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What enlarges glands in the back of the neck?

What enlarges glands in the back of the neck?

Often infections: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and you may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are there glands at the back of the neck?

Why are there glands at the back of the neck?

Glands: There are lymph nodes on the back of the neck which may become inflamed with infections both viral and bacterial. They may also become enlarged with cancer. The lymph nodes filter off substances drained by the lymph channels. ...Read more

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Glands in the back of my neck, under my jaw, behind my ear, in my arm pit and in my groin all on right side an have been enlarged for over a year. Why

Glands in the back of my neck, under my jaw, behind my ear, in my arm pit and in my groin all on right side an have been enlarged for over a year. Why

Get them checked: Swollen lymph nodes can be related to an infection and can be enlarged in certain areas of our body, such as the groin and arm pits normally. They are here to defend the body from infections. But, you should have them checked if it has been a year to rule out other causes of lymph node enlargement. Lymphoma is unlikely in the absence of other systemic symptoms such as fever and weight loss. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 9 year old son has a swollen gland on the back of his neck, what could it be?

What can I do if my 9 year old son has a swollen gland on the back of his neck, what could it be?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has a swollen gland on the back of his neck. It has been large for a long time none of his doctors seem to be concerned. Could it be seriou?

My 3yr old has a swollen gland on the back of his neck. It has been large for a long time none of his doctors seem to be concerned. Could it be seriou?

Get a diagnosis: You should ask your doctors for a diagnosis of the cause of the swollen gland. Cannot say if it is serious or not serious until there is a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then i found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down
but then i found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

See below: If you have a boil it is very common for the lymph nodes in the local area to get inflammed. They will go away as the boil subsides. ...Read more

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I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head..My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.

I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head..My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.

This may: Be an allergic reaction. Don't know when your hair was colored. If you have been scratching a lot could have infecttion. Would encourage you to see dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when i turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?

I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when i turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?

See below: Neck pain with stiffness usually comes from degenerative changes to the disc or joints. The pain can commonly refer to the head, shoulders, or even shoulder blade. If there is a "pinched nerve" in the neck this can also lead to shoulder blade pain. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

Length of time?: You have not said how long you have had these symptoms. If it is a short time, you likely have an infection with reactive lynphadenopathy which should resolve.Longer time requires you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I evaluate glands in the back of neck?

How can I evaluate glands in the back of neck?

Get it checked...: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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So swollen glands occur in the back of the neck?

So swollen glands occur in the back of the neck?

Get an exam: Need a checkup for an exam and porbably blood tests. Could be many things or nothing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go away sweat gland on hair line back of neck

How long does it take for the swelling to go away sweat gland on hair line back of neck

A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go away a bit faster, but typically not really needed. If it is not a heat-rash, you may have swollen lymphnodes, they may take couple of weeks. If infected sebaceous cyst, it may need to be lanced/treated. If getting worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, i've got pain in my left ear left side of my throat , swollen left gland .Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders , and voice box?

Hi, i've got  pain in my left ear left side of my throat , swollen left gland .Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders , and voice box?

Hard to say.: The only objective detail in your question is the swollen gland in your neck. The other symptoms of radiating pain could be viral in origin. The other possibility is tmd. This problem of muscle hyperactivity in the muscles of mastication can radiate into the shoulders and neck. If the pain in the ear is not associated with hearing loss, then tmd is the most likely possibility. ...Read more

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6 yr old blood test results show high mcv, high neuts, high WBC and low lymphs. Only symptom is swollen gland on back left of neck and fatigued easily?

6 yr old blood test results show high mcv, high neuts, high WBC and low lymphs. Only symptom is swollen gland on back left of neck and fatigued easily?

See below: Without more information, it is impossible to speculate further. Talk to your doctor and ask specifics about what the tests mean to the physician. ...Read more

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Reasons a 2yr olds gland on back of neck(right side)can be swollen on and off for several months.Painless,always rubbery,moveable,no obvious cuts.

Reasons a 2yr olds gland on back of neck(right side)can be swollen on and off for several months.Painless,always rubbery,moveable,no obvious cuts.

Infection: ear infections might cause neck glands to swell. Is the 2 year old sick? or is he/she acting normally? best to see your pediatrician to evaluate ...Read more

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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

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

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I have glands in back of head, ear, and neck, what could this be?

I have glands in back of head, ear, and neck, what could this be?

Get a doctor to exam: You need to be examined by a doctor to determine the cause of the swollen lymph nodes. This can be done by an ENT doctor or a general physician. If they suspect cancer a biopsy of the lymph node is done to make a proper diagnosis. But swollen lymph glands can also be due to infection in which case an ENT doctor can treat you with antibiotics. ...Read more