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Doctor insights on: Painful Enlarged Lymph Nodes

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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What could be the significance of enlarged painful lymph nodes at the base of the sternum and along the rib line?

What could be the significance of enlarged painful lymph nodes at the base of the sternum and along the rib line?

A recent infection-: -is the best bet. Especially if you are sick now. But they may appear later @ you notice them when you are well. If no recent illness @ you are worried, have it evaluated by your PCP. ...Read more

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What could enlarged non painful lymph nodes be ?

What could enlarged non painful lymph nodes be ?

Infection, growth...: Lymph nodes respond to infection, cancer and irritation nearby. Get it checked by a doctor and then followup with them at an interval they recommend. It could be just a benign enlargement that you never find a reason for. ...Read more

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I have history of painless enlarged lymph nodes 3.2 cm, fna neg non-hodgkin 's (7/09). Past week i've had painful thyroid/local area. Any correlation?

I have history of painless enlarged lymph nodes 3.2 cm, fna neg non-hodgkin 's (7/09). Past week i've had painful thyroid/local area. Any correlation?

Possibly: Where was your enlarged node? 3.2 cm is quite large and concerns me. I know the fna was negative but i would suggest seeing a surgeon and removing the node, provided its easy to get to it. If its deep and difficult to reach i would suggest a ct guided core needle biopsy performed by an interventional radiologist. No idea if this node has any relation to your thyroid. ...Read more

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Are enlarged lymph nodes always painful when caused by infection? Can they be hard, or are they soft w/infection? Ddx of hard, enlarged node by ear?

Are enlarged lymph nodes always painful when caused by infection? Can they be hard, or are they soft w/infection? Ddx of hard, enlarged node by ear?

Lymph nodes: If swollen lymph node is related to an acute infection, it will be painful. However in chronic infections, like tuberculosis, syphillis-it can be painless. The consistency varies- it could be rubbery, firm- but when abscess starts to develop/ contains pus- the swollen lymph gland can be soft and fluctuant. Ddx in your case-would be process n the ear or around the ear or other area in the head/neck. ...Read more

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The cause for enlarged lymph nodes, swelling the l/side of the head and form blisters dries in a honey color. Very painful. Ct scan done.

The cause for enlarged lymph nodes, swelling the l/side of the head and form blisters dries in a honey color. Very painful. Ct scan done.

Skin Infection: Could be viral (such as herpes zoster commonly called shingles) or bacterial (such as impetigo), most likely. Fungal infections would be a much less common cause for such an acute and inflammatory response. It is important to have the condition properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more