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my son has swollen lymph nodes his neck

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Cold virus: can enlarge lymphnodes in the neck area. It would gradually will go away.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are ... Read More

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen glands: Are these glands sore, any fever or sore throat, any other swollen glands in other locations? Was a throat culture done? Any skin or eye changes? Th ... Read More
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your sons age would be unusual, but not impossible. I ... Read More
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Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: Children can have enlarged lymph nodes with or without infectious causes. Most of the time these are just reactive lymph nodes and will resolve over ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Get checked by peditrician.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Lymphadenopathy: Very non-specific could be related to any type of infection you should have your son examined by his pediatrician for additional testing and advice.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Lymph glands generally swell after stimulation and can do so after a general illness, vaccinations, or if limited to one area, some local factors. If ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: All teens have a few palpable lymph nodes in the neck. I don't know why his cheeks are swollen, but junior does need to have his acne treated with som ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In 400 characters?: Can you be more specific.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: You should get a complete exam to include a CBC, sed rate and CMP for starters. If your physician is not addressing your concerns- get a second opinio ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Lymphadenitis: Lymph nodes draining and area of infection also get inflamed and enlarged. It is important to treat the site of infection. If you have done that, the ... Read More

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