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Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph nodes--are they cancer?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes--are they cancer?

Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see your primary care doctor to discuss in detail and have a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes swollen without infection?

Can lymph nodes swollen without infection?

Yes: Any skin disorder, with or without infection can result in enlarged local nodes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, cancer inside thigh?

Swollen lymph nodes, cancer inside thigh?

Not necessary: From your post, I am guessing your swollen nodes are in the groins. This may be due to injury, infection or cancer. If the nodes are small and unchanged for may years, nothing to worry about. If the nodes have been getting larger, then you should talk with your doctor. Some cancer assocaited with swollen groin nodes are lymphoma, melanoma, and testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (women). ...Read more

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Lymph nodes swollen under arms, contagious?

Lymph nodes swollen under arms, contagious?

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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Red bumps, fever, swollen lymph nodes?

Red bumps, fever, swollen lymph nodes?

Not enough info: Where, when, how long? Submit more information to get a sensible answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do swollen lymph nodes mean cancer?

Do swollen lymph nodes mean cancer?

Swollen lymph nodes: Although some types of cancer may present with enlarged lymph nodes that can also occur because of infections. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes noticeable with hiv?

Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only symptom -- usually also sore throat, fever, skin rash. The vast majority of people with newly enlarged lymph nodes do not have HIV. Check with your doctor and/or get tested for HIV if exposed or concerned. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many can: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's lymphoma commonly cause swelling of lymph nodes. But any cancer that spreads to a lymph node can cause swelling of the involved lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, sore throat on same side as lymph node?

Swollen lymph node, sore throat on same side as lymph node?

Family practice : Enlarged lymph node on same side as an infection means it is trying to filter out your system. You may have strep throat or possibly a virus which can cause an enlargement see your dr. ...Read more

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What are swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Unilateral swollen lymph node viral or bacterial?

Either or other: It could be either, or could be caused by something else., depending on where it is and other symptoms. Please see you health care provider. ...Read more

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Swollen supraclavicular lymph node, one side. Why?

Swollen supraclavicular lymph node, one side. Why?

Needs evaluation: Enlarged lymph nodes can be reactive, responding to some infection for example, or reflect the presence of cancer. Isolated enlargement of a supraclavicular node can be from infection or other benign causes, but it is unusual. This should be checked out by a physician and possibly be biopsied. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes are swollen. ?

My lymph nodes are swollen. ?

Could be sick.: Lymph nodes often enlarge in areas of infection or inflammation. If you have symptoms in that anatomic region, then perhaps there's a good reason for them to be swollen. If not, and they persist beyond one month, you might want to consider them getting checked out and perhaps even removed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

A good question that: Would require a personal one-on-one clinical exam. It could be either or both. What's more important is to find out why? See your dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Could chlamydia or gonorrhea cause swollen groin lymph nodes?

Could chlamydia or gonorrhea cause swollen groin lymph nodes?

Yes: if you think you or someone you know has a sexually transmitted disease please encourage them to go to the doctor to be tested since many of the diseases can occur together and need to be diagnosed and treated to prevent spreading to others. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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