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Can breast infection cause swollen upper arm?

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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Only if severe

Breast infections drain to the lymph nodes in the arm pit.
These are the same lymph nodes for your arm so if these nodes are severly activated, they could cause swelling in the arm. Have it checked.

In brief: Only if severe

Breast infections drain to the lymph nodes in the arm pit.
These are the same lymph nodes for your arm so if these nodes are severly activated, they could cause swelling in the arm. Have it checked.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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