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Sore Neck Swollen Lymph Nodes
Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?
Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral infection: He has a probably viral infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pinched Nerves: Swollen lymph nodes in the arm pit is a concern for a physician. It is possible there are two different pathologies or conditions going on here. From the picture, it looks like there is climbing which could explain shoulder blade pain radiating to the neck and might be a pinched nerve. It would be a stretch to equate a pinched nerve to swollen glands like this. I would see a doctor and soon. ...Read more
Neck swelling due to swollen lymph nodes for 4 years. Now having trouble swallowing. What could this be?
See ENT MD: Swelling in the neck can be from several causes, enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged thyroid, thyroglossal duct cyst, and esophageal diverticulum. You should see an otolaryngologist, or ear-nost-throat specialist to evaluate the swelling and reason for difficulty swallowing. The treatment for each is entirely different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had swollen lymph nodes and neck swelling for the years. Drs dint know why. Now I am having difficulty eating solids. What could this be?
Swollen lymph nodes in both sides of my neck (swollen for a long time) not painful. Also my hair is coming out in clumps and I'm tired constantly. ?
See your GP: Without knowing more, it will be difficult to say what you have. You could have a thyroid condition. It would be wise to see your GP. ...Read more
Depends: Not normal if persistent or if the pain or swelling gets worse. If symptoms prolonged to consult your doctor. ...Read more
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
It been a week my neck is sore underneath chin my doctor told me no swollen lymph nodes why can it be
I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?
Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it persists beyond a month, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more
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