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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Have it checked out: Lymph nodes that are swollen and painful constantly may be a reflection of chronic infection. The enlarged lymph nodes may also be a manifestation of ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck lymph nodes: They are typically small , less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. 1.5 cm is enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymph node: Could be ok , but it is better for you to see your doctor.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
See ENT Dr ASAP: This is really a big deal. Please seek care asap.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Seek consultation wi: Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many different causes. You should go and see a hematologist who is a blood specialist dealing with such problems ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Many Causes: 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: Your symptoms warrant a physical examination and may be imaging studies and lab tests. If the enlargement of the lymph nodes persists, a biopsy may be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acute Illness?: The swollen lymph node especially if relatively acute indicates your body is trying to fight off some type of infection...Viral, bacterial, etc. The ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Does the person have: Classic shingles symptoms? Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In several: Areas makes one think of a generalized infection or lymphoma.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansour Alfayez
12 years experience Internal Medicine
You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that mean ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Infection or: neck and groin nodes often swell secondary to infection depends n size and feel if firm and hard need biopsy
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be...: A few different things. Tender is usually a good sign. If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
???: IT sounds like there is a lot more to your condition than you are able to relate in this format. It would probably be best to do a virtual consult
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral ca ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can be: You must hey check up, it can be related.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Absolutely: 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph nod ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Always a lump: The lymph nodes in the neck as in other areas like arm pit and groin serve to protect the patient immunologically from infection. Tumors in the regio ... Read More

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