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sore lymph nodes in neck one side

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Congested LN/chest: May be from PND which may be increased post nasal surgery with activity or can be new onset infection as you are somewhat immunocompromised being p ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See derm: I wonder if your doctor has considered scabies as the cause for your skin problem. You need to call your doctor or consider consulting a dermatologis ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rule out tumor: Tender knots on head could be inflamed cysts or skin malignancies. If there is associated lymph nodes these could be drainage from infected lesions o ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Takes time....: Takes time to get rid of residual inflammation. A mouth spray (chorseptic) and NSAID can help your throat pain. "we are still not in the time of gett ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it ... 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Needs evaluation: Enlarged lymph nodes can be reactive, responding to some infection for example, or reflect the presence of cancer. Isolated enlargement of a supracla ... Read More
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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 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 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Enlarged lymph node on same side as an infection means it is trying to filter out your system. You may have strep throat or possibly a virus which can ... Read More
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection ... 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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lots-o-stuff: Most often related to infection in throat or head and neck area. But could be cancer or lymphoma. Needs to be evaluated.
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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Lymph nodes on one side of the neck need to be evaluated by your physician and a complete physical needs to be done. If you are smoking, please stop.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Virus: Statistically, it's a viral infection. If fever accompanies the sore throat, or it lasts for more than 72 hours, or if your pain gets so bad to prev ... Read More
A 42-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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
enlarged tonsil: Usually when there is an infectious process both tonsils are affected. Unilateral tonsil swelling requires a workup by an ent. You may have a tonsil ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurentia Nodit
26 years experience Pathology
Many things: Lymph node enlargement (lymphadenopathy) may occur due to a large variety of factors like infections (bacterial, viral or fungal), immune disorders, d ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen lymph nodes: it's time to get that checked out if its been two weeks and getting new swollen glands.
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