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Should I be worried that I have a tender lymph node?

Should I be worried that I have a tender lymph node?

See below: Most tender lymph nodes are from reaction due to a local infection, skin injury, or viral illness. These usually resolve over a week or more. Depends on where the lymph node is located as to possible causes. If it persists for several weeks, would need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Small lymph node tender on one side of Adam's apple?

Small lymph node tender on one side of Adam's apple?

Don't worry yet.: By your description, this sounds to be a benign lymph node enlargement. Typically they go away within two weeks. Certainly if this node doesn't go away in four weeks total, you should get an evaluation - typically this would include excision of the node for definitive diagnosis, unless an obvious reason for it to be there is otherwise found. ...Read more

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Hard lymph node in left armpit painful and tender had it for three days?

Hard lymph node in left armpit painful and tender had it for three days?

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 have a right submandibular lymph node, 2 cm, non tender. What should I do?

I have a right submandibular lymph node, 2 cm, non tender. What should I do?

More info: Lymph node enlargement is not always a big concern. If it has been enlarged for some time or is getting bigger i would start by seeing my pcp. ...Read more

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On the right side of my neck, my lymph node feels swollen/tender to the touch, what exactly could that mean ? Should i worry ?

On the right side of my neck, my lymph node feels swollen/tender to the touch, what exactly could that mean ? Should i worry ?

Usually inflammatory: Cervical adenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes is usually associated with inflammation/infection, such as sore throat or tonsillitis.Runny nose, sore throat, fever and other indications of an upper respiratory infection. If these do not subside in reasonable time period or symptoms get worse should contact physician.The lymph system important part of the immune system to defend viruses, bacteria, etc. ...Read more

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Five weeks swollen Lymph Node. Started of with an illness. Node was firm and tender. Now its soft and bigger in diameter. Not sick any more though?

Five weeks swollen Lymph Node. Started of with an illness. Node was firm and tender. Now its soft and bigger in diameter. Not sick any more though?

Probably ok.: A node that swells with an obvious infection usually is benign. It may stay swollen forever, but most reactive nodes are less than 1 cm in diameter. Progressive enlargement over 1 cm, associated symptoms like redness, tenderness, fever, chills or night sweats would call for evaluation. See your healthcare provider if concerned. ...Read more

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I have a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node that I first noticed 4 days ago. It is around 1cm, moves (squirms) around, and was initially tender?

I have a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node that I first noticed 4 days ago.  It is around 1cm, moves (squirms) around, and was initially tender?

Reactive lymph node: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to throat or pulmonary(lung) problems. It could also be a deep cyst or other type of mass. Not to cause undue concern, but enlarged nodes always need to be evaluated for lymphoma. You definintely should get it checked. ...Read more

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