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I'm sore under ribs (10th). done nothing to hurt myself. Also sore in my lymph nodes in the left side of neck. Any idea what it could be?

I'm sore under ribs (10th). done nothing to hurt myself. Also sore in my lymph nodes in the left side of neck. Any idea what it could be?

Wait And See: Ya know, it may be nothing- and if it is, it'll probably all go away in a few days, but if either or both (the pain or nodes) persist over a week or two or get worse before then, then best for you to see a doc about it. Other than that, best not to worry too much about it unless, in two weeks, it hasn't gone away or gets worse. ...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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Have cold. Stuffy head/runny nose and sore throat. Can feel a lymph node on left side of neck which is a little tender. Is the node just from the cold?

Have cold. Stuffy head/runny nose and sore throat. Can feel a lymph node on left side of neck which is a little tender. Is the node just from the cold?

Reactive lymph node: It is not uncommon to have enlargement of one or several lymph nodes around the head and neck area when suffering from an infection such as a cold. The inflamed lymph nodes may increase and fluctuate in size over a few days and be quite painful. They typically become less painful and smaller 1-2 weeks after the infection. Large (> 2 cm) or persistently growing nodes should be evaluated. ...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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I have no insurance and not able to go to the hospital swollen lymph nodes along left side of neck fever 99-101 sore throat worse when swallowing?

I have no insurance and not able to go to the hospital swollen lymph nodes along left side of neck fever 99-101 sore throat worse when swallowing?

See a doctor: You need to be seen by a doctor as you may have a viral or bacterial infection. If the latter is the case you may need antibiotics. Urgent care centers or hospitals will treat you and help set you up with insurance. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes for 4 weeks. He has a large lymph node swollen behind his ear and smaller ones throughout left side of neck. He was diagnosed over 4 weeks ago with Cellulitis of the cartilage on his ear.

My Son is experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes for 4 weeks. He has a large lymph node swollen behind his ear and smaller ones throughout left side of neck. He was diagnosed over 4 weeks ago with Cellulitis of the cartilage on his ear.

Infection: The lymph nodes are likely due to his cellulitis which is an infection of his skin. If the lymph nodes persist well after his infection clears, please see his doctor for a full physical examination. ...Read more

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1.4cm enlarged submandibular left hand side of neck, tender, mobile, for 4 months, had ultrasound, results came back as swollen lymph node, but im worried?

1.4cm enlarged submandibular left hand side of neck, tender, mobile, for 4 months, had ultrasound, results came back as swollen lymph node, but im worried?

Swollen Lymph Node: A tender and mobile lymph node is more likely to be inflammatory or infectious than a tumor. Chronic ENT or dental infections can be in play. I would suggest consulting an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Just found a swollen lymph node on right side of neck, its sore now that I have bothered it. Should I worry? I have another small one on same side

Just found a swollen lymph node on right side of neck, its sore now that I have bothered it. Should I worry? I have another small one on same side

Likely benign, but: The neck is a very common place for mild lymph node enlargements. We do about 5-6 lymph node biopsies a day-from the neck-and most of them are benign. However if rapid growth is noted, or if bigger than 3cm, or if other symptoms develop you need to have it checked. The most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck are a viral illness, a dental infection, skin infection and "other". ...Read more

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I have a cold. No sore throat. One lymph node is slightly bigger on one side of neck. Normal?

I have a cold. No sore throat. One lymph node is slightly bigger on one side of neck. Normal?

Yes: Transient node enlargement is expected in an infection as part of your immune response to the invaders. ...Read more

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On right side of neck 4 finger widths diagonally down from ear towards back is sore to touch. Is there a lymph node there or is it something else?

On right side of neck 4 finger widths diagonally down from ear towards back is sore to touch. Is there a lymph node there or is it something else?

Occipital lymph node: There are occipital lymph nodes in that area, and that's certainly possible that's what it is. There are also muscles, ligaments, and bones that can become inflamed. You should see your doctor for an examination of the area. ...Read more

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Pain on the right side of neck when turning and when pressed firmly. No sore throat or anything? Anything serious? Lymph nodes swollen I guess a bit?

