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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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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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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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What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein.
Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well. ...Read more

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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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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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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

No: We all have lymph nodes and sometimes they will swell. The lymph nodes are part of your natural defense. They help remove infections and other substances from your body. They can swell in response to infection, or cancer, or nonspecific inflammation. I suspect yours is from a viral infection. Your physician can help clarify this for you. ...Read more

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

I have a lymph node in neck n its been swollen for years and now its big and won't 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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What causes a swollen lymph node in neck and acne on the shoulder?

What causes a swollen lymph node in neck and acne on the shoulder?

Probably nothing: Acne confined to a shoulder may be from rubbing; we see this in men who bench-press large amounts of weight. Most adults have one or more palpable lymph nodes in the neck, and if they are not rock-hard, fixed to other structures, or growing rapidly, they're best ignored. Glad you're a good observer of the body. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have recurring prostatitis can it cause swollen lymph node in neck?

I have recurring prostatitis can it cause swollen lymph node in neck?

NO not at all: Swollen nodes in neck would have no connection with your prostatitisd. That is not possible as there is no connection between the prostate gland and the lymph nodes in the neck. Go get a doctor to check your neck and seek his/her advice. ...Read more

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Swollen painful lymph node in neck, started after taking spironolactone 50mg, QD. NOT sick. No other symptoms. Is this a norm sideeffect of this med?

Swollen painful lymph node in neck, started after taking spironolactone 50mg, QD. NOT sick. No other symptoms. Is this a norm sideeffect of this med?

Not from medication: A swollen tender lymph gland is highly unlikely to be from taking a new medication. Lymph glands are situated around the body and serve to trap infectious organisms (bacteria or viruses) to prevent their spread to other areas in the body.

A swollen gland will often decrease in size if there is no ongoing infection. Any swollen glands persisting after a month should by examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Lymph node in neck doc said was jugulodigastric node that I thought was swollen, oval, soft, kinda flaps, about 1cm big. Ent says im fine, but am i?

Lymph node in neck doc said was jugulodigastric node that I thought was swollen, oval, soft, kinda flaps, about 1cm big. Ent says im fine, but am i?

Close follow: Lymph nodes enlarge in reaction to infection or inflammation most commonly. Enlarged lymph nodes are generally > 1.5 cm, so yours is on the small side. You need a detailed history from doctor and exam. A needle aspiration or surgical excisional biopsy can be considered to get more information about it. Nothing to worry about but you should be the-examined in 2-3 months ...Read more

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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age I worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in neck about 1cm for more than a year. Doesn't cause any pain. Doctor gave me augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but lymph node doesn't go away. Why?

Other node enlarged?: Are there any other enlarged nodes? This can be nothing, or can be something potentially serious. However, if there is just 1 node, and it has not changed in over a year, it may not be a serious problem. The context of the enlarged lymph node is important. Age, smoking history, and other things are important to help identify why. Ultimately, if concern remains, a biopsy can be done. ...Read more

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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

It is reactive: Your lymph node could be reacting to infection or nonspecfic inflammation at a location that is drained by that lymph noce. ...Read more

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What would cause posterior cervical lymph node pain and swelling? R neck is swollen, pain from base of skull down to front of neck/throat

Many possibilities.: There are a variety of things that could cause these problems at your age. Infections (cat scratch disease, mononucleosis), dental /sinus disease), are most often the cause. However, more serious problems occur in this age group. Please see your internest, ent. Or oral/maxillofacial surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Swollen (small, soft, mobile) post-cervical lymph node, left. Coughing, sore throat, white-yellow phlegm. Throat throbs, left. No fever. What is it?

Common cold, or: Of the many things that cause sore throat, they all fall into two categories infections (viral or bacterial) or irritants/injury (e.g. Gerd, postnasal drip). The common cold (viral) would be the most common cause of a sore throat and match your symptoms, although your pcp may want to take a look for any tell tale spots in the oropharynx, check for rashes, swab for strep, do a blood test for mono. ...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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What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

Evaluation is key: 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