Aged 58 and feel 90.
I have Primary Lymphoedema in both legs for over 50yrs.
In 1973 and 1985 I had two benign lumps removed from both breasts leaving one breast slightly bigger than the other but with a good bra this does not notice much.
10 years ago I found this soft swelling in my armpit which was painless and was told
it was part of the lymph nodes that had swollen and not to worry about it but to keep checking it for any changes. It did not brother me until Apr. 2012.
Apr 2012 the swelling in the right armpit became very painful and was extremely painful to touch when the GP examined it.
The pain affects my right-side of neck and right shoulder blade.
I was told to NOT TO USE my arm above my waist and to take painkillers and Iburfen.
I was referred to the Lymphoedema Clinic in Jan. 2013 I will be having K...Tape applied.
I had blood tests for arthriis the results are clear.
I had Ultrasound at the hospital Cancer results are clear.
Have been told swelling and pain could be due to:
1. It could have been a strain or infection.
After several weeks of resting and taking tablets the pain in the armpit, shoulder blade and neck have reduced but returns if I over do things with my right arm.
The soft swelling in the armpit is still visible and now just tender to touch.
I would like to know does anyone else have these symptoms.
1. What is causing the swelling and why?
3. Why do I only have the swelling only in one armpit? - I am right-handed.
3. Is the swelling caused by the Lymph Nodes?
4. Is the swelling part of the blocked lymphatic system.?
What do I need to do?