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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
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
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
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?
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 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 have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when i turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?
My gal friend is anemic on chelafer but gets swollen lymph glands on the back of the neck when shes on he menstrual cycle, is it normal?
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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