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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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My daughter of 20 years old has swollen glands on the back of her neck, she has joint pain, fatigue, and headaches?

My daughter of 20 years old has swollen glands on the back of her neck, she has joint pain, fatigue, and headaches?

Needs to be checked: With all the symptoms you mentioned she needs to be checked by your medical doctor. Will need a detailed history and complete Physical Examination. And may need Blood/urine test and others as indicated to make a diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...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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My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

Sounds like: Malignant otitis externa and cellulitis you need to urgently seek help at an ENT office or at least your PMD for antibiotics and further evaluation ...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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Think I have a somewhat swollen gland on the back left of my neck. No fever been having minor headaches for days and pain from neck to around ears and temple. Yesterday had shooting pain up my back. This is all so sudden and random. Ideas?

Think I have a somewhat swollen gland on the back left of my neck. No fever been having minor headaches for days and pain from neck to around ears and temple. Yesterday had shooting pain up my back. This is all so sudden and random. Ideas?

Seek medical attn.: This concerns me. Sounds like a cyst or abscess that requires removal and antibiotic therapy. Because it is on the neck with pain radiating into and around your ears, this can be dangerous because your brain is not far from that area. I advise you to seek immediate medical attention. ...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

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14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

Probably benign: Enlarged nodes in a 14 year old are probably not serious, but if they are getting larger, they should be investigated. Measure them carefully and repeat in two or three weeks. If they've not changed in six months, they are probably nothing. ...Read more

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Rt sd, swollen/tender neck glands 3 1/2 months. Sometimes hard to breathe. Lt side new lump/gland. Pink lump back neck. ENT 2 weeks. PM won't treat. Cancer?

Rt sd, swollen/tender neck glands 3 1/2 months. Sometimes hard to breathe. Lt side new lump/gland. Pink lump back neck. ENT 2 weeks. PM won't treat. Cancer?

Lymphnodes: Your symptoms as described appear to be possibly due to some underlying infectious process or something that would cause the swollen nodes, and now Shortness of breath. Be diligent, and get an evaluation. Hopefully the ENT will be more helpful to you and order some routine tests at least to include a cbc-dff and C-Xray to start, Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain in back of neck and swollen gland something feels sticking out in back of neck like a vein?

Someone needs a look: Usually painful swelling in neck is a lymph node responding to an infection, possibly a pimple or sore on the scalp. You will probably feel better putting a bit of heat on it but don't mess with it too much or it could get worse. If it doesn't get better after a few days, see someone. ...Read more

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My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. He has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. He has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are busy doing what they are supposed to, fighting inflammation and helping to eliminate whatever your son had that was producing fever. They will return to normal in time. Best wishes for the holidays. ...Read more

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I feel a little lump on the left side back of my neck kinda where the shoulder and back of neck meet....and not sure if there is a gland there? And ma

I feel a little lump on the left side back of my neck kinda where the shoulder and back of neck meet....and not sure if there is a gland there? And ma

Lump: If this is something you have just noticed you must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more