Hi, I haven't been here in a really long time as I've been managing my HA so well for many months now.
I'm still doing okay, but I'm asking about this in here as I know I will get more calm and informed responses than Dr Google can offer me, which will help me keep HA at bay.
I am 31 weeks pregnant, and a week ago I noticed that one of the nodes in my armpit was swollen (pea-size) and tender. It stuck around for maybe about three or four days, then went back down again. A day or so later, I woke up with another lymph node adjacent to that one, also swollen and tender. This was just over two days ago. This afternoon I was gently prodding it to see if it had done anything, when I discovered ANOTHER swollen and tender node further up my armpit near the top crease!
I have absolutely no signs of infection, no breast tenderness, and I feel perfectly fine. Is it possible that these suddenly swollen nodes could be caused by something to do with the pregnancy, like hormones or milk ducts?? I have had the occasional reactive axillary node last year prior to becoming pregnant, but I had a breast ultrasound in late July that showed nothing at all sinister in my left breast, and my nodes were normal.
I am seeing my obstetrician in three days, so I will ask him about it then, but I guess I'm hoping to get some reassurance until then to tide me over. ;)