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Swollen Axillary Nodes, Sore Breasts

Hello,

Just wondering your opinion,

I've had swollen axillary nodes since April 2009 (going on 10 months now).  At one point some were as big as 2cm.  They were quite painful at the time, sharp shooting pain occuring randomly.  I had multiple ultrasounds (on both armpits and breast/chest area) to track the waxing/waning of each node, however the dr's didn't seem to be concerned as my blood test showed I still had the mono virus in my body from Dec. 2008.   None the less, I pushed them to do a biopsy on a swollen node that was found behind my ear and had been there since 2006.
I had the biopsy donein September 2009, and it came back benign, which is great news!  They told me to wait 6 months, and if they were still swollen and bothering me, I could come back for a second opinion.
It has only been 4 months since this biopsy, and my nodes are still bothering me with swelling and pain.  Most recently (in aprox. November 2009) I started to experience some breast pain.  It started as a dull ache around where my underwire would be, and when I mentioned this to my Dr. she said it was most likely hormomes from my menstral cycle, or possible pregnancy.  Well, I'm not pregnant as I've menstruated twice since, and I've noticed that my breasts are consistently sore, not periodically as they would be if hormones were the cause.
I've considered fibrocystic breast disease, however I can't feel any prominent lumps. As well, FBD doesn't mention anything about swollen nodes.  Could these be connected?

Thoughts?

Thank you!!

Erin



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Oops, forgot to mention the pain goes along the side of my breast as well as underneath.  And it is occuring in both breasts.
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