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Are swollen lymph nodes always a symptom of tick bite?

Are swollen lymph nodes always a symptom of tick bite?

Not per se: A tick bite by itself is not likely to cause lymph node enlargment, but infection transmitted through tick bite, e.g., lyme disease may cause swelling of lymph nodes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more


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Is the viral stomach flu a cuase of lymph node swelling?

Is the viral stomach flu a cuase of lymph node swelling?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system by enlarging in response. Prolonged enlargement should be biopsied. If no problem, they shrink. ...Read more

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Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is enlarged lymph nodes a usual symptom of sporotrichosis?

Is enlarged lymph nodes a usual symptom of sporotrichosis?

Not usually: The disease is caused by an infection of a type of fungus. It usually involves the skin and lymph channels but not the lymph nodes. I recommend speaking with your physician to have an evaluation of the area in which the lymph nodes are located to see if further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer, are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be painful or pain-free?

Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer, are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be painful or pain-free?

Pain due to infectio: Painful lymph nodes are usually inflammatory or infectious. Cancer lymph nodes usually don't hurt unless they are very large. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Could be...: ....But also of many other serious and non-serious medical conditions. If you have persistently enlarged nodes, especially if you have reasons to believe you may be HIV positive, i encourage you to visit your doc right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could swollen lymph nodes and sore throat be a sign of?

What could swollen lymph nodes and sore throat be a sign of?

Check for strep: One key thing not to miss for a new sore throat with lymph node swelling is strep throat. It can present without fever or white patches, especially in adults. It will go away without treatment, but then you may develop rheumatic heart disease or other complications if it is not treated within 10 days from the start of symptoms. So get a rapid strep test (70-90% acc.) and/or culture (100% accurate ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis. No fever.

Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis.  No fever.

Needs evaluation: prior antibiotic use doesn't preclude infection in another area, you may need another type of antibiotic, or other measures as per doctor's judgement, best wishes ...Read more

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Can a sore in the nose cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a sore in the nose cause swollen lymph nodes?

Not usually: Look for another reason for swollen lymph nodes and consult your physician. ...Read more

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Is a swollen throat a symptom of hiv?

Is a swollen throat a symptom of hiv?

Maybe: Hiv disease and its concomitant effect on the immune system can present as almost anything. If you are worried about HIV disease, strongly suggest being tested. Diagnosed early therapy is quite effective and patients live fairly normal lives. ...Read more

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Is a slightly swollen right neck lymph node commonly caused by Lymphoma? Accompanied by mild sore throat, no fever. Quite anxious about health stuff.

Is a slightly swollen right neck lymph node commonly caused by Lymphoma? Accompanied by mild sore throat, no fever. Quite anxious about health stuff.

Time will tell: If the lymph node grows in a short period (three weeks), it is suspicious of lymphoma. If it stay the same, look for chronic irritation or infection in the ear canal, lobe or temporal scalp. ...Read more

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Is it a bug bite or a swollen lymph node? Symptoms of swollen lymph node near collarbone? 18 years old, female.

Is it a bug bite or a swollen lymph node? Symptoms of swollen lymph node near collarbone? 18 years old, female.

See doctor: You may be having either of two, bug bite or swollen lymph node near collarbone . But lymph node may be painful to touch and warm while bug bite may be red ,slightly swollen.Your health provider will be able to decide and treat you as needed ...Read more

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Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?

Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?

No neccasarily: 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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Tender lymph node near jaw.No rash or fever. What could be the reason. A bit of phlem is also present?

Tender lymph node near jaw.No rash or fever. What could be the reason. A bit of phlem is also present?

Infection: Any viral or bacterial infection in the face or neck can lead to tender lymph nodes so a URI can also cause the phelgm and the tender lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on both side of groin. No open sores or anything . Night sweats and painful swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes on both side of groin. No open sores or anything . Night sweats and painful swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

See someone: Hello - you should see a general surgeon (or your primary care doctor) for an evaluation. He/she will examine you and determine if a biopsy is necessary. It could be nothing serious but lymphoma may need to be ruled-out. The first step is a consultation and an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cold sore on tongue caused a swollen lymph node under jaw. No longer painful but lymph node stayed and it wont go down. Is the lymph node a problem?

Not necessarily: You could watch and wait. If the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, you should see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is recurrent sore throat and phlegm from the throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of HIV? Although I tested -ve after 4,5,6,7 months w/4th gen

Is recurrent sore throat and phlegm from the throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of HIV? Although I tested -ve after 4,5,6,7 months w/4th gen

Negative test-No HIV: I would trust these tests - they are saying all the same thing LONG after some 'possible' exposure. There must be another cause for your symptoms - and hopefully your doc can get to the bottom of it. Sometimes it's recurrent viral infections. (esp. if you SMOKE or are exposed to 2nd hand smoke). Other times, it's lack of rest and the body just can't heal itself if you're driving yourself too hard. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have nasal congestion, sore throat, swollen prelaryngeal lymph nodes only on the left?

Is it possible to have nasal congestion, sore throat, swollen prelaryngeal lymph nodes only on the left?

Yes: It is common to get a localized infection on only one side of your throat, neck or nose. Usually it is a virus and it will resolve by itself. ...Read more

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Sore throat, mild fever, chills, one lymph node is swollen, body aches and a white film on tongue.

Sore throat, mild fever, chills, one lymph node is swollen, body aches and a white film on tongue.

Virus: Viral upper respiratory infections usually start in the throat and chills and flu like body aches are common. At this stage rest, fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) are all that's needed. A head cold and mild cough may follow. These infections last 5 to 10 days. If symptoms worsen or last much longer, see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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