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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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Is it normal for swollen glands to hurt on neck when sick? 5 yo sick with virus for over a week. Would meningitis have show already? Back of neck hurt

Is it normal for swollen glands to hurt on neck when sick? 5 yo sick with virus for over a week. Would meningitis have show already? Back of neck hurt

Mgt: I would suggest checking her temperature, and seeing your Pediatrician soon. The lymph nodes swell in reaction to infection. Please keep your daughter well hydrated.Has she had all her immunizations? ...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 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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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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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

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I have had swollen glands in neck for over a month. Two episodes of fevers and tightness around diaphragm and back. Er visit positive d dimer nowwhat?

I have had swollen glands in neck for over a month. Two episodes of fevers and tightness around diaphragm and back.  Er visit positive d dimer nowwhat?

Get to a doctor: A d-diner test in its own doesn't really help. Rather than the er again, get to a good internist or family doctor. You might need another scan, blood work, or even a biopsy to get an answer to your condition and treatment that will get you feeling better. Although open enrollment is over, check out healthcare.Gov to see if you can still get insurance there if you need it. ...Read more

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Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute. swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. back & bone pain. General weakness. Cough. Rash.

Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute.  swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. back & bone pain. General weakness.  Cough. Rash.

Infection: Sounds like an infection to me. There are so many possibilities. Not enough space for you to provide sufficient details here. Obviously you've seen a doctor since you report a CBC result. Stay the course. ...Read more

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Pain lower back right side for over a month. Cloudy urine, ceftin (cefuroxime) for otitis media(not helping). Swollen glands in neck & under arms. Dr says glands feel fine and are just reactive. What can it be?

Pain lower back right side for over a month. Cloudy urine, ceftin (cefuroxime) for otitis media(not helping). Swollen glands in neck & under arms. Dr says glands feel fine and are just reactive. What can it be?

Complicated: On the top of your otitis acute or chronic (not clear from the presentattion) and lymphadenitis you might have confiding urolythiasis (stone in the kidney). Kidney ultrasound would help. Continue antibiotics for otitis full course as your doctor prescribed, get re-evaluation after treatment. If no improvement from the treatment you might need to get ENT (ear doc) referal. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

Length of time?: You have not said how long you have had these symptoms. If it is a short time, you likely have an infection with reactive lynphadenopathy which should resolve.Longer time requires you to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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