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Can full body eczema cause lymph nodes in arm pits to swell?

Can full body eczema cause lymph nodes in arm pits to swell?

Eczema: Yes, chronic eczema can cause your lymph nodes to swell because of low grade infection. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Normal to feel lymph nodes few inches above arm pit? I feel a couple there. Went to doctor, he felt one about 0.7 cm, said its normal cause im skinny?

Normal to feel lymph nodes few inches above arm pit? I feel a couple there. Went to doctor, he felt one about 0.7 cm, said its normal cause im skinny?

Normal if nodes same: Lymph nodes under your arm are usually considered normal but if you have other symptoms like fever, muscle aches and pains, general malaise, it could be consistent with a developing viral infection and if your symptoms persist beyond a week to two weeks then he could indicate an underlying serious bacterial infection and a infectious disease consultation is warranted ...Read more

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If you have a bad cold can the lymph nodes under your arm pits get swollen and/or sore? What are some things that can cause this, if not the cold?

If you have a bad cold can the lymph nodes under your arm pits get swollen and/or sore? What are some things that can cause this, if not the cold?

Could: Happen. Lymph nodes will get sore when body trying to fight off infections. Could be due to the cold could be skin irritation. But wait until you feel better. If the nodes don't calm done look for other causes. Since you are not feeling well I believe this is the cause ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes swell infrequently? I've been to the doc for neck swelling and arm pit pain but 4 docs have said they feel no swelling any ideas?

Can lymph nodes swell infrequently? I've been to the doc for neck swelling and arm pit pain but 4 docs have said they feel no swelling any ideas?

Yes, and several: Lymph nodes part of our immune defense system for virus, microorganisms & cancer. About 1% of blood plasma (water) which departs arterial-end of capillaries is not picked back up at venous-end, body wide. Lymph vessels return this excess water (& whatever is in the water) from around cells back into the blood stream. Lymph nodes, full of white blood cells, remove items/cells recognized not healthy. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen Inguinal Lymph Nodes (also neck, arm pit and behind knee on occasion) consistently for almost 2 years? (All on left side only)

Lymphadenopathy: When lymph nodes enlarge it is often due to their performing their designated function in helping to fight off an inflammatory process. If these remain enlarged, are fixed to underlying tissues or stony hard in consistency they should be seen by a doctor. Or if you are overly concerned, do that for reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Where can lymph nodes swell with mono? Dr said I had mono and my collarbone, arm pits, groin and under jaw are all tender. Been about 3 weeks

Where can lymph nodes swell with mono? Dr said I had mono and my collarbone, arm pits, groin and under jaw are all tender. Been about 3 weeks

Indeed!: This is a very common finding with mono. Also the spleen can be effected, & must be protected until back to normal size without tenderness. A ruptured spleen is a surgical emergency asuntreated can lead to death. ...Read more

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25 y old male. If you have sore throat/cold would that cause lymph nodes in arm pit to enlarge? I thought only neck lymph nodes enlarge with sore throat

25 y old male. If you have sore throat/cold would that cause lymph nodes in arm pit to enlarge? I thought only neck lymph nodes enlarge with sore throat

Need exam: A sore throat will cause the lymph glands in the neck to enlarge, but not the axillary or arm pit nodes.

If there is not cut, abrasion, or rash on the arm, then you need to be see your DR.

If you have the cut, abrasion or rash, and the nodes do not go down in two weeks, then you need to be seen. ...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 causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection (especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deep armpit lumps and swollen lymph nodes?

What are the causes of deep armpit lumps and swollen lymph nodes?

Many reasons: Multiple different problems could be causing swollen glands in the armpit ranging from infection to cancer.
Persistent swollen glands need to checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving. How long it'll take them to go away?

Difficult to say: There are several things to consider. It could be just run of the mill mild folliculitis...But there is also something called hydradinitis supperativa. The latter is more acne like and takes far long to treat and go away. For now. Stop shaving. Make sure you replace the razor frequently and sterilize it in chlorox or the like in between shaves. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

Infection: Possible infection especially sweat glands, but if does go away next time see your doctor. A
so if you r having recurrent problem u need chek up by ur doctor. ...Read more

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For the past 8 weeks I have had many lymph nodes in my armpit swell up and go down with no signs of infection. Now there is a hard pea sized lump left?

For the past 8 weeks I have had many lymph nodes in my armpit swell up and go down with no signs of infection. Now there is a hard pea sized lump left?

Probably OK: This probably is good news. Whatever was causing your apparent lymph node enlargement probably is clearing up. It's normal for a few pea sized nodes to persist indefinitely after inflamed lymph nodes settle down, and many healthy people have such lumps in the neck, armpits or groin from distant past infections. But if the diagnosis was unknown or you remain concerned, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause prolonged enlarged lymph nodes in armpit and hands?

