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A 25-year-old female asked:

After how long should visibly swollen and sensitive lymph nodes be considered a problem?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
As soon as: discovered, and most commonly due to active inflammation in the area drained by the lymph node in question
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
A week: The vast majority of swollen lymphnodes are associated with some type of viral process. i would wait a week. Unless you are having some other obvious sympotms like sore throat or ear infection.

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