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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
Need exam!: It's hard to know without examining you. The glands you feel are lymph nodes. If they are enlarged and sore, that can mean you have an infection. The glands in your neck and throat drain your sinuses, head, throat & mouth. The glands in your armpits drain your arms/hands or chest/breasts. Enlarged glands are also a sign of cancer, particularly lymphoma, so you really need to see a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If the infection is severe enough extension of gland swelling can occur. You should be seen be a doctor if not on antibiotics already. ...Read more
The left side of my neck is swollen had a lymph node but it went away my gland and neck is still swollen how can I get rid of it?
Maybe never: It is difficult to know exactly what you are talking about without being able to examine the area. However, it sounds like the initial problem with the lymph node has resolved. But now you are still able to feel the node. It's possible that it may never disappear. As long as it's small and not tender, that's OK. If it's large - an inch or bigger, or sore, you should see your primary doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regarding my 5yr old with high liver levels, her glands on neck are swollen and so is her the glands on her groin , wcc was 22 but is down back to 11?
Helps a little: I answered your previous question about your daughter. Knowing glands are enlarged helps a little, makes me think more towards an acute infection mononucleosis, but still not enough information about her history and exam to really say much. Is there a reason her doctors aren't saying anything to you about what they think? They are really best situated to give you a full assessment of her condition ...Read more
Went to ENT for swollen gland on neck 2wks post cold he felt my neck looked in neck and said no way lymphoma- did not order any tests-do i believe him?
Rapport: Relationship between doctor and patient supposed to be sacred and based on mutual trust and respect. So, what to believe or not- will be up to you. However, i must say, post cold or any infection, you can still have swollen lymph node . My suggestion would be- just wait and if in the next 2-3 weeks- the swollen lymph gland is still there or getting worse- you go back and follow up with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Swollen lymph gland on neck for 4 months, all bloods normal awaiting ultrasound, can ultrasound detect lymphoma?
Been having problems with allergies bad this weak. Lot of drainage. Left gland on neck hurt and earache. What could be wrong.
I am having severe upper left side pain under rib cage now for over two months, also now swollen left gland in neck. Should I goto the hospital?
How long does it take for swollen glands in neck to go down after having a cold? What is considered normal?
Depends..: Many infections can linger even after sore throat has resolved. In general most reactive lymph nodes diminish in size after a couple weeks once the agent is gone. Mono, for example can take months....also sometimes lymph nodes get larger but dont go back to the original size. I suggest you see someone if it hasnt gone down 2-3 weeks after improvement in case you need to be examined or tested ...Read more
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