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Doctor insights on: Swollen Lymph Nodes Under Arm Pit

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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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I have swollen lymph nodes that are under my arm pit and legs that hurt. Is this normal or not?

I have swollen lymph nodes that are under my arm pit and legs that hurt. 
Is this normal or not?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Pain also usually means infection and not cancer. If bacterial in origin, then antibiotics may help. If it persists beyond a month, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more

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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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Periodic swollen lymph nodes under armpit. Tender to touch. Very small, can barely feel but it does hurt. 3rd occurrence. Different arms. ?

Periodic swollen lymph nodes under armpit. Tender to touch. Very small, can barely feel but it does hurt. 3rd occurrence. Different arms. ?

Hidradenitis: periodic swelling of glands in arm pit would be more clearly defined especially with relationship to causative factors such as a primary site of inflammation spreading to nodes. Also recurrence appearing at random at different sites and with glands so small they are difficult to palpate. Appears more likely to be inflammation of sweat glands in armpit possibly secondary to shaving. ...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

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I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?

I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it persists beyond a month, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more

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What can I do for swollen lymph nodes under armpit?

What can I do for swollen lymph nodes under armpit?

See your doctor: If you haven't already done so, you should see your doctor to determine the best course of action for you. ...Read more

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