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What does it mean if a person has multiple swollen glands under an arm?

What does it mean if a person has multiple swollen glands under an arm?

Couple possibilities: Axillary lymphadenopathy , lymphadenitis, follicular cysts, sebaceous cysts, sebaceous adenitis, sweat gland cysts or tumors, or lipomas. A primary care doctor can examine and determine the type of swollen "glands" and due tests to determine the cause. Typically axillary lymph node swellings (adenopathy or adenitis) are due to infections or cancer. ...Read more

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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 implants in its 7months and i had ipl done under the arm now I have swollen glands and one infected gland will this infection effect implants?

I have implants in its 7months and i had ipl done under the arm now I have swollen glands and one infected gland will this infection effect implants?

Possibly: An infection in or near an implant could be difficult to treat with antibiotics, or even with antibiotics and drainage. Sometimes the implant must be removed. However, if your infection is located in the armpit and has been controlled, it may not involve the implant. Your doctor can give you the best advice regarding your problem. ...Read more

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My mother-in-law has a lump under her left arm with swollen glands. How to treat this?

Medical evaluation!: Treatment should be done only after a complete medical Work up and evaluation as possibilities vary from something as simple as an infection to as seriou as malignancy. See your doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in my neck/ arm pits for over 4 mo and I have been getting sick a lot they have done blood work and lung xray all was good. ?

I have swollen  glands in my neck/ arm pits for over 4 mo and I have been getting sick a lot they have done blood work and lung xray all was good. ?

Second opinion: You might need one, and from a doctor, not from the internet. I'm sure your doctors have done many tests, some of which we would need to see before guiding you to the next step(s). At some point, swollen lymph nodes need to be fully explained, and that might include doing a biopsy (though there are many situations where that is not necessary). ...Read more

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Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?

Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?

Mono!: Several infections can cause that. Mononucleosis is perhaps the most common at this age, particularly when you take amoxicillin. Other viral infections can cause the same as well. Get checked out! ...Read more

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Cyst under arm and pilonidal cyst, swollen glands everywhere,rash on wrist,weight loss,and dizziness and general feeling unwell. What could this be?

Cyst under arm and pilonidal cyst, swollen glands everywhere,rash on wrist,weight loss,and dizziness and general feeling unwell. What could this be?

Many symptoms: Please make an appointment to see your doctor. A medical history will be taken and complete physical exam done. Once done appropriate management will be started or you might be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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Small red blood cells high CRP swollen glands in neck and one arm pit weight loss feeling unwell sometimes fever tired all the time?

Small red blood cells high CRP swollen glands in neck and one arm pit weight loss feeling unwell sometimes fever tired all the time?

Systemic disease: This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. It sounds as if you are in the process of having an extensive evaluation and would continue with this. It requires a stepwise analysis of each and every finding to finally arrive at a specific explanation for the problems. This could be a primary blood disorder or an infection or both. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Enlarged Or Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill with white blood cells. ...Read more