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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Cervical Lymph Nodes On Left Side Of Neck

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What enlarges lymph nodes on side of neck?

What enlarges lymph nodes on side of neck?

Many things: Lymph node enlargement (lymphadenopathy) may occur due to a large variety of factors like infections (bacterial, viral or fungal), immune disorders, drug reactions or malignancy (lymphomas, carcinomas). Correlation with your clinical history and a biopsy usually helps in further characterization. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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What caues swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck?

What caues swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck?

Lots-o-stuff: Most often related to infection in throat or head and neck area. But could be cancer or lymphoma. Needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

It is reactive: Your lymph node could be reacting to infection or nonspecfic inflammation at a location that is drained by that lymph noce. ...Read more

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Pea sized occipital lymph node & 1.4cm jugulodigastric lymph node, both left hand side of neck. Been like this months. What is this?

Pea sized occipital lymph node & 1.4cm jugulodigastric lymph node, both left hand side of neck. Been like this months. What is this?

Is it stable in size: As long as this is stable in size over a period of months, and hasn't increased any further. Nothing else is recommended. If you are willing to have a biopsy performed, you'll want to see an ENT physician, however it may not be paid for by your insurance. Keep an eye it, and if it increases in size tell your doctor who ordered the ultrasound of your neck. Watchful waiting is best. ...Read more

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Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?

Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?

Nodes: Typically they are symmetrical but not always. The node is on the other side of your neck but either your neck muscle is not symmetrical making it harder to feel or the larger node is larger because of something aggravating it like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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41y, asymmetrical tonsils 1.5cm in diameter front and back lymph nodes iin right side of neckswollen that for 6months, now epitrochlear node on left :(?

41y, asymmetrical tonsils 1.5cm in diameter front and back lymph nodes iin right side of neckswollen that for 6months, now epitrochlear node on left :(?

enlarged tonsil: Usually when there is an infectious process both tonsils are affected. Unilateral tonsil swelling requires a workup by an ent. You may have a tonsilar abscess or even a malignant process such as lymphoma. See your ENT and get a workup started. ...Read more

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Occasional pain in front of neck near jugulodigastric lymph nodes. Comes and goes. Ultrasound says no pathological lymph node enlargement?Tmj?Thyroid?

Occasional pain in front of neck near jugulodigastric lymph nodes. Comes and goes. Ultrasound says no pathological lymph node enlargement?Tmj?Thyroid?

Possible muscular : The posterior digastric muscular imbalance is possible as is Earnst or Eagles Syndrome - calcification of the styli and sphenoid mandibular ligaments. ...Read more

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Thyroid and lymph nodes left side neck removed due to thyca last year. US shows 17 swollen lymph nodes 3-14mm looking benign both sides neck. Cancer?

Thyroid and lymph nodes left side neck removed due to thyca last year. US shows 17 swollen lymph nodes 3-14mm looking benign both sides neck. Cancer?

FNA: Hi. Of course you could have a viral or bacterial upper respiratory tract infection (which would usually have accompanying symptoms), so waiting several weeks to recheck is fine. However, with your history, I'd be tempted to do FNAs of the large lymph nodes for cytology and include needle washing for thyroglobulin. Talk with your endocrinologist who's running the show. She/he will plan accordingly ...Read more

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Causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes supra clavical?

Causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes supra clavical?

Could be many?: Swollen lymph nodes could indicate an infection by bacteria, virus or fungus. It could mean infiltration by tumor. The significance would be determined by your clinical presentatiion. Older patient? Younger patinet? Known acute illness? Known or unknown cancer? The lymph nodes above the clavicles drain/filter the head and neck. If this is new i would get checked. If old, ?. See md. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear, fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear,  fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes in adults should be evaluated, particularly if nodes are felt above the collar bone. Please see your doctor for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more

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Could swollen lymph nodes in side of neck and painful ache in collarbone, same side, be related?

Could swollen lymph nodes in side of neck and painful ache in collarbone, same side, be related?

Yes: These are likely related to an infection in your head or neck (cold/sore throat/sinus infection, etc) and are likely harmless. See your doctor if they remain swollen or become more painful. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in groin and armpit on the right side?

Tender lymph nodes in groin and armpit on the right side?

Enlarged and: Tender lymph nodes usually means infection somwhere. But it can be inflammatory conditions or lymph cell malignancy, such as lymphoma or hodgkin's disease. Best to have your doctor check them out. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph node on right side of neck-pea size, harder node behind right ear and hard lump-large marble-base of skull for 1yr.Comp?Cancer?

I've had swollen lymph node on right side of neck-pea size, harder node behind right ear and hard lump-large marble-base of skull for 1yr.Comp?Cancer?

Mastoid process v LN: It's possible you're feeling your own mastoid process -which is a normal boney nodule right behind the ear. Check both sides of your head to see if it's symmetrical -if so, that's what it is. If these are 'asymmetric' findings you should have a physical exam by a doctor who can explain these findings. I would want to know more about your medical condition and risks for cancer, so schedule w/ an MD ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on left side of my jaw, is this serious?

Swollen lymph node on left side of my jaw, is this serious?

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