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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Sounds like a virus.: Sounds like a viral illness, which can last 1-2 weeks. Drink plenty of water, eat a healthy died, get lots of rest and take it easy. If you don't fe ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Rare possibility: Side effects to this vaccine are rare but statistically possible. Your symptoms are listed as low possibility. Lymph nodes produce antibodies when the ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water an ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would certainly consider being seen, particularly if it has not improved over a month. If it is from swollen lymph nodes, these are usually associa ... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No, no effect on mus: But they can be tender if there is infection in the throat.
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
23 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Possible: Occitipalis, temporalis and splenius muscles can be a trigger points for head, neck and TMJ muscle strain...
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience in Pain Management
Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges.
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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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the s ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
18 years experience in Medical Oncology
Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansour Alfayez
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that mean ... 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: They can be painful or painless.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Acute Illness?: The swollen lymph node especially if relatively acute indicates your body is trying to fight off some type of infection...Viral, bacterial, etc. The ... Read More
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A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be many?: Swollen lymph nodes could indicate an infection by bacteria, virus or fungus. It could mean infiltration by tumor. The significance would be determi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Absolutely: 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 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In 400 characters?: Can you be more specific.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be...: A few different things. Tender is usually a good sign. If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a ... Read More
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