A 27-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymph nodes: Enlarge when combating inflammation. This includes infection, malignancy, non-infectious inflammatory conditions. Get this seen and if needed, biopsied.
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

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Not particularly: Absolute numbers would give more information, but those percents are underwhelming. Esr also unremarkable.
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