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Why would a lymph node enlarge under the armpit in a female?

Why would a lymph node enlarge under the armpit in a female?

"foreigner": Lymph nodes are processing centers for the immune system that are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" in our bodies such as bacteria, viruses, or cancer cells. Therefore, we search for any of these possibilities, which may include tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound, and/or mri. Ultimately, if our concern is high, a nonsurgical lymph node biopsy may be performed. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I had enlarged lymph node in armpit?

What to do if I had enlarged lymph node in armpit?

See your doctor: Most likely cause is reactive, meaning reacting to something. Also depends on how large. Other possibilities include such things as infection, malignant, inflammatory. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Was rather obsessively checking my breasts & armpits for lumps - now I can feel what I think is a small lymph node. Could I have caused it to enlarge?

Was rather obsessively checking my breasts & armpits for lumps - now I can feel what I think is a small lymph node. Could I have caused it to enlarge?

Unlikely: Do not check it more often than once in two weeks. If it doubles in size or other lymph nodes get larger, see doctor. For good health - If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could lactose intolerance have any connection at all to a tender enlarged lymph node in the armpit/breast area? Just asking..

Could lactose intolerance have any connection at all to a tender enlarged lymph node in the armpit/breast area? Just asking..

Lymph node: It is unlikely that lactose intolerance would be responsible for breast symptoms or an enlarged lymph node. Lactose intolerance is usually a GI problem. The node you are describing should be evaluated and examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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On ultrasound they found a subcentimeter non enlarged lymph node on my right axilla?

On ultrasound they found a subcentimeter non enlarged lymph node on my right axilla?

This is quite small: Lymph nodes are normally present in the axila. As long as they are under one Cm in size, they are considered benign and are not of much concern. Why did you have this test done in the first place??? ...Read more

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oval enlarged lymph node in right axilla, fatty hillum present, color flow shows vascularity present, told prb benign, 6 month recheck, why no biopsy?

Clinical decision: This is the decision made by your clinician based upon their assessment of your condition. If you doubt that this is correct you should go and get a second opinion. No good clinician will be upset by this. Most will recommend a source to which you can turn. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph node in the middle of my upper arm have biopsy appt can't find any info for lymph in that area how common is this what to expect?

I have enlarged lymph node in the middle of my upper arm have biopsy appt can't find any info for lymph in that area how common is this what to expect?

Epitrochlear Lymph n: There is one small station of Lymph nodes near the mid arm area, called Epitrochlear lymph nodes. In some diseases these lymph nodes can be involved like in Melanoma ...Read more

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My daughter has an enlarged lymph node in left arm pit. It has been swollen for coupe of weeks however it did go way down and then came back ?

My daughter has an enlarged lymph node in left arm pit. It has been swollen for coupe of weeks however it did go way down and then came back ?

Other symptoms?: Was there an apparent reason for the swelling the first time? Ie: a bite on the arm, rash or infection.Did it heal while the node was swollen?Has she had a recurrance of the bites, rash, on the arm? Sounds like an infectious process at least in the beginning.Were there scratches from a kitten involved on the arm or hand ? Discuss what you can remember with your doc.That can direct the next step. ...Read more

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Large tear drop swelling under my right arm pit , ultrasound showed a enlarged lymph node, will have to see a general sergeon. Can you tell me what is ?

Large tear drop swelling under my right arm pit , ultrasound showed a enlarged lymph node, will have to see a general  sergeon. Can you tell me what is ?

Inflammatory: Could be a response to an injury or inflammation of your upper extremity. However, biopsy will confirm all this and also rule out any chances of malignancy. ...Read more

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I'm 43 female. For a couple of months my right arm has been weak and achy now I have a swollen lymph node in my groin on the right side. Any ideas?

I'm 43 female. For a couple of months my right arm has been weak and achy now I have a swollen lymph node in my groin on the right side. Any ideas?

No connection may be: most likely there is no connection it really depend first what is causing the ache and the weakness in your right arm if it was virus then the reactive lymph node in your groin could be related to that going back to your lymph node in the right groin lymph node react to virus,allergy,or bacteria not knowing what cause yours you need to see a doctor in case you need antibiotic good luck ...Read more

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I have an enlarged lymph node under my arm where I got the flu shot. I also have an enlarged lymph node in my abdomen. Can these two be related?

I have an enlarged lymph node under my arm where I got the flu shot.  I also have an enlarged lymph node in my abdomen.  Can these two be related?

Lymphadenopathy: Possible, but not likely. This needs a full history and exam and possibly some labs and imaging studies for accurate diagnosis and this can only be done face to face with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take squamous cell carcinoma spread to lymph node. Spot on arm three years. Then grew fast to ugly monster. Already biopsied as scc.

How long does it take squamous cell carcinoma spread to lymph node. Spot on arm three years. Then grew fast to ugly monster. Already biopsied as scc.

We'll see: I'm sorry that your cancer was not recognized and treated effectively in a timely way. These skin squamous cancers are famously slow to metastasize to the nodes, but i hope it can be removed promptly. There's no definite predicting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged axillary lymph node under my left arm. It is visibly noticeable and quite sore. I've often had enlarged lymph nodes while I was sick bit I feel fine and this one is quite a bit larger than usual.

I have an enlarged axillary lymph node under my left arm. It is visibly noticeable and quite sore. I've often had enlarged lymph nodes while I was sick bit I feel fine and this one is quite a bit larger than usual.

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. See your MD. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have sharp random pains in the lymph node area of my armpit?

What does it mean when I have sharp random pains in the lymph node area of my armpit?

mult possibilities: There are many possible causes of pain in the axilla (armpit). Could be from strenuous activity, leading to muscle strain in the region, or could be from trauma. Sometimes you may not even remember bumping yourself in that region. Additionally, should be from a hair that was cut incorrectly or a pimple or a bump there. If does not resolve after a couple of weeks, see your md for an examination. ...Read more

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Male 20 years I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm No changing in size for 3 months No pain or any other symptoms ?

Male 20 years
I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm
No changing in size for 3 months
No pain or any other symptoms ?

LN or something else: LN x 3 months is nt a usual finding. This could be something else such as remnant of an abscess, sebaceous cyst or lipoma which are less likely, etc. Likely benign but have it looked at, perhaps w a POC US + CBC at lease. Bx may or may not be indicated depending on features. ...Read more

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What other diseases that cause swelling in armpits and feet lymph node?

What other diseases that cause swelling in armpits and feet lymph node?

They react to all: 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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I had a reactive lymph node under my armpit and biopsy came back benign.?

Lymph node: I see axillary reactive lymph nodes commonly in females who shave the area seems to be most common in warmer climates, not exclusively. Occasionally i see better results with cool water. ...Read more