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Are These Tender Neck Lymph Nodes A Cause For Concern
Maybe: But probably not. The question is how long they have been there, what other symptoms do you have or have had, how large are they, are they soft or hard, and other numerous questions to be sure. Lymph nodes fight inflammation for a living, and when they do they may become larger and tender. If you are worried, see your family doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: Lymph nodes often enlarge due to inflammation. A sore throat can enlarge them as they do their job, but that should resolve. Persistence of neck nodes a month or more after an infection clears or in the abscence of an infection raises concern and should be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more
Can be: You must hey check up, it can be related. ...Read more
Are swollen lymph nodes in the arm and neck a cause for concern? They have been swollen and very hard for a year.
Evaluation : By a doctor is recommended for further workup. ...Read more
Are persistently enlarged (over a year), but very soft lymph nodes under jaw area worrisome for cancer?
No: Almost all young people have a few of these. ...Read more
Does the amount of swollen lymph nodes matter? If you have many painless lymph nodes in neck, groin, could it be cancer?
↓edOdds ImmuneSystem: includes lymph nodes=filters within lymph vessels (which return blood leaking out of capillaries, body wide, back into the blood stream). White blood cells in nodes screen all fluid for possible threats, including virus, bacteria & malignant cells. When specific WBCs detect something they individually respond to, they rapidly divide creating lymph enlargement. many possibilities, infection likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphadenitis: Lymph nodes are the body's second line of defense against infection. They swell with inflammation, trying to fend off bacteria and other types of invasion including some types of cancer. If you have been sick recently or if you have some sort of infection near the affected nodes, that's probably the cause and the nodes will return to normal size in a few weeks. If you're not sure, see your doctor ...Read more
Can lymph nodes in your groin be swollen for 6 months and painless for any other reason than something serious?
Yes, near the ears: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
3 swollen lymph nodes in armpit, they are moveable and rubbery. Lymphoma possible? Can feel lymph nodes in neck under jaw, also moveable. No infection
Possible: Enlafged tonsils and lymph node are a sign of infectio and this can cause pain.. You should see a doctor and have an exam to find out exactly what is going on. Call today to schedule an appointment. ...Read more
Immunity: Yes. Absolutely. Active immune responses mean a healthy immune system. They fight off bugs all the time that we cannot feel. ...Read more
Need more info: Where are the lymph nodes? How big are they (>1cm can be significant)? Are they tender/painful? Any symptoms or illness when first noted? Any symptoms developed since (fever, bone pain, abdominal pain)? Several possibilities: chronic infection (EBV, HIV, TB etc), malignancy (lymphoma, leukemia), connective tissue diseases (amyloidosis), inflammatory conditions (lupus, poly/dermatomyositis). ...Read more
Nope.: The usual signs of pregnancy would be a missed period, nausea, bloating and perhaps breast and uterine cervix changes. There're many things that can cause painful or large lymph nodes and/or neck pain, if that's what's happening to you, see your doctor. If you're worried about pregnancy, a urine pregnancy test is almost 100% accurate if your period is late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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