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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: Tender lumps on the underside of my upper arm

 byrone2211 - Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:34 pm

Hi, Im a 38 yo male. Over the last 2-3 months I have been slowing developing these lumps on the under part of my upper arm. They are tender to touch, rubbery, and move a little. They are on both arms but much more prevalent on the left arm. I am tired often but these are the only symptoms. Any ideas what they may be would be appreciated. Thank you.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:00 am

User avatar Hello,

They are probably lymph nodes as they occur in a lymph node region, however this must be confirmed by your physician

The axillary lymph nodes are located in the axillae (arm pits). They drain the arm, thoracic wall, breast.

Abnormal Lymph node enlargement commonly results from infection / immune response, cancer.

Following infection Lymph nodes become enlarged, painful and tender.

Nodes are generally considered to be normal if they are up to 1 cm in diameter, If it is painful or tender this indicate infection or inflammation. The drained parts should be checked probably for proper management.

An increase in nodal size on serial examinations is significant. Hence nodes that continue to grow in size are important and those that regress in size tend to be more reassuring.

Direct clinical examination is essential to.
Keep us updated.
Best regards.

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