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are swollen lymph nodes early signs of pregnancy

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph nodes: Small less than 1 cm freely movable not matted to surrounding tissue. Not source of great concern. But should be monitored. If change enlargement of o ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: That is unrelated.
A male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: Children can have enlarged lymph nodes with or without infectious causes. Most of the time these are just reactive lymph nodes and will resolve over ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: If you are worried, get tested.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Not usually: 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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Could be...: ....But also of many other serious and non-serious medical conditions. If you have persistently enlarged nodes, especially if you have reasons to beli ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Bial
Specializes in Pain Management
Nope.: The usual signs of pregnancy would be a missed period, nausea, bloating and perhaps breast and uterine cervix changes. There're many things that can c ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Usually lymph drains centrally, so suggests throat/sinus/ear infection--unless limited to nodes at base of neck/upper chest, then possible. See dr for ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can be: It can be if your pregnancy test is positive.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
If large, and hard: Lymphadenopathy comes with infections and other condition like lymphoma---how many lymph node, how large, how hard? Need doctor evaluation not just t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
DDx: Swollen lymph nodes (ln) can come from a variety of causes. In medicine we call this a differential diagnosis (ddx). A large ddx is here: http://www ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: Enlarged lymph nodes are present in many conditions, most commonly in viral illnesses. However, enlarged lymph nodes that persist beyond about 6 weeks ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Unlikely: 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not per se: A tick bite by itself is not likely to cause lymph node enlargment, but infection transmitted through tick bite, e.g., lyme disease may cause swelling ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Most often, they're normal nodes, there to guard your health. Report any suspicious masses that stay around for two weeks or longer to your physician.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
It gets smaller: 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Many reasons: L lymph nodes can be a large because they may drain infection, they may be more of a systemic inflammatory , if they were one side suggested may well ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: Bilateral breast infection would be somewhat unusual. Strongly suggest you see your family doctor and be examined.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can be: Blood test and biopsy should be done and see an oncologist.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Enlarged lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are filters on the lymphatic channel. They act like barriers to anything the body might wish to contain...Cancer, infection, and some aut ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Can be: Usually a breast mass would be felt by the time breast cancer has spread to enlarged lymph nodes that can be felt under the arm. Usually the lymph nod ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May not be cancer: From what you described, infection or other causes of inflammation are more likely. Cancer can cause reactive hyperplasia if it is present in the area ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: There are many reasons for inguinal node enlargement and cervical cancer is low on this list. If you are healthy otherwise. give it a couple more week ... Read More
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