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my boyfriend has a lump in his armpit. is this something to

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my boyfriend has a lump in his armpit. is this something to be concerned about? it's about an inch in size.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 8 years ago.

hi

From how long he had this lump/

Any recent infection?

Does he had fever in recent past?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
he just noticed on sunday. no infection or fever in the past.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
hi .. are you still there? i'll appreciate an answer. thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 8 years ago.
Yes,this enlarged lymph node is of concern.This can be due to some infection or inflammation or other causes.

Lymph node infection is called Lymphadenitis.It is a common complication of certain bacterial infections such as streptococcus or staphylococcus. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) may be done.In this technique, a thin, hollow needle is inserted into the mass/lump to extract cells that will be examined under a microscope. based on this the exact diagnosis can be made.X-ray chest & some blood tests may be required.

 

The exact diagnosis can only be made after physical examination & tests.So I advice for your boyfriend to make an appointment with doctor.

 

 

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