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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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