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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity. It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, I would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

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Sore gland on left side of neck. Feels swollen compared to right side. Painful when burp, feels like lump in throat on that side. Why could this be?

Sore gland on left side of neck. Feels swollen compared to right side. Painful when burp, feels like lump in throat on that side. Why could this be?

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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2 lumps in mouth their far apart.1 inside tongue 1 in cheek upper molars my sore throat has went away but left side of neck feels swollen. Oral cancer?

2 lumps in mouth their far apart.1 inside tongue 1 in cheek upper molars my sore throat has went away but left side of neck feels swollen. Oral cancer?

Oral lesion: At 16 years old, it is highly doubtful that you have cancer. There can be some lesions which might need excision. See an ENT or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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The vein at the left side of my neck feels swollen especially when I try to get up from bed. Why is it like that?

The vein at the left side of my neck feels swollen especially when I try to get up from bed. Why is it like that?

Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging. When straining is stopped, the pressure in the chest decreases and flow continues through the neck veins so they become less engorged. ...Read more

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Hi I keep getting a tightening/warming sensation behind left knee and left side of neck, neck can feel swollen too?

Hi I keep getting a tightening/warming sensation behind left knee and left side of neck, neck can feel swollen too?

Warm sensation: The warming sensation and neck symptoms may be related to irritability of superficial nerves or even anxiety and tension. For evaluation a physician would have to examine your neck and knee carefully and decide whether any other consultations with a neurologist or otolaryngologist are advisable. ...Read more

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Left side of neck swelling goes away when laying down then starts swelling when I get up. What could this be?

Left side of neck swelling goes away when laying down then starts swelling when I get up. What could this be?

Vascular malf: This could be a vascular malformation - for example a venous malformation that is swelling when dependent. See your physician for a good history and physical to determine exactly what you have. ...Read more

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What would cause a swollen node on left side of neck?

What would cause a swollen node on left side of neck?

Infection: Swollen lymph nodes are often the reaction to an infection nearby, a regional infection.
A swollen lymph node on side of neck may be from a throat infection, or infection in ears, or scalp infection. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in left side of neck below jawbone. Increasing in size and soreness/tenderness. Feel no other symptoms & not sick?

Swollen lymph node in left side of neck below jawbone. Increasing in size and soreness/tenderness. Feel no other symptoms & not sick?

It does not matter: Whether you feel sick or not, anything that increase in size and feels tender need to be checked to determine if further diagnostic tests, labs or meds need to be initiated. ...Read more

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Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Cervical Lymph Nodes: Enlargement of the lymph nodes in the anterior chain of the neck can be a sign of active infection or occult disease. Non tender but enlarged lump nodes in the neck may be reacting to infections drainage from the head and neck including mononucleosis, &HIV disease.
Lymphomas may present with non tender lymph node enlargement. Consider a head and neck exam and maybe antibiotics and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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I feel something swollen in left side of neck for 1month. My doctor says it is bilateral anterior cervical chain lymphadenopathy. I am 17.i am afraid!!

I feel something swollen in left side of neck for 1month. My doctor says it is bilateral anterior cervical chain lymphadenopathy. I am 17.i am afraid!!

Nodes: Lymph node enlargement aka lymphadenopathy is quite common in two anatomic locations: 1) the neck area & 2) the groin. These locations are prone to infections (viral or bacterial)& will result in the body's reacting with lymphadenopathy. Follow up with your MD, & also have your dentist check for any oral problems that could cause such reactive changes. If there is progressive ↑ in size, see MD. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain everyday, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?

I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain everyday, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?

Neck pain: Perhaps you have an infection or another condition that requires a doctor to examine you. Please visit one soon. ...Read more

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Small swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck and also groin but just on the left they're not visible but you can feel them sore throat strep was neg

Small swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck and also groin but just on the left they're not visible but you can feel them sore throat strep was neg

See doctor: You sound like you have seen a doctor. You need firm ether evaluation. Go back to doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Throat pain for over a month, been talking penicillin for a week with no improvement. Swollen glands on left side of neck. I don't feel sick. Help!

Throat pain for over a month, been talking penicillin for a week with no improvement. Swollen glands on left side of neck. I don't feel sick. Help!

Viral pharyngitis: With throat pain and swollen glands one wants to be sure there is bacterial and not viral infection. If penicillin isn't working and WBC normal use warm gargle with peroxide. Antibiotics induce MRSA as a possible side effect of unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Warm soaks also applied to neck nodes. ...Read more

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Is it possible. To have swollen lymphnodes on the left side of neck for a year? Could it be because of infection for that long?

Is it possible. To have swollen lymphnodes on the left side of neck for a year? Could it be because of infection for that long?

Need to see Doc: Lymph nodes swelling can be due to different reasons, including chronic infections like fungal, tuberculosis, tumor, lymphoma, etc. Hence, it needs complete evaluation by your physician/ ENT asap. It sounds chronic inflammation however, recurrent infections may also cause chronic inflammation of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Noticed little squishy lump on left side of neck a week ago. Now have a lump / swollen? (different from right side) on my left lower ribcage.

Noticed little squishy lump on left side of neck a week ago. Now have a lump / swollen? (different from right side) on my left lower ribcage.

Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are very common problems. The occur when skin glands get obstructed and sebum builds up. They may get infected leading to redness pain and increasing size. You should see your doctor to have the cyst removed. Until then warm compresses and oral analgesics like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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I have has a swollen lymph node in left side of neck for 9 months. Now in the last 2 weeks 7 more have for swollen same side no pain not sick at all?

I have has a swollen lymph node in left side of neck for 9 months. Now in the last 2 weeks 7 more have for swollen same side no pain not sick at all?

Need to see DR: You need to seen by your DR in the near future.
What you are describing needs immediate evaluation to make a DX.

You need a full exam, and probably will need a BX of one of the nodes to make a DX

Even though you are feeling fine, and not "sick"--you need to be seen.

Please call and make your apt today. ...Read more

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Discloration on gums top and bottom gums irritated, swollen lymph on left side of neck only?

Discloration on gums top and bottom gums irritated, swollen lymph on left side of neck only?

See your dentist: I would strongly suggest seeking a consultation with a dentist to evaluate the cause of this ASAP. This is very likely in need of attention. ...Read more

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Swollen gland on left side of neck under jaw. Been swollen for months, it's moveable and not painful. Should I worry?

Lump: It is probably a small cyst or gland of no consequence. However if it grows in size or other s appear I would let your doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymphnodes on left side of neck. Dr said 6-8 mm. She refuses to do a biopsy. Scared its cancer. What should I do. Swollen for 4 years.

I have enlarged lymphnodes on left side of neck. Dr said 6-8 mm. She refuses to do a biopsy. Scared its cancer. What should I do. Swollen for 4 years.

See doctor: I recommend you to see doctor again, request blood test to any abn lymphocytes cells. You need to watch for any changes in the size, has it changes with four years. You can request to see hematologist for another opinion. ...Read more

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Nodules on the left side of neck right under the hairline is sore and swollen. What could it be?

Nodules on the left side of neck right under the hairline is sore and swollen. What could it be?

Swollen glands: Could present this way, maybe related to a scalp irritation, if not improving after a few days you should see your doctor to make sure it's not another condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on left side of neck, no other symptoms and it's been there for more than 6 months. Is it cancer?

Swollen lymph node on left side of neck, no other symptoms and it's been there for more than 6 months. Is it cancer?

Probably not!: You definitely need to see a healthcare provider to have this examined. But I can reassure you that one swollen lymph node in someone your age with no other symptoms is very unlikely to be cancer. Lymph nodes are where immune cells hang out, and they swell when those cells get activated. Any infection or inflammation can make them swell. Don't worry! I think you're fine, but have it checked. ...Read more

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16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

Lymph nodes: You will have lots to worry about in the future. This one you can believe your doctor and file it away as normal. I believe a relaxed mom will help develop a happier child. Find a doctor you trust and pay him to worry. Remember if something is bad enough to worry about you will know it. Don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your child and have fun!! ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland on left side of neck, severe renal colic on left side today, are they related?

Swollen lymph gland on left side of neck, severe renal colic on left side today, are they related?

Not related: What is the reason for the neck node. Even caries tooth can cause it, but nodes from thyroid, mouth infections and cancers, on lt side alone from stomach cancer things like lymphoma, leukemia can cause the enlarged nodes. TB lymph node tough rare in US to be r/o. If you have abdominal nodes, they can put pr on the ureter and cause renal colic like picture though it will not happen all of a sudden. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes only in left side of neck. For 5 years. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes only in left side of neck. For 5 years. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Could be anything: Persistant swollen lymph nodes for prolonged periods of time is likley to be a result of a resolved infection or other inflamitory state. The other concerns would of course be lymphoma or sarcodosis.
Concerning symtpoms in the presence of lymph nodes in the neck would include difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, night sweats, weight loss ...Read more

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I have a family history of cancer and I have had a painless swollen lymphnode on the left side of neck along with night sweats. What could it be?

I have a family history of cancer and I have had a painless swollen lymphnode on the left side of neck along with night sweats. What could it be?

Get it checked: An enlarged lymph node and night sweats could be sign of a lymphoma, such as Hodgkin's, which is a very treatable form of lymph cancer. On the other hand, many people have benign small lymph nodes related to a recent virus, sore throat, etc. See your doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Have had swollen lymph node on left side of neck for 1 year, rubbery, now more nearby in last 2 months. Night sweats last 2 months. Is this concerning?

Have had swollen lymph node on left side of neck for 1 year, rubbery, now more nearby in last 2 months. Night sweats last 2 months. Is this concerning?

Yes: Multiple enlarged lymph nodes and night sweats warrant an evaluation. Please see a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion in this forum.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Left side of neck and face are swollen, foe over a year. Ent can't find anything. What is the next step I should take. Could it be muscular? Otger cause

Left side of neck and face are swollen, foe over a year. Ent can't find anything. What is the next step I should take. Could it be muscular? Otger cause

See below: You have a problem that can only be appropriately solved by seeing your doctor on a face-to-face basis. Only after a thorough evaluation can he/she come to the correct diagnosis and offer effective treatment or referral. ...Read more