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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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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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Large raised red bumps, sore throat, fatigue, lack of ability to fall asleep, discoloration of skin, weakness, bruise easy, swollen lymph nodes,?

Large raised red bumps, sore throat, fatigue, lack of ability to fall asleep, discoloration of skin, weakness, bruise easy, swollen lymph nodes,?

See a doctor: This sounds potentially quite serious and you will definitely need a thorough history and physical exam in addition to labs to even begin to work this out. Could be anything from a mononucleosis-like syndrome to a hematological malignancy to acute HIV disease, but without being able to see and evaluate you there is no way to predict. See your doctor ASAP and be assessed. Good luck. ...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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Can cocaine use cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

No: Cocaine or other drugs (even sniffed) would not do this. If you have a sore throat, that's probably the cause and both this and the enlarged nodes should clear pretty soon on their own. If not, and especially possible enlarged nodes persist more than 1-2 weeks, see a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can cocaine use cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

Depends: It is unlikely that the cocaine in and of itself would cause lymph nodes to swell (lymphadenopathy); however, whatever other substances are within the administered drug could very well do so. Use of cocaine is incredibly dangerous, not only for the well known effects and addiction issues, but also because of the co-administered materials "cut" with this drug of abuse. ...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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What can cause two swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection to ear, spread from parotid gland. In mid neck tumor can arise from metastatic thyroid and in supraclavicular fossa , an upward spread from lungs. Biopsy if persistent or enlarging can show lymphoma, infection or tumor metastatic tumor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Go see your doctor: Need more info: one or more? How big? Is it growing? Is it hard, painful, red etc? Any other swollen glands anywhere else? Any fevers, night sweats, weight loss etc... ...Read more

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Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in groin/neck?

It depends: We need to know more . How long have you had these nodes and what is their size? Are they increasing in size? if they are bigger than 2 Cm and increasing in size in 1 to 2 months, you need to be examined by a physician. If the nodes are suspicious for Cancer, a biopsy is the best way to find out or exclude Cancer as the cause. Infections can also cause swelling of lymph nodes(Tender to touch) ...Read more

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Is it possible that swollen lymph nodes in neck affect swallowing?

No: Lymph nodes enlargement in general will not affect swallowing. ...Read more

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