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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

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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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

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Can I have swollen lymph nodes from pulling/pressing skin over it. How long will it be swollen by this cause?

Can I have swollen lymph nodes from pulling/pressing skin over it. How long will it be swollen by this cause?

Usually not: No, usually not...Unless if you really push or pull the area so hard that you hurt yourself so badly or create an open wound/skin irritation, infection or inflammation over the skin or the area--then the lymph node adjacent to the trauma can be swollen up due to the trauma. Reactive lymph node usually will be back to normal within a few-several days to a couple of weeks or so. ...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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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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If I had swollen lymph nodes for longer than 2 years they must be benign right?

If I had swollen lymph nodes for longer than 2 years they must be benign right?

Not always.: While it is true that lymph nodes that remain stable in size are "more likely than not" to be cancerous, that is not an absolute rule. In fact, many lymphomas may grow very slowly and not demonstrate any appreciable change in size over a few years. I advise you to seek out medical evaluation, if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...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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I have painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck. Will this just last for a few dats if left alone?

See a doctor: Painful, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck should be checked out by a doctor. They could be a symptom of a serious infection or worse yet a tumor. ...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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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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Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving.. How long it'll take them to go away?

Difficult to say: There are several things to consider. It could be just run of the mill mild folliculitis...But there is also something called hydradinitis supperativa. The latter is more acne like and takes far long to treat and go away. For now..Stop shaving. Make sure you replace the razor frequently and sterilize it in chlorox or the like in between shaves. ...Read more

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How long does it take sebaceous cysts to go away? Are swollen lymph nodes really painful?

Might not: Sebaceous cysts typically have to be removed surgically. Swollen nodes can often be painful simply because of the swelling. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes for a week should I see a doctor or wait a little longer and see if they go away on their own?

Below: Swollen lymph nodes are always concerning. If they completely disappear in the next week to ten days, then it is less concerning. If there is any question, any residual swelling, or if you have other symptoms-sweating, fever, fatigue, then you need to be seen. In short, you must feel completely normal and the noses gone or you need to see a DR. ...Read more

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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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I have painful swollen lymph nodes all over my body with out a fever and CBC came back ok this has lasted for 29 days?

Lymph nodes: If there are swollen lymph nodes that are tender and have been present for almost a month it may be reasonable at this point to be checked by a physician. While you do not have a fever and your labs came back normal it may still be advised to have a complete physical exam to make sure this are slightly. A biopsy of a lymph node may also be advised but i would recommend being evaluated first. ...Read more

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Multiple HIV negative tests tell 7 months from last exposure, but still many small swollen lymph nodes in neck that are chronic. Im a smoker ?

Multiple HIV negative tests tell 7 months from last exposure, but still many small swollen lymph nodes in neck that are chronic. Im a smoker ?

Not HIV: The HIV blood tests are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition. If enough time has passed since the last possible exposure (usually only 6 weeks for the modern, standard HIV tests), a negative results always overrules symptoms and exposure history. And of course many minor conditions cause small lymph nodes like this. For sure it's not HIV. Stop testing. ...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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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Roseola (Definition)

A viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the fifth day after the fever ...Read more