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adult swollen lymph nodes in neck

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually due to an infection in the area and some times due to tumors such as lymphoma. It is not feasible to know the casue wi ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In several: Areas makes one think of a generalized infection or lymphoma.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Yared
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Go see your doctor: Need more info: one or more? How big? Is it growing? Is it hard, painful, red etc? Any other swollen glands anywhere else? Any fevers, night sweats, w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the s ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Get an exam: With your doc. Lymph nodes do not go up and down in 8-12 hrs.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
They are palpable: Normal sized lymph nodes are quite small and not palpable. If the nodes enlarge to a size of 1 to 2 cm, then they are palpable if you run down your fi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
See a doctor: Painful, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck should be checked out by a doctor. They could be a symptom of a serious infection or worse yet a tumor.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Iron: Iron deficiency doesn't cause swollen lymph nodes. You should follow up with a physician to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes.

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