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when to worry about swollen lymph nodes

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymph nodes: It could be. See a general surgeon quickly.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lymph nodes: Probably not. Probably they are reactive lymph nodes- either from chronic inflammation on the throat or something in your mouth like gum inflammation ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymphadenopathy: Without having all your medical records and the ability to examine you and review your imaging studies it is impossible to say, but it sounds on the s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph nodes: Small less than 1 cm freely movable not matted to surrounding tissue. Not source of great concern. But should be monitored. If change enlargement of o ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probable vein: Once swollen lymph nodes are noted in axilla, they are in close proximity to the main axillary artery and vein in that region. The nodes are associat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Stress/lymph nodes?: Stress did not cause the lymphnodes, but can cause poor sleep and thus tiredness etc... Small nodes around your neck, if the come and go etc..Then no ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Watch and wait: You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Catscratch disease?: Single or few, large, mildly painful lymphnode(s) is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules(zit-like) at the site-of-in ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: What did your doctor tell you about your swollen lymph nodes? You may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lym ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Follow-up: Chronically swollen lymph nodes in the head and neck area are generally not due to a malignancy such as lymphoma or head and neck cancer. Chronic inf ... Read More

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