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How can I help reduce a painful swollen lymph node?  on levaquin (levofloxacin) for pneumonia symptoms already. 

How can I help reduce a painful swollen lymph node?  on levaquin (levofloxacin) for pneumonia symptoms already. 

Antiinflammatories: Nsaids like Aleve (naproxen) and Ibuprofen can help reduce the tenderness from inflamed lymph nodes. Realize, though, that the lymph nodes are doing that for a reason--it's helping to fight your infection! If they are just too uncomfortable, as long as it's safe, you can use nsaids to help reduce the tenderness. ...Read more

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Pain and swollen lymph node in left inner thigh. I do have pnuemonia. Could the 2 be related, and what could be the cause?

Pain and swollen lymph node in left inner thigh. I do have pnuemonia. Could the 2 be related, and what could be the cause?

See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in my arm pit it's causing some discomfort and is painful at times. Is this serious/other symptoms I should look for?

I have a swollen lymph node in my arm pit it's causing some discomfort and is painful at times. Is this serious/other symptoms I should look for?

Behavior over time: This may not be a lymph node. Other things under the arm swell and get painful. If there is clear redness, warmth, pain and discharge or a central "plug" to the lesion with a very superficial appearance this is very likely benign. If there is progressive enlargement without the signs above it is time to see a doc. ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

Get it checked: Many possible reasons-too many to discuss here-exist. A good history and physical will help narrow down these possibilities. ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

Probably infection: But could be a malignancy or inflammatory condition.
Get an exam and blood tests for starters. If doesn't go away, need biopsy. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein.
Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the armpit drain the arm and the breast and superficial chest. Any infection or disease in those areas can cause a swollen node. If it doesn't continue to improve, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Painful Swollen lymph node Under my left jaw. No Fever or cold. Should I be worried?

Painful Swollen lymph node Under my left jaw. No Fever or cold. Should I be worried?

Don't Goad That Node: Not usually. This happens, then they go away. The worst thing you can do is keep fooling with it. Estimate the size then leave it alone for at least one week, prefer- ably two, then check it again. Bigger? Smaller? Same? Less tender? More tender? Then decide if you need to see your doctor. If getting visibly bigge or gets more painful before then, or more lumps appear or other symptoms come-up, go sooner. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node near clavicle don't feel sick and other nodes are normal what is it? Should I be concerned? Just got flu shot related?

Painful swollen lymph node near clavicle don't feel sick and other nodes are normal what is it? Should I be concerned? Just got flu shot related?

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 a swollen painful bump under my arm which I think could be a swollen lymph node. I’ve had this before but this time it’s very sore?

I have a swollen painful bump under my arm which I think could be a swollen lymph node. I’ve had this before but this time it’s very sore?

Need to examine: What you described suggests an inflamed lymph node. Do you have any wound or injury on the hand or arm of the same side? It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation as you may need antibiotic treatment. If you do no have access to a doctor, go the emergency room of a nearby hospital.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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My swollen lymph node in my neck is not painful. Does that mean a more serious problem?

How big?: A cancerous lymph node is obviously abnormal. Almost all other nodes are your friends. If you are advised to leave it alone, do so. There is no explaining why different people get big nodes in different places. ...Read more

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I found a swollen lymph node in my right groin, it is very painful and it is right on my panty-line, is this serious?

Infected lymph node: Need to be seen by physician to examine you. Mat treat with antibiotics. If persisted need further evluation may include possible biopsy. ...Read more

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My 4yr old son has had a swollen lymph node in his neck from 1.5yrs. It's not growing or painful, but always visible. Should I be worried?

My 4yr old son has had a swollen lymph node in his neck from 1.5yrs. It's not growing or painful, but always visible. Should I be worried?

See pediatrician: Please take your child to the pediatrician to have an examination and measurement of the node. Better to be safe than sorry. Biopsy if suspicious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen lymph node under the right side of my jaw for ablest three months now. No symptoms. What's going on?

I've had a swollen lymph node under the right side of my jaw for ablest three months now. No symptoms. What's going on?

See doc: There are wide variety of disease that need to be addressed, detailed history and physical exam necessary before coming to any conclusion. It may be benign or something significant. ...Read more

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I have this swollen lymph node in my neck that's almost visible. Sometimes it reduces but it doesn't hurt. I had mono a couple of moths ago?

I have this swollen lymph node in my neck that's almost visible. Sometimes it reduces but it doesn't hurt. I had mono a couple of moths ago?

Normal: It can take 6-8 weeks to fully recover from a bout of mono and during this time the lymph nodes can indeed remain enlarged. As long as your not having other symptoms such as weight loss, night sweats or fevers, I would give it a bit more. Tell yourself if not smaller by valentine's day you'll have it checked out further. ...Read more

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If a swollen lymph node is painful, does that mean it isn't cancer?

If a swollen lymph node is painful, does that mean it isn't cancer?

Not necessarily: Most swollen lymph nodes are not cancerous, they are reactive or inflammatory. By that fact most lymph nodes that are tender will be benign. Unfortunately, a small percentage will still be malignant. If you are worried please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if the swollen lymph node is painful does that rule out cancer?

Could you tell me if the swollen lymph node is painful does that rule out cancer?

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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Is it a bug bite or a swollen lymph node? Symptoms of swollen lymph node near collarbone? 18 years old, female.

Is it a bug bite or a swollen lymph node? Symptoms of swollen lymph node near collarbone? 18 years old, female.

See doctor: You may be having either of two, bug bite or swollen lymph node near collarbone. But lymph node may be painful to touch and warm while bug bite may be red, slightly swollen. Your health provider will be able to decide and treat you as needed ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a large painless swollen lymph node in the groin (2 cm or so) that lasted about a month without other symptoms?