Pain on the right side of neck when turning and when pressed firmly. No sore throat or anything? Anything serious? Lymph nodes swollen I guess a bit?

? Muscle pain: Pain of a pulled muscle in your neck, or of cervical spine, lots of structures in your neck with a lot of strain and different movements, also neck strain from using the computer/smart phone and faulty postures. Try rest and warm compresses, if pain doesn't resolve in few days or gets worse see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

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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Do lymph nodes always swell up on both side of neck? Had sore throat and now I feel a small lump on the right side of neck just below the curve of jaw

Do lymph nodes always swell up on both side of neck? Had sore throat and now I feel a small lump on the right side of neck just below the curve of jaw

Lymphadenopathy: Frequently, the lymph nodes respond to local infection or inflammation and are unilateral in the neck when the source of inflammation is on one side. If the node is not resolved after the infection is successfully treated, seel additional medical attention. ...Read more

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Small lump on right side of neck, just behind jaw, about inch below ear. Is this just a swollen lymph node? Slight sore throat. Worried it's a tumor.

Small lump on right side of neck, just behind jaw, about inch below ear. Is this just a swollen lymph node? Slight sore throat. Worried it's a tumor.

Lymph Node: You are most likely feeling a lymph node that is reacting to a infection that is causing your sore throat. Lymph nodes monitor our bodies and aid in the fight against infections. Once the infection is over this lymph node should return to normal. If it persists, bring it to the attention of your primary care physician. ...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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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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I am expereincing soreness on my left side of neck, and arm all the way to my wrist. I have not done any excercise to cause this.?

I am expereincing soreness on my left side of neck, and arm all the way to my wrist. I have not done any excercise to cause this.?

Pinched nerve: The most likely cause is something (a disk or bone spur) putting pressure on a nerve as it exits the spine. You do not have to "do" anything for this to happen. A remote possibility for left-sided arm pain is heart-pain and I would recommend you see your doctor about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under ear and down left side of neck. It is on & off but random. It really hurts, and it's sore to the touch. Heat helps. Is this serious?

Sharp pain under ear and down left side of neck. It is on & off but random. It really hurts, and it's sore to the touch. Heat helps. Is this serious?

Pain in neck: It may be something serious however there's a few factors. If the pain is intense and last more than a day or so I would probably have it looked at. Otherwise if it's mild and comes and goes it may not need further evaluation. Red flags include fever, difficulty in neck movement. If any of these exist or it's getting worse I would have it looked at by a medical professional. ...Read more

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For two days now both ears have hurt and left one is itchy inside. No draining just sore and left side of neck hurts. Is this an infection?

For two days now both ears have hurt and left one is itchy inside. No draining just sore and left side of neck hurts. Is this an infection?

Difficult to diagnos: In websites like this, we can't do an exam. 95% of our diagnosis comes from listening but there are simply those which we need to see to diagnose. Yours is one of them. Pressure in the eardrum from infection or congestion can cause pain and no drainage unless there is perforation. It is best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Feel sore on the left side of neck, pain radiates to head and I feel pressure in my left ear. Why could this be?

Feel sore on the left side of neck, pain radiates to head and I feel pressure in my left ear. Why could this be?

Ear infection.: Symptoms could include infection, sinus irritation, muscle apasms or even a sore throat. Ice to side of neck, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) a decongestant are possible helpful things to try? ...Read more

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Sore back left side of neck, should I worry? Is it just joint pain I do have anxiety and depression could it be just from that?

Neck pain: Neck pain at your young age is commonly from tension and stress. Certainly other potential causes exist as well, and you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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For days now both my upper arms ache and my left shoulder aches. Also upper left chest muscles are sore and down left side of neck feels stiff.

For days now both my upper arms ache and my left shoulder aches. Also upper left chest muscles are sore and down left side of neck feels stiff.

Aching upper body: Would check for strep throat, even if not symptomatic, or mycoplasma infection may also be TMJ or bruxism (grinding teeth at night), reflux check for h pylori as well, check ESR, CBC, CPK, ANA for autoimmune process, though less likely check EKG, troponin, check CXR and for lymph nodes / thyroid would follow up with doc ER today. ...Read more