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I have had a lump under my left arm and on the left side of my neck for over a year. I had a mammogram that showed 3 enlarged lymph nodes, they said it was normal. Recently I feel pressure under my arm (like I'm holding something) I have been referred to have the lumps biopsied. When I went to the surgeon he dismissed the one under my arm and is sending me to have an ultra sound of my neck. I don't want to be paranoid , but I am concerned about the lump under my arm because I have never felt this pressure before.
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replied August 31st, 2017

Based on the description it is possible that the lump you have described could be a enlarged lymph node

Lymph nodes and the spleen are part of the lymphatic system, where white blood cells (lymphocytes) mature and ‎‎‎undergo clonal multiplication. The lymphocytes are important for fighting the infection and clearing the ‎‎‎viruses and bacteria from the body. Hence during any inflammation or infection it is common for the lymph nodes to ‎‎‎increase in size and also become a bit tender (pain on application of pressure). ‎

In occasional cases, it is common for some nodes to be continuously active and hence appear enlarged permanently.

In such cases , treatment with antibiotics and other anti-inflammatory measures can help to resolve the condition.

It would be recommended that you consult with your doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.



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