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Swolen Lymph Node On Right Side Of Neck
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
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
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?
Enlarged, hard, non tender lymph node on right side of neck below ear some shap pain, stiff neck normal white cell count, ultrasound set for tommorrow?
Get ultrasound: May need biopsy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Lymph node about the size of a pea on right side of neck and has been there for a couple months but has grown a little since then. Is this normal?
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?
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
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
I've had a swollen occipital lymph node on back right side of neck since I was 18. I'm 24 now and the node is fairly small feeling on the surface. It painless to the touch. When I pinch the skin under it feels like it may be the size of a half inch?
May be lipoma: This may not be a lymph node and consider a liphoma. Ask your physician to clarify. ...Read more
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
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
2yr old with enlarged lymph node (2.5cm) in right side of neck for 8mths. Saw a doctor who said to come back if it got bigger. It's got bigger?
Lymph node: I would suggest you follow up with his doctor ...Read more
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
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
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
Hard rubbery feeling lymph node on left side of neck. Moveable. Between 1cm and 2cm maybe. No change in 7 months. No symptoms?
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
Noticed 1 bean sized lymph node on side of neck couple days ago. Not painful and squishy. 2 little ones just appeared today. Don't feel sick?
Lymph nodes: If they don't disappear in 2 weeks see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
My dad has been takin med since 5 months for lymph node tuberculosis on the lft side of neck. But the swelling has increased nw. Wt shud we do?
Are you sure of. .: The diagnosis? Do we have culture and drug sensitivity of the bug? Perhaps the therapy is not correct. ...Read more
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?
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
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I have this lump and pain on left side of neck around the lymph node area. My dr requested ultra sound but they didn't see anything. What could it be?
Concerning!: I would see an ENT doctor as soon as possible. The online thing is not a good idea for this problem. ...Read more
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