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Had enlarged lymph nodes, left base of neck. PET + for cancer. Nodes now shrunken. Can no longer feel them. Could white cells have eliminated cancer?

Had enlarged lymph nodes, left base of neck. PET + for cancer. Nodes now shrunken. Can no longer feel them. Could white cells have eliminated cancer?

Not likely: White cells don't eliminate cancer despite all the "pop" claims. Spontaneous regressions of cancer from immunity are rare and it almost always recurs afterwards. A PET scan cannot diagnose cancer without a biopsy, and is at most a means of finding lesions that need to be biopsied for possible cancer. Adults have neck nodes pop up and regress all the time. Be glad and talk with your physician. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

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I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

Internist: You're not going to get a diagnosis in an on-line forum. You obviously have a complicated problem that will require a comprehensive evaluation. If your local doctor can't help, seek help at an academic center with a general internist. You're only 113 miles from DES moines. Ps, hi k and low na with low BP suggests addison's disease. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes on my neck/throat hurt, and both my ears ache? Could it be strep throat

My lymph nodes on my neck/throat hurt, and both my ears ache? Could it be strep throat

Strep test: Some people will have referred pain to their ears with strep throat. The only way to positively diagnose strep throat is with a strep test and/or a culture. ...Read more

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Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever (3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose (no more), one sw lymph gl (neck)

Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever (3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose (no more), one sw lymph gl (neck)

Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness called acute HIV infection. These symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, &/or mouth sores. Other symptoms might include N/V, thrush, headache or neurologic symptoms. Duration is 1 to a few weeks. Get checked ...Read more

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I've had enlarged lymph nodes in neck, throat, underarms, and groin since the first of the year, yet my internist is unconcerned. Should I be? I am.

I've had enlarged lymph nodes in neck, throat, underarms, and groin since the first of the year, yet my internist is unconcerned. Should I be? I am.

Second opinion: Not sure without the benefit of examining you. Enlarged lymph nodes throughout the body coil indicate a problem. If you are concerned I would encourage you to obtain a second opinion. ...Read more

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To whom this may concern, my son has enlarged lymph nodes on one side of the neck and a significant amount of puss on 1 tonsil no throat pain.

To whom this may concern, my son has enlarged lymph nodes on one side of the neck and a significant amount of puss on 1 tonsil no throat pain.

Exudate: And lymph node enlargement is suggestive of an infectious process, likely viral. A throat culture could help you sort this out. Access is also a remote possibility, and would require immediate evaluation! ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes on the neck no fever or sore throat tired all the time college student?

Enlarged lymph nodes on the neck no fever or sore throat tired all the time college student?

Lymph nodes can: Be an annoyance or a sign of real disease. If it does not bother you with pain or obstruction or such, just watch it hopefully start getting smaller over the next few weeks. If it does not, or if it continues to enlarge or become tender/hot/ swollen, then you should get to a healthcare provider as soon as possible to get help. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone?

Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone?

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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Please tell me how long it takes for swollen glands from strep throat to go back to normal?

Please tell me how long it takes for swollen glands from strep throat to go back to normal?

a couple of weeks: Most infection related enlarged lymph nodes settle down as the infection is treated and controlled. So the lymph glands should settle down to normal size in a mater of 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes?

Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes?

Yes: Streptoccocal infections can cause enlarged lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes in a 8 yr old my 8 year old son has had what his doctor described to me as a scarred lymph node on the right side of his neck since about the age of 2. Up until a few weeks ago it was the same. I noticed the lump looked much larger, s

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Would enlarged lymph nodes show up on an X-ray of the neck and head?

Would enlarged lymph nodes show up on an X-ray of the neck and head?

May be: It may or may not. The procedure of choice is ultrasound by an eperienced sonographer. Xr is not a great exam for lymph nodes. Even better: have it examined by a doc. Usually this is palpable on physical examination and most examinations are not helpful. ...Read more

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Are painless rubbery chronic (2-3 years) enlarged lymph nodes in posterior triangle of the neck always cancerous?

Are painless rubbery chronic (2-3 years) enlarged lymph nodes in posterior triangle of the neck always cancerous?

Not likely: If the nodes have not changed in 2-3 years, it is unlikely that these are cancerous. More than likely it is due to something in your scalp that may be causing low grade chronic inflammation. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and underneath my collar bone, is this cancer?

Enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and underneath my collar bone, is this cancer?

If this has been: Present for more than 2 weeks, non-painful, or growing, time to visit the doctor to decide what potential causes are. There are many benign things so do not hit the panic button, but cancers and lymphoma are possibiities. ...Read more

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I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since I was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since I was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

Probably not: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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