professional. See your family doctor and let them make the decision about whether or not further testing is warranted. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Was rather obsessively checking my breasts & armpits for lumps - now I can feel what I think is a small lymph node. Could I have caused it to enlarge?

Was rather obsessively checking my breasts & armpits for lumps - now I can feel what I think is a small lymph node. Could I have caused it to enlarge?

Unlikely: Do not check it more often than once in two weeks. If it doubles in size or other lymph nodes get larger, see doctor.
For good health - If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Lymph node swelling in armpit, should I be concerned?

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

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What causes pimples and a lymph node in my armpit?

What causes pimples and a lymph node in my armpit?

Infection: Folliculitis, a furuncle, or hidradenitis suppurativa are all infections that can cause these symptoms. They can be treated with a combination of oral antibiotics and incision and drainage if necessary. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this. ...Read more

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Hard lymph node in left armpit painful and tender had it for three days?

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

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Biopsy ordered for cyst and lymph node in armpit. I'm 18 is this a bad sign?

Not necessarily: Fairly standard to biopsy any mass in the axilla that persists. Could be a benign cyst, reactive lymph node, or infection. Unfortunately cancer is always in the differential. The other possibilities however are more common. ...Read more

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Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Answer with: Pathology & flow cytometry & full history, physical & other pertinent tests based on clinical signs & symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, approximately how long does it take for a swollen lymph node (on armpit) to go back to normal? Thanks

A couple of weeks: When a lymph node get swollen it is most of the time related to an infectious process. It is the way your body fights infection, so they usually should go away after the illness resolves anywhere between a few days to a couple of weeks or so. ...Read more