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What could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

What could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

Infection: At your age, a swollen and painful lymph node could represent an infection in that part of your body. If you have a primary physician it's a good idea to get checked. ...Read more

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Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Infection or tumor: The usual cause is some infection in the area drained by that node. Less commonly tumors may present as a swollen node. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your lymph node is swollen?

What exactly does it mean if your lymph node is swollen?

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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For what length of time can a lymph node be swollen for?

For what length of time can a lymph node be swollen for?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into 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. They shrink when all is better. ...Read more

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Can a lymph node get swollen and stay that way for a year?

Can a lymph node get swollen and stay that way for a year?

Unlikely: 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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How long is it possible for a lymph node to remain swollen?

Depends on cause: Some may remain for very lengthy time periods and others will vanish within days. It all depends on why they were enlarged to begin with. ...Read more

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How big should a lymph node be before it is considered 'swollen'?

How big should a lymph node be before it is considered 'swollen'?

Swollen lymph node.: Generally speaking, lymph nodes are not palpable. And if they are palpable, they are usually very small, certainly smaller than a pea or a jellybean. So swelling of a lymph node would imply that either a small lymph node is noticeably larger or that you’re feeling lymph nodes in an area that you hadn’t felt them in previously. Obviously, clinical context is important. ...Read more

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What should I do if lymph node been swollen for just over 2 months?

What should I do if lymph node been swollen for just over 2 months?

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. 2 months needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Urgent- my lymph node is swollen and I don't know why? What do I do?

Urgent- my lymph node is swollen and I don't know why? What do I do?

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

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Can you tell me exactly when is a lymph node considered swollen, how big does it have to be?

Can you tell me exactly when is a lymph node considered swollen, how big does it have to be?

Subjective criteria: In the imaging (computed tomography) world a node greater than 1.0 cm was considered suspicious for disease. Therer are 2.5 cm per inch. This enlargement could represent infection/inflammation, reactive to disease process in proximity, and tumor. Generally infectious/inflammatory nodes may be tender and tumoral nodes are firmer. This subject has a lot of variability. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen lymph node?

What causes a swollen lymph node?

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. The lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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What is classed as a swollen lymph node?

What is classed as a swollen lymph node?

Depends on...: Whether or not a lymph node is called swollen depends on the size of the node and the average size of nodes in that part of the body, in people of that age group. A node about the diameter of a dime may be called enlarged, and one that is half the width of a dime is called normal sized. In children neck nodes usually get larger than dime-width in strep throat or other infections. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have swollen lymph node?

Should I be concerned if I have swollen lymph node?

Yes: Swollen glands are usually from some medical problem but can be from many different things. Most people are worried that they represent cancer but, in general, swollen glands are from other reasons. It, of course, depends on many issues, including:
where are they?
how long have they been enlarged?
are they growing or shrinking?
Any other symptoms (fevers, sweats, itching,)
need more info! ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Lymph node: Any inflammatory precipitant, such as a bite or infection or injury, can cause swelling of a lymph node. If there is a red streak above or below, or if you have fevers and chills, then you should see your doctor to see if the bite has become infected. ...Read more

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Can you pop a swollen lymph node?

No: When lymph nodes enlarge they are solid structures, they are not filled with fluid, so they can't be popped. ...Read more

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What is a swollen lymph node like?

What is a swollen lymph node like?

Question is vague!: Swollen lymph node may reactive process or could be cancer (lymphoma or metastatic spread). Reactive process may be secondary to various organisms such as viral, bacterial, fungal (including granulomatous processes). Many other condtions are idiopathic (no known causative factor). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

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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What might bring about my swollen lymph node?

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. The lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

Inflammation.: Lymph nodes are filters for fluid and debris coming from nearby body parts that is collected via lymphatic ducts. They are filled with immune system cells, lymphocytes and react to various processes from minor infections, irritations like rashes, up to serious malignancies. When the node enlarges, the immune system is dealing with one of these processes. Most of the time, it's something minor. ...Read more

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How long would swollen lymph node usually last?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/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. They shrink when all is better. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a swollen lymph node?

How can I know if this is a swollen lymph node?

Depends on location: 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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What should I do if I have a swollen lymph node?

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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How do you know if you have a swollen lymph node?

Look and feel: Looking and feeling...Best to follow with your doc if you are not sure.. ...Read more

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What are signs of a swollen lymph node going away?

It gets smaller: 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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Can a cough and cough cause swollen a lymph node?

Can a cough and cough cause swollen a lymph node?

Lymphadenopathy: No. An infection or inflammation usually case lymph node enlargement. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen lymph node for over a year?

Many possibilities: Need further evaluation.
Consider infection, inflammatory conditions (lupus, sarcoidosis, granulomatous diseases)
cancer or leukemia.
(I am local- contact me if you want to answer further questions) ...Read more

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Ask about the symptoms about the swollen lymph node?

Pain, redness: A swollen lymph node means that infectious fluid passed through it or is in it. Its what lymph nodes do. They filter fluid and if anything needs respon ding to the immune cells inside multiply and the node swells. Its usually painful, but is rubbery and mobile It may be red too. It will usually go down in size...but sometimes may never get back to the original size of the node.. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain from a swollen lymph node?

How can I relieve the pain from a swollen lymph node?

The cause: Tender lymph nodes tend to be a response to bacterial more than viral infections. But even dandruff on the scalp can cause a tender lymph node in the neck. Where is the lymph node is the first question? What is inflamed or infected next? It may be best to see a health care provider to let them look at it. ...Read more

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My preauricular lymph node is swollen, what cause this?

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