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Another sore lymph node in r armpit. All lab work came back normal, and was on an antibiotic for 7days. What else could be causing this?

Another sore lymph node in r armpit. All lab work came back normal, and was on an antibiotic for 7days. What else could be causing this?

Antiperspirants: Lymph nodes generally are not tender or painful. Infections are the most common cause of swollen lymph nodes. If the medical cause or pathology is ruled out another possibility is shaving or use of antiperspirants. ...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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Got a flu show yesterday. This morning I woke up with a sore swollen lymph node under my armpit. Is this from the shot, or should I be concerned?

Got a flu show yesterday. This morning I woke up with a sore swollen lymph node under my armpit. Is this from the shot, or should I be concerned?

Possible: Could be from the flu shot, if the site of the shot is red and swollen beyond a silver dollar, I would be concerned about a possible infection. Try to ice the arm and if no better in a day , see a doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have a swollen lymph node in my armpit. It's a little sore and showed up a few days ago. I haven't been sick recently but my family has.

I think I have a swollen lymph node in my armpit.  It's a little sore and showed up a few days ago.  I haven't been sick recently but my family has.

Infections: Look over your whole arm - checking for breaks in the skin. Sometimes even the smallest breaks in the skin can lead to infections or swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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About a week ago my armpit (left) got sore and swollen (lymph node). Is this mono, i think it is, but I am not sure?

No......never: It is a infection of the lymph glands of axilla.....Related to deodorant/antiperspirant use. It occurs with use of dry stick. Can be easily treated ....By pmd.. ...Read more

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My calves are extremely tense and sore (for a couple months) and I have what appears to be a swollen lymph node (new) in my armpit. Connected?

Not likely: Any issues with the calves should not cause an enlarged lymph node in the axilla. As I suggested earlier, it would be prudent to consult a doctor to examine the mass in the axilla. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in armpit for 3 days. Is tender and painful to touch?

Swollen lymph node in armpit for 3 days. Is tender and painful to touch?

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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Hard lymph node in left armpit painful and tender had it for three days?

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