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Doctor insights on: Buccinator Lymph Node Swollen

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Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Infection or tumor: The usual cause is some infection in the area drained by that node. Less commonly tumors may present as a swollen node. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Lymph node: Any inflammatory precipitant, such as a bite or infection or injury, can cause swelling of a lymph node. If there is a red streak above or below, or if you have fevers and chills, then you should see your doctor to see if the bite has become infected. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen lymph node?

What causes a swollen lymph node?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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Can you pop a swollen lymph node?

No: When lymph nodes enlarge they are solid structures, they are not filled with fluid, so they can't be popped. ...Read more

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What is a swollen lymph node like?

What is a swollen lymph node like?

Question is vague!: Swollen lymph node may reactive process or could be cancer (lymphoma or metastatic spread). Reactive process may be secondary to various organisms such as viral, bacterial, fungal (including granulomatous processes). Many other condtions are idiopathic (no known causative factor). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

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 is classed as a swollen lymph node?

What is classed as a swollen lymph node?

Depends on...: Whether or not a lymph node is called swollen depends on the size of the node and the average size of nodes in that part of the body, in people of that age group. A node about the diameter of a dime may be called enlarged, and one that is half the width of a dime is called normal sized. In children neck nodes usually get larger than dime-width in strep throat or other infections. ...Read more

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What might bring about my swollen lymph node?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

Inflammation.: Lymph nodes are filters for fluid and debris coming from nearby body parts that is collected via lymphatic ducts. They are filled with immune system cells, lymphocytes and react to various processes from minor infections, irritations like rashes, up to serious malignancies. When the node enlarges, the immune system is dealing with one of these processes. Most of the time, it's something minor. ...Read more

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How long would swollen lymph node usually last?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is better. ...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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What should I do if I have a swollen lymph node?

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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How do you know if you have a swollen lymph node?

Look and feel: Looking and feeling...Best to follow with your doc if you are not sure.. ...Read more

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What are signs of a swollen lymph node going away?

It gets smaller: 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 a cough and cough cause swollen a lymph node?

Can a cough and cough cause swollen a lymph node?

Lymphadenopathy: No. An infection or inflammation usually case lymph node enlargement. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have swollen lymph node?

Should I be concerned if I have swollen lymph node?

Yes: Swollen glands are usually from some medical problem but can be from many different things. Most people are worried that they represent cancer but, in general, swollen glands are from other reasons. It, of course, depends on many issues, including:
where are they?
how long have they been enlarged?
are they growing or shrinking?
Any other symptoms (fevers, sweats, itching,)
need more info! ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen lymph node for over a year?

What can cause a swollen lymph node for over a year?

Many possibilities: Need further evaluation.
Consider infection, inflammatory conditions (lupus, sarcoidosis, granulomatous diseases)
cancer or leukemia.
(I am local- contact me if you want to answer further questions) ...Read more

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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 can I relieve the pain from a swollen lymph node?

How can I relieve the pain from a swollen lymph node?

The cause: Tender lymph nodes tend to be a response to bacterial more than viral infections. But even dandruff on the scalp can cause a tender lymph node in the neck. Where is the lymph node is the first question? What is inflamed or infected next? It may be best to see a health care provider to let them look at it. ...Read more

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My preauricular lymph node is swollen, what cause 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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What can cause a swollen lymph node (no other symptoms)?

Infection or cancer: The most common cause is an infection in the region of the draining lymph node. Another concern is a malignancy. If the lymph node is persistently enlarged or growing, it should be evaluated and a biopsy may be required to establish a diagnosis. ...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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I have a swollen preauricular lymph node. What should I do?

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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How long should it take for a swollen lymph node to go down?

How long should it take for a swollen lymph node to go down?

Typically 2-4 wks..: Swollen lymph nodes are reactive to infection of some types and these nodes tend to subside in 2-4wks time. Some may persist much long if chronic-active infections such as hiv/monos etc. Obviously cancerous node tend to persist and grow as well. So if a node is not subsiding after a few wks, check with your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get a swollen lymph node to go down?

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 is the cause for a reoccurring slightly swollen lymph node?

What is the cause for a reoccurring slightly swollen lymph node?

Inflammation: I need much more info here. What lymph node where?
Overwhelming possibility of benign cause. ...Read more

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How long am I suppose to wait to worry about a swollen lymph node?

Depends on size and: Nodes can swell up due to infections. Most infections settle down in 2-3 weeks. So if the nodes are still enlarged or getting bigger and if they are painless, you should go see your doctor for a check up. I would be concerned if the nodes are larger than one inch after 4 weeks of observation. ...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?

Maybe: Has this been seen by the pediatrician? Cannot give helpful info without knowing more about the lymph node, age of baby, how it first arose, etc. Need help before could help you more. ...Read more

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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