A member asked:

I've had swollen glands in my neck for months now, sometimes its hard to swallow food, is my body still just fighting infection?

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Dr. Edmond Bendaly answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Although swollen glands are a sign of infection, they could also be symptoms of other conditions. If this has been going for a while, a follow up with your general practitioner is recommended.

Answered Sep 27, 2017

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Dr. Michael Thompson answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Months of lymphadenopathy (lad) suggest a need for a diagnosis. Many people of lymph nodes (lns) that swell with infection and then resolve. Persistent or worsening LAD needs evaluation for infection, inflammation, or cancer. The differential diagnosis list is huge, from a to z: http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext.

Answered Feb 13, 2015

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