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70yrs, prescribed brivudine for face & eye shingles, heals nicely, no pain, yet on 4th day neck lymph nodes get swollen & bit painful. Normal?

70yrs, prescribed brivudine for face & eye shingles, heals nicely,  no pain, yet on 4th day neck lymph nodes get swollen & bit painful. Normal?

Herpes zoster: It is certainly possible but not necessarily definite that the cervical lymphadenopathy you have experienced is related to the outbreak. Lymph nodes help fight inflammation for a living. If these gradually recede now the chances are that you were correct. There is no way of knowing certainly without biopsy and $$$ tests, but these certainly do not sound malignant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi please help, my husband has severe pain all the sudden in his right hip joint and swollen painful lymph nodes in most joints ?

Hi please help, my husband has severe pain all the sudden in his right hip joint and swollen painful  lymph nodes in most joints ?

Sudden & severe: Those words require ACTION. If an immediate appointment is impossible, go to urgent care or n ER. If he did nothing unusual recently to cause injury, they'll do tests and provide pain relief as possible till they can discover a cause. Don't wait - it could be helpful to nip it in the bud! ...Read more

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If the lymph nodes get swollen but the

Question: ? you didn't finish your question, please resubmit and let us know what you want to know ...Read more

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My lymph nodes constantly get swollen. How do I treat this problem?

My lymph nodes constantly get swollen. How do I treat this problem?

Normal reaction: 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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My lymph nodes (the ones people check when you're sick) are painful when i touch them but they aren't swollen? What could be wrong with me?

Front of neck?: Lymph node tenderness usually indicates some type of inflammation ...A reaction to infection...Like a sore throat, cold flu, or other type of virus.If persists, c ur doc to check all of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes in my neck swollen and painful?

Infection: This is a sign that you have an infection somewhere. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes on the right side of my neck are swollen and painful. They do not roll or move. What does his mean??

My lymph nodes on the right side of my neck are swollen and painful. They do not roll or move. What does his mean??

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of many clinical conditions from a simple viral infection to something more serious. See a physician who will determine what tests and or treatment are best for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes away. The swollen lymph node suggests that your body is working to fight infection. ...Read more

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I have swollen and painful lymph nodes next to my groin. How do I treat this?

I have swollen and painful lymph nodes next to my groin. How do I treat this?

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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Hi please tell,are the lymph nodes which are swollen due to HIV get to their orignal size or they remain swollen even after some time?

Hi please tell,are the lymph nodes which are swollen due to HIV get to their orignal size or they remain swollen even after some time?

They may shrink: lymphadenopathy due to HIV can fluctuate over time. some patients have the nodes return to normal, while in other patients they may stay mildly enlarged over time. lymph nodes are very enlarged or continue to grow should be biopsied, particularly in the setting of HIV infection as there is an increased risk of malignancies. ...Read more

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I was sick 3 months ago with flu. 4 lymph nodes were swollen. Now, 1 is swollen- R side-not painful, just annoying. What could be causing this?

I was sick 3 months ago with flu. 4 lymph nodes were swollen. Now, 1 is swollen- R side-not painful, just annoying. What could be causing this?

Adenitis: Reactive lymph nodes after an infection may still persist for a month or two so no need for concern. If nodes worsen along with fever, general malaise then further workup with Infectious Disease specialist ...Read more

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How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink?

How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink?

Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a sign of infection. If the underlying infection is determined and treated, the associated lymph node will likely shrink back to normal size. ...Read more

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I have painful swollen lymph nodes in my groin area ?

I have painful swollen lymph nodes in my groin area ?

Infection or cancer: Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate infection or cancer. You should see a doctor to have this checked promptly. ...Read more

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What could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

What could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords . In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X ray can help. Bx if necessary. ...Read more

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Swollen/painful occupational lymph nodes 2wks ago! Since went down but area still a little tender?

Swollen/painful occupational lymph nodes 2wks ago! Since went down but area still a little tender?

I use the one...: ..month rule. An occipital lymph node is a common node that increases with allergies or upper respiratory infection. If you should gets severe headache, fever and chills or changes in vision, get evaluated asap. ...Read more