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1 back of neck swollen lymph node that is red.when touched, itchness occur like mosquito bite. it was there 3 yrs ago but was not red, and itch ?

1 back of neck swollen lymph node that is red.when touched, itchness occur like mosquito bite. it was there 3 yrs ago but was not red, and itch ?

Itchy: Likely a bite. Sometimes they are red and sometimes not. Cool compress, benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if improves. Another thought would be infection, but this would likely be tender. ...Read more

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Left shpulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes under arm. Pinched nerve?

Left shpulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes under arm.  Pinched nerve?

Pinched Nerves: Swollen lymph nodes in the arm pit is a concern for a physician. It is possible there are two different pathologies or conditions going on here. From the picture, it looks like there is climbing which could explain shoulder blade pain radiating to the neck and might be a pinched nerve. It would be a stretch to equate a pinched nerve to swollen glands like this. I would see a doctor and soon. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes. Pinched nerve?

Left shoulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes.  Pinched nerve?

Not a pinched nerve: Pinched nerve does not cause swollen lymph nodes. Need to see a doctor . Could be infection of other lymph node related condition. ...Read more

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Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. blockage in ear on same side.

Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. blockage in ear on same side.

See your MD: Possible infection you should see your health care provider to be checked and treated. ...Read more

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Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read more

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Neck swelling due to swollen lymph nodes for 4 years. Now having trouble swallowing. What could this be?

Neck swelling due to swollen lymph nodes for 4 years.  Now having trouble swallowing. What could this be?

See ENT MD: Swelling in the neck can be from several causes, enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged thyroid, thyroglossal duct cyst, and esophageal diverticulum. You should see an otolaryngologist, or ear-nost-throat specialist to evaluate the swelling and reason for difficulty swallowing. The treatment for each is entirely different. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan for your neck show swollen lymph nodes even if they are not present at the time?

Will a CT scan for your neck show swollen lymph nodes even if they are not present at the time?

No, or yes: Ct scans will show lumps that are present at the time of the study. It could also s how nodes that are too small or deep to be felt. ...Read more

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Could my visible artery and pulse on the left side of my neck indicate swollen lymph nodes or a tumor in my neck ?

Could my visible artery and pulse on the left side of my neck indicate swollen lymph nodes or a tumor in my neck ?

Easy does it, Steve: Most people have a visible vein on each side of the neck, especially when they're lying down, and most people's carotid arteries are visible. These have nothing to do with your lymph nodes. Do you have palpable nodes? A palpable tumor? Is it possible you're just physically fit and your neck structures are thus more visible? The vast majority of swollen nodes in a young guy like you are harmless. ...Read more

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I have a small (1in × 1in)pimple like rash on my neck with swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms. It does not itch. It stings a bit when touch?

I have a small (1in × 1in)pimple like rash on my neck with swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms. It does not itch. It stings a bit when touch?

Swollen lymph nodes!: You should carefully monitor those lymph nodes. If they increase in number or size or pain or anything else then go to your doc and have him send you to a surgeon for a biopsy right away. If they go away on their own, great! ...Read more

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I have a fever, white patches on throat. Went to urgent care, told its an ear infection& tonsillitis. Now, front neck pain- swollen lymph nodes?

I have a fever, white patches on throat. Went to urgent care, told its an ear infection& tonsillitis. Now, front neck pain- swollen lymph nodes?

What medication: If your immune system is working well, your lymph nodes will often get enlarged and can be painful as it filters out the badness. You did not state if they determined what specific infection it was (if they determined the cause) and if you are on antibiotics. There is a chance the infection can get walled off somewhere near the tonsils and you get an abcess. Meds will help, but ENT may be needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a sore neck with a swollen lymph node?

Is it normal to have a sore neck with a swollen lymph node?

Depends: Not normal if persistent or if the pain or swelling gets worse. If symptoms prolonged to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell when a lump in the neck is a swollen lymph node or something else? My lump is not sore either. On left side only!

How to tell when a lump in the neck is a swollen lymph node or something else? My lump is not sore either. On left side only!

Get examined: I believe these are reactive or benign reactions to your previous story of runny nose but since it is low on neck and on left, have a clinic doc examine that for you. The definite way to tell noninvasively is by radiologic imaging or even a biopsy But those procedures are only planned if your clinic doc saw your person, evaluated your lump and decides. We can not tell by just reading your notes. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan of my neck bc of a swollen lymph node for over a month. They said the result is benign. What does this mean and should I still worry?

Has it resolved?: Many characteristics of lymph nodes can help separate benign from malignant on ct. Size is one, but configuration or shape is another. The best way to know something as benign is for it to resolve on its own. If you still have this swollen lymph node, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower right neck swollen non painful lymph node and hard have sucked in eardrum as well scared of lymphoma how long should I wait to see if it resides?

Lower right neck swollen non painful lymph node and hard have sucked in eardrum as well scared of lymphoma how long should I wait to see if it resides?

It depends...: Lymph nodes in the neck can be enlarged due to infection, inflammation or due to cancer. If your node is hard to touch and painless, that makes it suspicious for Cancer but only if their size is more than 1 or 2Cm. If youc an feel the L. node easily and it is bigger than the size of a Quarter, it is of concern and needing medical examination by your doctor. Only your physician can tell if a Biopsy ...Read more

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For over a month I have had a stiff neck (or possibly swollen lymph nodes) on my right side and no fever or other symptoms. What could it be?

For over a month I have had a stiff neck (or possibly swollen lymph nodes) on my right side and no fever or other symptoms. What could it be?

Be seen: I would certainly consider being seen, particularly if it has not improved over a month. If it is from swollen lymph nodes, these are usually associated with some form of infectious or inflammatory process. The other possibility is that it is related to some underlying abnormality in the spine itself. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would determine the likely cause. ...Read more