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Questions concerning Lymphatic obstruction or blockage of the lymph nodes.
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|1/25/2012||I'm 33 years old and have dense fibrous breasts. I had my first mammogram about 3 months ago and it showed some calcifications in the one breast that is most dense and has a palpable mass. Some calcifications were scattered and others were clustered. I went for an MRI and got another "probably benign" diagnosis with a 6 month follow up. I've been very worried since this all happened and feeling around on my breast a lot just to check for any changes. Since I have such fibrous breasts, it's really hard to tell what's what in there. I noticed under my armpit on the breast with the calcifications, I can feel my lymph nodes. There are several and one feels like it's about the size of the tip of my pinkie fingernail. They all move around freely. There are NO palpable lymph nodes under the other arm (the one without the calcifications) I went to my primary care physician to let her feel and she said she didn't feel anything. I definately feel small lymph nodes in there. I'm not suppposed to go back for a follow up mammogram for over 3 more months, but I'm worried. Should I be able to feel these lymph nodes? If so, what size is okay? Why are they not palpable on the other side? Thank you for your help.|
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|1/26/2012||some women can feel their lymph nodes, especially if the woman is relatively thin. sounds like you would be best to take your imaging studies to another breast imaging facility and request a second opinion reading of them to feel more confident that everything is okay.|
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