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can stress cause swollen lymph nodes in neck

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Doubtful: Have you had doctor check enlarged lymph nodes? Lymph node swelling is most often caused by various infections: flu, chickenpox or infections mononucl ... Read More
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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 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes if enlarged : Enough. If it is getting worse medical attention should be sought out.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not: Typically.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
A number of things: Infections, malignancy, and autoimmune diseases can all cause swollen lymph nodes in the lungs.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: My answer is yes, it can - but off course it will depend on where is the location of the hsv infection. There are many other things that can cause lym ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many reasons: You get a check up by your doctor soon.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: I would consider other causes. See your doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Cocaine or other drugs (even sniffed) would not do this. If you have a sore throat, that's probably the cause and both this and the enlarged nodes sho ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: It is unlikely that the cocaine in and of itself would cause lymph nodes to swell (lymphadenopathy); however, whatever other substances are within the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes very likely: Yes any infection or inflammation does affect the regional lymph nodes. You need to see a doctor and seek antibiotics treatment before the infection g ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Swollen nodes needs evaluation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
See your doctor: Many things can cause swelling in the lymph nodes, or lymphadenopathy. It can be as simple as a localized infection to a much more serious problem. It ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: The definition of 'pinched nerve' is unclear here. The inguinal region is a common place for lymph node enlargement because the nodes drain a particu ... Read More

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