Lymph Nodes on Ultrasound?
I recently had a biopsy on my right breast, and - thank goodness - it came back benign. Because I am high-risk, my doctor also had the radiologist check my left breast near the area where I had another biopsy years ago. It took an act of congress to get the radiologist to do this, since the main reason for doing so was peace of mind, but thankfully she did it.
On the left breast, the radiologist found two lymph nodes. She said they weren't anything to worry about, but I feel them now and am worried about them. They aren't exactly in the breast, but more along the side - about 5 inches from my underarm, where the breast meets my side. Does that make sense?
Is it normal to have swollen lymph nodes show up in an ultrasound? As far as I know, I'm not sick, so I don't know what would make them swell. The radiologist said that sometimes the lymph nodes under the arms can move and/or swell ... but why? Has anyone else had something like this? It's been 3 weeks since the ultrasound, and I still feel them.
I go back in six months to have the biopsied lumps check again, but they won't be checking the left breast/lymph nodes. Should I go back to my doctor before then to have him order another ultrasound of both breasts?
Any advice is appreciated!