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Causes Of Swollen Lymphnode Neck
Lots of things: Many things can do it, including slow growing lymphomas. It would be anybody's guess. Have it checked by your md, I would say. ...Read more
Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Several things: The location & feel of the swelling can help define the cause. Many lymph nodes are located in the neck and feel like pea to peanut sized nodules unless they are swollen. The young infant may develop a knot in the main neck muscle on either side which restricts neck movement & makes it feel fuller on that side. All newborns have short necks & can just seem swollen (necks grow an inch or > by 6m). ...Read more
What can cause the left side of my neck to swell a little bit? Its just the left side that's swollen. Its not bad but you can tell it is.
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What could cause lymphnodes in both sides of neck to swell? And what other tests are done to check for swelling of other lymphs in body? Swollen 3 yea
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. 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 they enlarge in response to inflammation when they react. If no problem, they shrink. Biopsy for concerns. ...Read more
If one side is swollen and tender it could be infection in your mouth. Other reasons could account for the swelling like allergies. Call your dentist to make sure your teeth are ok
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My neck feels swollen what could it be? It only feels swollen does not look swollen and causes me no pain only discomfort.
Doubt an issue: If it doesn't look swollen or give you any problems, then it is likely normal. If you are concerned have a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more
I've been having a swollen feeling on both sides of the lower part of the front neck. Could this mean my glands are swollen and what causes it?
Possible: It could also be your throid gland. See your doctor to differentiate. Either way needs attention and treatment soon. ...Read more
Infection: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a result of an infection. The lymph nodes swell because they are part of the immune systems attempt to fight off an infection. Different lymph nodes protect different parts of the body. If a swollen node persists, is red or very tender, or if it keeps getting bigger, have your child checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more
Swollen lymphs nodes in neck, bloods clear of abnormalities, what else could cause them to swell, visible 1 for over 2 months?
Biopsy: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, large enough to be seen or palpable are pathologic. If you have been tried on antibiotics and still there, even if the blood test (which does not always show all inflammations or diseases) are normal, I would suggest a biopsy (not needle) to rule out other things like malignancy or weird infections like mycobacterial. Get advise from your doctor. ...Read more
The cause for hives is often obscure unless one can specifically identify the trigger (food, drug, viral infection). In chronic hives, about 30% is considered an autoimmune process.
As for swollen neck glands, any inflammation from the neck up may cause it. However, if present for more than a few weeks, one needs to consider a blood disorder such as lymphoma. ...Read more
A cut?: If it's a minor cut and not infected, no. However the cut and the swollen neck may not be related. First see your dentist to rule out any dental problems especially an infection. Your dentist can determine if there is a relationship and whether or not you also need to consult with your physician. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes are often the reaction to an infection nearby, a regional infection.
A swollen lymph node on side of neck may be from a throat infection, or infection in ears, or scalp infection. ...Read more
Swelling: I am not quite sure what you are asking, but there is something called a buffalo's hump which you can google to see images of. This is caused by an excess of cortisol in your system. Treatment is treating the underlying condition. Again, I am not sure even if this is what you are talking about. ...Read more
At times the back of my neck feels swollen ans it's uncomfortable to bend my head the whole way back...what would cause this?
Swelling in the neck: You could have aisle spasm in the back in the muscles or you could have some lymph nodes there. If it is lymph nodes you could feel them and there would be likely more than one. The muscle pain and spasm is most likely. Take Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and use cold and warm compresses for 20 mins a piece. With a 20 min break every hour and the pain should go away. Good luck, feel better' ...Read more
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
The area that connects my neck to my shoulder (towards lower left back of neck/near shoulder) seems more swollen and feels firmer. What are causes?
Spasm: One likely cause could be spasm of the muscle there. It would be best to see a doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
Any idea what could cause a sudden swollen left neck (semi hard around the size of a ping pong ball) and swollen frenulum on both sides? For 24+ hrs
I've had a swollen round lymph node in my neck for years. No pain and it's moveable when I touch it. Is it a cause for concern? It's the size of a dime
Probably no: If you had it for years and has not grown it is probably a reactive lymph node. Usually the jugodigastric lymph node which is a sentinel lymph node fro the same side tonsil. Have a dr check it out. ...Read more
Check it out: Swollen glands are not always serious, but they are never "normal". If not associated with an obvious illness like a current cold or flu, they should be checked out with your doctor this week. Many kinds of infections first appear like this. Some are minor, some very serious. More rarely, some kinds of cancers appear this way. ...Read more
I have had a lump on my neck for 4 years. Dr says I do have swollen lymphnodes but not of clinical sig. What could be the cause?
Probably neg.: A lump in the neck for 4 years unchanged is probably benign. Depends on where in the neck, the size and texture. A midline mass may be a thyroid nodule and if solitary and cold needs removal, Lymph nodes of concern are mostly among the jugular region nodes and if lesion feels soft may be a lipoma that is unchanged or even a salivary lesion if present just under the jaw in the submax gland. ...Read more
The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein.
Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...Read more
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