hello. i posted a question on the 6th of April 2010 about having a lump under my arm. doctor Harpreet Singh MD replied to me and said that i should stop shaving and see if it would go away. i have stopped shaving for the past month and have noticed that it has gone down but i can still feel a lump. do you think it still needs time? and if so how long do you think until it will go totaly away? i am also concerned about my weight do i need to lose weight if i am turning 14 on 29th of May and i am 173cm tall and weight 75kgs? thankyou for your wonderful help.
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
If the size of lymph node (lump) has decreased it shows that it was reactive in nature and with the healing of infection, the size has come down. It happens to be reassuring. With antigenic exposure, lymphoid tissue increases in volume so that the cervical, axillary, and inguinal nodes are often palpable during childhood. But palpable axillary lymph node as in your case are not considered enlarged unless the size is greater than 1 cm. So, if the persistent size of lump in your case is less than 1 cm, there probably is no alarm.
Your BMI calculates to about 25 which is uppermost limit of normal. Anything above 25 falls in overweight range. You can adopt a healthy lifestyle and start healthy diet and healthy exercise regimen to control the weight from increasing in consultation with nutritionist and fitness expert.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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