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Swollen Axillary Lymph Nodes

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  • Posted By: Suebeeee
  • July 14, 2008
  • 02:29 PM

I posted this message a week ago under lymphatic/hemotological and received no answers. Maybe someone here could help with some options? I'm very stressed out. Thanks

I started out in January with a single swollen lymph node under my arm. As I had developed an irregular heart beat several months before and had bronchitis twice over the winter, I figured it was just a reaction to the viruses. When I saw my doctor in March, I mentioned it and she immediately reacted. I have had a mamogram, chest CT with contrast, blood tests for mono, EBV, Lupus, Lymes, and Vit B12 deficiency. All were negative. By May, there were two. They were both removed and came back as reactive lymph disease, but benign. Now there are seven more on both sides.....underarm area only. Now my doctor is sending me to an oncologist. What are the possibilities?
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  • You were tested for cancer, I don't mean to alarm you, but sometimes if you develop lymph node problems they can be cancerous, although most are benign and early treatment leaves little traces of it afterwards. It also could have something to do with your nervous system, you should also see a neurologist. More often that not, problems with lymph nodes and glands are caused by inflammation. Perhaps this is caused by a fungus in your intestines which entered your bloodstream and into your lymph nodes, but usually by cutting back your intake of fatty and acidic foods, your problems may go away. You might also want to talk to your doctor about taking supplements, or medications that will help your immune system, and also help inflammation. I hope this has helped.
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