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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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I have painful swollen lymph nodes all over my body with out a fever and CBC came back ok this has lasted for 29 days?

I have painful swollen lymph nodes all over my body with out a fever and CBC came back ok this has lasted for 29 days?

Lymph nodes: If there are swollen lymph nodes that are tender and have been present for almost a month it may be reasonable at this point to be checked by a physician. While you do not have a fever and your labs came back normal it may still be advised to have a complete physical exam to make sure this are slightly. A biopsy of a lymph node may also be advised but i would recommend being evaluated first. ...Read more

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Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes.. behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck ? Neck is very painful?

 Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes.. behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck ? Neck is very painful?

Infection: Your lymph nodes are a line of defense against infection and sometimes allergic reactions in your body. When they swell, they are fighting the infection. In your case, they are probably overworked and probably need the assistance of an antibiotic. If they do not respond to treatment, blood tests may be helpful to determine other causes. ...Read more

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I've got a aggressive lytic process in cervical spine. Fevers at night, weight loss and just tested + for EBV. Lymph nodes swelled.

I've got a aggressive lytic process in cervical spine. Fevers at night, weight loss and just tested + for EBV. Lymph nodes swelled.

See MD: You should be under the care of a specialist. If you already are, and your doctor is not helping you enough, you should consider switching doctors. ...Read more

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Should i send her to school tomorrow she doesn't have a fever but her lymph nodes are pretty swollen and she has cough ?

Should i send her to school tomorrow she doesn't have a fever but her lymph nodes are pretty swollen and she has cough   ?

It depends.: It depends on how young she is and how bad she feels and whether you have someone who can stay with her during the day that you trust. ...Read more

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I have a swollen occipital lymph node,I had a fever for 4 days, high as 103.6, but the fever broke,I havent had one in 2 days,there is pain in node?

Infection: You may have a local infection of the scalp that maybe causing swelling of the occipital lymph nodes I would suggest you see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my lymph nodes became swollen but I had no fever and went to the er.?

What do you suggest if my lymph nodes became swollen but I had no fever and went to the er.?

Depends: Which lymph nodes and for how long and any other symptoms. Could be anything from a simple inflammatory reaction all the way to cancer....need more info. Getting checked out soon is important. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more