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Deep Cervical Lymph Nodes
Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?
Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deep cervical lymph nodes enlarging every 1-2 weeks. I have sle and sjogrens. Is this due to just the a.I.S or possibly cancer? What tests can I do?
Could be either: Sle and sjögren's syndrome can both cause enlarged lymph nodes. These diseases also can increase the risk of lymphoma - a type of cancer which can also cause these lymph nodes to swell. It is also possible that your swollen lymph nodes are due to sinus problems, an infection, or something unrelated to your autoimmune disease. You should see your doctor to determine the best course for you. ...Read more
Cervical MRI revealed enlarged left retropharyngeal and deep cervical lymph nodes. What can cause this? Ultrasounds have been inconsistent in findings
Possible for an enlarged deep cervical lymph node to grow over 6 months due to Mono? Or unlikely to cause enlarged (and slightly growing) that long?
See your PCP: Lymph nodes can get enlarged for a few reasons, and some of which are benign and possibly a result of an infection. Enlarged neck nodes do however need to be properly examined in addition to any other symptoms like night sweats, fevers, and weight loss. This requires a proper workup by your primary care provider. I recommend you make an appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have a firm pea sized lump near the deep jugular cervical lymph nodes, it seems to be getting bigger over time. What is it?
Be seen: Any lymph node that seems to be getting bigger should be evaluated. It is likely due to an infection, though it could also be other things as well. See your physician. ...Read more
Are cervical lymph nodes generally not suspicious as long as they're smaller than 1cm? What if a small deep node feels somewhat fixed to tissue?
Clinical finding: Yes normally 2 cm nodes are biopsied , even size is small hard indurated fixed mass is clinical suspicion for malignancy so is usually done . ...Read more
Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction to dental or gingival disease, or less often, malignancies. Chains of nodes drain from different areas and it might help to know whether this is behind or in front of the muscle running diagonally from the jay angle to the collarbone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mmmm...: All normal humans have unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes, so that by itself has no special meaning. ...Read more
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