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I am experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes.

I am experiencing  enlarged or tender lymph nodes.

Evaluation: Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons with infection being a very common reason. In this scenario they tend to be tender also. However, any persistently enlarged or tender nodes need to be evaluated by a medical person. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


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I am experiencing nausea (severity: severe) , enlarged or tender lymph nodes, hot flashes and dizziness. I worried it is HIV but I continue to test -

I am experiencing  nausea (severity: severe) , enlarged or tender lymph nodes, hot flashes and dizziness. I worried it is HIV but I continue to test -

Thorough evaluation: There are many medical conditions that could explain you symptoms; please have a thorough evaluation from your primary care physician. If necessary, a visit with an otolaryngologist might be recommended for the symptoms in the upper aero-digestive tract. ...Read more

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My Other is experiencing sore throat. The following also describes her: Enlarged or tender lymph nodes. What should she do?

My Other is experiencing  sore throat. The following also describes her: Enlarged or tender lymph nodes. What should she do?

Get a diagnosis: The problem with a sore throat or pharyngitis, is that it can be severe. I would worry this is Strep throat and that needs antibiotics, otherwise there could be complications. It's possible a virus is causing it - but that too should be diagnosed. The symptoms can be quite unpleasant and doctors are here to help. Hope you can get some assistance ASAP. ...Read more

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I am experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes, sore throat and neck pain. Its weird because its only my right tonsil and lymph node. ?

I am experiencing  enlarged or tender lymph nodes, sore throat and neck pain. Its weird because its only my right tonsil and lymph node. ?

Normal : That can be normal. It means one tonsil was affected so far. It could also be good particles trapped in the tonsil spaces. Gargle with warm salt water 2-3 times a day and it should improve. Look in the mirror and try to see the tonsil and condition of the tissues. If you yellow stuff or particles consider seeing a doctor if it persists ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describe me: Enlarged or tender lymph nodes, Runny nose, and Cough. What should I do?

I am experiencing  sore throat. The following also describe me: Enlarged or tender lymph nodes, Runny nose, and Cough. What should I do?

Dr. can check it out: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing, numbness or tingling (time frame: sudden) (side: both) , enlarged or tender lymph nodes, sore throat and ...

I am experiencing  difficulty swallowing, numbness or tingling (time frame: sudden) (side: both) , enlarged or tender lymph nodes, sore throat and ...

Dysphagia : Swallowing problems are very difficult and quite complicated. You need to submit a more specific question or You could also set up a consultation with me and I will be happy to assist you. ...Read more

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I am having sore throat, white bumps back of tongue,mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

I am having  sore throat, white bumps back of tongue,mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

Oral cancer: If you're worried about oral cancer, see your Dentist for an oral cancer exam (can't be done over the computer). Know that if you do not abuse alcohol and don't smoke (anything), your chances of oral cancer are relatively low. So go see your Dentist if for mother other than peace of mind...priceless. ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils) and sore throat. The following also describe me: Enlarged or tender lymph nodes, Spots on throat, Difficulty swallowing, and Neck pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing  swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils)  and sore throat. The following also describe me: Enlarged or tender lymph nodes, Spots on throat, Difficulty swallowing, and Neck pain. What should I do?

Sore throat: You need to get your throat checked by an ent. You need also to make sure you don't have mono.
After that a decision will be made on the chronicity of your condition and whether the tonsil need to come out.
Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I am experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes. It did not start till 4 days of taking antibiotics?

I am experiencing  enlarged or tender lymph nodes. It did not start till 4 days of taking antibiotics?

Those lymph nodes: may be the body's response as it is fighting whatever infection you are taking the antibiotics for. The antibiotics are not likely to be causing the enlargement of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, nausea (severity: mild) , dizziness and enlarged or tender lymph nodes. The following also describes...

I am experiencing  fatigue, nausea (severity: mild) , dizziness and enlarged or tender lymph nodes. The following also describes...

There are many: potential diagnoses for the symptoms you are expressing. Some could be potentially serious. It will not be possible to determine an accurate diagnosis over the internet. You need to see a health care provider as soon as possible for evaluation and lab work. ...Read more

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I am experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes and frequent urination. The following also describe me: Fatigue, Headache, and Aching muscles. What should I do?

I am experiencing  enlarged or tender lymph nodes and frequent urination. The following also describe me: Fatigue, Headache, and Aching muscles. What should I do?

Please see MD: Is important to see a doctor and be evaluated soon if the symptoms have been going on for a while and you have associated fever weight loss.
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My Son is experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes for 4 weeks. He has a large lymph node swollen behind his ear and smaller ones throughout left side of neck. He was diagnosed over 4 weeks ago with Cellulitis of the cartilage on his ear.

My Son is experiencing  enlarged or tender lymph nodes for 4 weeks. He has a large lymph node swollen behind his ear and smaller ones throughout left side of neck. He was diagnosed over 4 weeks ago with Cellulitis of the cartilage on his ear.

Infection: The lymph nodes are likely due to his cellulitis which is an infection of his skin. If the lymph nodes persist well after his infection clears, please see his doctor for a full physical examination. ...Read more