What can cause prolonged enlarged lymph nodes in armpit and hands?

Many things: This picture shows the lymph vessels in green. Anything that blocks flow can cause enlarged lymph nodes and swelling. This includes infection, cancer, or blood clots. There's also "superior vena cava syndrome" which causes swelling in the face, arms and hands on both sides. See a doctor soon to determine the cause! ...Read more

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I know breasts can be tender before menstruation but can armpit lymph nodes be tender and swell too during that time?

I know breasts can be tender before menstruation but can armpit lymph nodes be tender and swell too during that time?

Past history: That can happen to some people. Use your past menstrual history as a guide to determine if this is normal for you. Since you are 27 you have had many menstrual cycles. If this always happens then it is likely your normal pattern. If this has never happened to you before then it can’t be considered normal and should be evaluated ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis and post nasal dripping which lead to tonsillitis and lymph nodes on the throat and lymph nodes a little swells in the armpit.?

Chronic sinusitis and post nasal dripping which lead to tonsillitis and lymph nodes on the throat and lymph nodes a little swells in the armpit.?

Be seen: Your symptoms, especially of they have been present for more than 10 days, likely represent a bacterial infection and antibiotics would be needed. Your primary md would be a great place to start. ...Read more

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Are thre lymph nodes in my upper arm?

Are thre lymph nodes in my upper arm?

Yes: The lymph nodes of the upper extremity are divided into two sets, superficial and deep. The superficial lymph nodes are few ; of small size. One or two supratrochlear nodes are located above the humeral medial epicondyle (inner side ; superior to elbow). The deep nodes are chiefly grouped in the axilla (armpit), but a few may be found in the forearm ; arm along medial side of the brachial artery. ...Read more

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I get painful lymph nodes under arm that come and go for a few months?

I get painful lymph nodes under arm that come and go for a few months?

Considering...: Considering your genetic origin......a lymph node biopsy will be best advise. It can be bacterial, Mycobacterial, Lymphoma.......If using stick deodorant.....switch to liquid or spray. Take a course of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. Iron your undergarments... ...Read more

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Lymph nodes under the arm, I want to know can they become inflamed from using the monkey bars?

Lymph nodes under the arm, I want to know can they become inflamed from using the monkey bars?

Usually not: Lymph nodes respond to some inflammation or infection, which monkey bars should not cause. Hanging from the hands or other parts of the body should not bother the armpits. However, hitting the bars with the armpits or holding on to a bar with the armpits would squish lymph nodes and probably worsen them. If nodes enlarge for "no reason", a primary care doctor can investigate. ...Read more

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Can you get lymphphdemia. From a maintenance I.v. In your arm where your lymph nodes have been removed after 18 years?

Can you get lymphphdemia. From a maintenance I.v. In your arm where your lymph nodes have been removed after 18 years?

Yes: You should NOT have an IV in an arm that's been adversely affected by excision of lymph nodes in the past. Maybe your doctors or nurses overlooked this fact? What it means is the microstructural architecture of your arm (the lymph channels) are affected and there could be microscopic (or macroscopic) scarring there. Definitely I want that IV out-pick another site ASAP. Arm swelling makes it urgent ...Read more

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Where are the lymph nodes under the arm and why are they important?

Where are the lymph nodes under the arm and why are they important?

Immune system: The network of lymph nodes in the body are part of the bodies system for responding to multiple insults including trauma and infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel lymph nodes under my arm? All very small but I feel them

Not routinely: Most of the lymph nodes in the axilla are located along the axillary vein which is high up in the axilla. There is a fat pad below the vein which is easily palpable and occasionally nodes there can be felt, even though very small. If they enlarge and increase in number then biopsy should be performed. Check the arm and chest wall on that side to be sure there are no responsible skin lesions ...Read more

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Are lymph nodes in the arm on the inside crease or above the crease and on what side of the arm?

Are lymph nodes in the arm on the inside crease or above the crease and on what side of the arm?

Lymph nodes: That in your armpits, are clusters of small round nodes in the armpits closer to your body, if you pap late them and they are slightly swollen, that might indicate infection of inflammation in the surrounding area that drains its lymph to these glands, hope that help ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes under arm and why are they swollen?

Where are lymph nodes under arm and why are they swollen?

Inflamed/Infected: Lymph nodes are the body's "army barracks" preparing or fighting a "war". The enemy is usually suspected in an area served by those particular underarm nodes. Inflammation or infection - viral or bacterial - can cause lymph nodes to swell. There are several reasons these particular nodes could be swollen. However, they are very important due to relationship to breasts. Check it out. ...Read more