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Swollen Lymph Node Neck

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Need Checkup!: A swollen lymph node is a symptom, not a disease. You must find out why it is swollen before you can do something about it. How long has it been the... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Evaluation is key: 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymph node: Could be ok , but it is better for you to see your doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
See ENT Dr ASAP: This is really a big deal. Please seek care asap.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and 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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