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Swollen lymph nodes, one on either side of neck. Both small, between .5cm-1cm? Should i worry? Is the symmetry a good sign? How long should I wait?

Swollen lymph nodes, one on either side of neck. Both small, between .5cm-1cm? Should i worry? Is the symmetry a good sign? How long should I wait?

Lymph nodes: Small less than 1 cm freely movable not matted to surrounding tissue. Not source of great concern. But should be monitored. If change enlargement of other symptoms fever night sweats fatigue further evaluation indicated. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in both sides of my neck (swollen for a long time) not painful. Also my hair is coming out in clumps and I'm tired constantly. ?

Swollen lymph nodes in both sides of my neck (swollen for a long time) not painful. Also my hair is coming out in clumps and I'm tired constantly. ?

See your GP: Without knowing more, it will be difficult to say what you have. You could have a thyroid condition. It would be wise to see your GP. ...Read more

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I had swollen lymph nodes a long time ago and when i got rid of them the area between my neck and left shoulder got swollen it wasn't even painful its?

How?: I don't understand "when I got rid of them" since I don't know of any way to reduce lymph swelling (until the disease process has been controlled or faded away by itself as in the case of a viral infection) without medication. Is the swelling still present? If it has been present for more than a couple of weeks or getting worse, better consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Have it checked out: Lymph nodes that are swollen and painful constantly may be a reflection of chronic infection. The enlarged lymph nodes may also be a manifestation of lymphoma which is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells and is localized to the lymph nodes. This should be evaluated by your doctors. ...Read more

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How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen in the neck? Are they always palpable

How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen in the neck? Are they always palpable

Oval lumps >1/2 inch: Lymph nodes are normally present in neck but may enlarge from infections, tumors(lymphoma, metastatic cancers) or without known cause. May or may not be painful, and be felt one or both sides of the neck, usually when larger than 1/4 inch. If growing, should consult your physician to look for and treat underlying cause. Sometimes hard to distinguish from the carotid artery - which pulsates. ...Read more

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My neck lymph nodes have had mild pain on and off for 4 mos., mostly left side. They are not swollen though. What dr type should I see?

My neck lymph nodes have had mild pain on and off for 4 mos., mostly left side.  They are not swollen though.  What dr type should I see?

Would start: with your primary care provider. 'That physician can provide initial evaluation and determine what consults (if any) are indicated. 'Take care. ...Read more

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Any reason why are lymph nodes on neck swollen?

Any reason why are lymph nodes on neck swollen?

Many Reasons: 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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Why are my lymph nodes in my neck swollen and painful?

Infection: This is a sign that you have an infection somewhere. ...Read more