Swollen Areas Under Arm Pits

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swollen lymph nodes in armpit , neck, chest area.

Hello, about 5 months ago the lymph nodes from my ear down my neck have swollen and gone back down a few different times and I didnt' think much about it. However about 2 months ago I notice the lymph nodes in my armpit, on the same side as my neck...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Lymph node swelling can be due to a large number of disease processes, including a range of infections and cancer (lymphoma). In addition to a Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

I keep reading and hearing about swollen lymph nodes as a SIGN of HIV infection, but I'm confused. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...swallowing. In the stomach or gut, it can cause internal bleeding and blockages. If KS blocks lymph nodes, it can cause severe swelling of the arms, legs, face, or scrotum. The most serious form of KS is in the lungs, where it can cause a serious... Read more »
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...virtually all patients. The severity of reaction is variable, and for most is mild to moderate. Symptoms could include itching, swelling, redness, pain or tenderness, hardened skin or bumps. Bumps termed "nodules" seem to occur more frequently... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...infection of the vulva and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick, white-yellow discharge that might occur with itching, burning and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

...simple skin test for TB infection. A protein found in TB bacteria is injected into the skin of your arm. If your skin reacts with swelling more than a certain size, you have probably been infected with the TB bacteria. People with HIV should get... Read more »
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Discomfort under my arms

Posted by dotman32, 3 Replies
Recently have noticed some discomfort under my arms .. not pain .. just dull discomfort. I don't see my PCP till mid September. At my appointment in early June my CD4 was 500 and my VL 600. I'm not on any meds. Poz since last November. Anyone... Read more »

arm pit swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...out--he said he was clean) But anyway. I'm wondering if the pressure I'm putting on these areas would be enough to cause general swelling and pain b/c I've been pushing kinda hard feeling for enlarged nodes. I think I'm getting some symptoms... Read more »

Painful swollen lymph nodes...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If HIV was causing painful swollen nodes would it only effect one area or all nodes generally? I have painful, tender nodes in my groin but I cannot identify them Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Well, I feel Neck pain and swelling in my groin, armpit and groin area. Should it be a cause of concern? Read more »
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