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What causes swollen lymph nodes

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infecti ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Infection/inflammati: 21 y/o asks What causes swollen lymph nodes in the left neck side and high lymphocyte percentage? Most likely some infection/inflammation of tooth, g ... Read More
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
See Oncologist : Swollen lymph nodes on one side with high lymphocyte count is worrisome it could be a serious illness sometimes even lymphoma or cancer. This type thi ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Viral: With a high lymph count, a viral infection is more likely. However if the lymph node enlargement persists for more than a month without improvement, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Mono: Infectious mononucleosis is a likely explanation at your age.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Multiple causes: Get a comprehensive physical examination and I would recommend brest imagining and a hematology opinion.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Usually,a viral: infection; however, lymph node cancer ( lymphoma) or infection ( lymphadenitis) are possibilities. A biopsy is sometimes the most diagnostic test alon ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
If no infections : If no obvious infections snd it is lasting more than 1 week, you need to get a biopsy, please see your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Scarring: The lymph node serves as a immune response center and usually enlarges in the face of inflammation or infection. At times a scarred node is left after ... Read More
A 33-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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Ear problem: If you have any trauma/cut/irritation/infection/inflammation around that ear- perhaps around the ear lobe, ear canals- you can have enlargement of th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Many causes: Get it checked locally.
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