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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it.  Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My grand, Bella was 7 in Jan. For over 6months, she has had multiple lymph node swelling in neck,path showed follicular hyperplasia, what is cause?

My grand, Bella was 7 in Jan. For over 6months, she has had multiple lymph node swelling in neck,path showed follicular hyperplasia, what is cause?

Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are where the immune cells of the body process all the stimuli from various infectious and other foreign stimuli in our environment. In children these are very active areas as so many things are "new" to them. It is natural for these to swell and then subside. Only persistent enlargement is a cause for concern due to infection that isn't cleared, or neoplasia. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection cause lymph node swelling in neck?

Can yeast infection cause lymph node swelling in neck?

See details: It depends on the area of the body involved by the yeast infection. If it is vaginal, the answer is no. ...Read more

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How can you reduce lymph node swelling the neck?

How can you reduce lymph node swelling the neck?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big for the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" 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. They reduce when the problem heals. ...Read more

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In general how large would the lymph node swelling be in cases of hodgkin's disease. I've heard it can be as little as an inch on nodes of neck?

In general how large would the lymph node swelling be in cases of hodgkin's disease. I've heard it can be as little as an inch on nodes of neck?

Any size: Hodgkin's disease can cause lymph node enlargement of any size. I have seen conglomerations of lymph nodes fill over half of the chest, and I have seen tiny lymph nodes (the size of a pea.). ...Read more

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Can lymph node swelling and pain in lower front part of neck, both sides, come and go throughout day or is there something else going on?

Can lymph node swelling and pain in lower front part of neck, both sides, come and go throughout day or is there something else going on?

Not really: Lymph node swelling can not go away in one day..So it has to be something else. You should go and show it to your pcp and find out if there is anything visible or palpable in your neck. If it is real he/she will be able to detect it, verify it and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Fever for a week 38-40° with neck lymph node swelling initially and nw reduced. Fever is still there. Went to doc n given ciproflocaxin to no effect.

Fever for a week 38-40° with neck lymph node swelling initially and nw reduced. Fever is still there. Went to doc n given ciproflocaxin to no effect.

Take fever med: Cipro is antibiotic for the infection = 2-3 days to see change. You should be taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil around the clock with fever that high to keep it under control and reduce how bad you feel. If not improving, or any worsening, go to er. ...Read more

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What can cause lymph node swelling on left side of neck and jaw line? No other symptoms other than some mild weakness. Is this concerning?

What can cause lymph node swelling on left side of neck and jaw line? No other symptoms other than some mild weakness. Is this concerning?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for a lump at that location, so i would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include swollen lymph nodes, benign skin cysts, salivary gland swelling, congenital cysts, or rare tumors. Factors such as location, size, and duration make some of these more or less likely. Lymph node swelling is very common in response to local infection. ...Read more