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swelling of posterior cervical lymph nodes

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Not likely: Infected pustules or acne cyst can cause swelling of lymph nodes but regular acne not likely to cause enlarged lymph nodes.
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: usually would need to be a bad acne spot or boil or cellulitis to cause an enlarged node. Posterior cervical node would be unusual spot.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Spider bite: Hello. Yes, a spider bite can induce posterior lymph node activation and swelling. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation and treatment.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Glyman
32 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many possibilities.: There are a variety of things that could cause these problems at your age. Infections(cat scratch disease, mononucleosis), dental /sinus disease), are ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No, yes: It may be inflammatory in nature...possible infection/infestation of scalp. They have to enlarge to be palpable.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
20 years experience Family Medicine
It is worrisome: Lymph nodes swell when there is something wrong. It can be something as simple as a sinus infection or as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis. Th ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably nothing: You might be getting over an upper respiratory infection and have reactive lymphadenopathy. See your doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction t ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Not cervical: If it's above your clavicles, i.e., breastbone, then it's supraclavicular lymph nodes. The cervical lymph nodes are around the neck either anteriorly ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
??: There are many causes of enlarged cervical lymph nodes.Any diagnosis online would be guessing.First see doctor to diagnose if it is lymph node or some ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Unlikely: It is common to have neck nodes increase in size with sore throat and head colds. Unless the nodes are progressively enlarging and get past 2 cm in si ... Read More
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