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I have had a swollen lymph node on my right under arm

My name is Candace and I have a question, for a month on my right under arm I ve had a swollen lymph node the size of a golf ball, I ve had these before before and after my cycle every 3-4 months, and they have went away but this one has stayed for a month. Two days ago I started ovulating and my lymph node got redder, it had went down a couple of inches weeks before, and was softer but now it s hard, red, and it hurts, I feel perfectly fine but I want it to go away, what can I do?
Asked On : Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Candace,

Kindly follow these signs & symptoms such as any associated fever with such swelling, any history of loss of apetite, loss of body weight, night sweats, unexplained cough for a prolong time, etc. Now, if you think you do have two or more such symptoms then you are advised to see a Surgeon/Physician immediately for a clinical review. Your Doctor might ask you to go for a histological/biopsy test for your prolong swelling. This can rule out almost all possible pathological or neplastic cases. Thanks.


Swapan Kumar Das
Answered: Tue, 18 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Syed's  Response
Hello Candace
As u told you are getting swelling under arm repeatedly on/off. Please det done pathological examination of the swelling. It may be of infective type of may be of neoplastic type. After pathlogical exanination it can be treated by medicine or surgery
Answered: Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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