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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?

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 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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Left shpulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes under arm. Pinched nerve?

Left shpulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes under arm.  Pinched nerve?

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

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Neck swelling due to swollen lymph nodes for 4 years. Now having trouble swallowing. What could this be?

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 more

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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?

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?

GI evaluation : Are your neck swellings lymph nodes. I think you should see your PCP who can then refer you to a gastroenterologist who could do endoscopy. Was your thyroid checked? ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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Is it normal to have a sore neck with a swollen lymph node?

Is it normal to have a sore neck with a swollen lymph node?

Depends: Not normal if persistent or if the pain or swelling gets worse. If symptoms prolonged to consult your doctor. ...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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It been a week my neck is sore underneath chin my doctor told me no swollen lymph nodes why can it be ?

It been a week my neck is sore underneath chin my doctor told me no swollen lymph nodes why can it be
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Gland: You may have a blockage of a gland that helps with saliva. One option for treat that is sialogogues (saliva inducers) such as sour balls. That may help expel a blocking stone. Consider also continuing md follow up to look at other possibilities if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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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?

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