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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Have it checked out: Lymph nodes that are swollen and painful constantly may be a reflection of chronic infection. The enlarged lymph nodes may also be a manifestation of lymphoma which is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells and is localized to the lymph nodes. This should be evaluated by your doctors. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. William Culviner
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Dear Dr., a lymph node in my neck always seems swollen/enlarged in the morning, or if I wake up in the middle of the night. I am not sick. ?

Dear Dr., a lymph node in my neck always seems swollen/enlarged in the morning, or if I wake up in the  middle of the night. I am not sick. ?

Neck lymph nodes: They are typically small , less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. 1.5 cm is enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the area they drain . See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, as necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hever
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Im 23 yo male.had pericoronitis last week and now have cold.i accidently found that my right side cervical lymph node is swollen.should i worry?

Im 23 yo male.had pericoronitis last week and now have cold.i accidently found that my right side cervical lymph node is swollen.should i worry?

Infection: You dont need to worry, but you should see your dentist again to get antibiotics if there is an infection. I assume you learned about the pericoronitis from your dentist? In that case either the area should be cleaned, the wisdom tooth removed, or excess tissue removed to prevent it from happening again. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared does it always mean something's wrong? Will i die? I feel fine

Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared 
does it always mean something's wrong? Will i die? I feel fine

Neck mass: Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck are very common and are usually benign.They may indicate infection or other things.The best is to show your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Lykins
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Having a cough with phlegm and nose always seems to be stuffy but no mucus comes out an also a swollen lymph node in neck? Is this a cold? It's been a week and it seems it won't go away.

Having a cough with phlegm and nose always seems to be stuffy but no mucus comes out an also a swollen lymph node in neck? Is this a cold?  It's been a week and it seems it won't go away.

Could be allergies: Swollen nasal passages often occur with allergies, and drainage can go down the back of your throat causing you to cough up phlegm. Try a steroid nasal spray like Flonase (now available over the counter) plus an antihistamine like loratadine. If still no improvement in 3-4 days, get checked out! ...Read more

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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I have a lymph node in neck n its been swollen for years and now its big and wont go down. No bad side effects. Should I leave it alone and not worry?

Worrisome?: A lymphnode that changes or enlarges is very concerning. Duration is concerning. My advice is to get it checked out. It most likely should be biopsied. There are some bad reasons that lymph nodes in the neck swell and enlarge. Don't chance it! get chcked. See pcp, ent, surgeion, oncologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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I have had a swollen lymph node in neck for a long time now what can I do about it?

I have had a swollen lymph node in neck for a long time now what can I do about it?

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, trauma/irritation/ inflammation, malignancy etc.Swollen lymph gland on the neck is usually a reactive process from something located on the mouth or other head and neck area.If swollen lymph nodes becomes persistent go to see your primary care doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Swollen lymph node in neck for several months, what's wrong?

Swollen lymph node in neck for several months, what's wrong?

Go see your DR: Most lymph nodes are benign/non-cancerous and can be due to recurring infection in your throat and surrounding skin. But if they are numerous and getting bigger, you may need to be biopsied to rule out any serious ailment including lymphoma. God bless! http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/swollen-lymph-glands. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Swollen lymph node in neck for one year?

Swollen lymph node in neck for one year?

Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. In your case, be sure you're seen, . ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Greer
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Swollen lymph node in neck that hasn't gone away?

See ENT Dr ASAP: This is really a big deal. Please seek care asap. ...Read more

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