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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: It is certainly possible but not necessarily definite that the cervical lymphadenopathy you have experienced is related to the outbreak. Lymph nodes ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It could irritate the lymph nodes in your neck causing swelling. more concerning is why was someone choking you? This should be reported as an assau ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Any issue with the mouth or upper airway can lead to enlarged node in the neck. It would be good to get is checked. If the node doubles in size, more ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Go see an ENT doctor: It could be just repeated viral infections(colds) but you need to be sure that you do not have strept throat. A visit to your ENT doctor can help. If ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not: But it can feel like it w/ globus pharyngis. Slowly drink tepid water to show that a passage is clear. A likely reason is anxiety which psychotherapy ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Either because of intense inflammation from the cigarette smoke itself, or because smoking makes you more predisposed to both bacterial and viral thro ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
no: Commonest cause of stiff neck is osteo arthritis in neck or pulled muscles. Cause of numbness in neck or arm is usually pinched nerve.
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
A 44-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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,spasm: withinflammation could cause lymph nodes to react and swell and hurt
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No; another cause!: The submandibular nodes will swell if you have a sore throat or a dental infection. Shaving your head should have no effect on these nodes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lymph nodes: May be palpable, especially with increase inflammation or infection. There are a chain in this region that may be palpable.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Yes, near the ears: 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Give us background: Your question is not very clear as written now. Lymphomas often cause enlarged nodes but they can be anywhere in the body, so not necessarily limited ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Some people react to deodorant as an irritant and others may be allergic to the contents of the deodorant stick. In either case body may react against ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is possible: Abnormal Lymph node enlargement commonly results from infection, immune response or other causes. Therefore, the direct clinical examination is essent ... Read More
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph nodes: Yes there are lymph nodes in the back of neck and head.These are normally not palpable unless there is an infection in the scalp or part of neck lymph ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Very important: The commonest cause of lymph nodes enlargement under the jaw is infection in the tooth, gum or other structures in that area. However after 50 years o ... 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Any skin disorder, with or without infection can result in enlarged local nodes.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Prob not: While shaving can cause minor cuts in the skin, and therefore theoretically increase risk of a skin infection, which could lead to some swollen lymph ... Read More
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A 45-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. Frank Fayz
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
Lots of diseases.: These are nonspecific and some of body's signals that disease is present. All can be due to infections, tumors, inflammatory systemic illnesses, or a ... 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

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