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Have swollen lymph glands in armpit. Done FNA. What do i need to do next?

I need advise on armpit lymph glands swollen excess of a year. A FNA was done - but only got fat cells in syringe .. (one year ago). Just dropped then.. Now after a year the nodes in left armpit are sizes of dime and nickel.. and right armpit is one large - nickel or larger... they have not gone down at all within the years time... What do i need to do next.. I am having night sweats (but am 62 and dr. disposed as menopause )... can you give me guidance so i can take a stronger stance on figuring this out?
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Please repeat the FNAC of the lymph gland now.

The lymph gland swelling along with night sweats probably points towards an infective pathology like Tuberculosis. Do you have a productive cough and loss of weight as well? If yes, go ahead with screening for Tuberculosis.

If it is other infectious causes, it can be treated accordingly with a suitable antibiotic.

You need to follow up with one doctor for this to get complete cure.

Hope this helps. Get well soon.
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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