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A 23-year-old female asked:

My swollen lymph node in my neck is not painful. does that mean a more serious problem?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
How big?: A cancerous lymph node is obviously abnormal. Almost all other nodes are your friends. If you are advised to leave it alone, do so. There is no explaining why different people get big nodes in different places.

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If someone has a swollen lymph node in their neck with no other symptoms what could it be?

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Don't have to: Have symptoms , oro-pharyngeal cancers will present as enlarged lymph nodes in the neck , need through investigation , and endoscopic examination if some one has enlarged neck lymph nodes , speak to your doctor and follow the instructions.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Have it checked out: Lymph nodes that are swollen and painful constantly may be a reflection of chronic infection. The enlarged lymph nodes may also be a manifestation of lymphoma which is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells and is localized to the lymph nodes. This should be evaluated by your doctors.
Last updated May 31, 2016


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