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Tender lymph nodes

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Evaluation: Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons with infection being a very common reason. In this scenario they tend to be tender also. However, any per ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unclear question: Lymphoma is a tumor (often malignant) of the lymphatic cells and there are different types (i.e., hodgkin's, non-hd, etc.). These can present with no ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Right: Swollen kinda means enlarged bigger.
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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Shouldn't : be a cause of lymph node tenderness
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diff possibilities: Tender is usually a good sign & if you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a cold, those could cause ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
These lymph nodes: may not mean anything, unless there is a readily diagnosed condition that will explain their existence, such as acute infection or tumor. Lymph nodes ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly viral: Viral illnesses can give you swollen lymph nodes and generalized muscle aches and body aches. I would give it a few days, take antiinflammatory medica ... Read More
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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 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: They can be painful or painless.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Get it checked: If the lymph nodes are in the area draining the site of melanoma, lymph node biopsy would be warranted. Please see your doctor asap for a proper evalu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while ... Read More
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A 56-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 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Nodes are: Distributed throughout the body. The neck, armpit, and groin are the easiest to see and feel. We all have heard that the sore throat "caused teh gland ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Shotty or small lymph nodes (<1 cm) may not be abnormal. However if they subsequently grow, then that may warrant more investigation.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
No : No lymph node causes headache.
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 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. 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not necessary: From your post, I am guessing your swollen nodes are in the groins. This may be due to injury, infection or cancer. If the nodes are small and unchang ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: You obviously have seen a doctor and had a CT scan. There are too many causes of enlarged abdominal lymph nodes to be of able to provide a meaningful ... Read More
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