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enlarged anterior cervical lymph nodes

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Biopsy: I'm of the opinion that an enlarged lymph node that doesn't regress after an observation period of a few weeks should have an excisional biopsy or at ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may take several: weeks for them to go down. It takes a while after being sick.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are chains of lymph nodes in the back of the neck on both sides, called posterior chain nodes. There are also anterior chain nodes. Nodes whic ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No, yes: It may be inflammatory in nature...possible infection/infestation of scalp. They have to enlarge to be palpable.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
20 years experience Family Medicine
It is worrisome: Lymph nodes swell when there is something wrong. It can be something as simple as a sinus infection or as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis. Th ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
??: There are many causes of enlarged cervical lymph nodes.Any diagnosis online would be guessing.First see doctor to diagnose if it is lymph node or some ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Unlikely: It is common to have neck nodes increase in size with sore throat and head colds. Unless the nodes are progressively enlarging and get past 2 cm in si ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Infection: Infection can also cause enlarged lymph nodes.
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Lymph nodes usually enlarge to fight off infection. That is their primary function. If they are larger than one centimeter (about a half inch) or if t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
18 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph node: Lymph nodes usually suddenly grow in size because the are reacting to a local infection, in your cause the throat, the ear, or the sinus. Also, the ly ... Read More
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