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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

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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Will 2nd hbv shot cause painful lymph node in armpit on the arm the shot was given after 4 days?

Will 2nd hbv shot cause painful lymph node in armpit on the arm the shot was given after 4 days?

Yes: Yes, the Hep B vaccine can cause a painful lymph node on the side the injection was administered. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help with the pain and swelling. If the lymph node does not get better within 7-10 days, or if it worsens, do see your Primary Care Provider. Hope this helps. -Dr Smith ...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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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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Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more

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20s, Had one painless lymph node in armpit for 9 year. Now,painful that lymph node in armpit for 2 days. No fever. No weight loss?

20s, Had one painless lymph node in armpit for 9 year.  Now,painful that lymph node in armpit for 2 days. No fever. No weight loss?

Painful lymph node: Seek medical attention at urgent care The lymph node may be infected and needs to be lanced (opened) and yu may need antibiotics. There are bacteria on our skin all the time and at times they enter the pore and cause infection. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the armpit drain the arm and the breast and superficial chest. Any infection or disease in those areas can cause a swollen node. If it doesn't continue to improve, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I switched to an all natural deodorant about a month ago (Native), and now have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits that are painful. I know this has ?

I switched to an all natural deodorant about a month ago (Native), and now have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits that are painful. I know this has ?

Stop it: If you suspect that the natural product has caused it, you will need to stop using it. Remember that not everything natural is good for you. For example, poison ivy/oak is likely as organic and natural as it comes (since no one tries to cultivate them or fertilize them with chemicals), yet it sensitizes over 90% of the people having direct contact with it. ...Read more