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Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 in Lump
Question: In arm pit, left side, having discomfort and instants of pain. Feels like lymph nodes in the area may have some cause of irritation.
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Answered by Dr. Ashish Verma 24 minutes later
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need a clinical examination

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Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

If you are not sure of presence of any sewlling (or lymph nodes) in the region, then its advisible to show to a surgeon for a complete clinical examination to confirm their presence.

As at your age, swelling or lymph nodes in that region could be a sign of malignancy, and that needs to be ruled out first.

Other possibility is of infection, but only clinical evaluation will be able to differentiate between the two.

Hope i have been helpful.

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Dr. Ashish Verma
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