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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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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 have had swollen lymph nodes in my neck that only seem to occur the week of my period with no trace of a cold or infection. Any concerns?

I have had swollen lymph nodes in my neck that only seem to occur the week of my period with no trace of a cold or infection. Any concerns?

Please be seen: You should be seen by your MD for a complete physical to see if any nodes are elsewhere. Also any fever history or change in weight needs to be checked for. Please go when you have the swollen nodes so that they can be properly evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I still haven't started my, period yet & I have what feels 2 b swollen lymph nodes, on sides of both breast with a few early pregnant sympt. Whts happening?

Premenstrual: Sounds like premenstrual changes of increased hormonal levels. Could be early pregnancy signs as well. Get a test and monitor symptoms. See a gyn specialist if any persistent pain. ...Read more

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I've swollen lymph nodes in neck & groin , night sweats , painful spleen - very heavy painful periods awaiting blood results.Am 37 is cancer likely?

I've swollen lymph nodes in neck & groin , night sweats , painful spleen - very heavy painful periods awaiting blood results.Am 37 is cancer likely?

Possibly: Persistent lymph nodes can always be associated with lymphoma. A painful spleen suggesting rapid enlargement especially when associated with night sweats can also be a sign of lymphoma. Node biopsy is essential. Heavy periods are probably unrelated. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

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 cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many can: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's lymphoma commonly cause swelling of lymph nodes. But any cancer that spreads to a lymph node can cause swelling of the involved lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in groin and neck?

Infection or: neck and groin nodes often swell secondary to infection depends n size and feel if firm and hard need biopsy ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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