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My 2.5 year old son has swollen lymph nodes in neck, clavicle, underarm and groin. Only swollen on the left side, fever started 2 days ago.

My 2.5 year old son has swollen lymph nodes in neck, clavicle, underarm and groin.  Only swollen on the left side, fever started 2 days ago.

Lymphadenopathy: At this age, we see fever with certain group of lymph node enlargement, like neck, under chin, behind ears and some other areas. Cause is mostly of viral. If multiple groups are involved with fever but no rash, i will advise to have a thorough exam by his pediatrician, check for liver /spleen enlargement, have simple blood test like a cbc. With diff. And any more if needed. Do not get scared. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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My 2 year old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck...what could this be?

My 2 year old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck...what could this be?

Infection: Lymph nodes can be a source of infection. Have him checked to see if he needs treatment such as antibiotics or drainage. If it is tiny like pea sized it may be normal. All the best. ...Read more

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2 yr old with high C3 C4 C Reactive Protein w/inflammation In bones&Joints non stop nose bleeds swollen lymph nodes now abdominal pains what's wrong?

2 yr old with high C3 C4 C Reactive Protein w/inflammation In bones&Joints non stop nose bleeds  swollen lymph nodes now abdominal pains what's wrong?

HematologyImmunology: What does your hematologist or immunologist say about these symptoms? Your ordering physician is working towards a diagnosis for your child. Location of nodes? Big Liver? Big spleen? CBC with smear? Could be many things, from leukemia to arthritis to constipation. Followup with your doc for these complex issues. ...Read more

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4 year old has ulcerative colitis. Doctor found Two swollen lymph nodes on groin area? He said this is not concerning? Should I be worried?

4 year old has ulcerative colitis. Doctor found Two swollen lymph nodes on groin area? He said this is not concerning? Should I be worried?

This is serious: That diagnosis in a 4 year old is very rare and quite serious I would refer you to your childs Gastroenetrologist! (With THAT Diagnosis , you need one!) Good Luck Hope this helps\ Dr Z ...Read more

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I have 3 swollen lymph nodes. Two in my neck and one under my chin. Have had one for several years. Other two are a couple years old. Possible cancer?

I have 3 swollen lymph nodes. Two in my neck and one under my chin. Have had one for several years. Other two are a couple years old. Possible cancer?

Follow up: Benign lymph nodes tend to be mobile and less than 1 cm in size. Malignant lymph nodes tend to be greater than 1cm and are usually more firm and fixed. Are you having any associated night sweats, fatigue/lethargy? I recommended you get them examined by an ENT. They may watch and wait, order head/Neck CT scan, or even order FNA/biopsy of the largest lymph nodes with pathology evaluation. Follow up. ...Read more

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18 years old. Swollen lymph nodes that haven't grown in size. But I have a cough and difficulty swallowing followed with chest pains. Is this lymphoma?

18 years old. Swollen lymph nodes that haven't grown in size. But I have a cough and difficulty swallowing followed with chest pains. Is this lymphoma?

Correlated or not?: It is hard to know, especially without doing a physical exam and taking a complete medical history, whether or not the long standing enlarged lymph nodes (how big?) and your new symptoms are related. If you have not been to a physician, i would recommend going. It is reassuring the nodes have been stable for a year. Further testing, if warranted, can be done to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm a 14 year old hispanic male. For about 3 1/2 months I've had swollen lymph nodes in my groin. I have no other symptoms. Is it nothing?

I'm a 14 year old hispanic male.  For about 3 1/2 months I've had swollen lymph nodes in my groin.  I have no other symptoms.  Is it nothing?

Lymphadenopathy: How big are those glands, how many & are they painful, any other plands in other locations such as your neck or arm pit? Do you have any other symptoms? There are many causes for this problem . You need to see you Dr to check them & to look for enlarged spleen, rashes or any source of infections. You might need blood work to make a diagnosis . We may keep an eye on them but is up to your Dr. ...Read more

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4 year old with swollen lymph nodes on belly for over 2 months and also cyst in kidney. No viral illness. Can it be cancer?

4 year old with swollen lymph nodes on belly for over 2 months and also cyst in kidney. No viral illness. Can it be cancer?

Chances are low: Are the lymph nodes inside- or down in the groin- both are found in virus infections. Did you find out about the cysts with a CT scan? Usually if there is any concern for cancer the doctors will tell you to get further testing One good thing is that if this is going on for 2 months and not causing weight loss or fever then it is less likely cancer- I would recommend talking with your doctor ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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