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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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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...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