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Doctor insights on: Painful Swollen Gland In Neck On Right Side

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Woke up yesterday with very painful swollen gland in right neck side. Sore throat. Painful when swallowing. No fever really - highest 37.5'c.

Woke up yesterday with very painful swollen gland in right neck side. Sore throat. Painful when swallowing. No fever really - highest 37.5'c.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). A couple days of throat lozenges or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease pain. ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

Fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

Lymph nodes: A sore throat or other infection above the neck often causes swelling of lymph nodes in the neck. At times these swollen lymph nodes are tender. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign that your body is fighting an infection and are not cause for concern. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat and there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat and there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

Dr. can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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My gf has swollen gland above elbow crease and one in neck. Both very painful and tender to touch, quite firm but can push them in. Left side of body?

My gf has swollen gland above elbow crease and one in neck. Both very painful and tender to touch, quite firm but can push them in. Left side of body?

The most common: Cause of lymph node swelling is infection. Glandular fever (mononucleosis) is a common cause of swollen lymph nodes in adolescence & early adulthood. It often causes fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils and debilitating fatigue. If your GF is feeling particular bad, she should see her GP. Glandular fever can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Swollen gland on left side of neck under jaw. Been swollen for months, it's moveable and not painful. Should I worry?

Lump: It is probably a small cyst or gland of no consequence. However, if it grows in size or other s appear I would let your doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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Extremely painful swollen gland in my right side of jaw/neck. difficulty swallowing.

Extremely painful swollen gland in my right side of jaw/neck. difficulty swallowing.

Dr. can check throat: Such throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from another cause such as a neck abscess. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Difficulty swallowing can range from mild to an emergency, depending on severity. ...Read more

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Hello! What can a swollen hard, non painful gland on the right side of the neck, on the carotid artery be? I had it for more than 6 month.

Hello! What can a swollen hard, non painful gland on the right side of the neck, on the carotid artery be? I had it for more than 6 month.

Cyst or node: It could be a sebaceous cyst or a lymph node. If it is small it is probably nothing to be concerned about. If it is larger than one centimeter (half inch) then you should let a doctor check it and make sure it is something benign. ...Read more

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The floor of my mouth right under my tongue on the side is very swollen no difference in color, and painfull when I press under my neck on the side its painful, I had submndplr gland removed 20 yrs a

The floor of my mouth right under my tongue on the side is very swollen no difference in color, and painfull when I press under my neck on the side its painful, I had submndplr gland removed 20 yrs a

Depending: Depending on the timing of growth and swelling, certainly sounds like it could be infected. Recommend calling your doctor for an urgent visit as infections in this area can spread quickly and dangerously. ...Read more

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My glands are swollen on the right side of my neck. It swelled up after a viral. The left side went down but not the right. I had blood wrk. And a CT scan. They couldn't find what could a causing it. I get 2-3 sec. painful twinges on occasion.?

Keep your appts: Even though you do not have a diagnosis (explanation) yet, it's sounds like there's more testing to be done. You may even need to see an Ear Nose & Throat (also called ENT or otolaryngologist) specialist or an infectious disease specialist for their opinions. So don't give up yet. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My right side neck gland swollen for 4 months. Swelled up after a viral bug. Left side went down. I had blood work and a CT scan. They couldn't find what cause it but I do have inflammation. I get 2-3 sec. painful twinges on occasion. What is it?

Possibly reactive: Hello Sabrina. It seems like reactive lymphadenopathy due to infection most likely. You need a trial of antibiotic therapy and if the swelling persists then you may need further work up to rule out other etiologies. ...Read more

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3 small painful swellings on right side of my neck by collarbone. Swollen glands. I feel ok in myself. I had flu vaccine last week by pharmacist says?

Need for examination: Flu vaccine is not a likely explanation of enlarged painful lymph nodes in the neck. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. ...Read more

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Sore gland on left side of neck. Feels swollen compared to right side. Painful when burp, feels like lump in throat on that side. Why could this be?

