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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Call prescribing: physician for reevaluation,I suggest finishing the entire Rx of amoxicillin.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lym ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Most lymph nodes are: Benign and due to reaction to a nearby bacterial or viral infection. They may or may not subside completely after treatment. See your dr for a follow ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Usually palpate the nods dose not enlarge the node,but if they become enlarge need evaluation to find the cause ,so be treated.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indira Vadlamani
24 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily.: Swollen groin lymph nodes can be due to many reasons depending on the overall assessment. If it is painful, it may be infection. If there are other ly ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Lymphoma enlarged: nodes are usually painless unless it is infected, or super enlarged and impinging on nerves/muscles. Sore lymph nodes are inflammatory and most like ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph node.: Lymph nodes can feel spongy, which usually suggests that they're benign. On occasion they are rock-hard, like a little pebble, a quality which may su ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: You could watch and wait. If the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, you should see a doctor. For ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Mesa
29 years experience Hematology
Could be either: Chances are greatest that an enlarged lymph node is not cancer (i.e. Lymphoma) - however needs to be assessed by a physician and sometimes a biopsy ne ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
There is swelling : and pain in multiple(widespread) lymph nodes.Get tested anyway.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Uncertain: This could be a lot of reasons and it is not clear why this is enlarged. Consider a lot of medical reasons from infectious reasons to other. This is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience Pediatrics
Get checked byd0ctor: The feeling of bruising may be part of anxiety or it is allergic reaction and you happen to scratch that area . As you do not have any enlarged lymp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: It's probably inflammation of the skin or soft tissues it will probably go in on with you but you could try and anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or ibu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Strain would: Not cause enlarged lymph nodes and touching the nodes would not lead to a change.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See doctor: If you do not have any lesions on the scalp, and the nodes are growing in size it needs to be evaluated. The reaction after alcohol is worrisome and y ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If you have unexplained lymph node enlargement without improvement for more than a couple of weeks , you should consult your doctor re. the cause.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
Parotid tumor: Check with your pcp he might refer you to a surgeon, ent, or might order ct scan to identify the parotid gland and the lymph nodes enlargement.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Expected : But you need to keep the follow up with your doctor, this looks like an aggressive form of mono, you may need more medicines to control the condition, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
See your doctor: Depends upon your age and whether you smoke and drink alcohol. Most nodes in the neck are benign and related to inflammation/infection. But, tumors ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kari Sakurai
31 years experience Dentistry
See your MD: An proper medical examination with an oral surgeon or head and neck specialist would enable you to get a proper diagnosis and have treatment options e ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Swollen lymph nodes can be tender to the touch for up to two weeks. If they are enlarged and tender after that. It's a good idea to let your doctor ta ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No effect of poking: Enlarged regional lymph nodes essentially immune to the effect of local poking. They enlarge, become firm and can increase in number secondary to inf ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph node: Peripheral lymphadenopathy without an obvious cause after the history and physical examination presents a diagnostic dilemma. The cause of lymphadenop ... Read More

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