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Glands In Neck
My right gland in neck is always swollen, gets worse when I have a cold but i can always feel it there. Last 2 days stiff neck and more swollen, normal?
Slight infection: The glands in your neck are lymphatic glands. Lymphatics basically take the fluid between the cells and send them to glands with white blood cells. If the white blood cells find an infection (virus, bacteria) they multiple and your gland gets bigger. So during a cold the glands can get bigger. This is normal. If you are concerned you could go to your doctor and he/she can check by feeling them ...Read more
Could a rotting tooth cause painful glands in neck off and on for MONTHS? Sometimes the pain feels like it's around collarbone.
I had melanoma removed 7 years ago, second removed 2 years later, same region. Now have had hard non painful gland in neck for 6+ months. Concerning?
Melanoma: Yes it is! get in to see your primary care doctor without delay! good luck to you. ...Read more
If it gets infected: Lymph nodes swell up to help protect the body from outside invasions like infections. If this is not the case your physician can tell about other causes on your examination. ...Read more
Pain in neck. Comes/goes suddenly. Near glands in neck.not worse w swllwng/mvmt. Not muscle related. Sharp pain.Help?
?: Need more information and evaluation by your doc. ...Read more
Endometriosis and had hysterectomy, then had appendectomy, apdx.Was full of endo as well, then had a gland in neck that had endo, is it everywhere?
That is uncommon: To have it in a gland in the neck, appendix is not that uncommon for endo, you hopefully u are being treated by an expert in endometriosis like at the nearest univer. Med center, if i was your gyn that is where i would refer u for further workup and treatment good luck. ...Read more
Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?
Lymph nodes: enlargement of local lymph nodes may be due to local infection and may get better with the use of antibiotics. please see a physician, you may have a simple easily treatable problem like local infection ...Read more
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