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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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2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

HIV: Since you have not disclosed your age, a response is not possible. Please discuss with your parents or your physician. ...Read more

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Swollen glands on right side of my neck. What could it be and how can I treat it?

Swollen glands on right side of my neck. What could it be and how can I treat it?

Can vary: Can be bacterial or viral infection if associated with fever. If persistent or progressive enlargement is encountered, cancerous conditions need to be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me all cause of swollen glands in side of neck?

Please tell me all cause of swollen glands in side of neck?

Visit your DR: There are to many possible causes, unless you have any other symptoms it would be hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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I found swollen glands in my daughter (5yrs old) right side of her neck - bumps but not external?

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

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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?

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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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

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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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Have post nasal drip. Sides of neck hurt towards middle of neck but I cannot feel any swollen glands or nodes. What can this be?

Have post nasal drip. Sides of neck hurt towards middle of neck but I cannot feel any swollen glands or nodes. What can this be?

Form of pharyngitis: Post nasal drip is associated with a degree of pharyngeal irritation. The pharynx is divided into nasopharynx behind the nose where the drip originated, the Oropharynx behind the tongue, the hypopharynx further down. The latter joins to form the cervical esophagus on both sides of the posterior larynx known as the piriform sinuses. This area,is tender and has not involved nodes ...Read more