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Doctor insights on: Superolateral Lymph Node Soreness

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Do I need a biopsy if my lymph node is big and sore?

Do I need a biopsy if my lymph node is big and sore?

Doubtful: How long has it been that way, is it fixed to underlying tissue or mobile, is continuing to enlarge, where is it located, do you know what may have caused it to enlarge? Watch this for a while. If it does not begin to resolve, seek physician input. ...Read more

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Can pushing and playing with a lymph node make it swell and sore?

Can pushing and playing with a lymph node make it swell and sore?

No: swelling of a lymph node is caused by an infection which stimulates the node to make antibodies. it does not swell from playing with it. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when one lymph node becomes swollen and sore?

Usually infection: Infection in the node, or more commonly in the area draining into that node has an infection. However, tumors such as lymphoma may present as a single enlarged node. In either case you should see your doctor for an evlauation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have sore lymph node in back of neck?

Why do I have sore lymph node in back of neck?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Why does my lymph node get swollen when i gets cold sore?

Why does my lymph node get swollen when i gets cold sore?

Reacting to virus: A cold sore is caused by cold viruses. The lymph node you mention is apparently the first node that collects the bacteria and viruses from the damaged site and it filters out infection. The node swells while the bacteria or virus are destroyed. ...Read more

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Could poking and prodding at an already swollen lymph node generally make it stay swollen for longer/more sore?

Could poking and prodding at an already swollen lymph node generally make it stay swollen for longer/more sore?

No: Swollen lymph glands can arise from mononucleosis, tumor spread, an inflammatory reaction to a virus or bactgerial infection. The node if normal contains follicles filled with spaces producing large numbers of white blood cells to combat the existing problem. Prodding may only cause painful symptoms if excessive but not enlargement. ...Read more

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I have swallon lymph node that keeps coming up and down all the time and is very sore. My blood test has came back clear. What could it be?

I have swallon lymph node that keeps coming up and down all the time and is very sore. My blood test has came back clear. What could it be?

Your best friend: I've decided that some people have a heroic lymph node that simply decides to handle all the minor invasions by microbes all by itself. If you're not running a fever or otherwise obviously sick, and the node's not huge or attached to something it shouldn't be, and you don't have any signs of a deep infection in a sinus or something that the node drains, then just watch it. ...Read more

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Four days ago I woke up and noticed a sore ball under the skin on the crease of my bikini line, I assume it's a lymph node. What's happening?

Four days ago I woke up and noticed a sore ball under the skin on the crease of my bikini line, I assume it's a lymph node. What's happening?

Not sure what lumps: look like but you would need for a doctor to look at it. Lumps can be infection, cyst, lipoma, lymph nodes (most likely). You can watch it to see if it would go back down or get worse too, if it's not causing any trouble. Enlarged lymph nodes should decrease in size or disappear after 3-4 weeks. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Why would my underarm lymph node be slightly swollen and sore?

Why would my underarm lymph node be slightly swollen and sore?

Infection: The lymph nodes in your armpit tend to trap infection from your arm & hand. Breast tissue drains there too. If you don't have any infection (redness, warmth, tenderness) elsewhere on said arm/hand, perhaps you have an ingrown hair or clogged cyst, both of which can get infected and become painful. Warm compresses are a reasonable 1st option. If not better, then go see your family doc. ...Read more

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