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Near syncope episode followed by sudden onset of hard palate pain, swollen throat (no soreness), and swollen lymph nodes in neck. ?

Near syncope episode followed by sudden onset of hard palate pain, swollen throat (no soreness), and swollen lymph nodes in neck.  ?

See MD: If you are still having pain, I suggest an ER visit now. You may need to have an MRI or CT to see what is causing these issues. I do not want to speculate on cause, I think best is to be seen to establish diagnosis and treatment if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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I have a sudden onset of a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, sore neck and headache. I'm also fatigued. had a strep and mono test come back negative?

I have a sudden onset of a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, sore neck and headache. I'm also fatigued. had a strep and mono test come back negative?

Need a flu test: Although symptoms did not include fever or body aches or fatigue. Common colds or viral pharyngitis can present the same way. Use over the counter medicines to alleviate the throat and headache, such as Cepacol and ibuprofen respectively. If things don't improve after 3 days, u would need to see a healthcare provider then. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

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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My friend had a fever, headache, sore throat and he has swollen lymph nodes in neck, what is the cause and how to cure him?

Streph Throat test: Please encourage your friend to see the doctor for a streph throat test. He could have mononucleosis, streph throat or a viral infection. Tx depends on the cause. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have had a severe sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in my neck for six days. I am also exhausted, sleeping up to 18 hours a day.

I have had a severe sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in my neck for six days. I am also exhausted, sleeping up to 18 hours a day.

Sore throat ...: You must have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility where they will work hard to determine the problem and begin care. They might also ask that a throat specialist see you as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong. but getting worse what is it?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong.  but getting worse what is it?

Rule out tumor: Tender knots on head could be inflamed cysts or skin malignancies. If there is associated lymph nodes these could be drainage from infected lesions or spread from malignant skin tumors which are enlarging. See surgeon to consider bx of head lesions. That will tell you what the cervical nodes are and what kind of treatment necessary to resolve issue. ...Read more

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Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

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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Can a person have mono without fever or sore throat . Just swollen lymph nodes in the neck and sore muscles also general fatigue. College student ?

Can a person have mono without fever or sore throat . Just swollen lymph nodes in the neck and sore muscles also general fatigue. College student ?

Yes: Infection with Epstein Barr virus, the causative agent has a wide range of symptoms, from being sub-clinical to fever with enlarged glands, liver spleen and rash etc. You could get a monospot test for screening or EBV antibody test. ...Read more