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A 39-year-old member asked:

what are the causes of your neck gland to swell?

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Dr. Carmen O'Malley
General Practice 43 years experience
Swollen neck glands: There are several reasons for swollen neck glands. The most common is an infection. Ear, nose, thoat, sinus, dental. The best, if conditions persist for more than 3-5 weeks, would be to seek expert opinion with your md or dds.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What causes swelling on the side of the neck?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Too many to list: The most common reason to feel a lump on the side of the neck would be from a swollen lymph gland. It swells as it drains the inflammatory fluids that accumulate in response to infection(s).
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could produce only my left neck lymph node to swell?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is swelling in the front of the neck considered very serious?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Depends: It cold be a sign of something minor or major. It is a question unsuited to an accurate answer on the internet. Many things may cause your swelling, and a visit to your md is advised. Best of luck!
A member asked about a 33-year-old male:

What is causing my friends neck to swell up n stiffen up?

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Need to hear him: We would not be able to answer this without information and history from your friend, containing detail about how this developed, and how it presents, feels etc. Best to have your friend contact us.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

Swelling on right side of base of neck in the triangle.Nontender.Feels rubbery & doesn't move.Not obvious but not symmetrical with other side? Ideas??

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Dr. Ajainder Shergill
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Lymph node.: Not uncommon if you have had a recent infection involving the head or neck. If it isn't going away within a few days, you should see your doctor for more evaluation.

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