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I've had a horse voice for over 6 months with an enlarged lymph node in neck. My tongue now feels numb with low grade fevers. What could it be?

I've had a horse voice for over 6 months with an enlarged lymph node in neck. My tongue now feels numb with low grade fevers. What could it be?

Hard to know: You need to see an ENT doctor so your voice box can be looked at. 6 months is a long time and lymph nodes are of some concern. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node in neck vs an enlarged carotid artery? Once ultrasound differentiates, then what? 3cm 2+mo fatigue normal chest X-ray and cbc

Enlarged lymph node in neck vs an enlarged carotid artery? Once ultrasound differentiates, then what? 3cm 2+mo fatigue normal chest X-ray and cbc

The: Artery will pulsate as the heart beats. So the work up should include biopsy of the lymph node to see if correlation with fatigue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this ?

A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this ?

See prior biopsy...: Probably related to the same reason the first node was enlarged. Would have to see biopsy of that first node. You should talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I keep touching and pushing on a enlarged lymph node in my neck caused by a tonsil infection.Can this make it stay swollen? Because it isnt going down

I keep touching and pushing on a enlarged lymph node in my neck caused by a tonsil infection.Can this make it stay swollen? Because it isnt going down

Node: Enlarged lymph nodes after tonsil infections are common and can stay enlarged for weeks. Pushing on it wont affect it. Check it out with an ENT if its been enlarged for awhile ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Can tonsillitis or sinus infection cause 1 enlarged lymph node in the neck?And if so why? I have 1 white spot on my tonsil no pain. Negative strep test

Yes lymph nodes swel: Infection causes lymph nodes to swell especially the one nearest the infection.The neck lymph nodes would be the closest to tonsils and sinuses. They swell because lymph nodes try to carry the infection away and break it down. Infection could be h. Flu or staph or another bacteria or virus or fungal.Cultures could help and proper antibiotics need to be started unless it is a virus. ...Read more

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How often does someone have swollen lymph node in the neck that doesn't have a lump? For HIV in particular does swollen lymph nodes always have lump

How often does someone have swollen lymph node in the neck that doesn't have a lump? For HIV in particular does swollen lymph nodes always have lump

Can you explain?: All swollen lymph nodes are lymps, though they may be deep and you can't feel them. And every male in his twenties, like you, has at least one or two palpable lymph nodes somewhere in the neck. Please do yourself a major favor right now, and go back to your physician and ask to be screened for HIV. Worrying like this is draining you of energy you need for other things. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
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Try deep tissue massage
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I have had this lump in my neck all my life that fits the description of a swollen lymph node. The doctor says its harmless but swollen lymph nodes are only suppose to last like a few weeks and i've always had it. What should ido?

I have had this lump in my neck all my life that fits the description of a swollen lymph node. The doctor says its harmless but swollen lymph nodes are only suppose to last like a few weeks and i've always had it. What should ido?

LN can stay big: Sometimes after a lymph node has enlarged due to an infection, it doesn't return to its previous size. I have two that got big when i had pneumonia over 20 years ago that i can still feel. I'd be more concerned if they were new and getting bigger, but if you've had them for years and they're the same size, they're probably nothing. If you're still worried, tell your doc. ...Read more

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