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sore swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck for 3 months swells very large an painful slight relief anti inflammatory medicine and pop sicles

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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection, shingles?: This sounds like a skin infection of some sort. It could be a bacterial infection (e.g. staph, strep, etc) but I'm more suspicious of herpes zoster (s ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tolstrup
29 years experience Family Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: It is likely that these are lymphs nodes doing what lymph nodes do, but you should see your Primary Care Provider. Enlarged "sorta" movable lymph node ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Lymph nodes jaw: suspect you may be feeling submandibular glands and not lymph nodes. Show to you Dr. to see.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Glands: I cannot tell by your symptoms alone without examining you.But the first thing that comes to mind is possibly mono. But there are many other possibili ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Tonsillitis?: If the gland is inside it could be tonsillitis. If it is outside we call it adenopathy. They are lymph glands which the body uses in response to infla ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sore throat=CA?: Smoking and drinking do increase the chance of developing throat/tonsil CA. HPV can also be linked with CA in this area. Usually it would occur at a l ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If it is an: enlarged lymph node, it should resolve after 1 to 2 weeks. It could be something else, such as lipoma or cystic hygroma, both benign conditions. Sho ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Emergency: See doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simant Shah
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Strep?: So this couldbe strep throat. You meet some of the clinical criteria. Pls visit your urgent care or Primary doctor.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
For sure not HIV: The 4th generation HIV blood tests are among the most accurate tests ever developed, for any infection. Negative results more than 4 weeks after the l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
If...: If you are not responding to the antibiotics prescribed and still feeling sick you should see your doctor again for reevaluation. However, make sure y ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See DR: Any chronic irritation of the skin or nearby scalp will cause an enlarged lymph node. An exam should confirm this. But other things are possible. If i ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience General Surgery
Nodes: Often time with many types of infections many body part, specifically nodes get inflamed.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph nodes: By now the lymph nodes should have gone away. You need to see your PCP first for labs. Then maybe thinking about getting a biopsy of the lymph nodes. ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
14 years experience Family Medicine
Infection?: Any chance you could have contracted a sexually transmitted disease? That sounds like it could represent herpes or similar infection.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Go back to doc: To be certain everything is ok. May still be clearing but be certain you are fine.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: First you need a diagnosis. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are working to contain an infection or a tumor, but this is not always responsive to antibi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymphadenopathy: When lymph nodes enlarge it is often due to their performing their designated function in helping to fight off an inflammatory process. If these rema ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Observe: My guess is you are feeling the throbbing near the lymph node, not the node itself. It might be related to having the cold sore ... possibly related t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, along with a sore throat and flu symptoms, can be strep throat. The doctor can test a throat swab for a result in 5 m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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Swollen face: There can be various causes for swollen face. This will include skin infection, boils in the area, parotid duct blockade or submandibular gland duct b ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Go back: See the doctor who examined you and prescribed the ciprofloxacin. The infection may be more extensive than they thought, the organism may not be sens ... Read More
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