I am posting this message on behalf of my wife as I love her a lot and am a bit concerned.
It has been 2 months or so that my wife has been dealing with some sort of swelling under her left armpit...I found out about it just 3 weeks ago. Athough so far it seems just like a swelling and a bit tender to the touch.... it also hurts a bit whenever she stretches her left arm.
I have advised her to stop using deodorant and although she is telling me that since she has stopped applying deodorant it's a bit less painful but we still decided to go see our family doctor and our family doc. looked at it and said to not worry about it as it seemed to be just a node? (maybe she meant lymph node?)but anyway we were still not satisfied with doc's answer so we both decided to go for our annual check-ups! and in the meantime my wife has also requsted for an axillary ultrasound of her left arm/breast which was yesterday...and apparently while in the ultrasound room, the lady who was doing the ultrasound mentioned something about lymph nodes...and when my wife asked her if there was a cyst or anything else she replied the samething again just lymph nodes...now I don't know what se meant by lymph nodes? as we all got lymph nodes everywhere in our bodies...maybe the swelling is caused due to lymph nodes but I am so confused and scared!
Has anyone ever had lymph nodes causing swelling and a bit pain? should I assume the worst?
Hoping to hear from you!