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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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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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So swollen glands occur in the back of the neck?

So swollen glands occur in the back of the neck?

Get an exam: Need a checkup for an exam and porbably blood tests. Could be many things or nothing. ...Read more

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My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. he has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. he has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are busy doing what they are supposed to, fighting inflammation and helping to eliminate whatever your son had that was producing fever. They will return to normal in time. Best wishes for the holidays. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

Bug bites ? shots?: Glandular swelling can be a non specific response to vaccines or systemic viral illnesses, even if there are no other outward signs of the illness. Bug bites or skin rashes can also lead to regional node swelling. ...Read more

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I feel swollen glands on my neck and swellings on my back. Have had this problem for about 8 months - seen GP twice but he assures me all is well. ?

Swollen glands: Two options: 1: Get an opinion form another doctor. If something wrong is found it will be controlled by the doctor. 2: If the second doctor also assures you that all is well I strongly recommend a consult to a Psychologist. Please let me know how things develop. I anticipate that all will go well. ...Read more

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Got painful swollen glands on neck 2 mth ago, which wax and waned, but it has come back. also had phlem,but that has declined a bit. what is this?

Got painful swollen glands on neck 2 mth ago, which wax and waned, but it has come back. also had phlem,but that has declined a bit. what is this?

See your physician: Lymph nodes are part of the bodies immune system. They can become temporarily swollen and tender if you've had a recent throat infection. However, if the swelling persists it's important to see your primary care doctor, since certain cancers can cause swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more