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Swollen lymph nodes under both arms and muscle pain under right breast. Not a pulled muscle not coughing.

Swollen lymph nodes under both arms and muscle pain under right breast. Not a pulled muscle not coughing.

This is not serious: Most case of swollen lymph nodes are related to your body's attempts to fight an infection and are not serious.However there are a few serious conditions so if you do have lymph nodes and they last for 2 weeks , then you should check your doctor. Mosk common condition if bening is a hydradenitis and less lymphoma for malignacy. ...Read more

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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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What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash , burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash , burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

Lupus vs RA: Sounds systemic! i would really urge you visit your md please! too many things going on! please let me know what diagnosis your doc give you ! best of luck! ...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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What could be other reason for swollen lymph nodes in arms, other than hiv, flu or being hurt. Please advise?

What could be other reason for swollen lymph nodes in arms, other than hiv, flu or being hurt. Please advise?

Many: Enlarged lymph nodes often indicate an immune response to a foreign invaders (viral, bacteria etc) and are not specific for any disease. If persistent , they may indicate the presence of leukemia or lymphoma as well . ...Read more

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Hello! I started working out about a month ago, which I have not done in years. I noticed my lymph nodes were swollen under both arms, that went awa?

Hello!  I started working out about a month ago, which I have not done in years.  I noticed my lymph nodes were swollen under both arms, that went awa?

Sweat gland?: They are likely from inflammation of the sweat glands or hair follicles. Try antiperspirant. If the areas look pustular (may involve the groin area too) , see dermatologist to get treated. ...Read more

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Bone pain legs arms back pain swollen lymph nodes slurred speech. What are these symptoms of?

Toxins: Bone pain is a specific finding in cadmium toxicity and is known a itai-itai disease. That means ouch ouch as a pain response to touching the bones. Other symptoms also fit this picture. Find a doctor to detoxify you from these toxins. Acam is a source for referral. ...Read more

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I found a rock hard lump behind my ear today. It doesn't hurt, or itch. I have had a few swollen lymph nodes around my arms and legs lately. Related?

I found a rock hard lump behind my ear today. It doesn't hurt, or itch. I have had a few swollen lymph nodes around my arms and legs lately. Related?

Go to your Doctor: Hard lymph nodes are suspect. They should be checked by your doctor who may consider a biopsy and run other tests to find out the cause. watch and see if the lymph nodes/or the hard mass is growing in size which makes them suspect for a more serious condition than otherwise. ...Read more