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swollen hard glands with flu

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mumps: It is not normal to be part of the regular flu or cold. It could be mumps. It could also be swollen lymph glands , however have it checked out by a lo ... Read More
Dr. Yahya Atiya
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Flu is s systemic disease. Therefore, one would expect BOTH sides to be affected. Similarly with mumps. It is possible that some of the lymph glands a ... Read More
Dr. Russell Lieblick
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Secondary issue: Although the flu won't cause parotid issues, dehydration can. The duct that runs from the parotid duct (Stenson's Duct) is commonly blocked by mucous ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it is not: Flu shots do not causec swollen muscles in neck or any other part of your body.
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: All vaccinations stimulate the immune system (white blood cells) to produce antibodies. Some vaccinations stimulate stronger responses than others. Ma ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Cannot say: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, any inflammation can cause multiple small lymph nodes in neck and vaccination certainly does qualif ... Read More
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Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
Yes: this could be enlarged lymph nodes due to the recent flu
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshan Hameeduddin
Specializes in General Practice
URI : Any infection upper respiratory can do that . Check for Mono ? Blood work ordered Empiric antibiotics
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Influenza vaccine: If you had an influenza vaccine on your arm and later developed a solitary enlarged gland in the groin area, these two issues are not likely to be rel ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or the "flu" (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
BENIGN: Pea sized glands in the neck are normal. They are also present that size throughout your body but their location buried in other tissues makes them le ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Stay out of the ER and see a primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. There are numerous causes, most of them infections such as mononucleosis.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Wouldn't anticipate: lymph adenopathy on neck from influenza vaccine. Hopefully, it will dissipate quickly. Nodes in that area can increase in size in response to inflamma ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably viral: Sounds like upper respiratory infection or flu caused by virus. Coughing hard can elicit soreness in ribs. Sometimes pleuritis, inflammation of lining ... Read More
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