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Doctor insights on: Painful Schmorls Node

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Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

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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Lymph nodes that itch and are very painful, what to do?

Lymph nodes that itch and are very painful, what to do?

Lymphadenopathy: Have it checked by your physician. Lymph nodes may become enlarged and/or tender in inflammatory states or in times of infection. It should subside once the infection is resolved. Might need excisional biopsy if it persists. ...Read more

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I was wondering are cancerous lymph nodes painful?

I was wondering are cancerous lymph nodes painful?

Not usually: Cancer is painless in early stages. But it can cause some pain and discomfort with ongoing enlargement, so big growths do become painful with time. ...Read more

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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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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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What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

Many things: 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 caused the lymph nodes in the groin to be painful?

Infection: In general, pain in lymph nodes is usually a sign of an infectious process. If it doesn't go away, you should go see your doctor so he/she can examine you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of extremely painful groin lymph nodes?

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. 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 may be painful. ...Read more