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Left Neck Lymph Node Pain
A little big: 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
What are the symptoms and prognosis for a benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia of the neck lymph node?
Nodes in neck enlarge primarily from metastatic disease of oral cavity (squamous Ca) or glands in neck such as thyroid or parotid.
If there is primary enlargement noted, it is due to lymphoma or hyperplasia. Nodal disease in lymphoma, spreads and enlarges. Hyperplasia due to a local inflammatory process rarely causes pain and does not spread. Biopsy will resolve problem ...Read more
My 7yo has had enlarged l. Neck lymph node for past 5 yrs. Doc & hematologist say its nothing. R. One was big for 1yr but went down. Why l. Still big?
See below.: Lymph nodes are 'houses' for white blood cells (in addition to filtering debris and germs out of the body). Sometimes, just as when you build an addition on your house, you don't tear it down when you don't need the space anymore, the lymph node stays large. As long as it doesn't keep growing and doesn't get red, tender, squishy, or rock-hard, it can be monitored by the doctor at checkups. ...Read more
What would cause a neck lymph node to appear bruised? Possibly unrelated, is excessive tiredness, foggy head, blurred vision.
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. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about a sharp pain around my left neck lymph node that is not allowing me to turn my head?
Yes: Most likely coming from an infection in your mouth or throat. But yes be concerned and if not promptly improving with conservative measures get it checked out. ...Read more
Had a peritonsil abcess on left side, swollen left neck lymph node, now a rash on the lft side of face and left side inner thigh... what can this be?
Rash: 30 year old gentleman with a past medical history of a peritonsillar abscess with lymphadenopathy now presents with a rash on left side of face and left side inner thigh. The differential diagnosis of rashes is very large. Visit your MD. If you were treated with antibiotics please call the MD who treated you and tell him about your rash. Good luck. ...Read more
What would cause severe sense of panic, nervousness, and fear as well as joint pain, and chronic swollen left neck lymph node; teen onsetting?
See below: These symptoms are probably due to different things. In addition to seeing specialists, you need a good primary care provider who can help coordinate your care and help sort through your symptoms. ...Read more
My lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and sensitive for almost three months now should I be concerned?
See physician: While lymph nodes may temporarily enlarge and feel tender with an acute infection, a persistent swollen and sensitive isolated lymph node should be examined by a physician to rule out any serious condition. ...Read more
My left lymph node is swollen and hurts and has the left side of my neck hurting when I move it and I can feel it. What could it be?
Something on the left side of my neck right about where my lymph node is feels like it gets caught and causes severe pain. Should I be concerned?
Question unclear: It is difficult to picture what you are talking about. Suggest you see a doctor and show this to them. It probably will go away on its own, but if continues, definitely see somebody. Concern is minimal, but varies from person to person. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
For about a week now, I have had a lymph node on the right side in the front of my neck that is a little bigger than the left one.?
Lymph Node: You could have swollen lymph nodes. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. If this does not resolve I would seek medical evaluation to determine why you have swollen lymph nodes and why its bothering you. ...Read more
Fight local infectio: Lymph nodes enlarge in response to inflammation in the area from which their drainage occurs. If you have an infected gum or tooth, have a one-sided tonsillar infection, or other similar conditions, this may be the explanation. If the node continues to enlarge, changes character (becomes hard, fixed, tender, warm to touch, etc.), or fails to resolve in time, have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more
I have 2 knots in the lymph node on the left side of my neck. I have taken a zpack and its not any better what should I do?
Lymph nodes in neck: The lymph nodes in the neck can take up to a few weeks to come down after an illness. Even if the illness is properly treated. If none of your symptoms are improving - you either have been given the wrong antibiotic or you had a viral illness to begin with (most common reason I see why people don't get better after an antibiotic). ...Read more
Left side neck hurts at one point. Think its lymph node. I'm 17. I smoke abit. Not consistant. I'm scared its cancer. Pls help?
Discovered a lymph node year ago, left side back of neck under hairline. I've been squeezing it ever since. It has gotten bigger. Should I be worried?
I've had a marble sized swollen lymph node on the back of my neck that can be felt when I look left. Is it normal for them to stay swollen that long?
? Swollen nose??: You state that you have a swollen lymph node in neck. You don't state for how long, if painful, if hard, if it is growing in size or number, if you have any associated symptoms or signs, if you have raised these concerns with your doc, and what if any his response has been? Once you know, get back with a more targeted question. ...Read more
Get it checked: Small swollen lymph nodes and GI symptoms could be related to virus such as cold, flu, or gastroenteritis (although this does not usually cause swollen lymph nodes). If a lymph node feels hard, fixed in place, and does not go away within a week, it should be checked by a doctor to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more
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
Infection: Lymph nodes can be a source of infection. Have him checked to see if he needs treatment such as antibiotics or drainage. If it is tiny like pea sized it may be normal. All the best. ...Read more
Hi, my 22 month old boy has a bump, a small ball, on the left side of his neck. Could it be a lymph node?
Could be, or.....: It depends on location, size, depth under the skin, changes in skin overlying bump and associated pain. How long has it been present? Is it soft or firm? Has he been ill or did he have an infection recently? A solitary enlarged lymph node is a bit concerning than the multiple enlarged nodes seen in many toddlers. Start with a check up by your pediatrician. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in my left lymph node in my neck, which has been hard and enlarged for 2 months. What does this mean?
See a doctor: If you have a hard enlarged lymph node in your neck for 2 months get it checked as soon as possible. ...Read more
Left lateral neck hypoechoic lymph node 18x24mm. Hyperaemic with effacement of fatty hilum. What exactly does this mean? Thanks
A completely normal lymph node will be less than 15mm and have a fatty center. When it enlarges and loses the fatty portion with increased blood flow (hyperemic), it should be sampled with a needle to make sure there is no infection or malignancy within it.
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I've had a small pea sized lymph node on the left side neck (1inch above collarbone) for almost two years. It hasn't changed. Do I need a biopsy?
No: It's your friend. Everybody has a few of these ...Read more
On left side of lower neck, a small nodule under skin (lymph node?), it is soft, same size. Not protruding. No pain. Any way of knowing what it is?
Sounds like: Lymph node, but it could be something else. IF it is truly a lymph node, lF is less than 1 cm, and IF it is not enlarging, it is probably nothing. But that is a lot of IFs. Best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing a swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck (just right under the jawbone). Felt a little pain this morning but it got worse.?
Depends: Lymph nodes in the neck are the result of inflammation above or near that particular node. Pimples, eczema, sore throat, ear infections--many things can do it. But if the node gets larger than an almond and doesn't start shrinking in a couple of weeks, go see an MD (not a nurse practitioner) ...Read more
Usually is benign: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more
Lymph node on left side of neck is sticking out. Very hard. I can move it under my skin however.?
Hard node: Hard nodes should be looked into. He mobile skin over the node doesn't help. You need to see your MD and get a complete history and physical and followed by test to determine the cause. Key is to pursue this. Best of luck ...Read more
Hard rubbery feeling lymph node on left side of neck. Moveable. Between 1cm and 2cm maybe. No change in 7 months. No symptoms?
Cervical lymph nodes may become palpable due to simple issues like dandruff. If it has not changed in 7 months it is not a tumor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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