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i have a swollen gland on the right side of my neck what does this mean

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: It could also be your throid gland. See your doctor to differentiate . Either way needs attention and treatment soon.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Lump/gland: Given your history it is essential that you see your primary doctor as soon as possible. Hope all goes well.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Exam: I recommend that you have this examined as infections with reactive lymph nodes should resolve within a few weeks.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Swollen lymph node: Hi, it seems you have a swollen Lymph node, possibly 2/2 some kind of infection, the infection could be in ur throat, ear or teeth, if this swollen gl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience in Medical Oncology
Can vary: Can be bacterial or viral infection if associated with fever. If persistent or progressive enlargement is encountered, cancerous conditions need to be ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
How do you FEEL?: If the palpitations are not taking your breath away, or causing you to faint, and usually are fewer than five per minute, just mention them to your ph ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Lymph node: For the moment I would keep an eye on it.As long as it remains isolated, it poses no problem. As you yourself suggests it's been there for some time ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen Gland: Unless your underactive thyroid is due to an autoimmune it is not typical for thyroid hypofunction to have accompanying enlarged lymph nodes. Sinse t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Cyst or node: It could be a sebaceous cyst or a lymph node. If it is small it is probably nothing to be concerned about. If it is larger than one centimeter (half i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Possible mono: Mononucleosis can cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. However, other things can cause swollen lymph nodes including a bacterial infection in your m ... Read More
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