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sore gland in neck left side

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: Two weeks is long enough to warrant a visit to your doctor so that it can be evaluated properly. It is not feasible to provide and opinion without exa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Lymphadenitis: Lymphadenitis occurs when the lymph nodes become enlarged due to the by inflammation. The swollen glands are found near the site of an infection, henc ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brij Gupta
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Pharyngitis/tonsilli: When you have infection in the tonsils or pharynx it is not uncommon to have lymph nodes in the neck. These nodes do not have to be the same size or c ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female 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
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Dr. Charles Greenberg
44 years experience General Practice
Maybe: Could be a lymph node infection in tissue or pone or a problem with salivary gland r parotid gland. Requires careful exam by a md.
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A 54-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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your MD: Possible infection you should see your health care provider to be checked and treated.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: Your question can only be answered with a physical exam and further blood testing. Please consult your physician ASAP.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes in adults should be evaluated, particularly if nodes are felt above the collar bone. Please see your doctor f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Seek care: You might be coming downs with a streps throat and need treatment
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Natural response: May be dental infection, viral illness, other. If it persists, continues to enlarge or becomes worse, see your family doctor. Lymph nodes help fight ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Illness or teeth?: I would visit dentist to check for abcessed teeth. If the dentist says teeth are fine, i would visit doctor to rule out virus or bacterial infection. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Question?: What is the question? Sounds like infectious lymphadenopathy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Not arteries: More likely to be a viral illness.
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Sounds like you have and infection. Likely sources would be ear, throat or parotid gland.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Jones
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: These are likely related to an infection in your head or neck (cold/sore throat/sinus infection, etc) and are likely harmless. See your doctor if the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See ENT: It sounds like you have a neck mass and this is concerning to me. Ideally an ENT surgeon (otolaryngology - head and neck surgeon) should see you and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Need tx: Sounds infectious, you need to see dr. For evaluation and treatment. Good luck.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Have it checked out: It sounds like you have a series of "lumps" or lymph nodes that are painful particularly on your left side. You should have it checked out to make sur ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You have many issues here. You would be best to see your doctor for an exam and evaluation to address each issue
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tonsillitis.: You may have Tonsillitis., however it could be either bacterial or viral and treatment may be different depending on that . The swollen neck glands ar ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing good!!: This could be a bad infection and it is in a very sensitive area that could spread and cause some real trouble so go see a doctor now. i wouldn't wait ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms unrelated: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. However it is most likely your symptoms are not all related to one particular problem. If your sympt ... Read More

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