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I have had reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under both armpits with no other symptoms. Could this be from deodorant? One will go away then come back.

I have had reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under both armpits with no other symptoms. Could this be from deodorant? One will go away then come back.

You R right: Avoid stick deodorant. Stop shaving that area. Soap and water to keep area clean. May need a short course of antibiotic. Once cleared .....preventive measures will help avoid recurrence. ...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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Male. Swollen lymph nodes under both armpits, one hurts, one doesn't. Head cold symptoms. Otherwise, no fever, no other symptoms. Unprotectedoral sx?

Male. Swollen lymph nodes under both armpits, one hurts, one doesn't.  Head cold symptoms. Otherwise, no fever, no other symptoms.  Unprotectedoral sx?

Nodes: Please see your doctor. He/she will ask you a few questions, examine you, and order lab tests. Examining your lymph nodes is critical. Whether or not the doctor(s) will do anything to the nodules is not certain. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What would cause reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under your armpits?

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 under my armpit?

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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Can you get swollen lymph nodes under your armpits from stick deodorant?

Yes: Some people react to deodorant as an irritant and others may be allergic to the contents of the deodorant stick. In either case body may react against the chemicals and that may result in local lymph gland enlargement. ...Read more

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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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Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Imaging studies: They might, but interpretation might be difficult depending upon their size. Ct scan would be much more valuable. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice?, I have an swollen lymph nodes under my armpit i didn't really care about it i don't know how to distinguish if it is movable, tender or hard?

Get evaluated: 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'm worried about swollen lymph nodes under one armpit--i can't feel them but my doctor did?

Let your doctor guid: Your doctor can guide you further. Nodes are worrisome if they are hard to palpation and are more than one cm in size. So ask your doctor about what he/she thinks these are due to? If they are getting bigger a x-ray/scan or a biopsy may be needed if the doctor suspects that the nodes are diseased. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under armpit, no other symptoms, 51 days since exposure. HIV ars? Please help!

See a doctor: And have the nodes examined..it could be many things but if it appears serious the doctor may want to biopsy it ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about swollen lymph nodes under one armpit? I can't feel them but my doctor did?

Should I be concerned about swollen lymph nodes under one armpit? I can't feel them but my doctor did?

Continue following: It is more likely than not that the enlarged lymph node is benign. Unilateral lymph-node enlargement can be caused by a myriad of things that can stimulate the immune system such as animal scratch, a puncture wound in that hand or arm while gardening, a skin irritation on the arm or chest wall on that side. I recommend that you continue to let your doctor follow-up with you as he recommends. ...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 was wondering are swollen lymph nodes in armpits obvious?

If they: Are big enough, yes. Although they can also be high and hard to detect without a cat scan. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated. ...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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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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I have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. One red and more sensitive. Should I be concerned?

I have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. One red and more sensitive. Should I be concerned?

Get exam now: May not just be nodes. If fixed/stuck & painless, then suspicious for mass requiring biopsy. If masses are mobile - if you can roll them around under your skin & are tender, that's relatively reassuring: they're reactive (to infection) and unlikely to be cancer. Get exam now. May be hidradenitis suppurativa or abscess which would require aspiration/drainage, packing, culture & antibiotics. ...Read more

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