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Swelling & tendernes: Lymph nodes in the neck, when exposed to infection by viruses and bacteria will become reactive due to filtering thes organisms out into the lymp tissue. Chemicals are release which may cause swelling as well as overgrowth of the virus or bacteria inside the node. The nods can be under the chin, on the front of the neck and in the back of the neck (referring to the cervical spine) seek advice? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reactive: Lymphadenitis merely means that it is an infectious or inflammatory process rather than malignancy. Tuberculous lymph nodes usually are caseating granulomata, but are technically "reactive" because they are not malignant. So the short answer to your question is "yes". Ask your doctor for more details. ...Read more
TB: This is very unlikely to be related. If you are having newly inflamed lymph nodes while being treated for TB you need to go back and be reevaluated. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with messenteric lymphadenitis three weeks ago. The pain comes and goes. Some days fine some days in pain. Is this normal?
TB lymphadenitis : Patient with diagnosis of TB must be placed in airborne isolation until pulmonary TB is ruled out. If the patient doesn't have pulmonary TB then infected lymph node has to be tested for presence of TB bacilli by doing culture. If the node is open and draining pus, the patient should stay in isolation until pus stops to drain and shows no more TB bacilli and patient is on appropriate antibiotics ...Read more
Unusual: Most nodes are deep enough in adults that they are not seen, or color appreciated. Nodes with some venous congestion can be bluish. Melanoma in nodes or other masses can be bluish. If thus is your personal observation, be seen and may need biopsy. Complete history and exam is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer