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14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause?
One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

Probably benign: Enlarged nodes in a 14 year old are probably not serious, but if they are getting larger, they should be investigated. Measure them carefully and repeat in two or three weeks. If they've not changed in six months, they are probably nothing. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

Length of time?: You have not said how long you have had these symptoms. If it is a short time, you likely have an infection with reactive lynphadenopathy which should resolve.Longer time requires you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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So swollen glands occur in the back of the neck?

So swollen glands occur in the back of the neck?

Get an exam: Need a checkup for an exam and porbably blood tests. Could be many things or nothing. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen glands on neck (back and front). Slight sore throat and headache not too bad but no other symptoms?

What could cause swollen glands on neck (back and front). Slight sore throat and headache not too bad but no other symptoms?

Get checked.: Allergies can present like this sometimes. Try benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if it helps. if not, it's likely a viral or bacterial infection. Strep can present with minor symptoms, especially in adults, so it is important to get checked for this, especially if you have been exposed to strep or if kids around you have sore throats, and fever. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has a swollen gland on the back of his neck. It has been large for a long time none of his doctors seem to be concerned. Could it be seriou?

My 3yr old has a swollen gland on the back of his neck. It has been large for a long time none of his doctors seem to be concerned. Could it be seriou?

Get a diagnosis: You should ask your doctors for a diagnosis of the cause of the swollen gland. Cannot say if it is serious or not serious until there is a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 9 year old son has a swollen gland on the back of his neck, what could it be?

What can I do if my 9 year old son has a swollen gland on the back of his neck, what could it be?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. he has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. he has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are busy doing what they are supposed to, fighting inflammation and helping to eliminate whatever your son had that was producing fever. They will return to normal in time. Best wishes for the holidays. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

Bug bites ? shots?: Glandular swelling can be a non specific response to vaccines or systemic viral illnesses, even if there are no other outward signs of the illness. Bug bites or skin rashes can also lead to regional node swelling. ...Read more

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I feel swollen glands on my neck and swellings on my back. Have had this problem for about 8 months - seen GP twice but he assures me all is well. ?

Swollen glands: Two options: 1: Get an opinion form another doctor. If something wrong is found it will be controlled by the doctor. 2: If the second doctor also assures you that all is well I strongly recommend a consult to a Psychologist. Please let me know how things develop. I anticipate that all will go well. ...Read more