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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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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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My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged ?

My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged ?

Doctor can re-check: Young children can have swollen lymph nodes for months, especially if they catch a cold or a strep throat every couple of months. It is important to see the same doctor, so that the same person is examining the child's neck. He can compare his exams from different visits, and can also swab the throat for strep at follow-up visits. There are few rare, bad diseases that also cause persistent nodes. ...Read more

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I am a 19 year old female. I have had unexplained, painless, hard, swollen lymph nodes throughout my left posterior cervical nodes for the past 3 mon?

I am a 19 year old female. I have had unexplained, painless, hard, swollen lymph nodes throughout my left posterior  cervical nodes for the past 3 mon?

Needs evaluation: The new appearance of bunches of lymph nodes anywhere on the body could be a signal of something serious with your health. You should see your family doctor very soon to have this looked at. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

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60 year old with swollen lymph nodes and sweating. Only painful when pressure applied.. What could this be?

60 year old with swollen lymph nodes and sweating. Only painful when pressure applied.. What could this be?

Likely infection: Swollen tender lymph nodes in someone with sweats (? fever) is most likely infection. If not better in a week, I recommend seeing you doctor. ...Read more

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7 years old fever 101.5 first day, second day 100.8, today 100.2, sore throat since today and swollen lymph nodes. Overall he feels good active eat.

7 years old fever 101.5 first day, second day 100.8, today 100.2, sore throat since today and swollen lymph nodes. Overall he feels good active eat.

Viral illness: This is probably an acute viral illness from which he is beginning to recover, but would be concerned about Strep throat, and for that he should be examined and tested. Best wishes. ...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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