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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
More specifics: Do you mean the swollen nodes at the left side of the neck and not the whole body? If so, it may mean that there is a sinus infection or dental abs ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Lymph nodes: Not always. Imaging studies like ct scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Wind pipe, u mean?: Enlarged nodes in the chest can be the result of many things, some more serious than others. Rather than speculating and giving you a mile long list, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Many causes: Almost everyone has at least one palpable lymph node in the neck, more if you're had a cold or sore throat recently. I own a 1/2" scarred node that i ... Read More
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice : Enlarged lymph node on same side as an infection means it is trying to filter out your system. You may have strep throat or possibly a virus which can ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: They can be painful or painless.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see y ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Needs evaluation: Enlarged lymph nodes can be reactive, responding to some infection for example, or reflect the presence of cancer. Isolated enlargement of a supracla ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: 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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Not enough info: Where, when, how long? Submit more information to get a sensible answer. Good luck.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Depends where is it: You have two separate sets of salivary glands , either up in the inside of your cheek on both sides opposite to your first upper molar , or right unde ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Infectious: Ln enlargement is usually infectious, not malignant. Association with antibiotic therapy may be true-true and unrelated. A viral process may have re ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
6 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Please tell us more: so we can help figure out the reason for this... Location of the lymph nodes and any other symptoms you have been having lately. Thanks!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See Your Dentist: At 16 years of age, one possible cause of your problem could be your wisdom teeth. A visit with your dentist could help identify if your wisdom teeth ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Any skin disorder, with or without infection can result in enlarged local nodes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Either or other: It could be either, or could be caused by something else., depending on where it is and other symptoms. Please see you health care provider.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only sympto ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Virus: Statistically, it's a viral infection. If fever accompanies the sore throat, or it lasts for more than 72 hours, or if your pain gets so bad to prev ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Enlarged glands: Lymph nodes are there to help fight off certain disorders. For example, when someone has an infection, it is not uncommon to have enlarged nodes. Th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More

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