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Just found a swollen lymph node on right side of neck, its sore now that I have bothered it. Should I worry? I have another small one on same side

Just found a swollen lymph node on right side of neck, its sore now that I have bothered it. Should I worry? I have another small one on same side

Likely benign, but: The neck is a very common place for mild lymph node enlargements. We do about 5-6 lymph node biopsies a day-from the neck-and most of them are benign. However if rapid growth is noted, or if bigger than 3cm, or if other symptoms develop you need to have it checked. The most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck are a viral illness, a dental infection, skin infection and "other". ...Read more

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Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more

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Flu and swollen, painful lymph node on right side of neck. It hurts to swallow. How long will lymph node be swollen and causing so much pain?

Flu and swollen, painful lymph node on right side of neck. It hurts to swallow. How long will lymph node be swollen and causing so much pain?

Maybe infection: Can be up to a week for swelling to go down. Sounds like an infection and you may need antibiotic to help the symptoms. Rec to go see your primary doc about it. ...Read more

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Can feel my lymph node on right side of neck. About the size of almond I have always been able to feel it. Something wrong? Throat soar weird ear ache

Can feel my lymph node on right side of neck. About the size of almond I have always been able to feel it. Something wrong? Throat soar weird ear ache

Enlarged lymph nodes: You most likely have a throat infection with referred pain to the ear & swollen glands or infection in both throat & ears, in either case you need to see your 1ry care physician. Feel better & good luck. ...Read more

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I have a hard lymph node on right back side of neck. I've had this since I was 8. I'm 57 now. It's now enlarged, painful & harder. Over 4 weeks. Why?

I have a hard lymph node on right back side of neck. I've had this since I was 8. I'm 57 now. It's now enlarged, painful & harder. Over 4 weeks. Why?

It should be: Biopsied to ensure that it has not turned cancerous. A head and neck surgeon should be able to assist you in the process. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

It is reactive: Your lymph node could be reacting to infection or nonspecfic inflammation at a location that is drained by that lymph noce. ...Read more

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I had lice for a long time, and my lymph node on back right side of neck is enlarged, lice is removed but lymph node is still swollen, why?

I had lice for a long time, and my lymph node on back right side of neck is enlarged, lice is removed but lymph node is still swollen, why?

Inflammation: Lymph nodes are part of our immune system. They enlarge to keep infection or inflammation from spreading. If your lymph node is larger than a nickle for over 4 wks, then consult your md>. ...Read more

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Bump on right side of neck been there for months small and squishy to touch disappears when I force veins to come out. Is this a lymph node or a vein?

Bump on right side of neck been there for months small and squishy to touch disappears when I force veins to come out. Is this a lymph node or a vein?

Hard to say: Hard to say without exam. Could be either, or other entities. See ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment options. ...Read more

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I have lymph node I feel on right side of neck, also suffer with migraines. Should I be worried that I get neck pain, headaches all on that right side?

I have lymph node I feel on right side of neck, also suffer with migraines. Should I be worried that I get neck pain, headaches all on that right side?

Seek competent help: You should have someone check this out and the sooner the better. Lymph nodes do not become swollen without a reason and pain is an indication that something is wrong. See your doctor as soon as you can and get professional help to determine what is the cause (s) and what are the effects. ...Read more

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Hi I started noticing recently that when I smile, multiple veins on the right side of neck show and it feels really tight where my lymph node is, help?

Hi I started noticing recently that when I smile, multiple veins on the right side of neck show and it feels really tight where my lymph node is, help?

No Necking This Week: You are describing something unusual, especially at your age. Likewise, it's hard to decide what's going on without seeing it. A more detailed history will be needed as well. Most of the time things like this turn out to be 'nothing, ' but if you keep noticing this for more than, say, two weeks, then go get it checked-out. In the meantime, keep smiling. The world needs more smiles right now. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on the right side of neck caused by lice infestation, when will it go away? 2 weeks after lice is removed?

Swollen lymph node on the right side of neck caused by lice infestation, when will it go away? 2 weeks after lice is removed?

2_-4 wks: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 4 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more

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On right side of neck 4 finger widths diagonally down from ear towards back is sore to touch. Is there a lymph node there or is it something else?

On right side of neck 4 finger widths diagonally down from ear towards back is sore to touch. Is there a lymph node there or is it something else?

Occipital lymph node: There are occipital lymph nodes in that area, and that's certainly possible that's what it is. There are also muscles, ligaments, and bones that can become inflamed. You should see your doctor for an examination of the area. ...Read more

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I have a hard bean size lymph node in side of neck that comes and goes, should I be worried?

I have a hard bean size lymph node in side of neck that comes and goes, should I be worried?

Don't worry!: A lymph node that comes and goes is OK. It's doing what it's supposed to do... fighting off invaders in your body. A hard, enlarged lymph node that doesn't go away IS something to be concerned about, and something a doctor should see. But it's normal, especially in people your age (27), to have lymph nodes that wax and wane. So you can check that off your worry list! ...Read more

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Why do you get swollen lymph node side of neck?

Why do you get swollen lymph node side of neck?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

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Lymph node on left side of neck is sticking out. Very hard. I can move it under my skin however.?

Hard node: Hard nodes should be looked into. He mobile skin over the node doesn't help. You need to see your MD and get a complete history and physical and followed by test to determine the cause. Key is to pursue this. Best of luck ...Read more

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Hard rubbery feeling lymph node on left side of neck. Moveable. Between 1cm and 2cm maybe. No change in 7 months. No symptoms?

Hard rubbery feeling lymph node on left side of neck. Moveable. Between 1cm and 2cm maybe. No change in 7 months. No symptoms?

No worry: Cervical lymph nodes may become palpable due to simple issues like dandruff. If it has not changed in 7 months it is not a tumor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have has a swollen lymph node in left side of neck for 9 months. Now in the last 2 weeks 7 more have for swollen same side no pain not sick at all?

I have has a swollen lymph node in left side of neck for 9 months. Now in the last 2 weeks 7 more have for swollen same side no pain not sick at all?

Need to see DR: You need to seen by your DR in the near future.
What you are describing needs immediate evaluation to make a DX.

You need a full exam, and probably will need a BX of one of the nodes to make a DX

Even though you are feeling fine, and not "sick"--you need to be seen.

Please call and make your apt today. ...Read more

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16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

Lymph nodes: You will have lots to worry about in the future. This one you can believe your doctor and file it away as normal. I believe a relaxed mom will help develop a happier child. Find a doctor you trust and pay him to worry. Remember if something is bad enough to worry about you will know it. Don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your child and have fun!! ...Read more

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5 yo has had a small movable lymph node on side of neck for about two months now. Occ. Sneezing. No pain. Gets smaller and larger. Should I worry?

5 yo has had a small movable lymph node on side of neck for about two months now. Occ. Sneezing. No pain. Gets smaller and larger. Should I worry?

See doctor: Please don't assume it is a lymph node. There are several types of cystic masses in childhood. Take your little one to the doctor to check the mass. The good news is that 90% of neck masses in children are benign. ...Read more

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Bump posterior side of neck...not exactly lump. Saw Dr told me just a lymph node& no concern similar bump on other side. Should I still be worried?

Bump posterior side of neck...not exactly lump. Saw Dr told me just a lymph node& no concern similar bump on other side. Should I still be worried?

NOT to worry: But if these "bumps" are lymph nodes you may have a chronic SCALP problem...Just a thought! Get it checked out!

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more