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What do swollen neck lympnodes mean

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of many clinical conditions from a simple viral infection to something more serious. See a physician who will determ ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: 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. A lym ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
How big?: A cancerous lymph node is obviously abnormal. Almost all other nodes are your friends. If you are advised to leave it alone, do so. There is no explai ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Carlston
41 years experience Family Medicine
Probably fine: Lymph nodes are immune factories. They swell most often when they gear up to combat a local infection. Insect bites, colds and other respiratory vir ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
No: We all have lymph nodes and sometimes they will swell. The lymph nodes are part of your natural defense. They help remove infections and other substan ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Time to stop worry: The average young adult has three palpable lymph nodes in the neck if the examiner knows what he/she is doing. If your HIV tests are negative over thi ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Infx: Viral upper respiratory infx or bacterial tonsillitis mono thecommon cold are common lymph nodece nlargers.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
29 years experience General Surgery
Lymphadenopathy: Very non-specific could be related to any type of infection you should have your son examined by his pediatrician for additional testing and advice.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Could be: Lymph nodes act as a trap for the "bugs" that cause infections. Ask your dentist to check your oral cavity and your physician to check your throat.
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