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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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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How long do swollen lymph nodes last before they reduce? And are they supposed to be painful?

How long do swollen lymph nodes last before they reduce? And are they supposed to be painful?

Days-to-months: Depending on the cause of the swelling of the lymph nodes, they can last for days-to-months (for infections.). ...Read more

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Had a cold with runny nose, wet cough, swollen lymph nodes in neck, lasted 2-3 months...was months ago but lymph nodes never went down and still hurt?

Had a cold with runny nose, wet cough, swollen lymph nodes in neck, lasted 2-3 months...was months ago but lymph nodes never went down and still hurt?

Lymphnodes: This can be common, as often the nodes may get blocked and stay enlarged for quite some time. See your Dr. for an eval and eventually if they do not decrease with treatment advice form your dr. you may need testing and further eval of the nodes. good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes? How can they be treated?

What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes? How can they be treated?

Several things: 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 keep getting swollen lymph nodes. They only last a couple of days but are painful. What is causing this?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes. They only last a couple of days but are painful. What is causing this?

Infection: Lymph nodes swell when they are fighting infection. It's good that they hurt. Painless swelling is worrisome. Use tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, aleve, or Aspirin for relief of pain. Be glad you have good defenses! ...Read more

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Each month i get swollen lymph nodes on both sides of my neck, that last four a week or so had it for over 2 years but getting more frequent?

Each month i get swollen lymph nodes on both sides of my neck, that last four a week or so had it for over 2 years but getting more frequent?

Go see an ENT doctor: It could be just repeated viral infections(colds) but you need to be sure that you do not have strept throat. A visit to your ENT doctor can help. If you want to try controlling it on your own, i wiould sugges that you try taking vitamin c, 500mg daily and give it a 6 month trial(it is pretty cheap vitamin). This may help, in which case you should continue taking it on a regular basis. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but i keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but i keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

Concerned.: You need to see your gyn to check out for possible infection which may wax and wane. This is certainly abnormal. ...Read more

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Why would I have four swollen lymph nodes in my neck that won't go away for the last five months?

Why would I have four swollen lymph nodes in my neck that won't go away for the last five months?

You Need a check up: Please see a doctor. Swollen lymph nodes could be sign of infetion, inflammation or cancer. The question is simple: do you have fever, fatigue, losss of weight.....Waxing and waning nodes? Increase in size?, lymph nodes in other areas?....My answer is not meant to get you worried, but rather to get you checked.... Thanks. ...Read more

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What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes?

What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes?

Possible tumor: Lymph nodes enlarge due to presence of infection, primary neoplasms of nodes or metastatic disease to nodes. With an inflammatory process, over time the nodes will regress especially if inf. treated. If nodes persist, feel firm, have enlarged somewhat, then bx indicated to rule out source of problem ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more