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Left shpulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes under arm. Pinched nerve?

Left shpulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes under arm.  Pinched nerve?

Pinched Nerves: Swollen lymph nodes in the arm pit is a concern for a physician. It is possible there are two different pathologies or conditions going on here. From the picture, it looks like there is climbing which could explain shoulder blade pain radiating to the neck and might be a pinched nerve. It would be a stretch to equate a pinched nerve to swollen glands like this. I would see a doctor and soon. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Swollen lymph nodes in arm pits, possibly new one in chest. Blood tests reveal high wbc, all other normal. Dr suggests lymphodectomy? Why?

Swollen lymph nodes in arm pits, possibly new one in chest. Blood tests reveal high wbc, all other normal. Dr suggests lymphodectomy? Why?

To rule out lymphoma: Hopefully your tests will only show reactive lymph nodes (normal and fighting infection) but if lymphoma or hodgkin's disease is present, they're highly treatable and best to get started as soon as possible. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Small swollen lymph node under arm about 1-1.25 cm. Very soft and moveable. No pain. No signs of infection?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Swollen lymph node under arm! what can I do?

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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What causes a swollen lymph node in arm pit? And how to treat it?

What causes a swollen lymph node in arm pit?  And how to treat it?

Several things: An infection is the most likely cause, but other things can cause swollen lymph nodes as well....Your doctor needs to examine you and possibly run some tests to determine the cause before it can be treated.... ...Read more

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Had a swollen lymph node near groin about 9 months ago and it was hard and could not move easily, but subsided. Now I have a swollen lymph node on arm?

Had a swollen lymph node near groin about 9 months ago and it was hard and could not move easily, but subsided. Now I have a swollen lymph node on arm?

Other symptoms: In that arm any swelling, skin lesions, pain, trauma, rash? Your swollen lymph node is doing what is should do. There may or may not be an important reason for why it is swollen. OK to monitor for a month. If it goes away, ok. If not or gets bigger, see doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in arm since Oct. Five months later there are 3. I have night sweats with chills. CBC normal except very low iron. Not sore.

Swollen lymph node in arm since Oct. Five months later there are 3. I have night sweats with chills. CBC normal except very low iron. Not sore.

See doctor: If the number of swollen lymph nodes has gone from one to three, it is time to see a doctor for an evaluation. This forum may be inadequate to address this issue. ...Read more

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I stepped on a piece of glass, cut my foot. Didnt go to the doc. Had td shot. Low grade fever, swollen lymph node under arm past week. What's wrong?

I stepped on a piece of glass, cut my foot. Didnt go to the doc. Had td shot. Low grade fever, swollen lymph node under arm past week. What's wrong?

Mixed message: You describe a weird situation. Is the cut on the foot red, hot, swollen, tender and getting worse ? No lymph nodes in the groin? Are you coughing, nauseated, burning on urination...Etc.? A foot wound should have local nodes involved. You may have a virus, or something else going on besides the healing foot cut. If you are not getting better, a doc visit is probably a good idea to sort this out. ...Read more

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