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Lymph nodes swollen under arms, contagious?

Lymph nodes swollen under arms, contagious?

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

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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Tender enlarged lymph node under chin ?

Tender enlarged lymph node under chin
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Probably your friend: I've had one since a strep throat in med school. Different people have big lymphoid outposts in different places. They're there to help you, and only if they are clearly abnormal (huge, rock-hard, stuck to something they shouldn't be) should you consider biopsy. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin. Advice/tips?

Swollen lymph nodes in left groin. Advice/tips?

Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin but there are many other causes. Please don't wait and ask your pcp to take a look and help you figure out what is going on. I hope this helps. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that means it could be an infection or inflammation in those areas. I would recommend seeing a physician, specially if you have been sexually active or have any genital ulcer/lesion. I hope you will feel better. ...Read more

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Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes away. The swollen lymph node suggests that your body is working to fight infection. ...Read more

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Soft tissue under arm hurts lymph nodes not swollen?

Soft tissue under arm hurts lymph nodes not swollen?

Inflammation: It's probably inflammation of the skin or soft tissues it will probably go in on with you but you could try and anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or ibuprofen ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph nodes--are they cancer?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes--are they cancer?

Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see your primary care doctor to discuss in detail and have a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes visible?

Are swollen lymph nodes visible?

Lymph nodes: Not always. Imaging studies like ct scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable. ...Read more

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Are lymph nodes under jaw cancerous?

Could be: We all have lymph nodes in different parts of our bodies including the neck and jaw areas. Mostly they are small and you can't feel them. Occasionally they get bigger because of multiple reasons like inflammation, infection or yes, cancer too. If you have persistently enlarged nodes anywhere you should have them checked by your primary doc. Don't panic, just get checked. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, cancer inside thigh?

Swollen lymph nodes, cancer inside thigh?

Not necessary: From your post, I am guessing your swollen nodes are in the groins. This may be due to injury, infection or cancer. If the nodes are small and unchanged for may years, nothing to worry about. If the nodes have been getting larger, then you should talk with your doctor. Some cancer assocaited with swollen groin nodes are lymphoma, melanoma, and testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (women). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in groin have shingles?

Swollen lymph node in groin have shingles?

Does the person have: Classic shingles symptoms? Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular location on one side of the body. The rash burns intensely, itches & is made up blisters that open up & crust over. A person could also have a fever, chills, headache and generalized aches & pains with fatigue. A lymph node draining the dermatome>. ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Red bumps, fever, swollen lymph nodes?

Red bumps, fever, swollen lymph nodes?

Not enough info: Where, when, how long? Submit more information to get a sensible answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Pain/nodes: Possible infection of teeth (abscesses) or gums. Possible traumatic occlusion from malocclusion requiring Orthodontic care. Possible parafunctional habits. Possible gum disease. Possible wisdom tooth eruption problem. No clear cut answer available without examination and x-rays. In other words, please call your Dentist for evaluation and either treatment or referral to appropriate specialist ...Read more

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What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

There are several: possible causes, such as viral or bacterial infections, blockage of a salivary gland or even cancer. These lymph nodes typically swell from a problem within the mouth, the lips, the tongue or the skin nearby. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does left supraclavicular lymph node swell?

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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I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

Seek consultation wi: Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many different causes. You should go and see a hematologist who is a blood specialist dealing with such problems. You need to be sure that it is not a lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymph nodes. Do don't panic unless there is a biopsy proof of cancer. Moreover lymphoma is a treatable/curable type of cancer. ...Read more

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