A 27-year-old female asked:
i have had some swelling at base of neck, going into shoulder (trapezius). i recently felt a small lymph node in that area - what are potential causes?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Hutchinson answered
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get it checked!: Swollen lymph nodes can be secondary to a viral or bacterial infection or other sources of inflammation, 0. Of greatest concern (admittedly unlikely) is cancer or lymphoma. While it is not likely, it is scary and should be checked.
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
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