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

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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On the right side of my neck, my lymph node feels swollen/tender to the touch, what exactly could that mean? Should I worry?

On the right side of my neck, my lymph node feels swollen/tender to the touch, what exactly could that mean? Should I worry?

Usually inflammatory: Cervical adenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes is usually associated with inflammation/infection, such as sore throat or tonsillitis.Runny nose, sore throat, fever and other indications of an upper respiratory infection. If these do not subside in reasonable time period or symptoms get worse should contact physician. The lymph system important part of the immune system to defend viruses, bacteria, etc. ...Read more

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Five weeks swollen Lymph Node. Started of with an illness. Node was firm and tender. Now its soft and bigger in diameter. Not sick any more though?

Five weeks swollen Lymph Node. Started of with an illness. Node was firm and tender. Now its soft and bigger in diameter. Not sick any more though?

Probably ok.: A node that swells with an obvious infection usually is benign. It may stay swollen forever, but most reactive nodes are less than 1 cm in diameter. Progressive enlargement over 1 cm, associated symptoms like redness, tenderness, fever, chills or night sweats would call for evaluation. See your healthcare provider if concerned. ...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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Tender lymph node swollen for 5 months. Trying to wait till end of year to get evaluated?

Tender lymph node swollen for 5 months. Trying to wait till end of year to get evaluated?

Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The list is longer for painless nodes. ...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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Is it normal to have a sore neck with a swollen lymph node?

Depends: Not normal if persistent or if the pain or swelling gets worse. If symptoms prolonged to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

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 more

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Okay so update to my last question, the lymph node by my boob is still sore, its not swollen, just hurts when I touch it.?

Okay so update to my last question, the lymph node by my boob is still sore, its not swollen, just hurts when I touch it.?

Get examined!: This is not normal. If you have not been seen, then you should. Serious things could be causing this and you would not want to delay. Not all enlargement and tenderness is due to infection. Depending on your age and other risks and issues, you may need a diagnositc mammogram, an ultrasound of the area or even an MRI of the breast. Start with a history, exam and then go from there. Antibiotics? ...Read more

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Swollen tender lymph node with no other symptoms, mayo clinic says to call a doct as this isn't normal. What is worrisome about this? Can it be ok?

Swollen tender lymph node with no other symptoms, mayo clinic says to call a doct as this isn't normal. What is worrisome about this? Can it be ok?

Infection: A lymph node that is swollen and tender is typically a sign of infection. Often, if it's is a single lymph node that is swollen and tender, there is a bacterial infection in the region drained by that lymph node. Bacterial infections are best treated with an appropriate antibiotic in most cases. ...Read more

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I think I have a swollen lymph node in my neck. It is really sore. I haven't really felt sick. It is really sore. How do I treat it?

I think I have a swollen lymph node in my neck. It is really sore. I haven't really felt sick. It is really sore. How do I treat it?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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My calves are extremely tense and sore (for a couple months) and I have what appears to be a swollen lymph node (new) in my armpit. Connected?

My calves are extremely tense and sore (for a couple months) and I have what appears to be a swollen lymph node (new) in my armpit. Connected?

Not likely: Any issues with the calves should not cause an enlarged lymph node in the axilla. As I suggested earlier, it would be prudent to consult a doctor to examine the mass in the axilla. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in armpit for 3 days. Is tender and painful to touch?

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

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Swollen tender infraclavicular lymph node and low wbc. What do these indicate?

Swollen tender infraclavicular lymph node and low wbc. What do these indicate?

Further tests: You need to see a physician to get examined and get some clarification on how low the white count is, and which white cells are low. Tender lymph nodes in that area could represent a lung problem so you may need an imaging test of the chest as well. ...Read more

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Sore thraot only on the right side swollen lymph node and tender gum on my right k9. All on the right side what could be wrong?

Sore thraot only on the right side swollen lymph node and tender gum on my right k9. All on the right side what could be wrong?

Infection: You may possibly have an infection developing in the area and should have your dentist test the teeth on the right side for possible nerve or gum issues. ...Read more

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Swollen tender lymph node located just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Swollen tender lymph node located just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Needs to be examined: Given your description, likely to be inflamed/infected structure in your groin area or below, but better be seen, in the interim use warm compresses and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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I have an itchy and slightly tender lymph node on my neck, under my chin. It's on 1 side. The lymph node is swollen.?

I have an itchy and slightly tender lymph node on my neck, under my chin. It's on 1 side. The lymph node is swollen.?

Possible insect bite: Swollen lymph nodes seldom itch. It's possible that you got an insect bite, which itches, and a nearby lymph node may have become swollen and tender. If symptoms increase, or don't resolve in a few days, it's best to see a physician. Meanwhile, warm (not hot) compresses may hasten recovery. Avoid scratching or squeezing the affected area. ...Read more

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I have a swollen painful bump under my arm which I think could be a swollen lymph node. I’ve had this before but this time it’s very sore?

I have a swollen painful bump under my arm which I think could be a swollen lymph node. I’ve had this before but this time it’s very sore?

Need to examine: What you described suggests an inflamed lymph node. Do you have any wound or injury on the hand or arm of the same side? It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation as you may need antibiotic treatment. If you do no have access to a doctor, go the emergency room of a nearby hospital.
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I woke with a swollen armpit / lymph node on my right arm. I've noticed its been tender for a while but it just now became hard. What is this?

I woke with a swollen armpit / lymph node on my right arm. I've noticed its been tender for a while but it just now became hard. What is this?

See a Dr: Likely to have lymph node enlargement there. Even though some benign diseases like hidradenitis suppurativa or other affect that area, cancer is a concern either lymphomas, hodgkin, even fron chest, breast, lung. ...Read more

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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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I think I have a swollen lymph node in my armpit. It's a little sore and showed up a few days ago. I haven't been sick recently but my family has.

Infections: Look over your whole arm - checking for breaks in the skin. Sometimes even the smallest breaks in the skin can lead to infections or swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?

I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?

Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge. ...Read more