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What can I do for swollen lymph nodes under armpit?

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Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

If you haven't already done so, you should see your doctor to determine the best course of action for you.

In brief: See your doctor

If you haven't already done so, you should see your doctor to determine the best course of action for you.
Dr. John Comisi
Dr. John Comisi
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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a doctor

First thing that needs to be done is to see a doctor to find out why is the lymph node swollen.
Further testing like blood tests or imaging studies like an ultrasound will be determined by your physician.

In brief: See a doctor

First thing that needs to be done is to see a doctor to find out why is the lymph node swollen.
Further testing like blood tests or imaging studies like an ultrasound will be determined by your physician.
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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