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Swollen Hard Lymph Nodes In Neck
See your doctor: Lymph node swelling that is tender may indicate an infection of your teeth, mouth, etc. A doctor is the best person to determine if the lymph glands are swollen from an infection or another process. ...Read more
You need a medical e: A medical examination is advised in order to find out the cause of enlarged nodes. It can be due to an infection or cancer. Your doctor can tell the cause and guide you as to what is best next step. It may require a biopsy unless it is due to infection for which antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.
See details: Numerous issues can cause lymph node enlargement but the hard mass in the armpit does give one cause for concern. Without knowing your history and being able to examine the areas involved, it is difficult to give specific advice. However, i would urge a complete evaluation including ct scan if this persists. ...Read more
I have a hard movable swollen lymph node in my neck for a few months now, probably over 2cm, no other symptoms but I am absolutely obsessed with it, other side is also slightly swollen. I suffer from anxiety and OCD but I am absolutely terrified to ask my
Anxiety and OCD: produce great challenge and distress. Enlist a trusted supportive person to accompany you and reduce your terror in asking for a proper evaluation and appropriate treatment which hopefully will bring relief to your symptoms and eliminate your terror. Best regards for relief soon. ...Read more
I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?
Maybe: Sometimes lymph nodes react to infections and when the infection is over they stay enlarged. If the node is not tender and stable probably nothing to worry about. You would need some type of Xray to tell if it is calcified. Don't think that is worth he trouble. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords . In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X ray can help. Bx if necessary. ...Read more
Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection to ear, spread from parotid gland. In mid neck tumor can arise from metastatic thyroid and in supraclavicular fossa , an upward spread from lungs. Biopsy if persistent or enlarging can show lymphoma, infection or tumor metastatic tumor. ...Read more
Get an exam: With your doc. Lymph nodes do not go up and down in 8-12 hrs. ...Read more
No: Lymph nodes enlargement in general will not affect swallowing. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes: Many times swollen lymph nodes happen as a reaction to something/a condition occurs in the head and neck area- like if you have any inflammation, infection , or other process including malignancy that happens in the mouth, tongue, throat etc. Your ENT will evaluate your ear, mouth and throat area to see if there is anything explaining the lymph nodes and do necessary work-up -may include a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Swollen and painful lymph nodes in neck. My doc thinks it's my psoriasis, but I do not, what else could this be?
They are palpable: Normal sized lymph nodes are quite small and not palpable. If the nodes enlarge to a size of 1 to 2 cm, then they are palpable if you run down your fingers over the skin of your neck. Very large lymph nodes(over 2 inches in size) can be visible to the eye. But that is pretty late to discover them. ...Read more