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Mesa, AZ
A 27-year-old male asked:

1 swollen painful lymph node & pain in neck muscle- saw doctor and they ordered cbc pending, is this likely serious? not visible from outside

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Node: Most painful nodes are inflammatory, i.e. not malignant. MD is checking CBC profile.diagnostic test. Checking for white cell count and type percentages.
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