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Doctor insights on: I Have A Swollen Gland On The Right Side Of My Neck What Does This Mean

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I've had a painless swollen gland on the right side of neck for about four months. Could it be an infection?

I've had a painless swollen gland on the right side of neck for about four months. Could it be an infection?

Exam: I recommend that you have this examined as infections with reactive lymph nodes should resolve within a few weeks. ...Read more

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My right side of my neck gland is swollen and hurts y?

My right side of my neck gland is swollen and hurts y?

Swollen lymph node: Hi, it seems you have a swollen Lymph node, possibly 2/2 some kind of infection, the infection could be in ur throat, ear or teeth, if this swollen gland didn't go away in a day or 2 then see an MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen glands on right side of my neck. What could it be and how can I treat it?

Swollen glands on right side of my neck. What could it be and how can I treat it?

Can vary: Can be bacterial or viral infection if associated with fever. If persistent or progressive enlargement is encountered, cancerous conditions need to be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I think my glands are swollen on the right side of my neck. It seems to flair up often. Can it be related to my underactive thyroid?

I think my glands are swollen on the right side of my neck. It seems to flair up often. Can it be related to my underactive thyroid?

Unlikely : By "glands", i assume you mean lymph nodes. Hypothyroidism does not cause lymph node enlargement, but toothaches, colds, allergies - any head, neck or upper chest infection or inflammation can. ...Read more

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Hello! What can a swollen hard, non painful gland on the right side of the neck, on the carotid artery be ? I had it for more than 6 month..

Hello! What can a swollen hard, non painful gland on the right side of the neck, on the carotid artery be ? I had it for more than 6 month..

Cyst or node: It could be a sebaceous cyst or a lymph node. If it is small it is probably nothing to be concerned about. If it is larger than one centimeter (half inch) then you should let a doctor check it and make sure it is something benign. ...Read more

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The front right side of my neck feels a lil swollen and when i breath in the side feel cool inside my throat could my glands be swollen ?

The front right side of my neck feels a lil swollen and when i breath in the side feel cool inside my throat could my glands be swollen ?

Swollen glands: Swollen glands can feel like tender little soft lumps in your neck. If this is minor and goes away within 10 days, its most likely due to a virus. If you have tender lumps in your neck that don't go away soon or feel quite hard, get a doctor to check you. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands on my right side of my neck and pain that goes into the base of my my neck, right side. I am tired all the time. Mono?

I have swollen glands on my right side of my neck and pain that goes into the base of my my neck, right side. I am tired all the time. Mono?

Possible mono: Mononucleosis can cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. However, other things can cause swollen lymph nodes including a bacterial infection in your mouth or nose, or even certain types of cancer. You are young so cancer is much less likely. If these lymph nodes have been swollen for several weeks, you need to see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

Not likely: Cancers related to smoking usually require more tobacco than you have years. In addition young people often have lymph nodes that swell when exposed to novel viruses or immune challenges. Problems with teeth or ears can also cause swelling. This node should definitely get smaller over the next week or so. If not see your doc for a thorough exam and history. ...Read more

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My glands are swollen on the right side of my neck. It swelled up after a viral. the left side went down but not the right. I had blood wrk. and a CT scan. They couldn't find what could a causing it. I get 2-3 sec. painful twinges on occasion. ?

My glands are swollen on the right side of my neck. It swelled up after a viral. the left side went down but not the right. I had blood wrk. and a CT scan. They couldn't find what could a causing it. I get 2-3 sec. painful twinges on occasion. ?

Keep your appts: Even though you do not have a diagnosis (explanation) yet, it's sounds like there's more testing to be done. You may even need to see an Ear Nose & Throat (also called ENT or otolaryngologist) specialist or an infectious disease specialist for their opinions. So don't give up yet. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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3 small painful swellings on right side of my neck by collarbone. swollen glands. I feel ok in myself. I had flu vaccine last week by pharmacist says?

Need for examination: Flu vaccine is not a likely explanation of enlarged painful lymph nodes in the neck. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland on one side of my neck that is bigger then the other side and the ones behind my ears are swollen been taking med for about a w?

I have a swollen gland on one side of my neck that is bigger then the other side and the ones behind my ears are swollen been taking med for about a w?

Lymph nodes: Hello, if the swollen lymph node in your neck fails to improve or completely resolve after your antibiotic, i would recommend you follow up for a re-evaluation by your doctor. A complete work up may be in order. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland , the whole side of my neck is swollen it hurts to swallow, talk, sing on that side. What could be wrong. It really hurts?

I have a swollen gland , the whole side of my neck is swollen it hurts to swallow, talk, sing on that side. What could be wrong. It really hurts?

Infected lymph nodes: Usually, a person who gets enlarged lymph nodes from an infection in her throat, head, or neck, will get rid of her infection and then her nodes will shrink down to regular size. Once in a while, a person gets infectious germs spreading to one or more neck nodes, and the germs get the upper hand. The result is a big abscess in the node(s), needing antibiotics and further care. Must see a doctor. ...Read more

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Last night i started to notice one of my glands were swollen. When i woke up, it hurt just touching the side of my neck. I also feel verrryy weak.?

Last night i started to notice one of my glands were swollen. When i woke up, it hurt just touching the side of my neck. I also feel verrryy weak.?

Lymphadenitis: A tender lymph node is an indication of lymphadenitis, which can have many causes. Commonly this happens with strep throat and other infections of the mouth or even scalp. If you also feel weak that suggests a more serious infection. You should seek an evaluation of what is causing your tender gland. ...Read more

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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 in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

Dr. can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

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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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow. What should I do?

SEE YOUR DOC: You need to be examined by your physician to see if it is actually a lymph node or a gland. If it is a lymph node then the cause of the inflamed node must be found and treated. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and it hurts to swallow, what should I do?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and it hurts to swallow, what should I do?

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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The left side of my neck is swollen had a lymph node but it went away my gland and neck is still swollen how can I get rid of it?

The left side of my neck is swollen had a lymph node but it went away my gland and neck is still swollen how can I get rid of it?

Maybe never: It is difficult to know exactly what you are talking about without being able to examine the area. However, it sounds like the initial problem with the lymph node has resolved. But now you are still able to feel the node. It's possible that it may never disappear. As long as it's small and not tender, that's OK. If it's large - an inch or bigger, or sore, you should see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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The left side of my neck kind of hurts when i swallow at times.Feels like it my gland kindof. Does t feel swollen and i don't feel sick any ideas?

The left side of my neck kind of hurts when i swallow at times.Feels like it my gland kindof. Does t feel swollen and i don't feel sick any ideas?

Check with your doc: This may be a lymph node. It may be viral or something else. It may or may not need an ultrasound guided needle aspiration. Check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more

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I'm having the sweats, right side of my stomach hurts and i've got a swollen gland on my left side of my neck. I just got prescribed the zpak today?

I'm having the sweats, right side of my stomach  hurts and i've got a swollen gland on my left side of my neck. I just got prescribed the zpak today?

Z-Pak...: Is for a soft tissue infection - and works quite well when properly diagnosed and prescribed. If you don't feel better in a day or two, contact your doctor again. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen gland on the left side of my neck for two weeks, now it's so sore it hurts to swallow. No fever no other symptoms. Any ideas?

I have had a swollen gland on the left side of my neck for two weeks, now it's so sore it hurts to swallow. No fever no other symptoms. Any ideas?

Need for examination: Two weeks is long enough to warrant a visit to your doctor so that it can be evaluated properly. It is not feasible to provide and opinion without examining you. ...Read more