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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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It hurts to swallow, have cold sores in mouth, swollen glands in neck, and somewhat achy all over; what would cause all these symptoms?

It hurts to swallow, have cold sores in mouth, swollen glands in neck, and somewhat achy all over; what would cause all these symptoms?

Viral illness.: Most cold sores are caused by the Herpes simplex virus. Especially the first time you get the infection there will be other symptoms besides the sores like aching, sometimes headache or fever and or swollen glands. ...Read more

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Throat hurts to swallow but not sick, no temp, and no swollen glands. What could this be?

Throat hurts to swallow but not sick, no temp, and no swollen glands. What could this be?

Sore throat: Two things come to my mind when patients complain of a sore throat without other symptoms, post nasal drip and early viral infections. Either way, you can try an allergy pill or the new nasal steroid over the counter: nasal cort. I prefer the nasal steroid. Either way if this does not work in the next few days, try some Motrin for the pain and gargle with salt water. See my other answers on st. ...Read more

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Sore throat x3 weeks, painful swollen glands, neck hurts and migraine, nusea and tummy pain itchy and burning on face and neck i'm miserable please help!

Sore throat x3 weeks, painful swollen glands, neck hurts and migraine, nusea and tummy pain itchy and burning on face and neck i'm miserable please help!

Lets sort out one at: Among the mnay problems you have listed let us sort them one at a time i will be making the best guess but migraine can be the most bothersome, so you need to get hold of some good medication for it either by going to your doctor or over the counter.Take a combination of tylenol, caffeine and aspirin(exedrin) if your stomach cacn handle. You may need an antacid(pepcid or priloses) along with exedr. ...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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What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

Neck Veins: If the vein sticking out is long term, that's your normal Occ neck veins get inflamed due to head and neck infections, but you would then be very sick ...Read more

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How does it feel when you have swollen glands in your throat ? Does it feel like you can't really swallow and almost like you have a sore throat ?

Yes: There are glands, adenoids, tonsils and any can be inflamed and enlarge and be part of sore throat symptoms -pharyngitis and fell obstructive. Some folks require surgery if recurrent or suspicious for tumor ...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 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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Just flew back from cancun Sat and I have the worst sore throat I have ever had, ever. Super swollen glands both sides and incredibly sore to swallow.

Just flew back from cancun Sat and I have the worst sore throat I have ever had, ever. Super swollen glands both sides and incredibly sore to swallow.

Something infectious: Mono is from the EBV virus, and can cause swollen glands (lymph nodes) and big tonsils. Strep throat can do the same thing, but Strep throat needs antibiotics. Some other infections can cause big lymph nodes. More rarely, blood disorders and blood cancers cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue (person often gets anemic). This all means that a trip to the doctor would be wise. ...Read more

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Sore Throat (Definition)

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