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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Painful to swallow, gland on left side of throat swollen and painful. Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Painful to swallow, gland on left side of throat swollen and painful.  Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Tonsillitis?: If the gland is inside it could be tonsillitis. If it is outside we call it adenopathy. They are lymph glands which the body uses in response to inflammation or infection or foreign body irritation. It still could be infection in nature, and strep is no the only cause of infection. Go see your doctor and be evaluated, especially to make sure no abscess and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node

Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node

Maybe: Could be a lymph node infection in tissue or pone or a problem with salivary gland r parotid gland. Requires careful exam by a md. ...Read more

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14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause?
One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

Probably benign: Enlarged nodes in a 14-year old are probably not serious, but if they are getting larger, they should be investigated. Measure them carefully and repeat in two or three weeks. If they've not changed in six months, they are probably nothing. ...Read more

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My right side of my neck gland is swollen and hurts y?

My right side of my neck gland is swollen and hurts y?

Swollen lymph node: Hi, it seems you have a swollen Lymph node, possibly 2/2 some kind of infection, the infection could be in ur throat, ear or teeth, if this swollen gland didn't go away in a day or 2 then see an MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful gland in the neck for weeks now. Should i be concerned?

Swollen and painful gland in the neck for weeks now. Should i be concerned?

Depends: Any painful swelling of a gland in the neck that has been present for weeks should be evaluated by your physician to determine a possible cause and to receive the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Reasons a 2yr olds gland on back of neck(right side)can be swollen on and off for several months. Painless, always rubbery, moveable,no obvious cuts.

Reasons a 2yr olds gland on back of neck(right side)can be swollen on and off for several months. Painless, always rubbery, moveable,no obvious cuts.

Infection: Ear infections might cause neck glands to swell. Is the 2-year-old sick? Or is he/she acting normally? Best to see your pediatrician to evaluate ...Read more

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Last night I started to notice one of my glands were swollen. When I woke up, it hurt just touching the side of my neck. I also feel verrryy weak.?

Last night I started to notice one of my glands were swollen. When I woke up, it hurt just touching the side of my neck. I also feel verrryy weak.?

Lymphadenitis: A tender lymph node is an indication of lymphadenitis, which can have many causes. Commonly this happens with strep throat and other infections of the mouth or even scalp. If you also feel weak that suggests a more serious infection. You should seek an evaluation of what is causing your tender gland. ...Read more

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I have what initially felt like just a swollen gland in my neck. But it now feels elongated and is very painful. Not sick. Feel great. Just painful?

I have what initially felt like just a swollen gland in my neck.  But it now feels elongated and is very painful.  Not sick.  Feel great. Just painful?

Neck mass: It all depends. You have not provided any information about yourself, not even your age let alone any medical history which makes it impossible to provide you with a relevant response. We don't know where on the neck the mass is, is it first or fluctuant?, is it warm to touch? Do you have any mouth infections or recent cold? It may be a congenital cyst that has collected or a reactive node etc, ...Read more

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Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Have it evaluated: A swollen gland or lymph node should be evaluated by your doctor. You need to check if there are other lymph nodes that are swollen. It may just be an infection, but you want to make certain that it is not a manifestation of something more serious like lymphoma. These are cancers that localize in the lymph nodes. Many types are very treatable when caught early. ...Read more

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Swollen glands on right side of my neck. What could it be and how can I treat it?

Swollen glands on right side of my neck. What could it be and how can I treat it?

Can vary: Can be bacterial or viral infection if associated with fever. If persistent or progressive enlargement is encountered, cancerous conditions need to be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a dull pain in left side of my chest on &off for 3 weeks; I have a swollen gland under my neck at the same side — on &off for a few months.

I've had a dull pain in left side of my chest on &off for 3 weeks; I have a swollen gland under my neck at the same side — on &off for a few months.

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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Advice with glandular fever pain, my neck glands are so swollen and painful I'm really struggling?

Advice with glandular fever pain, my neck glands are so swollen and painful I'm really struggling?

Urgent treatmrnt: You describe what sounds like a severe infection. I know that it is a little after midnight in the UK, but you need to be evaluated and stated on treatment urgently. If you can get to an accident & emergency at hospital, try to go and get evaluated and treated now. If not see your GP ASAP in the morning. You can alternate parecetamol 500-1000 mg with ibuprofen 200 mg x 3(600 mg) every 4 hours for ...Read more