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I have an intermittent pulling sensation in the right side of my neck on the side.i possibly have swollen lymph nodes there. Could this be the cause?

I have an intermittent pulling sensation in the right side of my neck on the side.i possibly have swollen lymph nodes there. Could this be the cause?

More info: So you actually feel a lump - is that correct?
How long has it been there? Days/weeks?
Do you have fevers/chills/weight loss?

If there is no palpable lump; " intermittent pulling sensation " can be due to many other causes - so have you done any heavy lifting/exercise recently?

If there is a lump have it examined by a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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What would cause drainage from one ear, swollen lymph nodes that don't subside and intermittent hazy vision in one eye? Thank you.

What would cause drainage from one ear, swollen lymph nodes that don't subside and intermittent hazy vision in one eye?  Thank you.

Several: Several things can cause these symptoms. The most common one is ear infection, possibly chronic but this can be serious. Other causes such as tumor are possible and should be excluded. You need to visit an ENT physician and get a scan of your sinuses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I have swollen lymph nodes?

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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I have swollen lymph nodes! help me!?

I have swollen lymph nodes! help me!?

Go see a doctor: You need to get a medical exam done in order to find the cause of swollen nodes. Unless it is an infection, you may need a biopsy of the lymph nodes if they are more than one cm in size and getting bigger over time. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

It must be reason: For that, the most common are:
1-nfection.
2-virus.
3-inflammation: infiltration with inflammatory cells during infection or inflammation in a region of a given lymph node.
4-cancer.
5-cancer of the blood: uncontrolled, malignant multiplication of lymphocytes as in lymphoma or leukemia. ...Read more

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What should I do for swollen lymph nodes?

What should I do for swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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What to do if I have swollen lymph nodes?

What to do if I have swollen lymph nodes?

Watch for changes: If the nodes are swollen for a long period of time or change in number without diminishing in number, they should be checked for pathology.
They maybe enlarged from inflammation, infection or presence of tumor. Increase in number or size may require biopsy. ...Read more

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How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more

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How can I treat multiple swollen lymph nodes?

Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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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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How would i know if I have swollen lymph nodes?

You will be able to : If you can feel them with your fingers and they are bigger than one cm, they are considered enlarged. ...Read more

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What can it mean that I have swollen lymph nodes?

It depends: It depends on the location and the size of the lymph nodes. If they are bigger than 1.5-2 cm, or if they are continuing to increase in size, then a biopsy should done to find out the cause.. Lymph nodes are commonly swollen due to infections or inflammation. They may also be increased in size due to cancer of the lymph nodes, a condition called lymphoma. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes i'm worried 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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I've got swollen lymph nodes. Should i be worried?

It all Depends: Our lymph system is healthy when it is active, protecting us from infections, even if we cannot feel we have been exposed to a foreign bug or substance. So, in general lymph node activity should reassure us of our health. Now, if the nodes keep growing, become painful or persist well past the time of fighting off an infection then medical care should be sought for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have swollen lymph nodes myself?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more

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Why do I have swollen lymph nodes all over the body?

Why do I have swollen lymph nodes all over the body?

Medical eval: Global lymphadenopathy is not normal. Recommend medical assessment to know. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how to cure swollen lymph nodes?

I'd really like to know how to cure swollen lymph nodes?

Antibiotics: If this is not effective...May need to have doctor take a closer look including a biopsy of one of the nodes. ...Read more

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How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink away faster?

Not likely: This is a normal body defense mechanism, and when these nodes are finished fighting inflammation they will recede at their own leisurely pace. Not much you can or should want to do about it. ...Read more

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My swollen lymph nodes are not going down. What should I do?

See a doctor.: Lymph nodes often enlarge with infections or inflammation. Persistent swelling, especially if tender, hard, or larger than around 1 cm (1/2 inch) diameter should be assessed by a physician. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if I have had swollen lymph nodes for 6 months?

Cancer or infection: it could be a sign of cancer or chronic infection. Or it could be you're misinterpreting what you feel. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

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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What exactly does it mean if I have swollen lymph nodes in multiple places?

Get it evaluated: It means that it absolutely needs to be evaluated to determine the cause. That includes, blood tests, scans and a possible biopsy of a node. Do not delay. ...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 see something beating constantly and feel it. Could this be swollen lymph nodes?

No: Your question is not very clear , beating where and seeing what , do you mean pulsating, ? Pl be specific. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increase in # of swollen lymph nodes, need help gauging options?

See a doctor soon: Enlarged lymph nodes always require medical evaluation. Two things cause it: infection or cancer. You have not given me enough information to allow me even to guess which is your problem. But mine would be only a guess. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get swollen lymph nodes? Is he right?

Depends where how: Swollen lymph nodes are common as a consequence of infections. Lymph tissue participates in the immune response against infection, so lymph nodes temporarily enlarge, then recede in size after the infection is conquered. Lymph nodes that enlarge beyond the size of a walnut, are very painful, or persist should be examined by your doctor. ...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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Ok, a couple months ago I had swollen lymph nodes. And I'm not sure if it's still swollen because they've gone down but i can still feel them. ?

Lymph nodes: You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible - your doctor will either take care of things or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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I was wondering are swollen lymph nodes in armpits obvious?

If they: Are big enough, yes. Although they can also be high and hard to detect without a cat scan. ...Read more

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Should i be taking amoxicillin for swollen lymph nodes?

Should i be taking amoxicillin for swollen lymph nodes?

Only if prescribed: Swollen lymph nodes need to be checked, depends what part of the body is involved and what is the cause
if your doctor feels the the glands are infected and prescribe amoxicillin, than you may take it and for the full course
if you have infectioius mononucleosis and take amoxicillin, it can give you a rash and there are other conditions which can cause swollen glands and antibiotics are not indicate. ...Read more