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How do you know if a lymph is swollen

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: If the doctors who examined you were not able to decipher your condition, it is impractical to do better in this forum. You may wish to consult a hema ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Nose/knuckle: If it feels like your knuckle it's hard. If it feels like the tip of your nose it's soft.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Infection?: You may have an infection or other problem. The only way to get this diagnosed is to go to your doctor and have this examined and diagnosed. Swellin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Tough to say: You need to see a dr. And get a good clinical exam and posible lab work. Swollen lymph glands/nodes can be benign and caused by chronic underlying all ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably syphilis: An open, painless genital sore (chancre) plus lymph node swelling in the groin usually is primary syphilis, probably acquired 2-3 weeks before the sor ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lymph nodes: may enlarge in response to inflammation, infection or cancer.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Feel for them: You can feel for then under the armpits, in the neck, in the area above the collar bones, and in the inguinal region (the front body crease where the ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Even with widespread metastases all the lymph nodes may not be swollen.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
6 years experience 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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