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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

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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 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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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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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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Swollen lymph node under arm, breast and groin area. Lower back side aches, like period cramps, abdominal area fills bloated. No fever or night sweats?

Swollen lymph node under arm, breast and groin area. Lower back side aches, like period cramps, abdominal area fills bloated. No fever or night sweats?

Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by your doctor to have blood test for CBC ,EBV ,CMV and pet CT , and if pet CT is positive you need lymph nod biopsy to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my under arm.Around 4 months back i got one and it was infectedthe doctor removed it through a minor cut and t?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my under arm.Around 4 months back i got one and it was infectedthe doctor removed it through a minor cut and t?

Not lymph nodes: Appears to be other processes than lymph nodes which don't just swell unless metastatic disease or severe infection present. The nodes are high up and adjacent to veins extending to arm. Sounds like you have had several infected sebaceous cysts or sweat glands that when not responding to soaks and antibiotics require local exceision. ...Read more