A 25-year-old female asked:
Recent sinus infection. ct scan shows swollen lymph node on right side of neck. could these be related?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alen Cohenanswered
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: Yes any type of upper respiratory infection can lead to swollen lymph nodes in the neck. If the lymph node is over 1.5 cm then should see an ENT specialist to get it checked.
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Dr. Michael Milleranswered
Wound care 38 years experience
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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2020
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