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What are lymph nodes in the breast and why are they sore?

What are lymph nodes in the breast and why are they sore?

Usually not sore: Lymph nodes are in all areas of the body. We get concerned about the lymph nodes in the armpit because it is the 1st place a cancer will spread before going to other areas of the body. There are lymph nodes in the breast but they are usually not "sore". I recommend you get an evaluation by a breast specialist and get a breast ultrasound. ...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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Enlarged neck and breast lymph nodes, very sore jaw, cysts on ovaries I've had all these conditions for 8 months now with no infections found.. Help?

Enlarged neck and breast lymph nodes, very sore jaw, cysts on ovaries I've had all these conditions for 8 months now with no infections found.. Help?

Need doctor: Complicated conditions such as this require an depth visit for testing. Start with a trusted primary care doctor who can then direct you to the varies specialists that may need to be involved to get you the help you need. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel lymph nodes between your breast? Like on the sides of the breast bone. Have a sore lump above my breast but under the collarbon

Is it possible to feel lymph nodes between your breast? Like on the sides of the breast bone. Have a sore lump above my breast but under the collarbon

Yes, you can: You can feel lymph nodes in this area. Its a good idea to let your doctor know about palpable lymph-nodes in this area. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My lymph nodes in my right armpit is tender. I feel pain when i touch. Also my right breast is a bit bigger than my left one. Should i be cautios?

My lymph nodes in my right armpit is tender. I feel pain when i touch. Also my right breast is  a bit bigger than my left one. Should i be cautios?

Have it evaluated: You should have it evaluated especially if the breast enlargement is a recent finding. Breast asymmetry is often normal if it has always been present. See a gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes to the right of right breast, down under arm pit, ?

Tender lymph nodes to the right of right breast, down under arm pit, ?

Well...: If they are tender and have not been there for long AND there is nothing going on in the breast, I would venture to say they are inflammatory rather than cancer. That said, I'm a breast oncologist and have seen all sort of things so I would urge you to visit your doc as soon as you can for a good evaluation. If it gets worse or if the breast gets red and inflamed, your MD visit should be urgent. ...Read more

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I know breasts can be tender before menstruation but can armpit lymph nodes be tender and swell too during that time?

I know breasts can be tender before menstruation but can armpit lymph nodes be tender and swell too during that time?

Past history: That can happen to some people. Use your past menstrual history as a guide to determine if this is normal for you. Since you are 27 you have had many menstrual cycles. If this always happens then it is likely your normal pattern. If this has never happened to you before then it can’t be considered normal and should be evaluated ...Read more

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Breast lump related to lymph nodes?

Breast lump related to lymph nodes?

Please clarify: The presence of a lump in the breast associated with axillary (armpit) lymph node enlargement is worrisome for breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. However, lumps don't develop in the breast due to enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more