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I'm kinda of confused because my preauricular and parotid lymph nodes are swollen, but I don't have any other symptoms. They hurt : (Is that normal?

I'm kinda of confused because my preauricular and parotid lymph nodes are swollen, but I don't have any other symptoms. They hurt : (Is that normal?

Seek Medical exam: You will benefit from seeing an ENT doctor and get examined by him/her to find the cause. It is unusual site of lymph node enlargement unless something serious is going on in your body. ...Read more

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I have had surgery twice of the parotid gland (pleomorphic adenoma). Now from last 1 month my intra parotid lymph nodes are swollen, why?

I have had surgery twice of the parotid gland (pleomorphic adenoma). Now from last 1 month my intra parotid lymph nodes are swollen, why?

Many possible reason: If you are certain this is an intraparotid lymph node (as opposed to a nodule of recurrence of pleomorphic adenoma), there could be many possible causes ranging from some infection, to inflammatory diseases either specific to the parotid or more general, to some other tumor. The person who did your most recent parotid surgery is probably in the best position to answer this question. ...Read more

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A friend had a standard brain and orbits pre and post contrast mriperformed. There are subcentimeter bilateral parotid lymph nodes. What does that mean?

A friend had a standard brain and orbits pre and post contrast mriperformed. There are subcentimeter bilateral parotid lymph nodes. What does that mean?

Previous infection: The parotid gland is the saliva gland behind our jaw and under our ears, and it contains lymph nodes. These lymph nodes may become larger in response to infection. Intraparotid subcentimeter lymph nodes are likely in response to previous infection (upper respiratory, oral, skin, for instance). Your friend may need formal evaluation by an ENT doctor for reassurance, however. ...Read more

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I have a parotid nodule and multiple enlarged lymph nodes should I be concerned?

I have a parotid nodule and multiple enlarged lymph nodes should I be concerned?

YES: This is consistent with parotis of infection of the parotid gland. You must be examined, evaluated diagnosed and treated -ASAP! ...Read more

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Pea size rock hard left parotid and l & r superclavicular lymph nodes, 2cm left rock hard submandibular lymph node & achy dull joints.

Pea size rock hard left parotid and l & r superclavicular lymph nodes, 2cm left rock hard submandibular lymph node & achy dull joints.

Lymphaeditis: Within several chains of lymph nodes and also bilaterally. Along with distant intra-articular symptoms and indurated parotid mass really requires a thorough work up. ...Read more

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40 y/o w male with a soft, painless, swollen auxiliary lymph node under Rt arm x 4 wks. Neck pain and bi-lat swelling parotid & saliva nodes x 1wk?

40 y/o w male with a soft, painless, swollen auxiliary lymph node under Rt arm x 4 wks. Neck pain and bi-lat swelling parotid & saliva nodes x 1wk?

Give priority to...: 40 y/o male w a soft painless, swollen auxiliary lymph node under Rt arm X 4 wks. Neck pain and bi-lat swelling parotid & saliva nodes X 1wk? Need to see PCP for Physical Examination, Labs & Imaging studies if indicated. One should give priority to this concern. ...Read more

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Swollen shiny red lump on left side forehead? Origin. 24 hours later my left parotid lymph node became hard, tender & pea sized. Area around lump starting to get itchy. Afebrile & asymptomatic.

Swollen shiny red lump on left side forehead? Origin. 24 hours later my left parotid lymph node became hard, tender & pea sized. Area around lump starting to get itchy. Afebrile & asymptomatic.

Don't Squeeze: It sounds like you may have a furuncle (small boil). Your lymph nodes are probably reacting to the infection. Many patients make the mistake of squeezing boils. This may cause further injury to the skin and make things worse! Apply a warm compress and be patient. Don't squeeze. ...Read more

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If the lymph nodes get swollen but the

Question: ? you didn't finish your question, please resubmit and let us know what you want to know ...Read more

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What are the causes of lymph nodes to become swollen?

What are the causes of lymph nodes to become swollen?

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. The lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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Why are my supratrochlear lymph nodes swollen?

Why are my supratrochlear lymph nodes swollen?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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 swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes away. The swollen lymph node suggests that your body is working to fight infection. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes become swollen and not have hiv?

Can lymph nodes become swollen and not have hiv?

Lymphadenopathy: Yes, lymph nodes can enlarge for a wide variety of reasons, including infection, tumors, granulomatous diseases, autoimmune diseases, etc. On the other hand, if you have been exposed to HIV disease the best thing that you can do is to go and be tested. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes swollen on my left inner thigh?

Why are my lymph nodes swollen on my left inner thigh?

Infection: From a rash in the area or an infection draining into that lymph node basin. If these nodes are significant in size you must see doctor to identify cause of lymph node enlargement. A biopsy of the lymph nodes may be indicated if an infection can not be identified. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are the lymph nodes in my groin swollen?

I'm wondering why are the lymph nodes in my groin swollen?

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. The lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Have it checked out: Lymph nodes that are swollen and painful constantly may be a reflection of chronic infection. The enlarged lymph nodes may also be a manifestation of lymphoma which is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells and is localized to the lymph nodes. This should be evaluated by your doctors. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your groin lymph nodes to become swollen?

What are the causes of your groin lymph nodes to become swollen?

