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what would cause a swollen knot in arm pit? it does not hurt, but somewhat bothersome. 45 year old female - Asked by D W on 16-Oct-2014 07:40:41

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  • Answered by Dr. on 16-Oct-2014 11:04:41


    It could be a lymph gland. Axillary lymphadenopathy might be due to many reasons including infections, conncective tissue disease, hematological or neoplastic conditions. It is better to get it biopsied to rule out anything abnormal. Please consult your doctor in this regard.

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    Answered by Dr. Srividya Venigalla on 17-Oct-2014 09:43:19

    It could be swollen lymph node or swollen glands. It could be infection or lymph node problems. Usually it is red, painful or tender if it is from infection. Breast problems can cause lymph node swelling in arm pits , esp cancers need to be ruled out. Continue to monitor and I strongly recommend getting this checked out.

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Replied by D W on 21-Oct-2014 03:06:21

Thank you! Have appt scheduled next week with my dr
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