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Can Bacterial Vaginosis cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

Can Bacterial Vaginosis cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

No: Lymph nodes are regional in their activity.I would look to bug bites or skin irritation on the head,neck and shoulders as the common source.Occasionally , throat issues can be reflected in neck nodes. For BV, I would expect some peanut sized or larger nodes in the folds of your groin. ...Read more

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One side of my vagina is swollen, there is a white fishy odor. Is this a Bacterial Vaginosis?

One side of my vagina is swollen, there is a white fishy odor. Is this a Bacterial Vaginosis?

Perhaps: It could be bacterial vaginosis. The swelling could be from a different reason, it can be an infected cyst as well. You will need a medical doctor evaluation to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a swollen lymph node?

How can I know if this is a swollen lymph node?

Depends on location: 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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Ask about the symptoms about the swollen lymph node?

Ask about the symptoms about the swollen lymph node?

Pain, redness: A swollen lymph node means that infectious fluid passed through it or is in it. Its what lymph nodes do..they filter fluid and if anything needs respon ding to the immune cells inside multiply and the node swells. Its usually painful, but is rubbery and mobile It may be red too. It will usually go down in size...but sometimes may never get back to the original size of the node.. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a swollen lymph node feel like?

How will i know what does a swollen lymph node feel like?

Varies with cause: Enlarged lymphnodes may feel shotty, i.e. Like pellets under the skin; these may be rubbery, often due to lymphoma, may be soft and tender if due to infection and on its way to forming an abscess, lymphondes may be matted in case of TB and advanced metastatic tumors. ...Read more

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Baby has a swollen lymph node for nearly a year? Keep following it?

Baby has a swollen lymph node for nearly a year?  Keep following it?

Is it really a node?: One question i would have at this point is if it really was an enlarged lymph node versus something else. Depending on its location, vascular malformations nonmalignant sarcomas (just to name two) could be possibilities. Depending on how large it is, and if it is growing with the baby or is it staying the same size or shrinking, i may think about imaging it with something like ultrasound. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve the pain from this swollen lymph node?

What do you suggest to relieve the pain from this swollen lymph node?

Stop Bacteria: Get rid of the infection. Lymph nodes collect bacteria and attempt to move them out of the area. Swelling means that they cannot move it out as fast as it is collecting it. ...Read more

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How do a cyst and a swollen lymph node differ?

How do a cyst and a swollen lymph node differ?

Fluid vs solid: A cyst is a fluid-filled sac like structure, usually benign a swollen lymph node is a solid mass of variable size which could be benign or malignant depends on size, location and clinical setting. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node for 6 month with no symptoms?

Swollen lymph node for 6 month with no symptoms?

Lymphadenopathy: Hi, you need to see an MD for evaluation and possible Ultrasound and biopsy of your node. ...Read more

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What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

Evaluation is key: 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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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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