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. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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Please describe the therapies to treat swollen/infected lymph nodes?

Please describe the therapies to treat swollen/infected lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into 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 shrink when all is better. ...Read more

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Sinus and lymph nodes how should it taken for swollen nodes to shrink?

See doctor: You should be seen by your doctor to make sure exact cause of lymph node enlargement and sinuses. There are always many causes of lymphnode enlargement. If we treat cause of lymphnode enlargement than lymphnode will regress. ...Read more

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I have swollen and painful lymph nodes next to my groin. How do I treat this?

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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How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen in the neck? Are they always palpable

How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen in the neck? Are they always palpable

Oval lumps >1/2 inch: Lymph nodes are normally present in neck but may enlarge from infections, tumors (lymphoma, metastatic cancers) or without known cause.
May or may not be painful, and be felt one or both sides of the neck, usually when larger than 1/4 inch. If growing, should consult your physician to look for and treat underlying cause. Sometimes hard to distinguish from the carotid artery - which pulsates. ...Read more

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What would be making my head itch insanely bad with scabs also I've notices my lymph nodes are pretty swollen?

What would be making my head itch insanely bad with scabs also I've notices my lymph nodes are pretty swollen?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing my swollen axillary lymph nodes? Swollen more on left side but are slightly swollen on both sides

What could be causing my swollen axillary lymph nodes? Swollen more on left side but are slightly swollen on both sides

Need more info: This could be systemic infection, a non-infectious inflammatory condition like sarcoidosis, malignancy either of the lymphatic system or spread of tumor from elsewhere, and there are several remote other possibilities. Go and see a doctor and have this evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would a blood test show why my lymph nodes are swollen or would I need more tests to find out why the keep re-occurring?

Would a blood test show why my lymph nodes are swollen or would I need more tests to find out why the keep re-occurring?

No need for worry: All teenagers have lymph nodes. An active immune system is a sign of health. We hardly ever realize how many bugs, viruses, parasites we encounter through each day. Teens, being thin, often discover this. You are not sick. You are well. Breathe! ...Read more

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Hi please tell, are the lymph nodes which are swollen due to HIV get to their orignal size or they remain swollen even after some time?

Hi please tell, are the lymph nodes which are swollen due to HIV get to their orignal size or they remain swollen even after some time?

They may shrink: Lymphadenopathy due to HIV can fluctuate over time. Some patients have the nodes return to normal, while in other patients they may stay mildly enlarged over time. Lymph nodes are very enlarged or continue to grow should be biopsied, particularly in the setting of HIV infection as there is an increased risk of malignancies. ...Read more

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Just curious, if someone got HIV several years ago, do all lymph nodes swell gradually or all same time? How long do they stay swollen?

Depends on the cause: Lymphadenopathy in an HIV patient must be carefully evaluated. It is true that the HIV virus can cause a lymphadenopathy response in itself. However, HIV can also make you more succeptable to different infections and malignancies (lymphoma and kaposi sarcoma) which can present with lymphadenopathy. It is important to be evaluated by a physician to exclude any of these other causes. ...Read more

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My neck lymph nodes have had mild pain on and off for 4 mos., mostly left side. They are not swollen though. What dr type should I see?

My neck lymph nodes have had mild pain on and off for 4 mos., mostly left side. They are not swollen though. What dr type should I see?

Would start: With your primary care provider. 'That physician can provide initial evaluation and determine what consults (if any) are indicated. 'Take care. ...Read more

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I was sick 3 months ago with flu. 4 lymph nodes were swollen. Now, 1 is swollen- R side-not painful, just annoying. What could be causing this?

I was sick 3 months ago with flu. 4 lymph nodes were swollen. Now, 1 is swollen- R side-not painful, just annoying. What could be causing this?

Adenitis: Reactive lymph nodes after an infection may still persist for a month or two so no need for concern. If nodes worsen along with fever, general malaise then further workup with Infectious Disease specialist ...Read more

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Big bite started as a bite with red line extending away. Turning into swollen bump and lymph nodes in the area swollen as well. Is this a concern?

You Need Med-checkup: If you have a "swollen Bump" and enlarged lymph nodes, you likely have infection in this area. Infections require proper Antibiotics prescribed which will require a visit to see a physician. Do it soon before the infection spreads into your body and cause serious trouble. ...Read more

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When I touch my groin I feel three lymph nodes on the left does that mean its swollen sometimes I can see them sometimes I can't is this a problem?

See you doctor: You should see your doctor and get checked out to see if it really is a lymph node and if so, to see if there are other enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes become swollen or larger if you keep touching them few times a day? Mine are swollen, examined by doc. But I'm still worried. What 2do

Can lymph nodes become swollen or larger if you keep touching them few times a day? Mine are swollen, examined by doc. But I'm still worried. What 2do

Educate yourself: Almost all young men have lymph nodes that they can find and feel. If they're not hard-rubber-hard, fixed to the surrounding structures, growing preposterously, or super-painful, ignore them. Your best friends have them too. Life at your age is tough enough without worrying about the normally-palpable lymph nodes in your neck being hodgkin's -- if one of them it, it'll be obvious enough. ...Read more

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What are swollen lymph nodes?

What are swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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 are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?

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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