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What can I do for swollen lymph nodes under armpit?

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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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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Should i be taking amoxicillin for swollen lymph nodes?

Should i be taking amoxicillin for swollen lymph nodes?

Only if prescribed: Swollen lymph nodes need to be checked, depends what part of the body is involved and what is the cause if your doctor feels the the glands are infected and prescribe amoxicillin, than you may take it and for the full course if you have infectioius mononucleosis and take amoxicillin, it can give you a rash and there are other conditions which can cause swollen glands and antibiotics are not indicate. ...Read more

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What are the right blood tests needed for swollen lymph nodes?

What are the right blood tests needed for swollen lymph nodes?

Need more info: A complete history, physical examination and review of available tests is needed for selection of tests, otherwise the list would be too long. See this site for info on this topic and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1313.html. ...Read more

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What tests can b ran to check for swollen lymph nodes n the neck?

Blood test: A routine CBC can be run but most of those nodes arise from viral upper respiratory infections. ...Read more

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What are the reason for swollen lymph nodes?

What are the reason for swollen lymph nodes?

Exam needed: A medical history, physical examination and appropriate tests will be needed to help determine the cause of swollen lymph nodes. among the many possible causes are inflammation, infection, and cancers. ...Read more

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What part of my underarms should I check for swollen lymph nodes?

Armpit(Axilla): The lymph nodes are located inside your armpit. In order to feel for them you should raise your arm and place one hand on your head and use the fingers of the other hand to feel for any rounded ball(small) like structures between the flat of your fingers and the chest wall. Normal nodes are not palpable but enlarged ones(>1 cm) are suspect and will require a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which part of my underarms should I check for swollen lymph nodes?

The whole armpit: 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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Do you think I should go to the doctor just for swollen lymph nodes?

Probably: I hate to say run to the doc every time you feel something but i'd rather be safe than sorry so maybe you should see your doc, especially if the nodes are very large, in multiple locations, not related to an infection, or associated with unexplained weight loss or fevers. Best to you. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for swollen lymph nodes/glands?

More than one choice: Any family doctor can help you and guide you further. Ent doctors handle most swollen glands in he neck area where they are commonly due to infections. If you have swollen glands in the armpits, then you need to go to a general surgeon or a family doctor or pcp. ...Read more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for swollen lymph nodes?

Not sure: Swollen lymph nodes is not a diagnosis, it is a manifestation of an illness/disease. The treatment , including the use of antibiotics, depends on the underlying cause of lymphadenopathy (lymph node swelling). ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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