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Swollen lymph node neck

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In 400 characters?: Can you be more specific.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 28-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
36 years experience in Family Medicine
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
See ENT Dr ASAP: This is really a big deal. Please seek care asap.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
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 45-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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