• Nannette Nannette
    September 22, 2008
    My left breast is swollen especially side of armpit
    Nannette Nannette
    September 22, 2008

    My left breast is swollen especially side of armpit. it doesn't hurt it just feel uncomfortable? What should i do?

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    September 22, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    September 22, 2008

    Nannette, I'd get this looked at by a doctor. It could be any number of things, including an infection. It sounds like a lymph node issue—somehow those underarm nodes aren't doing their job and fluid is backing up. At any rate, it's definitely something you should take care of as soon as possible, OK? Call the doctor. Good luck- PJH

  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    September 23, 2008
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    September 23, 2008

    Nannette, I agree with PJ.  Make an appointment today to see the doctor.  If the swelling just started a day or two ago and if you are not running a fever, you can probably wait for the first available appointment.  If you have had the problem for longer than a menstrual cycle, then ask to be seen right away.  As PJ points out swollen lymph nodes are usually a sign of infection, but it sounds like your breast is involved too.  A swollen breast can sometimes be a sign of cancer, so be assertive about getting this checked out.


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