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Swollen Glands Azathioprine
Lymphadenopathy: Enlargement of the lymph nodes is recognized as a common sign of infectious, autoimmune, or malignant disease. Most commonly, in healthy individuals, the glands (lymph nodes) will enlarge as they work to fight off infections, be they viral and or bacterial...For example a child with a sore throat may develop associated swollen glands. If they stay enlarged, then seek medical attention. ...Read more
Do not worry: If these are persisting beyong 3-4 weeks, you should go see an ENT doctor. He/she may give antibiotics as infection is the most common cause. Yet it is not serious. So quit worrying about it...It would go away with time. If it does not, then you have to see a good doctor to check and treat you. ...Read more
No: It is common for these glands to well up from any kind of sore throat. They would likely go away on their own. But if they are painless and start growing in size beyond 2-3 weeks then you need to get a medical examination to be sure that nothing more serious is affecting the lymph nodes. ...Read more
Visit your DR: There are to many possible causes, unless you have any other symptoms it would be hard to diagnose. ...Read more
Show it to your doct: You need a medical examination done by your doctor. Any lump that is over half an inch should be examined by your doctor and further tested if it is growing in size. ...Read more
I found swollen glands in my daughter (5yrs old) right side of her neck - bumps but not external?
Normal: A child of this age has several episodes of viral upper respiratory symptoms. During these episodes the lymph nodes can swell slightly. This means the body's immune system is working properly. Sometimes they cannot shrink all the way back down and they persist. Unless they become infected, redness, tenderness, fever, etc. They do not require further evaluation or treatment. ...Read more
Can you get swollen glands or lymph nodes if you were choked or somebody was squeezing hard on your neck?
Chocking would not cause lymph glands to become larger. Choking may bring attention to glands that may have become larger for some other reason.
If the choking you are referring to is part of domestic or other violence, you ought report it to the police and remove yourself from the abusive situation. ...Read more
How long does it take for swollen glands in neck to go down after having a cold? What is considered normal?
Depends..: Many infections can linger even after sore throat has resolved. In general most reactive lymph nodes diminish in size after a couple weeks once the agent is gone. Mono, for example can take months....also sometimes lymph nodes get larger but don't go back to the original size. I suggest you see someone if it hasn't gone down 2-3 weeks after improvement in case you need to be examined or tested ...Read more
My son 2 year old son has two swollen glands at the base of his skull. They move and are not going away its been like a year now?
? Lymph node: If the nodes are not growing most likely they are lymph nodes and they are benign but still they should be evaluated by his doctor. ...Read more
3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?
My Dr said if I'm not better by Monday he wants me to see him cause I been so tied and so drain I still have fever and swollen glands?
Continuity of health: It's good your doctor is being responsible - you need to get better, and the best way to do that is to diagnose what is the problem. If on the first visit, the doctor hasn't figured it out, I believe it's worth follow-up visit (s) to determine the cause. That will at least give you peace of mind, and hopefully make clear a path of treatment on the road to getting better. Take care. ...Read more
My son has swollen glands and the doc said if its still the same in 1 month they will operate should I wait this long? Or get 2nd opinion?
Lymph gland swelling: Kids routinely get lymph gland swelling after bug bites, throat drainage or after viral illnesses or some vaccines. We expect that swelling to gradually peak & subside in 3-4 weeks. The time you were quoted is realistic. I might even wait longer if a the swelling was on its way down. You don't want to put a kid through surgery on a self healing issue. In adults, the approach may be different. ...Read more
I have swollen glands on my right side of my neck and pain that goes into the base of my my neck, right side. I am tired all the time. Mono?
Possible mono: Mononucleosis can cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. However, other things can cause swollen lymph nodes including a bacterial infection in your mouth or nose, or even certain types of cancer. You are young so cancer is much less likely. If these lymph nodes have been swollen for several weeks, you need to see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
I have been waking up for the past month feeling off, keep getting re-occuring swollen glands in my armpits and mild headaches, what could this be?
Virus? Mono?: Lymph nodes ("glands") cannot come and go so often. Once actually swelling occurs, it will always last at least 1-2 weeks. So it is unlikely that explains your feeling "recurring" glands over a month. However, your symptoms could reflect some sort of viral infection like mononucleosis (glandular fever), or any number of other conditions. See your GP if your symptoms continue. ...Read more
I woke up with 2 painful swollen glands, the size of a pea (little smaller) under my chin. It hurts to eat or chew. It's been a day. What from?
Lymph nodes: Most likely these are submental lymph nodes that drain infection or inflammation in skin of the chin, lower lip and gums, front floor of mouth, lower incisors, and tongue tip. They may be the first indication of canker sore. Location of pain with eating or chewing probably is site of the primary problem. May need dental or ENT eval for definite diagnosis. ...Read more
I asked about my son with new bumps/bites everyday one big bump had ring around but gone in also sick swollen glands can be relate if NT Lyme what els?
Hemoglobin11.3 normal range is 11.5-15.0 and my hematocrit is34.6 normal range is 36.0-50.0 and I have swollen glands does this mean I have lymphoma?
No!: Low hemoglobin and hematocrit is extremely common among young women! This is a sign of anemia and not lymphoma.If you have heavy periods, low iron, or both, it can cause your hgb to be a little low. Swollen glands usually indicate an infection more often than lymphoma, so if you have an infection it is common to have swollen glands. See your Dr if the glands do not reduce size after 10 days. ...Read more
Asymptomatic LN: I assume you mean swollen lymph nodes without any symptoms. This can be from a variety of different things. Infection generally causes symptoms however granulomas or cancer may not initially cause symptoms. Any asymptomatic swelling should be evaluated by a doctor to determine whether further testing should be done. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more
Node vs Saliva gland: Depending on location, swelling in the head and neck area may be one of more lymph nodes or one or more salivary glands. Painless swelling without recent infection or trauma in the area needs to be evaluated. I recommend a visit to your primary provider or an ent/ otolaryngologist. ...Read more