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My 20 year old daughter has sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and UTI symptoms. Throat culture showed Strep B. Dr gave Keflex- is it necessary?

My 20 year old daughter has sore throat, swollen lymph nodes  and UTI symptoms. Throat culture showed Strep B. Dr gave Keflex- is it necessary?

I'd take it: Strep B is not known as a throat pathogen but does cause an occasional UTI. I would assume the throat issue is viral (no strep A) and the Group B strep as cause of the urinary symptoms. The keflex is a reasonable choice. The throat issue and related nodes should pass in the next week or so with no particular treatment. ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Got one swollen lymph node(mild) on the right side of my neck.got a dental abcess but on the left side can that be the causes or is it something else?

Got one swollen lymph node(mild) on the right side of my neck.got a dental abcess but on the left side can that be the causes or is it something else?

Separate conditions: They are two separate conditions. One thing they have in common, however, is that they can both be a product of infection and the visit to your dentist is warranted. ...Read more

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16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

Lymph nodes: You will have lots to worry about in the future. This one you can believe your doctor and file it away as normal. I believe a relaxed mom will help develop a happier child. Find a doctor you trust and pay him to worry. Remember if something is bad enough to worry about you will know it. Don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your child and have fun!! ...Read more

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Have had swollen lymph node on left side of neck for 1 year, rubbery, now more nearby in last 2 months. Night sweats last 2 months. Is this concerning?

Have had swollen lymph node on left side of neck for 1 year, rubbery, now more nearby in last 2 months. Night sweats last 2 months. Is this concerning?

Yes: Multiple enlarged lymph nodes and night sweats warrant an evaluation. Please see a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion in this forum.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Husband has swollen lymph node on left side neck. You can feel and see it. Recent flu diagnosis and eye staph. Doc ordered chest xray. What is it?

Husband has swollen lymph node on left side neck.  You can feel and see it.  Recent flu diagnosis and eye staph. Doc ordered chest xray. What is it?

Likely inflammatory : This is likely a inflammatory lymph node related to his recent illness. This should be checked out by your md. If multiple lymph nodes they may want to do a ultrasound or ct to look at lymph nodes. Less likely a biopsy could be preformed. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node at right side of my neck, but left side seems ok. Why the difference?

Swollen lymph node at right side of my neck, but left side seems ok.  Why the difference?

Fight local infectio: Lymph nodes enlarge in response to inflammation in the area from which their drainage occurs. If you have an infected gum or tooth, have a one-sided tonsillar infection, or other similar conditions, this may be the explanation. If the node continues to enlarge, changes character (becomes hard, fixed, tender, warm to touch, etc.), or fails to resolve in time, have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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2 wks after 1st gardasil shot swollen lymph node L side of neck. 3 months later, no change. Did the vaccine cause this? I haven't been sick at all.

2 wks after 1st gardasil shot swollen lymph node L side of neck. 3 months later, no change.  Did the vaccine cause this? I haven't been sick at all.

Unlikely: Gardasil is not a live vaccine, so it is very unlikely that you would have developed chronic lymphadenopathy as a side effect, especially 2 weeks later. Persistent enlarged lymph node > 1 month should be evaluated. Please see your clinician to have it examined. Take Care! ...Read more

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My 15 yo has bad acne on left forehead and both sides of his head for 6 mths. 2 mths ago, find a swollen lymph node (<1cm) on left back neck. Related?

My 15 yo has bad acne on left forehead and both sides of his head for 6 mths. 2 mths ago, find a swollen lymph node (<1cm) on left back neck. Related?

See Your Doctor: Acne causes inflammation/infection in the hair follicle units of the skin; reactive regional lymph nodes can occur. Your son's history of "bad acne" would support finding a prominent lymph node in this area however additional features are needed to confirm a benign nature eg. consistency, mobility. See your doctor for definitive assessment & to evaluate adequacy of your son's present acne regimen ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck...what could this be?

My 2 year old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck...what could this be?

Infection: Lymph nodes can be a source of infection. Have him checked to see if he needs treatment such as antibiotics or drainage. If it is tiny like pea sized it may be normal. All the best. ...Read more

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My 2 yr. old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck?

My 2 yr. old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck?

Usually is benign: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more

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I think I have enlarged turbinates. Can this cause a swollen lymph node on neck if on same side? I'm concerned.

I think I have enlarged turbinates. Can this cause a swollen lymph node on neck if on same side? I'm concerned.

Lymph nodes: Tammy, every young adult has a couple of palpable lymph nodes. Some folks have a big one here, another there, another somewhere else. The rare malignancy (at your age, Hodgkin's) is obviously abnormal. If your nose is troubling you, your physician can examine you -- again, deviated septum or sinus blockage is much more likely to be the problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, I Have a swollen Lymph node on the right side of my neck. Posterior Triangle I think its called. can a abcessed tooth cause this?

Hi, I Have a swollen Lymph node on the right side of my neck. Posterior Triangle I think its called. can a abcessed tooth cause this?

