A 21-year-old female asked:
i have had painful swollen glands on and off for about 6 months to a year now and usually my right one is always larger..what exactly should i do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Rubenstein answered
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
?See a doctor: Lymph nodes commonly go up and down in size in response to infections of all kinds, and may remain enlarged to some degree after an infection. However, the nodes should not be larger than 1 cm or so in size, should not be hard, should not remain tender for extended periods, and should not enlarge progressively. If any of this raises a concern, you should see a doctor.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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