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what would cause a swollen node on left side of neck?

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Infection: Swollen lymph nodes are often the reaction to an infection nearby, a regional infection. A swollen lymph node on side of neck may be from a throat infection, or infection in ears, or scalp infection.

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How will I know if the cord is wrapped around the baby's neck?

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Quite common: The cord wrapping around the baby's neck is quite common, noted 30% of the time when the baby is born. It has no clinical significance and there is no real need to check for it before birth.
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Is it dangerous if the baby comes out with the cord wrapped around her neck?

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No: Although the scenario sounds scary, it is actually fairly common to find a "nuchal cord, " an umbilical cord wrapped around the neck, as well as a shoulder, or even leg. The umbilical cord is designed to handle tightening and stretching, because it contains a gelatinous substance within the cord called "wharton's jelly" -- a natural shock absorber!
A 50-year-old member asked:

If my baby's neck is slightly swollen, does that mean he'll get sick soon?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Possibly: If you notice a swelling on one side of your baby's neck, it could be a swollen lymph node. If the baby is irritable, has fever, is showing other signs of illness, or if you are concerned, have this checked by your pediatrician. Sometimes lymph nodes swell in response to infection or irritation.
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Why could cause my baby's neck to feel swollen?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Lymph Nodes: The most common cause is swollen lymph nodes which are always present in the neck, but appear larger if your child has an upper respiratory infection such as strep throat or an ear infection. If the neck appears swollen your child should be examined to determine the best cause and treatment.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

What causes swollen lymph nodes in the left neck side and high lymphocyte percentage?

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Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 48 years experience
Infection/inflammati: 21 y/o asks What causes swollen lymph nodes in the left neck side and high lymphocyte percentage? Most likely some infection/inflammation of tooth, gum, throat or Ear/nose/facial structure on that same side with lymph drainage to those swollen lymph nodes. Most likely appropriate antibiotics will take care of it. See PCP

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