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Doctor insights on: Where Are The Lymph Nodes In Your Armpit

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Are the lymph nodes on the armpit located closer to your back or closer to your breast?

Are the lymph nodes on the armpit located closer to your back or closer to your breast?

About the middle: Lymph nodes under the armpit are located about equally between the breast and the back. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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I can feel lymph nodes in groin and armpits ( less than 1 cm) since 3 years. Is it normal?

I can feel lymph nodes in groin and armpits ( less than 1 cm) since 3 years. Is it normal?

Not Normal, BUT...: May not be pathological either. Best for you to get an evaluation of your chronic lypmhadenopathy. ...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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How to tell if my armpit lymph nodes are swollen?

Feel them: Place your finger tips into the arm pit the area closer to the chest than the hand. Deep palpation with a little pressure the nodes will feel like a soft pea if they are swollen. Sometines they are hard. If you do feel nodes have your doctor check as well ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a bunch of bumps when you press on your armpit? Are these lymph nodes?

Nodes: Nodes in the armpit area (aka axillary nodes) are commonly found. When these are small they are often referred to by MDs as shottyy nodes; see http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9902 Axillary nodes are common due to use of anti-perspirants which may cause nodes to increase in size and number. The key issue is is/are the node(s) increasing in size. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your lymph nodes are abnormally enlarged in your neck, armpits or groin?

How can you tell if your lymph nodes are abnormally enlarged in your neck, armpits or groin?

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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