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do swollen lymph nodes itch

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Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: They can be painful or painless.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The dizzy spells, unless related to orthostatic hypotension or a heart rhythm problem, need evaluation by a neurologist. The itching requires a chemic ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
See your MD or derm: Itch can be caused by many things. Most commonly is due to problems with skin itself. Dry skin is the most common one. Other condition such as dermat ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Rashes: I wish I could give you a definitive answer, but unfortunately rashes are basically impossible to diagnose over the computer. Best for you to see a d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Swollen lymph nodes: Although some types of cancer may present with enlarged lymph nodes that can also occur because of infections.
A female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
It depends on their: size. In general, they are bean shaped and feel firm but not hard. They may be tender to the touch. Lymph nodes that are cancerous tend to be fixed ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Several causes: The lymphs nodes can be enlarged secondary to inflammation, infection or even lymphoma. Have your doctor evaluate the situation.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is drai ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
6 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Please tell us more: so we can help figure out the reason for this... Location of the lymph nodes and any other symptoms you have been having lately. Thanks!
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Not enough info: Where, when, how long? Submit more information to get a sensible answer. Good luck.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection, cancer: Lymph nodes swell when they 'catch' a virus or bacteria. Immune cells multiply to fight the infx, causing swelling of the node(s). U can have 1 swel ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Sure: Depends on the cause. Swollen nodes caused by infection or inflammation would be expected to go back to normal whereas those caused by cancer normall ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Enlarged glands: Lymph nodes are there to help fight off certain disorders. For example, when someone has an infection, it is not uncommon to have enlarged nodes. Th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in 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
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There are: Dozens of types of lymphoma, and not all produce enlarged lymph nodes.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: They react to infection by enlarging.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Few causes: Infection is main cause. Could be from surrounding structures like ear, skin or even hair. It might be also secondary to other types of problems lik ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Any skin disorder, with or without infection can result in enlarged local nodes.

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