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Causes for swollen and painful lymph nodes in armpit and breast area? Should I be worried?

Causes for swollen and painful lymph nodes in armpit and breast area? Should I be worried?

Lymphadenitis: Lymph nodes are the body's second line of defense against infection. They swell with inflammation, trying to fend off bacteria and other types of invasion including some types of cancer. If you have been sick recently or if you have some sort of infection near the affected nodes, that's probably the cause and the nodes will return to normal size in a few weeks. If you're not sure, see your doctor ...Read more

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Swollen painful lymph node near armpit/above breast. I have a cold at the moment - related to the cold or is it breast or arm related?

Swollen painful lymph node near armpit/above breast. I have a cold at the moment - related to the cold or is it breast or arm related?

Get it checked by MD: Go to the MD to have the lymph node and your breast checked immediately because breast cancer can even occur in 18 year olds although rare. ...Read more

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I woke up today with sore, sensitive skin up and down my left forearm. I also have painful lymph nodes under my arm and breast. What could this be?

I woke up today with sore, sensitive skin up and down my left forearm.  I also have painful lymph nodes under my arm and breast.  What could this be?

LNs: Time to get an exam. Sensitive skin from elbow down forearm to 5th finger is often pressure on the ulnar nerve at elbow. But with axillary lymph nodes, time for an exam if they are enlarged, tender, etc. ...Read more

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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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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