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I've had a dull pain in left side of my chest on &off for 3 weeks; I have a swollen gland under my neck at the same side - on &off for a few months.

I've had a dull pain in left side of my chest on &off for 3 weeks; I have a swollen gland under my neck at the same side - on &off for a few months.

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland on my neck near my ear. About pea sized. Throat is a bit sore on that side. It's been a few days, should I be worried?

I have a swollen gland on my neck near my ear. About pea sized.  Throat is a bit sore on that side. It's been a few days, should I be worried?

Swollen Gland: Our lymph nodes enlarge in response to disease. They help capture and neutralize viruses and bacteria. That is what is happening here in response to your sore throat. This node should go down over the next couple of weeks. If it continues to grow or does not go away then get it checked out ...Read more

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I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

Unrelated: The enlarged thymus is not related to a sinus infection. Enlarged lymph nodes may also not be related to an infection a year ago. You need to have those symptoms checked for other causes. ...Read more

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I have a swollen right gland in my neck what could be the cause of out also it hurts to talk and breathe and swallow?

I have a swollen right gland in my neck what could be the cause of out also it hurts to talk and breathe and swallow?

Probably lymph node: Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment.This combination of symptoms sounds like an inflammed node associated with a sore throat, either viral or strep.Soreness in throat can be related to tonsils if still present. You should see physician to determine bacterial or viral and the need for antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in my neck/ arm pits for over 4 mo and I have been getting sick a lot they have done blood work and lung xray all was good. ?

I have swollen  glands in my neck/ arm pits for over 4 mo and I have been getting sick a lot they have done blood work and lung xray all was good. ?

Second opinion: You might need one, and from a doctor, not from the internet. I'm sure your doctors have done many tests, some of which we would need to see before guiding you to the next step(s). At some point, swollen lymph nodes need to be fully explained, and that might include doing a biopsy (though there are many situations where that is not necessary). ...Read more

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I have had swollen, sore glands in my neck since november. Is a rheumatologist the correct dr. To after the reg. Md?

I have had swollen, sore glands in my neck since november. Is a rheumatologist the correct dr. To after the reg. Md?

Depends on symptoms: For swollen glands only, probably not. But depending on other simultaneous symptoms and/or test results, this finding could be something rheumatologic. ...Read more