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Doctor insights on: Right Lymph Node Swell After Eating A Sandwich And Then Decrease Within A Few Days

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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When a lymph node is removed swells, had a drainage tube for 3 days. Sent home n swelling again. Do u think the drainage tube was not in long enough?

When a lymph node is removed swells, had a drainage tube for 3 days. Sent home n swelling again. Do u think the drainage tube was not in long enough?

Not sure: I am not sure why you had a drain at all, if it was a single lymph node.. I would suspect that you have either a hematoma or seroma. 3 days should be more than adequate time for a drain, we usually get our drains out within the first few days, unless the drain continues to have output of greater than 30 cc in 8 hours. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if 3-4 days after the start of a viral infection, the lymph node below my jaw swells? Should I see my doctor about it?

Should I be concerned if 3-4 days after the start of a viral infection, the lymph node below my jaw swells? Should I see my doctor about it?

It is very common: To have swelling in the lymph nodes of the neck Durring a viral respiratory infection. As you recover, they all usually go back to normal size. If any persist, you can show your doc. ...Read more

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Hi, I’m a 17 year old female and around weds/thurs of last week, my lymph node in my groin started to swell and it’s now very painful to the touch.

Hi, I’m a 17 year old female and around weds/thurs of last week, my lymph node in my groin started to swell and it’s now very painful to the touch.

The screeners: Lymph nodes in the groin are a screening system for tissue fluids (not blood) from the leg or nearby tissue. They usually increase in size when working to clear serum of bug bites or other debris. If they swell enough to be painful they may be infected enough not to self heal. If so the doc needs to see you and decide what to do. ...Read more

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What can cause esophageal lymph node to swell?

What can cause esophageal lymph node to swell?

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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What is causing my jaw to hurt and my lymph node to swell?

What is causing my jaw to hurt and my lymph node to swell?

Dental infection: A tooth abscess or dental infection may be the cause of jaw pain and lymph node swelling. The first person to help with a differential diagnosis is a dentist. They are trained to localize tooth borne or jaw related infections. If no answer there, an md consult or ENT consult would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Why would only one lymph node swell in the neck. Blood results are normal?

Why would only one lymph node swell in the neck. Blood results are normal?

Lymph node: Lots of reasons. Nodes pick up inflammation or infection in their area and swell up. Sometimes they go away but it's not an absolute. You might get an ultrasound to look at the node. ...Read more

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How can u tell if an occipital lymph node is swollen? What would it feel like? What would cause it to swell on just the left side?

How can u tell if an occipital lymph node is swollen? What would it feel like? What would cause it to swell on just the left side?

Swollen Lymph Node: You can tell if a lymph node is swollen if you can feel the lymph node. Normal lymph nodes are generally not felt. If you can feel an occipital lymph node, it is enlarged. Anything that affects your upper airway, such as sinus inflammation or a recent scalp inflammation can cause a swollen occipital lymph node.

Unless you are sick, give it a couple weeks to resolve. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I seem to have a lymph node on the side of my neck that increases and decreases in size from month to month. Is this worth a trip to the doc?

I seem to have a lymph node on the side of my neck that increases and decreases in size from month to month. Is this worth a trip to the doc?

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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I was diagnosed with lymph node TB 4 weeks ago. Initially the swelling decreased but now it had increased drastically. Is it a matter of concern?

I was diagnosed with lymph node TB 4 weeks ago. Initially the swelling decreased but now it had increased drastically. Is it a matter of concern?

Tuberculosis: An enlarging node in TB may indicate that therapy is not working. The quesion is, are you on therapy? The node may needtoo be biposied to find the cause. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a healthy 16 year old male and I just noticed my preauricular lymph node is swelled to about 1.25 CM. No other symptoms. Bad anxiety, help!

Hi, I'm a healthy 16 year old male and I just noticed my preauricular lymph node is swelled to about 1.25 CM. No other symptoms. Bad anxiety, help!

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph nodes are normally due to slight infection to any area or oragan they driane, in your cae the ear, side of face and neck, they normally go away after treating the cause. ...Read more

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Can pushing and playing with a lymph node make it swell and sore?

Can pushing and playing with a lymph node make it swell and sore?

No: Swelling of a lymph node is caused by an infection which stimulates the node to make antibodies. It does not swell from playing with it. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a lymph node to swell?

How long is it supposed to it take for a lymph node to swell?

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 swells in response to the inflammation they create when they react. Can occur quickly. ...Read more

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Why does left supraclavicular lymph node swell?

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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Hello I have a lymph node that hurts very badly and has made my face swell my question is, is it cancerous?

Hello I have a lymph node that hurts very badly and has made my face swell my question is, is it cancerous?

Yes: No matter what it is, you need to be seen now. At your age, it could well be Hodgkin's and timely treatment will make likely a cure of this otherwise deadly illness. Swelling of the face suggests obstruction of a deep vein by more lymph node tissue. Good luck, and be brave. ...Read more

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If there is a correlation between my cold and my swollen lymph node, why did it swell a week before my cold started?

May not be related: Usually an enlarged node which I presume is in the neck when related to an inflammatory process, follows the clinical symptoms of inflammation in oral structures such as tonsil or other intra oral nodes. If the node which is "significantly" enlarged and is non tender, one must watch, and with progression of nodal disease, consider bx to r.o. lymphoma. ...Read more

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Will an infection in the teeth cause lymph node to swell?

Will an infection in the teeth cause lymph node to swell?

Yes: An infection of the teeth can cause the lymph nodes to swell. I would suggest seeing a dentist as soon as possible because things will only get worse and you could end up needing a stay in the hospital because the swelling can prevent you from breathing. ...Read more

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Can a sting on the hand cause a lymph node under the arm to swell?

Can a sting on the hand cause a lymph node under the arm to swell?

YES: And it may indicate INFECTION. (the lymph node acts as a kind of "trap" for the organism causing the infection You need an evaluation ASAP and possible anti-biotic treatment! Someone should examine the sting area and the swollen gland!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What could produce only my left neck lymph node to swell?

What could produce only my left neck lymph node to swell?

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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Can I make lymph nodes palpable/enlarged by repeated touching in a lymph node area? Do they swell from being touched?

Can I make lymph nodes palpable/enlarged by repeated touching in a lymph node area? Do they swell from being touched?

No: Usually palpate the nods dose not enlarge the node, but if they become enlarge need evaluation to find the cause, so be treated. ...Read more

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My question is why would my retroauricular lymph node only on the left side just swell suddenly? It has grown in the 24 hours, can you explain?

My question is why would my retroauricular lymph node only on the left side just swell suddenly? It has grown in the 24 hours, can you explain?

See a doctor: And/or an ENT expert. There is no way that this could be explained without a full history, physicial exam and possibly some imaging studies, labs, etc. ...Read more

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What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

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