Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Could be both. Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked.

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How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR. First step see your doctor, after an exam and labs he then will advise you on best treatment and follow up. With out this evaluation you don't know what your dealing with. Read more...
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...

What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

Biopsy. The only way to definitely know why lymph glands are swollen is biopsy. However, most of the time they are benign. Benign glands are generally small, painless, soft, and located in several areas. They also tend not to get larger, and sometimes wax and wane in size over time. A growing lymph node, or one which is painful or very hard to touch should be looked into. Read more...
Monitoring System. 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...

How can you detect that you have swollen lymph glands?

Feel for them. You can feel for then under the armpits, in the neck, in the area above the collar bones, and in the inguinal region (the front body crease where the leg meets the torso). Read more...
Monitoring System. 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...

Can an endoscopy see swollen lymph glands?

No. I assume you are asking about esophagus, stomach and small bowel lymph nodes. In this case no. However you can see the tonsils quite well. Read more...

What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

Monitoring Centers. The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. Read more...

Swollen lymph glands but not sick? Do I have cancer?

Unlikely. The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection (bacterial or viral). It sometimes can take 1-2 months for the enlarged lymph nodes to return to their normal size after an infection. If the lymph nodes continue to grow, occur in different areas of the body, or you start getting sick symptoms (fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue), i would go see your doctor. Read more...

What should I do to treat a cyst on my ovary and swollen lymph glands?

Depends. A cyst on the ovary usually doesn't cause swollen lymph glands. Cysts on the ovary can be normal, functional, or abnormal. You should discuss the findings with your gyn. Read more...

Hi! My daughter (8 yrs) just woke up complaining of pain in both armpits. I immediately think of swollen lymph glands. Any ideas?

Agree with you. I think you may be right on track! Many viral infections, especially, can cause lymph nodes to swell, and the armpit nodes are commonly painful. I would check to see if she has a fever at all, and look for any other signs of viral infection (sudden fatigue, sinus drainage, runny nose, dark circles under eyes, etc.). Also gently check the neck for large nodes. Fluids, vitamin C, l-lysine, and REST. Read more...