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Why do I have tender swollen lymph nodes in my neck since yesterday?

Why do I have tender swollen lymph nodes in my neck since yesterday?

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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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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I've had swollen lymph nodes all my life on my neck. I get sick a lot, and sometimes the lymph nodes feel tender and bigger.

I've had swollen lymph nodes all my life on my neck. I get sick a lot, and sometimes the lymph nodes feel tender and bigger.

Hematologist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It would be preferable to consult a hematologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have a high white cell count. Red and white cells in urine. Culture was negative for bacteria. Also swollen lymph nodes in neck bruise easy?

Have a high white cell count.  Red and white cells in urine. Culture was negative for bacteria. Also swollen lymph nodes in neck bruise easy?

Needs further Eval: The number of potential diagnoses in your case, makes it impossible to recommend anything other than getting yourself evaluated by a doctor in-person. You may be dealing with either an infection that can't be cultured or is something other than a bacteria, or else it 's due to a non-infectious cause like an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes in the neck feel like? Can you always feel them if they are swollen?

What do swollen lymph nodes in the neck feel like? Can you always feel them if they are swollen?

Lymph nodes: One can have 1 enlarged node the size of a pea or as large as a bean or marble. There a lines or chains of lymph glands in the neck and, in benign cases they feel like a line of very tiny beads. They are usually firm but not stoney hard. These shotty benign nodes may be found after various infections and are less common in adults than children. If in doubt have your md examine and advise you. ...Read more

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Can swollen lymph nodes in the neck cause a transient ischemic attack?

Can swollen lymph nodes in the neck cause a transient ischemic attack?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely unless there is direct pressure on the main blood vessel (carotid artery, for example). ...Read more

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How do you treat swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

How do you treat swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

Cause?: Sometimes the lymph nodes are swollen from an infection in the head/neck area. If that's the case then the underlying infection needs to be treated. Sometimes the lymph nodes themselves are infected. You should see your doctor or an Urgent Care to get treated. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?

I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?

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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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more