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Doctor insights on: Left Neck Lymph Node Pain

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What could produce only my left neck lymph node to swell?

What could produce only my left neck lymph node to swell?

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

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Should I be concerned about a sharp pain around my left neck lymph node that is not allowing me to turn my head?

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

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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?

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

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What would cause severe sense of panic, nervousness, and fear as well as joint pain, and chronic swollen left neck lymph node; teen onsetting?

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

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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.?

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

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My lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and sensitive for almost three months now should I be concerned?

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

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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?

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?

Most likely an: Viral infection, but it could be serious like tuberculosis or valley fever. It could also be malignancy such as hodgkin's disease or lymphoma. Best to go to doctor to figure it out for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Swollen lymph node at right side of my neck, but left side seems ok. Why the difference?

Swollen lymph node at right side of my neck, but left side seems ok.  Why the difference?

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