For a few years I've noticed that at times an axillary lymph node on the right side of my chest just on the side of the pec muscle becomes inflamed, causes pain, and is numb to touch. Sometimes the pain is bearable, but recently it's been extremely uncomfortable. I started noticing that the pain generally exists only when I'm A) laying down on my backB) lying down with pressure on my abdomen/pelvis (i.e. laptop) or C) laying down flat on my back with my knees extended out so that the heels of my feet touch the base of my thighs/buttocks.
I thought at first that this could just be some bacteria infection or something, but now any and every time I am in one of the 3 positions mentioned above the pain and inflammation starts. The inflammation goes away after sitting up. Sometimes during the day when I'm just standing I'll notice that this right axillary lymph node reacts more sensitively to contact, but it's nothing compared to the pain in swelling when lying down.
My questions are: What could be a cause of this? How are the lying position and abdomen/pelvic pressure connected to the pain?
A brief medical history:
-Male, 19 years old
-Testicular cancer: right testicle was removed and tests showed that no spreading occurred. Also, my CT scans of my chest never showed anything on the right side of my chest
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.