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I have enlarged lymph nodes in axilla, retroperitoneal and pelvic area in groin. 2 cm largest with suv 8 being the maximum.? Feelings

I have enlarged lymph nodes in axilla, retroperitoneal and pelvic area in groin. 2 cm largest with suv 8 being the maximum.? Feelings

Possible lymphoma: The presence of lymph nodes that can be palpated in axilla would lead to evaluation of other sites as seen on CAT scan. This procedure must have been ordered to see if other nodal areas were involved as in retroperitoneum. Since there are many causes of multiple areas of enlarged nodes, dx must be determined by bx. Aspiration of no value since architecture of nodes required for proper dx. ...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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I feel pain in left armpit even without touching. What could it be? Lymph nodes?

I feel pain in left armpit even without touching. What could it be? Lymph nodes?

It could be due to: Several things, enlarged lymph nodes is one of them. Ease see a doctor for history and exam. Get to the root of it please. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Thin people can easily feel their axillary nodes. Search ur neck and other areas & u will probably find more. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

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 more

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How to tell if my armpit lymph nodes are swollen?

How to tell if my armpit lymph nodes are swollen?

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

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Is it normal to feel a bunch of bumps when you press on your armpit? Are these lymph nodes?

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

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For the last week I've had a pain in my left armpit. Now it's severe pain. I can barely move without it hurting so bad. Could it be lymph nodes?

Yes possible: It is a possibility that these are lymph nodes but if its so painful that you can't lift your arm there could even be an underlying abscess developing or more rarely a clot in the aviary veins. Please see your doctor to get an examination ...Read more

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Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Maybe antibiotic: Your immune system will usually drain the lymph noses and they will go back to their normal size. Sometimes an antibiotic may help. ...Read more

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How come I have swollen lymph nodes in left armpit?

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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How come I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit?

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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Are the lymph nodes on the armpit located closer to your back or closer to your breast?

About the middle: Lymph nodes under the armpit are located about equally between the breast and the back. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin, what could it be?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin, what could it be?

Several things: Swollen nodes can be due to injury or infection. However, since you have swollen nodes at distant sites in the body, namely armpit and groin, this raises the possibility of cancer such as lymphoma. You should not ignore it and should go see your doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I have this pain sensation in my armpit. Could it be cancer I've heard there are these lymph nodes in that area?

Cancer unlikely: You likely have skeletal or muscular pain. Could also have pain due to a swollen lymph node. This is usually associated with an infection but rarely could be associated with disease such as lymphoma. Chances are that your condition is benign. ...Read more

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What could frequent painful lymph nodes in the armpit mean? No other signs of infection present or obvious swelling.

What could frequent painful lymph nodes in the armpit mean? No other signs of infection present or obvious swelling.

Hard to say!: How long has this been going on? You may be causing irritation from shaving, a harsh soap, or scented soap, cream, detergent or deodorant. This can cause lymph nodes to swell Use unscented products, no fabric softener. Shave only after using a shaving cream or lotion (unscented) to soften, and don't use a dull blade. If the problem does not go away with these measures, see a doc to find out why ...Read more

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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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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.

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

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Small Palpable lymph nodes under left armpit for year and a half. Never grown or changed. Doc not worried. Should I be worried? 20 years old male

Small Palpable lymph nodes under left armpit for year and a half. Never grown or changed. Doc not worried. Should I be worried? 20 years old male

Not really: With some instruction most people can find small nodes in their armpits or groin on a regular basis. They are more prominent if you have a skin rash, bug bites or recent illness. These are generally the size of a pea at rest & enlarge to 2-3X that size when they are processing some lymph fluid. They go up/down over a 3 week cycle. If your doc is aware & evaluated them you have done all you need. ...Read more

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I notice I got a pimple almost near my lymph nodes and it's a little swollen and pink since it's a pimple. Do they go away on its own? In my armpit

Pimple: Pimple in your armpit means you have an infection possibly from shaving in your armpit. The infection will cause your lymph node to swell as a response to the infection. See your doctor for a possible antibiotic. ...Read more

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If u can feel lymph nodes just above armpit that r less than 1cm is it normal? I'm 26, 140 pounds, so skinny. I feel 2, doc felt 1 said its 0.7cm so ok

Your doc maybe right: It is normal for small lymph nodes to be slightly palpable. However, if they are painful, getting larger, or feel like they are stuck within the tissue (not mobile), then you need to bring this to your doctor's attention again. Check your axilla once a week, but not every day because you may irritate the node by constant pressing. Tell your doctor if it's getting larger and maybe get ultrasound. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it ok for some people to feel lymph nodes just above armpit? Biggest is about0.7cm. I'm 25.Doc doesn't seem worried. Lymphoma? Felt for at least 2week

No worries: You should get into the habit of knowing how your body feels normally. Don't be afraid to examine ALL your nodes and more: neck - front, side and back, above the clavicles (get an anatomy book), bellow the clavicles, the armpits, the inguinal region and the femoral region - get that book! You can also feel your spleen-maybe, liver breasts and genital areas and remember to look at your skin. ...Read more

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Dull pain under left armpit. Comes and goes. I've heard lymph nodes are under the armpit. Hodgkins lymphoma? . Or unlikely hodgkins?

Dull pain under left armpit. Comes and goes. I've heard lymph nodes are under the armpit. Hodgkins lymphoma? . Or unlikely hodgkins?

Hodgkins symptoms: Symptoms of Hodgkins lymphoma include painless swelling of the neck, armpit or groin lymph nodes, persistent fatigue, fever, chills, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, itching, and increased sensitivity to alcohol or lymph node pain after drinking alcohol. See your doctor if you are still worried. ...Read more