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What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

Possible infection: Swollen glands are almost always a sign of infection. Fatigue, appetite loss, and headache are all non-specific symptoms that can also be related to infection. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What could cause swollen glands on neck (back and front). Slight sore throat and headache not too bad but no other symptoms?

What could cause swollen glands on neck (back and front). Slight sore throat and headache not too bad but no other symptoms?

Get checked.: Allergies can present like this sometimes. Try benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if it helps. if not, it's likely a viral or bacterial infection. Strep can present with minor symptoms, especially in adults, so it is important to get checked for this, especially if you have been exposed to strep or if kids around you have sore throats, and fever. ...Read more

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Can a problem with your thyroid cause headaches, swollen glands, tiredness and weight loss?

Can a problem with your thyroid cause headaches, swollen glands, tiredness and weight loss?

May be: Thyroid abnormalities can be easily detected with a couple of blood tests. You may wish to consult your doctor for these tests, though it is unlikely that thyroid issues will cause swollen glands other than thyroid itself. ...Read more

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Headaches, lightheadedness, falling down..also have swollen glands, chills, tiny red dots all over, fatigue?

Headaches, lightheadedness, falling down..also have swollen glands, chills, tiny red dots all over, fatigue?

Don't just sit there: Rashes are usually a sign that you need to hotfoot it off to the doctor. Falling down is also kind of a red flag. You know? Don't know where you live and it's a bit late in the year, but Rocky Mountain spotted fever is not an impossibility. RMSF later than September is kind of unusual but who can say. If it is RMSF, more bad things can happen. Maybe an ID colleague can weigh in. ...Read more

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I have been extremely tired, have had headaches, overall soreness, especially in the neck area, swollen glands, and weakness. No fever. Flu?

I have been extremely tired, have had headaches, overall soreness, especially in the neck area, swollen glands, and weakness. No fever. Flu?

Nonspecific symptoms: These are nonespecific symptoms that could be anything from a simple cold to a more serious ilnesses. Its better you consult with your dr. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, 3 tonsils that are soft and sensitive one on each side and one under my neck , difficulty eating , throat pain, headache?

I have swollen glands, 3 tonsils that are  soft and sensitive one on each side and one under my neck , difficulty eating , throat pain, headache?

Infection: Most likely you have caught and infection viral less likely bacterial, it should resolve in a week, if getting worst, fever, etc should get urgent help. Avoid cold items. ...Read more

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Go to ER or wait out? Last zpack Sunday, BAD headache Mon/Tues (off &on now), Stiff neck since Tues pm w/ swollen glands. No high fever or light sens.

Go to ER or wait out? Last zpack Sunday, BAD headache Mon/Tues (off &on now), Stiff neck since Tues pm w/ swollen glands. No high fever or light sens.

You need a diagnosis: I would go to see your PRIMARY care doc, rather than waiting a long time in an ER. The good news is you're not acutely ill (requiring an ER) but still to get the best treatment you need a diagnosis. Can you be seen today? You should be an 'add-on' to the office schedule. See if they'll do that. If fever or bad headache returns then jump to the ER. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) hot drinks (ginger tea) and rest for now. ...Read more

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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more