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can a stiff neck cause swollen lymph nodes

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would certainly consider being seen, particularly if it has not improved over a month. If it is from swollen lymph nodes, these are usually associa ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Sounds like a virus.: Sounds like a viral illness, which can last 1-2 weeks. Drink plenty of water, eat a healthy died, get lots of rest and take it easy. If you don't fe ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
A +ANA does not Dx L: Just because you have a+ ANA in a Homogenous pattern does not automatically mean you have lupus. Have your physician refer you to a rheumatologist ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a physician: Nothing against chiropractors but the rash and lymph nodes are not in their field of expertise and should be evaluated by a physician. If the chiropra ... 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral ca ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Infection or: neck and groin nodes often swell secondary to infection depends n size and feel if firm and hard need biopsy
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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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In 400 characters?: Can you be more specific.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No!They are-: -associated with infective processes. They are a reaction to infection, part of the immune system. They are always there but enlarge with infection, ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Gingivitis: Gingivitis normally does not cause neck lymph glands swelling, though it is possible. But not a cause of groin swelling. Best to have this checked inc ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: it can.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: We need to know more . How long have you had these nodes and what is their size? Are they increasing in size? if they are bigger than 2 Cm and increas ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph nod ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Hsv1, the virus that causes cold sores, can definitely make these lymph nodes enlarged. If you have an active sore on your mouth, and your neck and c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Absolutely: 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Infections and: Infections, inflammations and cancers. Most of nthe time it resolve in 2 weeks, if it was due to infections, if does not go away and feeling nodes ot ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for neck lymph nodes to swell, so I would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include sk ... Read More
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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: However, if you tend to be over-anxious and you're a young adult, you'll start noticing the lymph nodes that everybody has in their necks. A dangerous ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not: Typically.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
?chronic fatigue sx: One possibility is chronic fatigue syndrome which may be due to a virus (true cause unknown). This is associated with extreme fatigue for at least 6 m ... Read More
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