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One swollen lymph node for 10 days and congestion how long do they take to go down?

One swollen lymph node for 10 days and congestion how long do they take to go down?

4-6 weeks: Enlarged lymph nodes can sometimes take 4-6 weeks to completely regress. After your symptoms are gone, it really should not get bigger. If it does, or if new ones appear, or if new symptoms (fever, fatigue, bruising, new cough, for example), you should see a health care provider. ...Read more

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What to do if I have one swollen lymph node in my neck. I believe it is cpuld be the cause for this one lymph node doing this?

What to do if I have one swollen lymph node in my neck. I believe it is cpuld be the cause for this one lymph node doing this?

Monitoring Centers: 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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If someone were to have lymphoma would they have frequent fevers? Also would there be more than one swollen lymph node for someone to have lymphoma?

If someone were to have lymphoma would they have frequent fevers? Also would there be more than one swollen lymph node for someone to have lymphoma?

Not necessarily: Some lymphoma including both indolent and aggressive lymphoma can present with only one enlarged lymph node. Not all lymphoma are symptomatic, including frequent low-grade fevers. Most indolent lymphoma have in fact no symptoms. ...Read more

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One swollen lymph node under right tonsil, possible cause?

One swollen lymph node under right tonsil, possible cause?

At your age?: Probably an inflamed node due to a throat infection. If it does not go away within a few days, make sure you see a doc. And of course, if you use tobacco, quit, and if you don't, never try it. ...Read more

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Could mold be the reason I have one swollen lymph node for about 10 years. dr said is nothing to worry bout, that some just stay big?

Could mold be the reason I have one swollen lymph node for about 10 years.  dr said is nothing to worry bout, that some just stay big?

Possibly: There is always a cause for enlarged lymph nodes. Typically some toxin or pathogen may be the cause. If submandibular nodes, you should definitely check the mandibular teeth health. ...Read more

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I have one swollen lymph node in my groin I have no symptoms is this hiv?

I have one swollen lymph node in my groin I have no symptoms is this hiv?

Not likely but: It is not likely just by having a one swollen lymph node in groin.But we can not tell you for sure what it could be due to. I will suggest you get it checked by your family doctor.Discuss with your parents and get it checked as you are 16 years old. ...Read more

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Got one swollen lymph node(mild) on the right side of my neck.got a dental abcess but on the left side can that be the causes or is it something else?

Got one swollen lymph node(mild) on the right side of my neck.got a dental abcess but on the left side can that be the causes or is it something else?

Separate conditions: They are two separate conditions. One thing they have in common, however, is that they can both be a product of infection and the visit to your dentist is warranted. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of HIV seroconversion last more than 6 weeks? I am experiencing mild fever+one swollen lymph node after 6w of low risk exposure.

Do symptoms of HIV seroconversion last more than 6 weeks? I am experiencing mild fever+one swollen lymph node after 6w of low risk exposure.

HIV exposure: immediately present to a local facility for prompt diagnosis and possible intervention, notify all partners and be abstinent until further data available; is a bare minimum use effective barrier methods ...Read more

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Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. Been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. Been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

? reactive lymph nod: Most likely do to the infection in your leg, It's not unusual for the lymph node in the area of an infection to become enlarged. Unusual to have a cellulitis for over a month. I'd discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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I have some pimples in my armpit and one swollen lymph node. What could be the cause?

I have some pimples in my armpit and one swollen lymph node. What could be the cause?

Monitoring Centers: 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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Doctor, how much lymph nodes swell and where are their location in acute retroviral syndrome? ?Is one swollen lymph node point to HIV after safe sex?

Doctor, how much lymph nodes swell and where are their location in acute retroviral syndrome? ?Is one swollen lymph node point to HIV after safe sex?

HIV unlikely: To have HIV transmission there must be fluid transfer from one person to the next. If you had safe sex HIV would be very unlikely. Swollen lymph nodes can be seen in a large number of viral illnesses as well as with bacterial infections. See you doctor. ...Read more

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What cause one swollen lymph node under the jaw? I have a mouth sore but is clearing up. Thanks

What cause one swollen lymph node under the jaw? I have a mouth sore but is clearing up. Thanks

Likely the sore: Mouth sore is in all likelihood responsible for the enlarged node. The node will subside as the mouth sore heals, though there may be some lag. ...Read more

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Have 1 swollen lymph node in my neck been like that for at least a year it doesn't hurt?

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Have 1 swollen lymph node in my neck been like that for at least a year it doesn't hurt?

See your PCP: for evaluation and tests to rule out any pathology. Most likely the enlargement is benign and it will take some time to go away. However, do not use this information to diagnose yourself, and see your PCP for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would someone with lymphoma only have one swollen lymph node in the neck?

Would someone with lymphoma only have one swollen lymph node in the neck?

It depends...: The most common cause of cervical lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes in the neck area), especially at a young age, is infection/inflammation. The diagnosis of lymphoma relies on a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms including unexplained weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, lack of appetite, progressively growing lymph nodes, etc. If highly suspicious, a lymph node biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I had one swollen lymph node, no other symptoms. Removed node today for biopsy. If it comes back cancer, will removal be enough ?

I had one swollen lymph node, no other symptoms. Removed node today for biopsy. If it comes back cancer, will removal be enough ?

Cannot say: Hopefully, it will not be malignant. Should it be malignant, you will likely have a workup with scans and other tests to determine the extent and maybe even the origin of the cancer. That will determine what other modalities of therapy you are offered. All options (surgery, radiation, or chemo) are on the table until more is known. Again, hope it is not cancer. Best to you. ...Read more

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Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area( female),what could this be?

Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area( female),what could this be?

Possible tumor: Bilaterality of nodal disease in the groin is inflammatory or neoplastic. How large are the nodes and how firm?. Inflammation is tender. Tumor not tender. Area around anus should be checked for perianal lesion . If lesion is considered suspicious , the node must be removed for dx rather than needle bx which can be misinterpreted. ...Read more

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Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area( female),no pain, what could this b?

Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area( female),no pain, what could this b?

Inflammation: Lymph nodes enlarge because of some inflammation in their area of drainage. Sometimes this can occur if you have a herpes outbreak or any other infection in the genital area. Let your doctor know if this does not resolve withing a week ...Read more