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A 35-year-old male asked:

i have "maybe" a swollen lympnode in my neck can this be caused by sleeping wrong on my neck? its located by my throat. i have no fever or illness.

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Unlikely: If it causing u a problem see your PCP for evaluation.
Dr. Julio Pajaro
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No : A lump in your neck is a very good reason to go see a doctor. Soon. Lymph glands in adults require immediate attention.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat commented
Podiatry 22 years experience
Good answer!
Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Lymph node: Lymph node are a reaction to an infection or inflammation, such as a cold or skin infection or tooth problem, and the ones in the neck are pretty common and should resolve on their own within a few days. If it persists, see your doctor.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat commented
Podiatry 22 years experience
Good answer!
Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Likely from dental: Not unique to develop a swollen node secondary to dental issues such as gingivitis or an occult tooth abscess. This is minor, but could be a sign of an emerging bigger problem. Might see your dentist first, as unlikely this is due to strep throat, sinus infection etc.

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