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Swollen lymph node neck

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Depends: You really should be seen by your md. The symptoms described could be associated witha number of ailments. It is likely a viral infection, but not nec... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Shoulder and neck symptoms certainly sounds like cervical neuropathy - irritation or compression of the nerve coming out of your neck. HOWEVER, disco... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
No cancer: Thyroid peroxydase is a sign of hashimotos thyroiditis, that has nothing to do with cancer. Lymphoma of the thyroid extremely rare. I would not worr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
See ENT Dr ASAP: This is really a big deal. Please seek care asap.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral ca... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Medical Oncology
See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Go see your DR: Most lymph nodes are benign/non-cancerous and can be due to recurring infection in your throat and surrounding skin. But if they are numerous and get... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Hiler
General Surgery 43 years experience
Have your dr evaluat: Swollen lymph nodes are common and usually related to active or past local inflammations. If there has been no change over a long period of time then ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
No: We all have lymph nodes and sometimes they will swell. The lymph nodes are part of your natural defense. They help remove infections and other substan... Read More
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