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What to do if I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on my neck, what could this be please help?

What to do if I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on my neck, what could this be please help?

MD visit: Hopefully is not serious but could be. You need a good physical exam. Your doc will decide if further workup (like scans or a biopsy) is needed. Best to you. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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I have hard swollen lymph nodes under both eyes tubular going down to cheeks and a larger semi hard circular swelling, it's like this for 2-3 weeks?

I have hard swollen lymph nodes under both eyes  tubular going down to cheeks and a larger semi hard circular swelling, it's  like this for 2-3 weeks?

Need to get medical: You should get a medical examination. it could be peri-orbital edema(painless collection of fluid). This can be a symptom of Fluid retention in several different medical conditions affecting the kidneys and or heart failure. Do you have any other symptoms or change in urination or difficulty in breathing? A medical exam is the best solution unless these go away within 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I am a 19 year old female. I have had unexplained, painless, hard, swollen lymph nodes throughout my left posterior cervical nodes for the past 3 mon?

I am a 19 year old female. I have had unexplained, painless, hard, swollen lymph nodes throughout my left posterior  cervical nodes for the past 3 mon?

Needs evaluation: The new appearance of bunches of lymph nodes anywhere on the body could be a signal of something serious with your health. You should see your family doctor very soon to have this looked at. ...Read more

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I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on r. side of back of neck at hairline. Hurts terribly to bend neck forward. Headache and dizzy all day. No fever.

I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on r. side of back of neck at hairline. Hurts terribly to bend neck forward. Headache and dizzy all day.  No fever.

See doctor: It is hard to tell what you may have based on the description. For example, I am not sure the lymph nodes you described are indeed lymph nodes instead of bumps. If they start to blister , it may well be the early stage of shingles. Since you are having headache and getting dizzy, it is time to see your doctor or go to the ER. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a hard, swollen lymph node and ear fullness?

Should I be concerned with a hard, swollen lymph node and ear fullness?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph glands can be due to many different things: infections (bacterial, viral, tubercular, fungal), inflammation (lupus, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.), and cancer (lymphoma and others) being the most common. The only way to make a proper diagnosis is to see a doctor and determine whether or not a biopsy is appropriate. ...Read more

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I have hard swollen lymph node under left eye only?

I have hard swollen lymph node under left eye only?

Get a medical check: If you have a knot under the eye, it needs to be examined by your doctor who can then make a proper diagnosis and advise you about treatment. It is not likely to be a lymph node based on its location(lymph nodes are located in predictable sites like in front of the Ears or on your neck(not elsewhere in the area of head and Neck). ...Read more

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Billions of lice in head , can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Billions of lice in head , can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more

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I have hard, fixed swollen lymph nodes and bad itchiness. Is it lymphoma?

I have hard, fixed swollen lymph nodes and bad itchiness. Is it lymphoma?

Needs evaluation: Fixed, hard swollen lymph nodes with pruritus (itching) raises the possibilty of hodgkin disease. You should have this further evaluated by your physician. It may not be anything serious at all but it is worth being seen by the right doctor since a lymph node biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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