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I woke with a swollen armpit / lymph node on my right arm. I've noticed its been tender for a while but it just now became hard. What is this?

I woke with a swollen armpit / lymph node on my right arm. I've noticed its been tender for a while but it just now became hard. What is this?

See a Dr: Likely to have lymph node enlargement there. Even though some benign diseases like hidradenitis suppurativa or other affect that area, cancer is a concern either lymphomas, hodgkin, even fron chest, breast, lung. ...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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Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving.. How long it'll take them to go away?

Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving.. How long it'll take them to go away?

Difficult to say: There are several things to consider. It could be just run of the mill mild folliculitis...But there is also something called hydradinitis supperativa. The latter is more acne like and takes far long to treat and go away. For now..Stop shaving. Make sure you replace the razor frequently and sterilize it in chlorox or the like in between shaves. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, armpit and groin area. What could be wrong?

Swollen lymph nodes, armpit and groin area. What could be wrong?

Needs to be checked: You have swollen lymph glands in two different areas of your body and it needs to be evalated by your physician usually you can have swollen nodes in armpit due to an infection in arm or from the breast.And same for swollen glands in your groin but you have glands in two places and you need a detailed history and complete physical exam to find out the cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Might a swollen lymph node in your armpit be a bad thing?

Yes: Swollen nodes always needs evaluation unless you have a strong reason suh as obvious infection. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in the armpit and what could cause this?

Any infection in arm: Could cause the lymph nodes to swell in the armpit , also infection in armpit itself could do that. ...Read more