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I had swollen lymph nodes a long time ago and when I got rid of them the area between my neck and left shoulder got swollen it wasn't even painful its?

I had swollen lymph nodes a long time ago and when I got rid of them the area between my neck and left shoulder got swollen it wasn't even painful its?

How?: I don't understand "when I got rid of them" since I don't know of any way to reduce lymph swelling (until the disease process has been controlled or faded away by itself as in the case of a viral infection) without medication. Is the swelling still present? If it has been present for more than a couple of weeks or getting worse, better consult your doctor.

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?

I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?

It depends: It depends on the size and number of enlarged lymph glands in the armpit. If there are only a few enlarged lymph nodes and they are only minimally enlarged (between 1.0 and 2.0 centimeters in size) then there is likely no problem. If there are many nodes and greater than 2.0 centimeters then you should be seen by your internist for further studies (blood tests and additional imaging studies).

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For the past couple of months i’ve had a few swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck very close to the hallow above the clavicle.

For the past couple of months i’ve had a few swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck very close to the hallow above the clavicle.

Concerned.: Lymphadenopathy that persists is not normal and needs to be evaluated with biopsy and other tests. Please consult your family physician for proper evaluation and management. Several etiologies, some of them not benign..

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I have 2 swollen lymph nodes in my left clavicle region, and 1 on the back left side of my neck. At first I had no symptoms but now I have a swollen p?

I have 2 swollen lymph nodes in my left clavicle region, and 1 on the back left side of my neck. At first I had no symptoms but now I have a swollen p?

???: What does the p___ stand for? Swollen lymph glands above the collarbone is a worrisome sign. It can occasionally be from infection, but can also reflect tumor in lymph tissue, lung, pancreas or pelvis. See a doctor soon!!!

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Can bell's palsy cause complete deafness in the ear and swollen lymph nodes down to the clavicle on the affected side of face?

Can bell's palsy cause complete deafness in the ear and swollen lymph nodes down to the clavicle on the affected side of face?

Not likely: There may be some other underlying cause for all of this. It's possible that the bell's palsy was misdiagnosed and now with these other issues the true issue can b detected. The lymph nodes and decreased hearing are concerning and a visit to an ENT as well as imaging likely with a ct scan with contrast is indicated. If the nodes are large and mobile a biopsy may b easy to as well. Must see md.

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Left shoulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes. Pinched nerve?

Left shoulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes. Pinched nerve?

Not a pinched nerve: Pinched nerve does not cause swollen lymph nodes. Need to see a doctor. Could be infection of other lymph node related condition.

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I have enlarged lymph nodes with pain that is increasing/spreading through my neck/shoulder-right side. Left foot is also swollen. Are they related?

I have enlarged lymph nodes with pain that is increasing/spreading through my neck/shoulder-right side. Left foot is also swollen. Are they related?

Could be: Lymph nodes swell up in response to infection usually. It is important for you to see a doctor as soon as possible to find the cause of the swollen foot and lymph nodes.

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1cm swollen lymph node under chin from 1 week. I don't have any other symptoms. I have shoulder pain. May be cancer? I am 18

1cm swollen lymph node under chin from 1 week. I don't have any other symptoms. I have shoulder pain. May be cancer? I am 18

Probably not: You are 18, and your lymph nodes are supposed to swell when you have an infection or even a canker sore. It's way way way more likely that this is just a normal lymph node doing its job--helping your immune system fight off bacteria and viruses. 1cm is still normal size, and 1 week is a short time. I bet you won't be able to feel it in another week! Try not to worry. Shoulder pain=unrelated.

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Having shoulder pain in right shoulder only, burning sensation in right breast (inner part), and I have a swollen lymph node under right armpit. Help!

Having shoulder pain in right shoulder only, burning sensation in right breast (inner part), and I have a swollen lymph node under right armpit. Help!

Evaluation needed: Any time there are swollen lymph nodes one should have concern. Could be mastitis, and needs treatment. You need further evaluation by a doctor.

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What's going on? Back pain and swollen lymph nodes for 3 months?

What's going on? Back pain and swollen lymph nodes for 3 months?

Cannot say.: There is not enough information from what you have described to know what is going on. However, 3 months of back pain certainly justifies seeing a health care provider for help. Good luck.

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Upper back pain and swollen lymph nodes?

Upper back pain and swollen lymph nodes?

Check with your doc: Should be checked by your doc asap.

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

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. The lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react.

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Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

It must be reason: For that, the most common are: 1-nfection. 2-virus. 3-inflammation: infiltration with inflammatory cells during infection or inflammation in a region of a given lymph node. 4-cancer. 5-cancer of the blood: uncontrolled, malignant multiplication of lymphocytes as in lymphoma or leukemia.

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What can having swollen lymph nodes cause?

Good health, maybe: Everybody has a few swollen lymph nodes around their bodies. If you feel well otherwise, and the nodes are not super-big or fixed to surrounding structures, they are your friends. Something as simple as going barefoot in the summer can make impressive nodes pop up in your groin. If you're asymptomatic, be happy.

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How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously.

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What can the cause of my swollen lymph nodes be?

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.

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What can it mean that I have swollen lymph nodes?

It depends: It depends on the location and the size of the lymph nodes. If they are bigger than 1.5-2 cm, or if they are continuing to increase in size, then a biopsy should done to find out the cause. Lymph nodes are commonly swollen due to infections or inflammation. They may also be increased in size due to cancer of the lymph nodes, a condition called lymphoma.

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