Lymph Node Enlargement

Lymph nodes drain the lymphatic fluid and offer protection. Any infection causes lymph node enlargement or lymphadenopathy. They become palpable and tender during an infection. It is usually accompanied by fever, cold, night sweats, etc. Based on the site of infection, the lymph nodes pertaining to the area swell. Hard and fixed nodes are a sign of malignancy. Leukemia and lymphoma are malignancies involving the lymphatic system.

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What is the reason for recurrent underarm swellings in my wife with a pus discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife develops swelling in her underarm from the last 2 to 3 years. This swelling is painful, and she is not able to lift her hand. After a week, this swelling discharges a bad smelling puss and blood. This happens every 2 to 3 months. Two years back, we consulted a surgeon, who inc...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Recurrent lymph nodes swelling especially in armpits is not a good sign. She needs to get investigated thoroughly.Does she have any complaints of a cough since a long time? Any swellings in the breast? The last time you got the nodes operated, did you get a biopsy done?Tu...  Read Full »

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