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Are these tender neck lymph nodes a cause for concern?

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

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Are these black-eyed pea sized neck lymph nodes a cause for concern?

Are these black-eyed pea sized neck lymph nodes a cause for concern?

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

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Does the amount of swollen lymph nodes matter? If you have many painless lymph nodes in neck, groin, could it be cancer?

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 more

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Causes for swollen and painful lymph nodes in armpit and breast area? Should I be worried?

Causes for swollen and painful lymph nodes in armpit and breast area? Should I be worried?

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

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Can lymph nodes in your groin be swollen for 6 months and painless for any other reason than something serious?

Yes: There are many potential reasons for this, but only a doctor examining these and evaluating the potential causes can work this out. ...Read more

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Can there be lymph nodes in your upper head?

Can there be lymph nodes in your upper head?

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

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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

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

Need to examine: Your symptoms warrant a physical examination and may be imaging studies and lab tests. If the enlargement of the lymph nodes persists, a biopsy may be needed. Therefore it would be prudent to consult a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for enlarged tonsils and lymph nodes to cause neck and shoulder pain?

Is it possible for enlarged tonsils and lymph nodes to cause neck and shoulder pain?

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

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Can your lymph nodes be swollen for no apparent reason?

Can your lymph nodes be swollen for no apparent reason?

Immunity: Yes. Absolutely. Active immune responses mean a healthy immune system. They fight off bugs all the time that we cannot feel. ...Read more

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Does tuberculosis cause swollen lymph nodes in neck or colloar bone? And what are symptoms.

Does tuberculosis cause swollen lymph nodes in neck or colloar bone? And what are symptoms.

Possibly...: Tuberculosis can cause swollen lymph nodes. Other symptoms include fevers, night sweats, weight loss, cough with sputum production, etc. If you think you have tuberculosis, see your doctor do you can be tested and treated if positive. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Depends: Usually lymph drains centrally, so suggests throat/sinus/ear infection--unless limited to nodes at base of neck/upper chest, then possible. See dr for exam. ...Read more

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If multiple lymph nodes are swollen for months on end, what could be the culprit?

If multiple lymph nodes are swollen for months on end, what could be the culprit?

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

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Can lymph nodes and neck pain be signs of pregnancy?

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 more

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Are lymph nodes found in the breast ultrasound a cause to be worried?

Are lymph nodes found in the breast ultrasound a cause to be worried?

Lymph nodes: can normally occur within the breasts. They are common incidental findings on imaging. As long as they are normal in size and shape, they are nothing to worry about. If they look normal, many radiologists will not even mention them in the report. ...Read more

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