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swollen lymph glands in armpit

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  • Posted By: woeful_infatuation
  • May 26, 2007
  • 06:02 AM

hi there, this time i'm writing on my boyfriend's behalf. he has had swollend glands (in the left armpit) before (once when he was around 16, another time when he was 26). both times the swelling only lasted for a couple of weeks o less. when he was 26 he went to a doctor (at his uni) who didnt know what it was so started cutting it open in the hope puss would come out, but he just started bleeding. it eventually went away, however, this past year it has been coming back regularly, sometimes even quite painful. it is about 1inch in lenght, hard and as i said, sometimes quite painful (he said like when pressing a pimple, but worse).

i was wondering if anyone's had similar symptoms or could tell me what it might be because searching the internet for causes scares me too much. it comes up with cancer and all kinds of other diseases and illnesses.

he went to a local doctor a couple of weeks ago but she said it was nothing. she did some blood test (regular blood test) and said his blood was fine. could it be something that wouldt show up in a blood test?

also what kind of specialist should he go and see because i was looking at the hospital site today and they have all kinds of specialists i wouldnt even know who to call or where to go to ask for a diagnosis.

ANY comments will be greatly appreciated, thank you!!

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  • Take him to an internal medicine specialist. Don't wait ... swelling in the armpit can be infection, or .... illness .... but it is not "normal".
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  • could be a sebacious cyst, Harmless or an infection go to er, or lymphoma done let them cut.
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