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Causes of a thickening under the left arm

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I recently had a baby who is five weeks old. In my third trimester of pregnancy i noticed a thickening under my left arm. My gyneocolgist said that this is common in pregnant women. Now it seems to have spread to under my arm and is a bit painful in the area under my arm but not the thickening. My question is could it be related to the pregnancy and the milk production, or is it something I should be concerned about. I also have firocystic diesese in this breast.


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replied January 9th, 2009
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Thickening under the left arm could be the result of a swelled lymph node. You need to consult your primary health provider as soon as possible in order to identify what really represents that “thickening” under your left arm. Another control (palpation and ultrasound scan of the mammary glands) is also recommended for your fibrocystic disease.


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