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Normal Size Of Lymph Nodes In Armpit
Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?
size differs: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For lymph nodes,doc said size is more important than being able to feel them? I feel 2 above armpit, doc felt 1, its 0.7 CM said its normal. Im skinny
Nodes: Nodes above the armpit are uncommon but it would be worth your while to seek a second opinion. ...Read more
I have 2 pea sized, rubbery, movable lymph nodes on the left side of my body (armpit and groin). I have no other symptoms. Normal CBC. should I worry?
Need an exam: Lymph node enlargement(lymphadenopathy) is often due to a recent infection and sometimes underlying malignancy, or other disorders. If the lymph nodes have been present for a long time without enlarging in size there is less chance of malignancy. It would be best to have your physician examen you. He or she may decide to watch the nodes for a while or possibly order a lymph node biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Not Normal, BUT...: May not be pathological either. Best for you to get an evaluation of your chronic lypmhadenopathy. ...Read more
Armpit lymph nodes seem to swell when I wear a bra, then go down when I don't. Is this normal? What could be causing this condition, constriction?
Nodes: Nodes in the armpit area (aka axillary nodes) are commonly found. When these are small they are often referred to by MDs as shottyy nodes; see http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9902 Axillary nodes are common due to use of anti-perspirants which may cause nodes to increase in size and number. The key issue is is/are the node(s) increasing in size. ...Read more
I have been dx'd with scc of the skin. I know it has the potential to spread to lymph nodes. I have a pea size bump in armpit. Should I be concerned?
Probably not: You gave no details about the scc or about yourself. Where is it? How old is it? How large? Ulcerated? Do you have an organ transplant? Hiv? Leukemia? Is the scc in an old burn scar? In a chronic ulcer? Most scc are easily cured and are not life-threatening. If they are on the lips, ears or genital areas they are more serious. If you have impaired immunity it is worse. ...Read more
19 y/o, 2 movable lymph nodes in right armpit. Not growing in size, sometimes aches, bad anxiety, docs don't seem bothered. Can't stop worrying.
See if this helps: It's good that they are moveable and sore. Malignancies often are fixed and painless. Also good that the doctors are untroubled. It 'd be better if they were able to convey relief as well as lack of concern, but tight schedules make that hard. A likely cause is an infection of some sort. A cyst is also a possibility (nothing to fret about). Don't use anti-perspirant. Give it time, then ask again. ...Read more
Are small palpable lymph nodes in the armpit area almost always related to cancer? I have one that seems pea sized and easily moveable.
No: But any suspicious lymph node enlargement lasting more than a month should be checked by a doctor. Infection including viral ones is often associated with small lymph node enlargement. ...Read more
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