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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Swollen Neck Lymph Nodes

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I have many swollen neck lymph nodes. Should I do something or wait a wk or 2?

I have many swollen neck lymph nodes. Should I do something or wait a wk or 2?

See your PCP: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck could mean a few different things, but most often it means your body is fighting an infection. See your primary care physician to get a true diagnosis and next steps for possible treatment. Feel better! ...Read more

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Lymph nodes swollen in neck, hard, not big and im not sick. What is this?

Lymph nodes swollen in neck, hard, not big and im not sick. What is 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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I am worried because my neck lymph nodes have been swollen for like 3 years.?

I am worried because my neck lymph nodes have been swollen for like 3 years.?

What else?: Have you had any other symptoms? What preceded the onset of these nodes. Suggest you have a doctor examine you, but suspect these are benign. After three years the likelihood of these being significant is dramatically less. ...Read more

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Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Maybe antibiotic: Your immune system will usually drain the lymph noses and they will go back to their normal size. Sometimes an antibiotic may help. ...Read more

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If I had an MRI with contrast would that detect and cancerous lymph nodes that are swollen in neck?

If I had an MRI with contrast would that detect and cancerous lymph nodes that are swollen in neck?

Very young for cancer: At your age the lymph nodes in your neck are probably due to a reaction to infection or other inflammation. It is unlikely that they are due to cancer; however, MRI can often detect abnormally enlarged or abnormally shaped lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes on neck still slightly swollen 3 weeks after flu. GP says no cause for concern. Is this normal?

Lymph nodes on neck still slightly swollen 3 weeks after flu. GP says no  cause for concern. Is this normal?

For a long time: After an illness that produces swollen lymph nodes the nodes can stay somewhat swollen and tender for a long time, even weeks. Sometimes a slight swelling can remain forever! That being said, the general trend week to week should be one of improvement, smaller size and less pain. If this does not occur you should follow-up with your doctor. ...Read more

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