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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
All major groups: The lymph nodes of the neck (front, back, under jaw), armpits, elbows and groin swell during the acute illness, and again when progression to full-blo ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Symptoms of HIV are variable among different people. It may take a few weeks to years for the lymph nodes to be enlarged. You may consult this site fo ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Depends on the cause: Lymphadenopathy in an HIV patient must be carefully evaluated. It is true that the HIV virus can cause a lymphadenopathy response in itself. However ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indira Vadlamani
24 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily.: Swollen groin lymph nodes can be due to many reasons depending on the overall assessment. If it is painful, it may be infection. If there are other ly ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
There is swelling : and pain in multiple(widespread) lymph nodes.Get tested anyway.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph node swelling: Hello, your lymph nodes are reactive tissues that can swell with any inflammation. Yes, your nodes can react to thrush.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only sympto ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There are: Dozens of types of lymphoma, and not all produce enlarged lymph nodes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mononucleosis: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it throu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Must be evaluated: There is no way for you personally to know the cause of swollen lymph nodes in your neck. You should visit your doctor the great majority of the time ... Read More
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A 51-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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Could be...: ....But also of many other serious and non-serious medical conditions. If you have persistently enlarged nodes, especially if you have reasons to beli ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Any skin disorder, with or without infection can result in enlarged local nodes.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many can: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's lymphoma commonly cause swelling of lymph nodes. But any cancer that spreads to a lymph node can cause swelling ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Enlarged glands: Lymph nodes are there to help fight off certain disorders. For example, when someone has an infection, it is not uncommon to have enlarged nodes. Th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: Fever blisters or 'cold sores' are from a herpes simpex virus. This can cause regional adenopathy. There is medication available to help.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Many Causes: 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Seek consultation wi: Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many different causes. You should go and see a hematologist who is a blood specialist dealing with such problems ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not the most: Common location, but primary lymphoma, breast, lung, esophagus, oropharyngeal head and neck sites, and then there is the stomach, when the node is cal ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See someone: Hello - you should see a general surgeon (or your primary care doctor) for an evaluation. He/she will examine you and determine if a biopsy is neces ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Sink traps: Lymph nodes are sink traps for our bodies. If you have infection or inflammation somewhere, your friendly hardworking lymph nodes will catch bits, wor ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 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. The l ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: Many things like- infection ( most common ); inflammation -( trauma, irritation, other systemic inflammation); autoimmune problems, malignancy etc- ca ... Read More
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