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My son has swollen cervical lymph nodes, he has them from birth. Dr. Say he's ok. The last 3ys he has them on his chest. Is the still from him growin?

My son has swollen cervical lymph nodes, he has them from birth. Dr. Say he's ok. The last 3ys he has them on his chest. Is the still from him growin?

Hmmm: Swollen cervical nodes are certainly common in children. I think that lymph nodes on the chest are not common. I would probably ask your doctor for a referral to a specialist such as infectious disease. ...Read more

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Non tender, painless, hard, multiple, larger than 1.6 CM swollen cervical lymph nodes for 2.5 years. Most likely cancerous in terms of probability?

Non tender, painless, hard, multiple, larger than 1.6 CM swollen cervical lymph nodes for 2.5 years. Most likely cancerous in terms of probability?

Probably not cancer.: If your lymph nodes are not enlarging over time, they are probably not cancer. If concerned, have them evaluated by your primary physician or ear/nose/throat physician. ...Read more

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Doctor said he wasn't worried about swollen painless cervical lymph nodes because they were hard to detect. No signs of infection, should I be worried?

Doctor said he wasn't worried about swollen painless cervical lymph nodes because they were hard to detect. No signs of infection, should I be worried?

No, trust your MD: We all have lymph nodes and if your MD is not worried you likely dont need to be. If you feel that you have continued concerns make an appointment with your MD and address those concerns. Otherwise, you need to see someone and provide a much more detailed history than space will allow here. We need to know alot about a patient to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen cervical lymph nodes for 5 month now havnt shrunk or grew normal CBC doctors not worried does it mean cancer?

Not likely: Lymph nodes in the neck enlarge for lots of reasons. Often it's infection, sometimes immunizations. If they're small (< 1/2") they may just be scarred from a previous infection. Cancer may grow slowly , but typically if they were cancerous nodes they would have clearly enlarged over 5 months with no treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen cervical lymph nodes, one very noticable and extreme fatigue for 3-4 months. Notpainful, only hurt after alcohol. 21yo. haemotologist nextweek?

Swollen cervical lymph nodes, one very noticable and extreme fatigue for 3-4 months. Notpainful, only hurt after alcohol. 21yo. haemotologist nextweek?

LIkely chronic: infection, rarely hematologic malignancy such as Hodgkin's disease or lymphoma. Hematologist will be able to tell you what further studies need to be done. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad have two large swollen cervical lymph nodes under the jaw bone about 3cm large. is this serious?

What do you suggest if my dad have two large swollen cervical lymph nodes under the jaw bone about 3cm large. is this serious?

See your doctor: Has he been sick? Lymph nodes can swell in reaction to infections, but they (less frequently) can be signs of lymphoma (a lymph tumor). He should see his doctor and have them examined. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Swollen occipital & cervical lymph nodes. Painless but there for months. Wbc is just below normal. Pcp says don't worry. Should i see a specialist?

Swollen occipital & cervical lymph nodes. Painless but there for months. Wbc is just below normal. Pcp says don't worry. Should i see a specialist?

Yes: If they are 1 cm or larger then that warrants investigation. CBC doesn't always mirror a lymphoma, hiv, or other causes of multiply enlarged nodes. I am concerned because you have enlarged nodes in diverse locations especially if they continue to increase in number or size. If they don't decline with antibiotics then get one remover for analysis. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause cervical lymph nodes to swell have two swollen for over month quite scared ?

Yes: Yes i agree dr. David schleimer, the cervical nodes may swell and may stay swollen for sometimes two or three months after the acute stage of ear infection is gone. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my father have two large swollen cervical lymph nodes under the jaw bone about 3cm large. Is this serious?

2 large swollen node: 2 large swollen cervical lymph nodes is serious and could be an infection or even cancerous. He needs to be seen medically right away. ...Read more

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Swollen rubbery cervical lymph nodes for over 6mths, CBC clean-no symptoms. Dr. gave me antibiotics. Then ordered CT scan/contrast. Is a CT necessary?

Swollen rubbery cervical lymph nodes for over 6mths, CBC clean-no symptoms. Dr. gave me antibiotics. Then ordered CT scan/contrast. Is a CT necessary?

Not necessarily: if your lymph nodes bother you, you should probably rule out rare causes such as lymphoma, although the lymph nodes can become large just with a URI or throat infection, cbc was normal, were monos nl? ...Read more

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