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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: This may be a swollen lymph node or a thyroid enlargement or mass. Must be checked and evaluated.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
9 years experience Pediatrics
Thyroid : Runs the metabolism -- cold and heat tolerance, weight gain or loss, growth in children etc...
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Betts
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Glands: There are lymph nodes on the back of the neck which may become inflamed with infections both viral and bacterial. They may also become enlarged with c ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
It can be that...: That you are just like the rest of us... all humans have many glands in their necks. Glands are in the skin, under the skin, next to muscles, under mu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Glands: Swollen gland in the neck can occur with viral or bacterial infections. Enlargement sometimes makes swallowing uncomfortable and can be easily palpate ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Have it evaluated: You can certainly take the usual tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen which will help. A bigger questions is what is the cause? If there is swelling o ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Often infections: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen O'Malley
43 years experience General Practice
Swollen neck glands: There are several reasons for swollen neck glands. The most common is an infection. Ear, nose, thoat, sinus, dental. The best, if conditions persist f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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A Bump In The Night?: Usually means it's fighting an infection or inflammation, from the throat or other areas on that side.If you don't think you have any of that, then ma ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Infectious mononucleosis is just one of numerous illnesses which can present in this fashion. Please go see your doctor. Hope you get better soon.
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