What are the possible causes of a large painless swollen lymph node in the groin (2 cm or so) that lasted about a month without other symptoms?

Infection or tumor: A large palpable painless node in groin is abnormal and may be inflammatory or neoplastic. One checks the abdominal wall and skin of extremity on the side of the node. Then one examines rectum and perianal area for inflammation or tumor. If source not identified then node bx indicated to RO lymphoma or other cause. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

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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What is the cause of a swollen lymph node under my chin? It is not painful, however, sometimes it gets aggravated by swallowing. Is this worrisome?

What is the cause of a swollen lymph node under my chin? It is not painful, however, sometimes it gets aggravated by swallowing. Is this worrisome?

Probably not: Lymph nodes enlarge in response to inflammation since they are designed to help fight this. The oral cavity is a major source of minor inflammation/infection and a swollen lymph node is not surprising. If it remains small, is soft and non-tender, and you have no other symptoms it should resolve. If not, have it seen by your family doctor or an ent. ...Read more

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I noticed a swollen lymph node on my right groin area yesterday in the shower. It is painful to touch and accompanied by a slight fever of 99.7 help?

See your doctor: Lymph nodes which are painful are usually infected--
you need to see your doctor for a full exam to be evaluated and have some lab tests done for infections
both viral and bacterial. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in armpit for 3 days. Is tender and painful to touch?

Swollen lymph node in armpit for 3 days. Is tender and painful to touch?

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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Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?

Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?

Scalp issue?: Lymph nodes in the neck ofter get enlarged due to issue with the scalp, e.g., dandruff. Wash your scalp daily with any shampoo. Check your node every couple of weeks, not more frequently. If it doubles in size or other nodes get enlarged, see a doctor, otherwise watchful waiting is appropriate. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I get painful cysts on my chin or jawline, I'll get a swollen lymph node under my chin. Is this normal?

Sometimes when I get painful cysts on my chin or jawline, I'll get a swollen lymph node under my chin. Is this normal?

Yes: Any infected Acne cyst, boil or carbuncle in your face will trigger swelling of your local lymph nodes where it drains.
Many times your body will take care of it but if persistent and big may require antibiotic therapy and sometimes incision and drainage! ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node under my right jaw the size of nearly 2 fingers. I have no other symptoms. What could cause this?

I have a swollen lymph node under my right jaw the size of nearly 2 fingers. I have no other symptoms. What could cause this?

Inflammation: Multiple possibilities. Could be related to dental issue, allergy, asymptomatic illness or infection or chronic irritation. If it persists or gets larger you should be evaluated and node may need biopsy or removal
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I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear. What can I do to get it to go away/reduce the pain?

Infection: Lymph nodes swell when they are fighting off an infection. You need to identify and treat the underlying infection and the node should go down. See your doctor for help finding the infection and treating it. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in the neck, my ankle is swollen too. Both my feet are hurting. Plus I have red painful bumps in the feet what's wrong?

I have a swollen lymph node in the neck, my ankle is swollen too. Both my feet are hurting. Plus I have red painful bumps in the feet what's wrong?

Adenopathy: Sounds like a generalized viral process with your neck and feet symptoms. Hand foot and mouth a possibility however you are older. Other infections like strep, mono, coxsackie possible. If you have a high fever, headache or neck stiffness likely best to get checked. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph node behind my ear for my entire life. It is not painful and doesn't grow should I tell my doctor?

I have had a swollen lymph node behind my ear for my entire life. It is not painful and doesn't grow should I tell my doctor?

Yes: Always good to show your doctor when examined so that it can be documented as to characteristics and size in case something changes. ...Read more

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I found a swollen lymph node under my armpit, it's not painful unless I drink alcohol. My skin is itchier, I'm so tired all the time. I have a weird?

I found a swollen lymph node under my armpit, it's not painful unless I drink alcohol. My skin is itchier, I'm so tired all the time. I have a weird?

See doctor: You need to be seen by your pcp for exam and evaluation of? Lymph node, ? dry itchy skin and fatigue. Be honest about all meds you take (prescribed/OTC, including any birth control), alcohol/drug/tobacco use and sexual activity. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a single swollen lymph node with no other symptoms?

What to do if I have a single swollen lymph node with no other symptoms?

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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Swollen lymph node for 6 month with no symptoms?

Lymphadenopathy: Hi, you need to see an MD for evaluation and possible Ultrasound and biopsy of your node. ...Read more

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I have one swollen lymph node in my groin I have no symptoms is this hiv?

I have one swollen lymph node in my groin I have no symptoms is this hiv?

Not likely but: It is not likely just by having a one swollen lymph node in groin. But we can not tell you for sure what it could be due to.
I will suggest you get it checked by your family doctor. Discuss with your parents and get it checked as you are 16 years old. ...Read more

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Pain on left side when swallowing, swollen lymph node. No cold symptoms. Tested negative for strep. Now what?

Pain on left side when swallowing, swollen lymph node. No cold symptoms. Tested negative for strep. Now what?

What did Dr say?: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node no pain right side back of neck, no other symptoms. Have an abcessd gum for 1 year no pain just pus, can that affect posterior node?

Swollen lymph node no pain right side back of neck, no other symptoms. Have an abcessd gum for 1 year no pain just pus, can that affect posterior node?

Yes: The presence of swollen lymph glands in the neck reflect 3 conditions. The first is a possibility of a primary lymph gland tumor or lymphoma, Tahe second, metastatic tumor from oral cavity and 3rd, draining infection. Treatment here is to resolve infection at which time node will regress. Other wise bx neeced ...Read more