Possibly: Infected (abscessed) teeth can cause lymph nodes to enlarge. So can gum disease, ear infection, sinus infection, etc. You need to be seen by your Dentist. If your lymph node's enlarged, the infection is spreading. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones cause a swollen lymph node? I have a swollen node in my neck on the side that has tonsil stones. It stays full of stones!

Can tonsil stones cause a swollen lymph node? I have a swollen node in my neck on the side that has tonsil stones. It stays full of stones!

Yes, Notify your MD: See your ENT physician, can be related or coincidence. Enlarged lymph nodes can be sign of infection or lymphoma or malignancy. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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Billions of lice in head , can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Billions of lice in head , can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on the right side of neck caused by lice infestation, when will it go away? 2 weeks after lice is removed?

Swollen lymph node on the right side of neck caused by lice infestation, when will it go away? 2 weeks after lice is removed?

2_-4 wks: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 4 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more

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How to tell when a lump in the neck is a swollen lymph node or something else? My lump is not sore either. On left side only!

How to tell when a lump in the neck is a swollen lymph node or something else? My lump is not sore either. On left side only!

Get examined: I believe these are reactive or benign reactions to your previous story of runny nose but since it is low on neck and on left, have a clinic doc examine that for you. The definite way to tell noninvasively is by radiologic imaging or even a biopsy But those procedures are only planned if your clinic doc saw your person, evaluated your lump and decides. We can not tell by just reading your notes. ...Read more

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I've taken Bactrim for 8 days with no obvious side effects but now I have hives and I've had a swollen lymph node on my left side of my neck and I have been having periodic nerve pain. Please, any suggestions would be great.

I've taken Bactrim for 8 days with no obvious side effects but now I have hives and I've had a swollen lymph node on my left side of my neck and I have been having periodic nerve pain. Please, any suggestions would be great.

Allergic reaction.: An allergic reaction to a drug may take several days to appear. If you are taking no other new meds, then you likely are allergic to Bactrim. Call the prescribing doctor. Take 25-50 mg Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) (after reading label to be sure it is something you can take safely). If you have trouble breathing, swallowing, or chest pain, go to an ER right away. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a male 25, I have slightly swollen lymph node in the right side of my neck for the past 2 years. Is there any cause for concern?

Hi, I am a male 25, I have slightly swollen lymph node in the right side of my neck for the past 2 years. Is there any cause for concern?

Lymph node.: By your description and by the amount of time that this node has been there, it’s probably fine. Although technically speaking, the only way to know with certainty would be to remove it and send it to a laboratory for pathologic analysis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck (just right under the jawbone). Felt a little pain this morning but it got worse. ?

I am experiencing a swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck (just right under the jawbone). Felt a little pain this morning but it got worse.
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Depends: Lymph nodes in the neck are the result of inflammation above or near that particular node. Pimples, eczema, sore throat, ear infections--many things can do it. But if the node gets larger than an almond and doesn't start shrinking in a couple of weeks, go see an MD (not a nurse practitioner) ...Read more

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I have has a swollen lymph node in left side of neck for 9 months. Now in the last 2 weeks 7 more have for swollen same side no pain not sick at all ?

I have has a swollen lymph node in left side of neck for 9 months. Now in the last 2 weeks 7 more have for swollen same side no pain not sick at all ?

Need to see DR: You need to seen by your DR in the near future.
What you are describing needs immediate evaluation to make a DX.

You need a full exam, and probably will need a BX of one of the nodes to make a DX

Even though you are feeling fine, and not "sick"--you need to be seen.

Please call and make your apt today. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

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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Is a swollen lymph node in bacht side of neck that is caused so probably by lice is small and rubbery. When it will go away?

Is a swollen lymph node in bacht side of neck that is caused so probably by lice is small and rubbery. When it will go away?

Lice: When the lice is eradicated and there are no other causes for the lymph node like infected hair follicle. The fact that it is small, rubbery, and not growing over time is reassuring and could also mean it is a non pathologic node. We feel normal lymph node in different areas of our bodies in areas where they are closest to the skin. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph node on neck by Adam's apple for months, I guess another on upper arm and another I guess high back neck. All left side. Not sick?

I have swollen lymph node on neck by Adam's apple for months, I guess another on upper arm and another I guess high back neck. All left side. Not sick?

They're your friends: All teens and young adults have a few palpable nodes. Different folks have them in different places. If they're not preposterously large, not fixed to nearby structures, and not accompanied by fever / weight loss / night sweats, leave them alone. ...Read more

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I have recurring prostatitis can it cause swollen lymph node in neck?

I have recurring  prostatitis can it cause swollen lymph node in neck?

NO not at all: Swollen nodes in neck would have no connection with your prostatitisd. That is not possible as there is no connection between the prostate gland and the lymph nodes in the neck. Go get a doctor to check your neck and seek his/her advice. ...Read more

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