A 25-year-old female asked:
High levels of stress and lack of sleep cause 12 swollen lymph nodes in neck?had some for 1+ years & got 5 more in 3 weeks.also 3 by left underarm.
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Doubtful: Have you had doctor check enlarged lymph nodes? Lymph node swelling is most often caused by various infections: flu, chickenpox or infections mononucleosis. Cancer may spread to nodes. Leukemia and lymphomas will also cause node swelling. However, these type of swellings grow more slowly, and tend to be hard and fixed. Please have your doctor check to rule out infection or anything more serious.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
4.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 19, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.