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A 36-year-old female asked:

What causes two swollen glands (visible through skin) on the left side of the neck, along with sore throat on that side, fatigue, body aches and weight loss? first gland showed at least 6 months ago?

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Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 43 years experience
The most benign condition would be a reactive LN or possible EBV. My concern would be lymphoma however and I would urge you to see your PMD for a complete evaluation ASAP.
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Dr. Robert Barone
Surgical Oncology 56 years experience
The enlarged lymph nodes in your neck could be due to inflammation in your throat or mouth area such as tonsillitis, dental problem, sinusitis or a lesion on your gums or other areas. Also other conditions such as lymphoma, sarcoidosis need to be ruled out. You should see your physician to examen your mouth and throat and feel the lymph nodes in your neck. Ultra sound of the nodes may be helpful
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Last updated May 14, 2021


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