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Superolateral Lymph Node Soreness
Infection: Upper respiratory viral or bacterial infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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