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Chronic swollen lymph node in neck

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
See ENT Dr ASAP: This is really a big deal. Please seek care asap.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Watch and wait: You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you de... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Medical Oncology
See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Go see your DR: Most lymph nodes are benign/non-cancerous and can be due to recurring infection in your throat and surrounding skin. But if they are numerous and get... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Hiler
General Surgery 43 years experience
Have your dr evaluat: Swollen lymph nodes are common and usually related to active or past local inflammations. If there has been no change over a long period of time then ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
No: We all have lymph nodes and sometimes they will swell. The lymph nodes are part of your natural defense. They help remove infections and other substan... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Probably nothing: Acne confined to a shoulder may be from rubbing; we see this in men who bench-press large amounts of weight. Most adults have one or more palpable lym... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
NO not at all: Swollen nodes in neck would have no connection with your prostatitisd. That is not possible as there is no connection between the prostate gland and t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes!: This may be something very serious. You need to be evaluated by your doctor.