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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm only 24 and I feel like small lumps in my breast by my armpit, . Could these be lymph nodes?

I'm only 24 and I feel like small lumps in my breast by my armpit, . Could these be lymph nodes?

Possibly: You need to be examined. Any breast lumps should be checked out.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.