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I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

Not likely: Cancers related to smoking usually require more tobacco than you have years. In addition young people often have lymph nodes that swell when exposed to novel viruses or immune challenges. Problems with teeth or ears can also cause swelling. This node should definitely get smaller over the next week or so. If not see your doc for a thorough exam and history. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains could this Cancer?

Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains could this Cancer?

Infection not cancer: Sounds like the "Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains, could thisCancer?"presentation set related to a self limited flu-like, considerations may include common viral infection, not cancer. If salivary gland swelling persists, contact your doctor for evaluation of blood tests for above. ...Read more

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Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?

Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?

Very unlikely: It is much more likely to be a common viral infection or Strep. Tobacco use will make the problem worse and prolong the issue. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen oozing bump on my lip along with hot flashes swollen glands and body aches what is wrong with me ?

I woke up with a swollen oozing bump on my lip along with hot flashes swollen glands and body aches what is wrong with me ?

Viral infection: This may be a viral infection and a herpes simplex cold sore may be forming on your lip. Take in good fluid intake and also take Tylenol (acetaminophen). The viral infection may localize to the upper respiratory tract or intestines. See your physician if high fever,severe cough,or profuse vomiting or diarrhea develops. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes. Difficulty swallowing. Chills, slight earache, body aches all last night now all gone?

Swollen lymph nodes. Difficulty swallowing. Chills, slight earache, body aches all last night now all gone?

Great: What is the question. You appear to have had an acute illness which has resolved. Stay well. ...Read more

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Sore throat, mild fever, chills, one lymph node is swollen, body aches and a white film on tongue.

Virus: Viral upper respiratory infections usually start in the throat and chills and flu like body aches are common. At this stage rest, fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) are all that's needed. A head cold and mild cough may follow. These infections last 5 to 10 days. If symptoms worsen or last much longer, see your physician. ...Read more

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It's been 4 days since I got sick stuffy nose sinus pain sore throat swollen glands body aches when is this going to end I feel like I'm getting worse?

It's been 4 days since I got sick stuffy nose sinus pain sore throat swollen glands body aches when is this going to end I feel like I'm getting worse?

Acute viral URI: This is usually self-limited and seldom lasts longer than 5-7 days. If this persists and is not improving suggest you go and see your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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