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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, 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 deal with swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin area?

See a doctor: Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons. The cannot be dealt with until the cause is found. A doctor's visit is necessary to establish the reason for the enlarged nodes. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin, what could it be?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin, what could it be?

Several things: Swollen nodes can be due to injury or infection. However, since you have swollen nodes at distant sites in the body, namely armpit and groin, this raises the possibility of cancer such as lymphoma. You should not ignore it and should go see your doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Low lymph and high eos include swollen lymph nodes in neck armpit and groin?

Low lymph and high eos include swollen lymph nodes in neck armpit and groin?

Actual number?: It depends on how low the lymph is and how high the eos count is. A viral infection can cause low lymph whereas allergic reactions can cause high eos. This figure may also be a reflection of the total WBC. For example , if the WBC is 20% below average, then a 20% rise in eos may well be normal. You need to see your doctor about this condition. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit and my groin. I've also had sharp pain around my ovaries and back pain, not period. What could cause this?

I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit and my groin. I've also had sharp pain around my ovaries and back pain, not period. What could cause this?

Swollen lymph nodes: 23 F notes swollen lymph nodes in armpit and groin. What could cause this? ANS: if a Dr has documented the swollen notes I can't think of many good things that this can be. Bad thinks include lymphoma ad Hodgkins. But need to talk to your Dr who knows you best. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in groin armpit and neck allare under a CM in diameter. Also all have been examined by doctor they are very movable.Should i worry?

Swollen lymph nodes in groin armpit and neck allare under a CM in diameter. Also all have been examined by doctor they are very movable.Should i worry?

No, don't worry!: Lymph nodes are present in everyone, and they are normally under one centimeter in size and moveable. In young people like you, they are often more easily felt. This can be because you're thinner, and because your immune system is more active. So don't worry! the picture shows lymph vessels and lymph nodes in green. ...Read more

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Please how can one differentiate between a normal and swollen lymph node of the neck, armpit and groin. How is this treated?

See details: Normal lymph nodes are small and very difficult to feel. Swollen nodes may be significantly larger and may be tender. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on collarbone, armpits and groin.Biopsy showed no cancer in groin lymph or infection.The continue to grow.What could be the cause.?

Swollen lymph nodes on collarbone, armpits and groin.Biopsy showed no cancer in groin lymph or infection.The continue to grow.What could be the cause.?

Correlate: There are a great many malignant and non-malignant causes of generalized lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas / cancers seldom grow this symmetrically. If you're on no rx's and otherwise asymptomatic this is likely nothing. One that's unfamiliar to many pathologists is common variable immunodeficiency presenting in an adult. You always want 2 pathologists' opinions on a lymph node. ...Read more

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I have 2 swollen lymph nodes, one in my groin area and one between my boob n armpit, what could this be?!

I have 2 swollen lymph nodes, one in my groin area and one between my boob n armpit, what could this be?!

Infection or cancer: Go in right away and see your doctor. Lymph nodes get enlarged when they are fighting an infection or have cancer. A good history and physical with right blood tests and x-rays is the only way to figure it out. ...Read more

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I had a stomach flu recently is gone now, but I have swollen lymph nodes everywhere collarbone, neck, groin, armpit. No fever, night sweat weightloss?

I had a stomach flu recently is gone now, but I have swollen lymph nodes everywhere collarbone, neck, groin, armpit. No fever, night sweat weightloss?

Unusual. Follow-up.: Was the cause of the "stomach flu" ever determined? Was it viral? Epstein-Barr / Mono? Are you sure nodes are swollen? How? (Doctor's exam?) Swollen lymph nodes without symptoms (fever, wt loss, &c) is unusual. If infectious, they should go away in 2 wks. It's impossible to tell in this forum, so use HealthTap Prime or TTYD about what the causes may be. A biopsy may be necessary or reassuring. GL. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin, armpits and neck. Groin is most painful. Also have bloating and slight nausea. So worried, what could this be?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin, armpits and neck. Groin is most painful. Also have bloating and slight nausea. So worried, what could this be?

Need check up: The cause is probably nothing serious, most likely a viral infection, but you need to see a doctor to go over your history, examine you, and make sure you don't need other tests, indicating something more serious. Do go in for a check up. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

Infection: Possible infection especially sweat glands, but if does go away next time see your doctor. A so if you r having recurrent problem u need chek up by ur doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under your armpits?

Lymphadenopathy: Studies show that approximately 1.1% of primary care patients presenting with lymphadenopathy have malignancy. The axillary lymph nodes drain the breast, chest wall and upper extremity. Lymphadenopathy that is persistent >3 weeks should be investigated. Most causes of axillary lymphadenopathy are reactive in nature. A full medical history and physical exam should be performed. ...Read more

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How come I have swollen lymph nodes in left armpit?

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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How come I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit?

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 could two soft lumps under the armpit mean? Only spot I feel swollen lymph nodes.

Cyst or lymph node: Lumps in the axillae/arm pit are usually sebaceous/glandular cysts or lymph nodes. The cysts will usually seem to be part of the skin or just below it. The cysts can also turn red and develop a pustular head that bursts, like a large pimple. Warm compress accelerates healing. The lymph nodes are deep, under the skin. Lymph nodes or progressive swelling needs evaluation by a primary care providr ...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


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more