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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A painful: Swollen node is usually a healthy response to a local infection or recent injury.
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Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: At your age, a swollen and painful lymph node could represent an infection in that part of your body. If you have a primary physician it's a good ide ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Many things: 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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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Node: Pretty common to have nodes in that area. Sometimes they are in response to dental issues or dehydration. Sometimes you are actually feeling the saliv ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Nelson
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes possible: Normally, submandibular lymph nodes should not be palpable, or barely so in a very thin person. Some causes are dental infection, gingivitis, canker ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies: Most cancerous lymph nodes are painless. But if they are growing faster, pain may appear at some stage; there is no bearing on the size of the lymph n ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Dont worry: There is an infection in the skin in the area drained by that lymph node. It is the immune system doing its duty. Good. What could it be? Did you noti ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Watch the node: carefully over the next 2-3 days. Sometimes infection will declare itself only after a few days. If it persists in size beyond a month or 6 weeks, I ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
MD: Abnormal lymph nodes should be assessed by an MD.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph Node Swelling: Greetings. An enlarged lymph node should be evaluated and treated. In my practice, I would treat you with an antibiotic. After 14 days, the node ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Check the hair: Swollen lymph nodes can result from diseases of the back half of the head & scalp. An infection or a skin cancer could be the culprit. Get to a ge ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Lymph nodes: May come from neck issues. Start with warm compresses three times a day and ibuprofen If it persists have it checked out with your doctor

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