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Sore armpit, swollen lymph node?

tofutofu Registered User regular
edited December 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Every couple weeks my right armpit feels sore for a few days, I always chalked it up to carrying a heavy bag on my right shoulder but I haven't these past few days since I'm on winter break. My next thought was that maybe the lymph node was swollen and, sure enough, there definitely is a lump compared to my left armpit. Since this appears to be a chronic, although not constant, condition should I make an appointment with a primary care physician?

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  • existexist Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Absolutely.

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  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Speaking as a survivor of Lymphoma, cancer of the Lymph Nodes diagnosed Stage 4 at age 19 with at the time next to no symptoms, GO TO YOUR DOCTOR.

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  • TlexTlex Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Definitely go to your doctor. Lymph glands swollen(usually)=immune system in overdrive, most of the time you'll get pretty ill.

  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread The fuck am I looking atRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    These are also symptoms of Cat Scratch Fever, which is potentially fatal. Are you at the doctor yet?


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  • THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Sid the SquidRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    It might be just bad deoderant.

    This doesn't sound to different than what I have dealt with before.

    Going to the doctor never hurt though so go see the doctor.

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  • DmanDman Registered User
    edited December 2009
    THEPAIN73 wrote: »
    It might be just bad deoderant.

    This doesn't sound to different than what I have dealt with before.

    Going to the doctor never hurt though so go see the doctor.

    Wouldn't that be more likely to cause itchiness or rashes?
    tofu, are there any other symptoms?

    And I too recommend going to a doctor.

  • -Phil--Phil- Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I can also possibly be Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

    See doctor.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    it could be literally hundreds of ailments

    just go see a doctor

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  • YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Seriously, it could be a million damn things, up to and including a ingrown nail. Don't freak the dude out.

  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm not freaking out, but I appreciate the advice. There are no other symptom, my cause for concern was that it seems to be chronic and only in my right armpit. I'll try and make an appointment to see a doctor next week.

    edit: What is a lymphatic specialist called?

  • JarthJarth Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Sounds a lot like what I had a few months ago, hydradenitis. It's just an infection in your sweat gland. If it's just a big red sore bump in your armpit, that's it. Like others have said GO SEE A DR. It's not dangerous and easily fixable with some antibiotics.

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