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swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lots-o-stuff: Most often related to infection in throat or head and neck area. But could be cancer or lymphoma. Needs to be evaluated.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tolstrup
29 years experience Family Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: It is likely that these are lymphs nodes doing what lymph nodes do, but you should see your Primary Care Provider. Enlarged "sorta" movable lymph node ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Lymph nodes jaw: suspect you may be feeling submandibular glands and not lymph nodes. Show to you Dr. to see.
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" pr ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurentia Nodit
26 years experience Pathology
Many things: Lymph node enlargement (lymphadenopathy) may occur due to a large variety of factors like infections (bacterial, viral or fungal), immune disorders, d ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Enlarged and: Tender lymph nodes usually means infection somwhere. But it can be inflammatory conditions or lymph cell malignancy, such as lymphoma or hodgkin's di ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely , consult your doctor for tre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Sore throat: Swollen gland or adenopathy indicates an infection on that side. Ln's. Are present to filter our blood from bacteria or virus's. You should let your d ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes in adults should be evaluated, particularly if nodes are felt above the collar bone. Please see your doctor f ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Short: Term may be normal after sinus infection or cold, longer term, growing and hard, you need to see doctor!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your MD: Possible infection you should see your health care provider to be checked and treated.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a physician: Swollen lymph nodes are often a sign of infection, so i would recommend that you see a physician for closer evaluation. The right arm and leg pain ma ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See your doctor ASAP: You need to be examined. Have you checked your breast for a lump? Have you had a mammogram.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Jones
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: These are likely related to an infection in your head or neck (cold/sore throat/sinus infection, etc) and are likely harmless. See your doctor if the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nodes: Typically they are symmetrical but not always. The node is on the other side of your neck but either your neck muscle is not symmetrical making it h ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Mastoid process v LN: It's possible you're feeling your own mastoid process -which is a normal boney nodule right behind the ear. Check both sides of your head to see if it ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Greenberg
44 years experience General Practice
Maybe: Could be a lymph node infection in tissue or pone or a problem with salivary gland r parotid gland. Requires careful exam by a md.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Natural response: May be dental infection, viral illness, other. If it persists, continues to enlarge or becomes worse, see your family doctor. Lymph nodes help fight ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience General Surgery
Is it stable in size: As long as this is stable in size over a period of months, and hasn't increased any further. Nothing else is recommended. If you are willing to have a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be infection: Swollen lymph nodes are very common and are usually associated with infection or inflammation; however, they should be checked out by your medical doc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Illness or teeth?: I would visit dentist to check for abcessed teeth. If the dentist says teeth are fine, i would visit doctor to rule out virus or bacterial infection. ... Read More
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