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I recently had an enlarged lymph node removed from under my left arm. Now I have another one as well as a lump in my left breast. When I went to see the surgeon he said many of my lymph nodes on my right side were I recently had the one removed on my right side were "bulky" but not as bulky as the one they are now concerned about. I am to return for a new mammo and ultrasound on the 1st. Any concerns I should be worried about? Anything I could be doing which might contribute to this as far as dietary, etc? Have been treated with antibiotics in case this is infection related? Scared and need some reassurance or at least a path of progression.
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replied April 30th, 2012
Hi,
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The lymph nodes usually get enlarged due to infection, inflammation, infiltration. Consider going ahead with your mammogram scan and also consider getting a biopsy done to look that cellular composition of the lymph node swelling. Further treatment measures would be suggested based on examination findings and investigations results to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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replied May 2nd, 2012
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Very nice information Dr. Madhumita Avinash Paul . It is easy and every body must consult with their doctor for such kind of related issues.
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replied May 9th, 2012
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Lymph nodes get enlarged by one thing and that is underwire and push-up bras as they cut off the lymphatic system & mammary glands and also the blood circulatory system. The next place it would block off, is nodes in your arm pit. This is why they swell up. You should be wearing full cup size bras and no underwire.
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