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Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?

Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?

Unlikely TB: It is unusual to have TB with a normal chest x-ray. You need to see your doctor get a work-up ASAP. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

No: Gilbert syndrome refers to a genetic syndrome where you can have mild yellowing of the whites of your eyes, especially with fasting. It does not have any other physical findings, or cause any long term health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have two swollen lymph nodes that I've had for years. Recently I've had unbearably itchy skin. Also anemic. Could this be due to lymphoma?

I have two swollen lymph nodes that I've had for years. Recently I've had unbearably itchy skin. Also anemic. Could this be due to lymphoma?

It's possible.: Lymphoma can cause lymph node swelling, itching, and anemia. But so can many other things. Anemia is common in women who are menstruating. Itchy skin is common and can be due to dry skin, allergies, kidney problems or liver problems. And swollen lymph nodes that have not changed for years are not likely to be lymphoma. So you're probably fine, but see a doc to be sure! And try not to worry. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes 3.5 months. Ultrasound showed lymphadenopathy. Mri showed many nodes but no evidence of lymphadenopathy. Itchy skin Biopsy needed?

Swollen lymph nodes 3.5 months. Ultrasound showed lymphadenopathy. Mri showed many nodes but no evidence of lymphadenopathy. Itchy skin Biopsy needed?

FollowDoctor'sAdvice: We can not comment on just ultrasound and MRI reports without having more information, about the clinical history as to why the tests were ordered and what part of body was involved. I suggest you follow the doctor's who know your case advoice and find the diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in groin itchy skin bad tooth also lump on shoulder blade?

I have swollen lymph nodes in groin itchy skin bad tooth also lump on shoulder blade?

Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause of lump and adenopathy. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash, burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash, burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

Lupus vs RA: Sounds systemic! I would really urge you visit your md please! Too many things going on! Please let me know what diagnosis your doc give you! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node.
Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

See a physician: Nothing against chiropractors but the rash and lymph nodes are not in their field of expertise and should be evaluated by a physician. If the chiropractor has been unable to help with the neck and shoulder discomfort I would take any imaging he/she has done and seek an opinion for an orthopedic doctor. Could be just soft tissue injury or maybe a small fracture. Please see an md for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

Dandruff?: Try washing your scalp frequently, daily would not be too much. It may take a few months of this, on regular basis for the scalp to be healthy and the lymph nodes to regress. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck, headaches, fatigue, and itchy scalp? Strep throat can do this?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck, headaches, fatigue, and itchy scalp? Strep throat can do this?

Not itchy scalp: Strep throat most commonly causes fever and sore throat. Other possible symptoms are swollen lymph nodes in the neck, stomach ache, headache, vomiting, and rash. Step throat does not cause itchy scalp, cough, runny nose, or diarrhea. You should see your doctor to discover the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a knot on my lymph node for years. I am always tired and always have itchy skin. Blood tests come back normal.?

I have had a knot on my lymph node for years. I am always tired and always have itchy skin. Blood tests come back normal.?

Incomplete info: Normal blood test are not a clean bill of health. It depends on what was tested. The lymph node is probably unrelated to your symptoms. It would need a detailed history, physical examination and may be additional tests to provide a meaningful opinion. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the issue with her/him. ...Read more

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Five days ago I had red itchy skin from using duac cream for acne. I am fine now but I have an enlarged lymph node inferior to my left ear. P. Causes?

Prob. Infection: True true and unrelated. We all have lymph nodes throughout our bodies. Far and away the most common reason that they swell is that you have an infection in that area of your body-I.e. your skin, ear, throat, arm, etc. Nearby. Sometimes viral, sometimes bacterial, rarely fungal. If you're basically healthy you'll heal yourself. Otherwise see your doc. If get more nodes could be nasty. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph nodes behind ear, under jaw, skin near my Adam's apple is tender to touch and sometimes itchy and I feel constant stiffness there?

Have swollen lymph nodes behind ear, under jaw, skin near my Adam's apple is tender to touch and sometimes itchy and I feel constant stiffness there?

More info needed: Have you had any recent viral illness. Often viral illness can be associated with swollen glands. Any swollen glands under your arms or in your groin area? Thyroid issues need to be checked for as well, if you have the area you described as tender. Please be seen by your physician to get a good checkup and history and probably some blood tests too for Mono, cytomegalovirus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more

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I have had frequent infections, shingles 4 times in less than a year, swollen lymph nodes everywhere, itching all over (no rash), fatique, why?

I have had frequent infections, shingles 4 times in less than a year, swollen lymph nodes everywhere, itching all over (no rash), fatique, why?

Immune deficiency: Getting frequent infections including shingles indicated that you have reduced immune resistance, especially with recurrent viral infections it indicates more of cell mediated immune deficiency than antibody mediated. Also enlarged lymphnodes everywhere is to be taken seriously. It would be good in you see ur pcp /hematologist. Need to r/o infections, hematologic condns includ. Lymphomas, leukemia. ...Read more

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I noticed a really small painless swollen lymph node behind my ear&few days ago I noticed a painless small swollen lymph note behind my head. Worry?

I noticed a really small painless swollen lymph node behind my ear&few days ago I noticed a painless small swollen lymph note behind my head. Worry?

Watch and wait: There is no need to worry. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?

I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?

Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge. ...Read more

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What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in groin with purpura cluster on the skin overlying it. What could this be?

I have a swollen lymph node in groin with purpura cluster on the skin overlying it. What could this be?

See doctor: How do you know it is a lymphnode? It may be early hernia and the presence of bleeding over the swelling is more suggestive of a new hernia. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Cord-like string under skin of armpit. This is close to where there was a swollen lymph node/boil. Should I get it checked out?

Cord-like string under skin of armpit. This is close to where there was a swollen lymph node/boil. Should I get it checked out?

HIRADENITIS/CELLULI: It may be HIRADENITIS Supporitiva VS. CELLULITIS/ folliculitis it can occur in the groin or armpit region. You need to be examined to make sure it is not an enlarged lymph node. Also lab work and potentially an ultrasound of the area. Your doctor may prescribe both topical and oral antibiotics. If it doesn't resolve referral to a surgeon maybe needed. ...Read more

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How do you check the hardness of a swollen lymph node on neck? What position should your head and neck be in and which fingers do you use?

How do you check the hardness of a swollen lymph node on neck? What position should your head and neck be in and which fingers do you use?

...carefully!: In med school, they taught us "the doctor that treats himself, has a fool for a patient! " it is very difficult to be objective when examining yourself or someone you love- emotional factors can play a huge role in what you perceive. If you are not accustomed to feeling lymph nodes on a daily basis, in health and disease, you're just not qualified to make the call. Experience is very important! ...Read more

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Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more