Recently I had a whole breast ultrasound and mammogram. The doctor found a swollen axillary lymph node and suspects it's cancer. As a result, she wants me to have an MRI. I had a flu shot the day before my breast exam. The site of the shot is about three inches from the swollen node, and the swelling has almost receded entirely. My question: could the flu shot be the culprit? In other words, could it be the cause of the swollen node? I suspect so.
I had a similar experience, but I had the mammogram before the flu shot. The doctor did find some clusted microcalcifications but did not mention any lymph node swellings. Then the next day, I had a flu shot and that night noticed a swollen (but not painful) node in the armpit of the same arm. What was your outcome?
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