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A 32-year-old member asked:

Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

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Dr. Binu Nair
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Infections and: Infections, inflammations and cancers. Most of nthe time it resolve in 2 weeks, if it was due to infections, if does not go away and feeling nodes other part. Of the. Body, and getting bigger , needs to het quick check up by your dctor.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I'm concerned because I have swollen lymph nodes on the side of my neck.?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Get a medical examin: If the nodes are new, painless, not related to a sore throat, you should have your doctor to examine you and advice further. If the nodes are small(less than 1 to 1.5cm(half an inch) you can watch them for one month to see if they go down or get bigger. If they are getting bigger then you have to be concerned and must see your doctor then.

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