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Sudden Swollen Lymph Nodes In Neck
Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection to ear, spread from parotid gland. In mid neck tumor can arise from metastatic thyroid and in supraclavicular fossa, an upward spread from lungs. Biopsy if persistent or enlarging can show lymphoma, infection or tumor metastatic tumor. ...Read more
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
Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords. In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X-ray can help. Bx if necessary. ...Read more
Get an exam: With your doc. Lymph nodes do not go up and down in 8-12 hrs. ...Read more
They are palpable: Normal sized lymph nodes are quite small and not palpable. If the nodes enlarge to a size of 1 to 2 cm, then they are palpable if you run down your fingers over the skin of your neck. Very large lymph nodes(over 2 inches in size) can be visible to the eye. But that is pretty late to discover them. ...Read more
See a doctor: Painful, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck should be checked out by a doctor. They could be a symptom of a serious infection or worse yet a tumor. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and now I've been told I have low iron could that be the problem of my swollen lymph nodes?
Iron: Iron deficiency doesn't cause swollen lymph nodes. You should follow up with a physician to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in neck, that are all soft. Moveable and under 1cm except one is 1.5 cm. Temps of 99.2 frequently and chills? Been for 3 years!
Go to see MD: You should go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. There are different things like autoimmune disorder, infection, chronic inflammation or malignancy — at your age- hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular cancer are things to be ruled out. However, since you mentioned that it has been there for 3 years -then hodgkin's, leukemia /ca would be less likely-as the problem. Go to see your doc for eval. ...Read more
No: Lymph nodes enlargement in general will not affect swallowing. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes: Many times swollen lymph nodes happen as a reaction to something/a condition occurs in the head and neck area- like if you have any inflammation, infection, or other process including malignancy that happens in the mouth, tongue, throat etc. Your ENT will evaluate your ear, mouth and throat area to see if there is anything explaining the lymph nodes and do necessary work-up -may include a biopsy. ...Read more
Multiple HIV negative tests tell 7 months from last exposure, but still many small swollen lymph nodes in neck that are chronic. I'm a smoker?
Not HIV: The HIV blood tests are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition. If enough time has passed since the last possible exposure (usually only 6 weeks for the modern, standard HIV tests), a negative results always overrules symptoms and exposure history. And of course many minor conditions cause small lymph nodes like this. For sure, it's not HIV. Stop testing. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son (3) has swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin but bloods all normal should I still be worried?
Depends on situation: Lymph glands generally swell after stimulation and can do so after a general illness, vaccinations, or if limited to one area, some local factors. If they enlarge and gradually shrink back to resting size within 3-4 weeks, they are behaving normally. You have done the initial baseline workup, so I would give it time and recheck if it persists too long. ...Read more
How can I get my dr to listen to my concerns about more swollen lymph nodes in neck and crease of arm? What tests should I ask for?
Have swollen lymph nodes in neck since December started not painfull but now is very painfull. Also, having night sweats waking up soaked.
Yes if enlarged : Enough. If it is getting worse medical attention should be sought out. ...Read more
You need a medical e: A medical examination is advised in order to find out the cause of enlarged nodes. It can be due to an infection or cancer. Your doctor can tell the cause and guide you as to what is the best next step. It may require a biopsy unless it is due to infection for which antibiotics may be indicated. ...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
Can TMJ pain start at any time? Saw dds in apr. For exam had no problems. Now pain when opening mouth but also swollen lymph nodes in neck.
Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck occurring now and then. Have an itch scalp with rash going down neck, back and ears. I'm also moody lately.
Rash: It may be the rash on your scalp that is traveling down your neck and to your ears and back is causing swelling of your lymph nodes. Sometimes medical problems can cause moodiness or it may be a separate issue. Be examined by your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. Tell him/her about your feelings. Feel better soon :-) ...Read more
High levels of stress and lack of sleep cause 12 swollen lymph nodes in neck? Had some for 1+ years & got 5 more in 3 weeks.Also, 3 by left underarm.
Doubtful: Have you had doctor check enlarged lymph nodes? Lymph node swelling is most often caused by various infections: flu, chickenpox or infections mononucleosis. Cancer may spread to nodes. Leukemia and lymphomas will also cause node swelling. However, these type of swellings grow more slowly, and tend to be hard and fixed. Please have your doctor check to rule out infection or anything more serious. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.
See details: Numerous issues can cause lymph node enlargement but the hard mass in the armpit does give one cause for concern. Without knowing your history and being able to examine the areas involved, it is difficult to give specific advice. However, I would urge a complete evaluation including ct scan if this persists. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in neck 3+ months neg for malignancy (ct scan). Cbc normal. No pain or discomfort.?
Had a cold with runny nose, wet cough, swollen lymph nodes in neck, lasted 2-3 months...was months ago but lymph nodes never went down and still hurt?
Lymphnodes: This can be common, as often the nodes may get blocked and stay enlarged for quite some time. See your Dr. for an eval and eventually if they do not decrease with treatment advice form your dr. you may need testing and further eval of the nodes. Good luck. ...Read more