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A 17-year-old female asked:

fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lymph nodes: A sore throat or other infection above the neck often causes swelling of lymph nodes in the neck. At times these swollen lymph nodes are tender. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign that your body is fighting an infection and are not cause for concern.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Infection: its most likely infectious, possible representing bacterial(strep) or viral pharyngitis. With your age, it could also be mono. There is other stuff that is much less common, but those are the likely players.

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Last updated Dec 21, 2017

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