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What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

Possible infection: Swollen glands are almost always a sign of infection. Fatigue, appetite loss, and headache are all non-specific symptoms that can also be related to infection. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


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How long does it take for swollen glands in neck to go down after having a cold? What is considered normal?

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

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What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

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What to do for swollen glands in neck under jaw?

What to do for swollen glands in neck under jaw?

Lymphadenopathy: Those are jugulodigastric nodes. They can be swollen for several reasons including pharyngitis or sinusitis. Aggressive oral cleaning or scaling can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Please please help me! Swollen glands in neck and armpit plus other symptoms. Am worried?

Please please help me! Swollen glands in neck and armpit plus other symptoms. Am worried?

Go to your doctor fo: A medical examination is necessary unless you have had a viral head cold or sore throat recently, which can cause the neck nodes to swell up. But if your armpit nodes are swollen and are painless then you must see a doctor soon to find out the cause. Also examine your breast for any lumps and make sure that you do not have any lump/ growth in your breast. ...Read more

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Cause of a swollen face near the lips and swollen glands in neck?

Cause of a swollen face near the lips and swollen glands in neck?

Allergic reaction.: I am concerned that you may be experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction to something, or at the very least, you are having some type of infection. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the short term, but see your physician for an exam and possible labwork in the next day or 2. ...Read more

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Can swollen glands in neck n under jaw cause Bell's palsy?

Not per se: It is not the swollen glands that cause Bells palsy but the infection that may be causing enlarged glands.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have had swollen glands in neck (for a week) and coughing up mucus. But no other symptoms. I did some gardening. Doctor said my chest is clear?

I have had swollen glands in neck (for a week) and coughing up mucus. But no other symptoms. I did some gardening. Doctor said my chest is clear?

Virus: Sounds like a viral syndrome. It should pass in a few days. If you start to have night sweats and weight loss and glands get bigger, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 55 year old male. I have what appears to be a lump under my armpit. GP checked for swollen glands in neck and armpit and saw no swelling.?

I am a 55 year old male. I have what appears to be a lump under my armpit. GP checked for swollen glands in neck and armpit and saw no swelling.?

Confusing: If your GP was not able to palpate a lump, then is it gone?? Did you try and show him/her where it was located?? Anyway, chances are it is a reactive lymph node which should go away within a week. Suggest seeing your GP again if it is still there after 2 weeks ...Read more

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Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Allergic reaction: We can develop allergies even if we haven't changed the type of products we use. I would start by changing my laundry detergent to a hypoallergenic one. If that doesn't work, you can use a hypoallergenic soap like neutrogena. If you are no better after these changes, you need to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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I have had swollen glands in neck for over a month. Two episodes of fevers and tightness around diaphragm and back. Er visit positive d dimer nowwhat?

Get to a doctor: A d-diner test in its own doesn't really help. Rather than the er again, get to a good internist or family doctor. You might need another scan, blood work, or even a biopsy to get an answer to your condition and treatment that will get you feeling better. Although open enrollment is over, check out healthcare. Gov to see if you can still get insurance there if you need it. ...Read more

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Small red blood cells high CRP swollen glands in neck and one arm pit weight loss feeling unwell sometimes fever tired all the time?

Small red blood cells high CRP swollen glands in neck and one arm pit weight loss feeling unwell sometimes fever tired all the time?

Systemic disease: This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. It sounds as if you are in the process of having an extensive evaluation and would continue with this. It requires a stepwise analysis of each and every finding to finally arrive at a specific explanation for the problems. This could be a primary blood disorder or an infection or both. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute. Swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. Back & bone pain. General weakness. Cough. Rash.

Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute. Swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. Back & bone pain. General weakness. Cough. Rash.

Infection: Sounds like an infection to me. There are so many possibilities. Not enough space for you to provide sufficient details here. Obviously you've seen a doctor since you report a CBC result. Stay the course. ...Read more

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Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY: LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON OR ENT Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more

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Pain lower back right side for over a month. Cloudy urine, ceftin (cefuroxime) for otitis media (not helping). Swollen glands in neck & under arms. Dr says glands feel fine and are just reactive. What can it be?

Pain lower back right side for over a month. Cloudy urine, ceftin (cefuroxime) for otitis media (not helping). Swollen glands in neck & under arms. Dr says glands feel fine and are just reactive. What can it be?

