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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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What does it mean if lymph nodes are sore in both armpits?

What does it mean if lymph nodes are sore in both armpits?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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When should you see a Dr about tender lymph nodes under armpits (both sides)?

When should you see a Dr about tender lymph nodes under armpits (both sides)?

Better to see: Lymph nodes in both armpits being tender requires evaluation. Seeing the doctor sooner may prevent compilations. See the doctor immediately if there is any fever. ...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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For the last week I've had a pain in my left armpit. Now it's severe pain. I can barely move without it hurting so bad. Could it be lymph nodes?

For the last week I've had a pain in my left armpit. Now it's severe pain. I can barely move without it hurting so bad. Could it be lymph nodes?

Yes possible: It is a possibility that these are lymph nodes but if its so painful that you can't lift your arm there could even be an underlying abscess developing or more rarely a clot in the aviary veins. Please see your doctor to get an examination ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes on armpits grow stay for 2 days then disappear then a week later just 1 reappears. What could it be?

Can lymph nodes on armpits grow stay for 2 days then disappear then a week later just 1 reappears. What could it be?

Yes: This is suggestive of some inflammation going on evoking an immune response. Can't tell what is causing it however . Do you have any symptoms otherwise? Breast cancer is always a concern especially with females. However at your age this is not high on the list. The evanescent nature of the enlargement also speaks against it. ...Read more

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Pain under armpits. Lymph nodes not enlarged, blood work is all normal. Dr thinks its muscle. Its been over a month. Less in the evening, more daytime?

Pain under armpits. Lymph nodes not enlarged, blood work is all normal. Dr thinks its muscle. Its been over a month. Less in the evening, more daytime?

Armpit Pain: Pain can occur under your arm for a number of reasons. One of the most common reasons is a brachial plexus injury. This is trauma that occurs when the shoulder is pressed down and the head is pulled away from that shoulder. It often occurs in contact sports or from a fall. In addition, problems with the nerves of the arm, or brachial plexus, such as neuropathy or dysfunction, can cause pain. ...Read more

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I was wondering are swollen lymph nodes in armpits obvious?

I was wondering are swollen lymph nodes in armpits obvious?

If they: Are big enough, yes. Although they can also be high and hard to detect without a cat scan. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated. ...Read more

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What would cause reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under your armpits?

What would cause reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under your armpits?

Lymphadenopathy: Studies show that approximately 1.1% of primary care patients presenting with lymphadenopathy have malignancy. The axillary lymph nodes drain the breast, chest wall and upper extremity. Lymphadenopathy that is persistent >3 weeks should be investigated. Most causes of axillary lymphadenopathy are reactive in nature. A full medical history and physical exam should be performed. ...Read more