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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Where: Dependent on where the gland swelling is. But for this to be present for 3 months is not a normal occurrence I would suggest seeing your DR and gett ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cannot say.: There is not enough information from what you have described to know what is going on. However, 3 months of back pain certainly justifies seeing a he ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
You definitely: Need to discuss these problems with your doctor in the near future. Possibilities include infection and malignancy -- not things to play around with o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Probably: I hate to say run to the doc every time you feel something but i'd rather be safe than sorry so maybe you should see your doc, especially if the nodes ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Monitoring System: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The l ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Sure: Depends on the cause. Swollen nodes caused by infection or inflammation would be expected to go back to normal whereas those caused by cancer normall ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor.: Lymph nodes often enlarge with infections or inflammation. Persistent swelling, especially if tender, hard, or larger than around 1 cm (1/2 inch) dia ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
46 years experience Hematology and Oncology
You Need a check up: Please see a doctor. Swollen lymph nodes could be sign of infetion, inflammation or cancer. The question is simple: do you have fever, fatigue, loss ... Read More

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