Complicated: On the top of your otitis acute or chronic (not clear from the presentattion) and lymphadenitis you might have confiding urolythiasis (stone in the kidney). Kidney ultrasound would help. Continue antibiotics for otitis full course as your doctor prescribed, get re-evaluation after treatment. If no improvement from the treatment you might need to get ENT (ear doc) referal. ...Read more

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I am congested. Swore throat. Swollen glands in neck and groin hurts to swollow went to the doctor last week was percribed amoxicillen for pherengitis

I am congested. Swore throat. Swollen glands in neck and groin hurts to swollow went to the doctor last week was percribed amoxicillen for pherengitis

Acute Pharyngitis: Your symptoms may be due to a bacterial or a viral infection. Bacterial infectinos of the tonsils or the throat lining are typically caused by streptococcal bacteria which respond well to Amoxicillin or Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid if there is no response. However, it is imperative that a viral infection like infectious mononucleosis is considered and tested for as well, consult with your md. ...Read more

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My daughter of 20 years old has swollen glands on the back of her neck, she has joint pain, fatigue, and headaches?

My daughter of 20 years old has swollen glands on the back of her neck, she has joint pain, fatigue, and headaches?

Needs to be checked: With all the symptoms you mentioned she needs to be checked by your medical doctor. Will need a detailed history and complete Physical Examination. And may need Blood/urine test and others as indicated to make a diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Help, Night sweats 2/3 Times à week Stiff sore neck daily 1 year Sore hands and feet Swollen glands/slow drainage in head fatigue and mental fog?

Help, Night sweats 2/3 Times à week Stiff sore neck daily 1 year Sore hands and feet Swollen glands/slow drainage in head fatigue and mental fog?

Night sweats: You should be evaluated by your doctor or hematologist with a complete blood test as well as a chest xray to determine the cause of your night sweats ...Read more

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It started with swollen glands, fatigue, oral thrush, .  had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?

It started with swollen glands, fatigue, oral thrush, .  had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?

Complicated: Your symptoms suggest a viral cause. The fatigue, gland swelling and rapid thyroid enlargement indicate a systemic (total body process). By the fact you have had a ct scan I assume you have seen a doctor. Hopefully bloodwork was done and the information will be helpful. Your most important issue right now is your airway, if you are having trouble breathing you need to go to the hospital er asap. ...Read more

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Sinus infection & swollen glands in neck. Day 2 of zpak. The swollen glands are a pain! How can I help it/make it go away?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen glands are your lymph nodes doing what they are supposed to be doing, helping you eradicate the infection and kill the organisms causing it. You do not want to make them go away, even if you could, and you cannot. ...Read more

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Had swollen glands in neck all fine now. Right side of neck hurts a little like pulled muscle. He took blood to check himself for infection. What sort?

Mono/Bactetrial: Blood test for glands in neck is usually done to check White cell count and type of cells and other time to test for Infectious Mono nucleosis
It is good that you are fine now. Did you receive any treatment like antibiotics
I will advice that you ask your doctor what did the blood test show ...Read more

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What feels like swollen glands (?) in neck and by collarbone, also have been having trouble swallowing. Doc said allergies & acid reflux but idk?

What feels like swollen glands (?) in neck and by collarbone, also have been having trouble swallowing. Doc said allergies & acid reflux but idk?

May need testing: It can be viral ebv or CMV related but if it is growing or you have it for more than 2 weeks need additional work upand may be referral to hematology. ...Read more

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Headache, body aches pain ; swollen glands in neck fever 101.6 cough and burning in face and ears stopped up?

Headache, body aches pain ; swollen glands in neck fever 101.6 cough and burning in face and ears stopped up?

Concerning: Sounds like headache is secondary to an apparent infection, and perhaps this involves the sinuses, and lungs. Need to have this fully evaluated asap, and important to obtain a diagnosis and get treatment. ...Read more

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I had surgery 10 days ago. I had skin graft from hip and it was placed on foot. Its a large section of heel. Could this cause swollen glands in neck?

I had surgery 10 days ago. I had skin graft from hip and it was placed on foot. Its a large section of heel. Could this cause swollen glands in neck?

No: A skin graft to heel taken from hip places the surgery below the umbilical area where nodes to groin in rare instances may show enlargement. I suspect this is a free split thickness graft that requires immobilization of leg and foot to keep graft in place until healing occurrs. Glands in neck as a response to surgery would only be associated with surgery of the H&N. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands in neck after taking Glipizide and side and stomach pain and pain in my arms. Should I stop taking it?

Swollen Glands in neck after taking Glipizide and side and stomach pain and pain in my arms. Should I stop taking it?

Consult doctor: It is not safe to discontinue your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. There are enough health issues that you should not engage in do-it-yourself care. ...Read more

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The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

Check for sinusitis: Swollen glands in the neck are generally the result of chronic sinus drainage or other head and neck inflamation especially in young otherwise healthy individuals. You should seek the attention of a medical doctor to better assess the situation or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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