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Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Not really: Lymph nodes are not considered swollen or enlarged unless they are bigger than one CM (>10 mm). But watch out, Intramammary lymph nodes can be a tumor as well. So this needs to be followed over the next 6 months either with repeat Ultrasound or a mammogram to make sure that it is not getting bigger in size (growing, which may imply that it is more likely to be breast cancer nodule). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can cause swelling: lymphoma or metestatic turmors. ...Read more

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Wat does it mean when a swollen lymph gland goes away?

You're better: It means that what ever was causing the swollen gland has resolved and the gland has returned to its normal small size. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a chest xray. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Lymphadenoapthy: Lymph glands can swell and get inflamed during infectious periods or with other medical conditions. If the swelling does not go down after a few days or with treatment of an infection, get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

A good question that: Would require a personal one-on-one clinical exam. It could be either or both. What's more important is to find out why? See your dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a pimple to cause a swollen lymph gland in neck?

Is it possible for a pimple to cause a swollen lymph gland in neck?

If it gets infected: Lymph nodes swell up to help protect the body from outside invasions like infections. If this is not the case your physician can tell about other causes on your examination. ...Read more

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Can insect bites on the neck cause swollen lymph gland?

Can insect bites on the neck cause swollen lymph gland?

Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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What causes a long term swollen lymph gland on right side of neck?

What causes a long term swollen lymph gland on right side of neck?

See below: Most commonly, lymph glands swell in response to infection and inflammation. This is what they should do as they help the body ward off these conditions. Less commonly but moer importantly, they become cancerous. If they are growing or have been enlarged for longer than 2-4 wekks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to nurse her baby if mom has swollen lymph node glands in her neck?

Is it ok to nurse her baby if mom has swollen lymph node glands in her neck?

Probably: But that would depend upon the cause of the swollen lymph nodes. Have mom talk to her doctor. ...Read more

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Can anybody give me advice about lump/swollen lymph node gland on neck?

Can anybody give me advice about lump/swollen lymph node gland on neck?

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

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The left side of my neck is swollen had a lymph node but it went away my gland and neck is still swollen how can I get rid of it?

The left side of my neck is swollen had a lymph node but it went away my gland and neck is still swollen how can I get rid of it?

Maybe never: It is difficult to know exactly what you are talking about without being able to examine the area. However, it sounds like the initial problem with the lymph node has resolved. But now you are still able to feel the node. It's possible that it may never disappear. As long as it's small and not tender, that's OK. If it's large - an inch or bigger, or sore, you should see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

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

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow. What should I do?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow. What should I do?

SEE YOUR DOC: You need to be examined by your physician to see if it is actually a lymph node or a gland. If it is a lymph node then the cause of the inflamed node must be found and treated. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and it hurts to swallow, what should I do?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and it hurts to swallow, what should I do?

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

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I have a swollen lymph gland in my groin. Thinking it was a pimple I squeezed it now it's painful and red and more swollen. Should I be worried?

I have a swollen lymph gland in my groin. Thinking it was a pimple I squeezed it now it's painful and red and more swollen. Should I be worried?

Depends: Are you sexually active? If you are, you could have acquired a sexually transmitted infection. I urge you to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a protected sex 2 months ago, then I got Swollen Lymph Gland under my left jaw, just on the left side it's been for a while, is it HIV symptom?

I had a protected sex 2 months ago, then I got Swollen Lymph Gland under my left jaw, just on the left side it's been for a while, is it HIV symptom?

Unlikely: A single localized lymph node is a sign of a local problem. I would look at other causes: teeth, mouth infections. However, it is a good idea to check HIV test. ...Read more

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What does having a swollen salivary gland & lymph node only on one side of face/neck indicate?

What does having a swollen salivary gland & lymph node only on one side of face/neck indicate?

Needs examination: Could be secondary to infection of salivary gland, but could also be indication of tumor.

Needs further examination by pcp or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland on left side of neck, severe renal colic on left side today, are they related?

Swollen lymph gland on left side of neck, severe renal colic on left side today, are they related?

Not related: What is the reason for the neck node. Even caries tooth can cause it, but nodes from thyroid, mouth infections and cancers, on lt side alone from stomach cancer things like lymphoma, leukemia can cause the enlarged nodes. TB lymph node tough rare in US to be r/o. If you have abdominal nodes, they can put pr on the ureter and cause renal colic like picture though it will not happen all of a sudden. ...Read more

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Possible cause of pain in swollen bump (lymph node? Gland?) in l labia major that can be felt from rolling fingers over l outside/top and middle? 22.

Possible cause of pain in swollen bump (lymph node? Gland?) in l labia major that can be felt from rolling fingers over l outside/top and middle? 22.

Many causes: It is difficult to tell from your description. It is not a lymph node. It could be plug up gland. The best is to see a doc. ...Read more

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My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

See a doctor: What you are feeling could be enlarged salivary gland, or it could be an enlarged lymph nodes reacting to a viral, or bacterial event.
first chew a gum or a hard candy that will stimulate the salivary gland.
you need to see a doctor in case you need antibiotic fir the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

Not likely: Cancers related to smoking usually require more tobacco than you have years. In addition young people often have lymph nodes that swell when exposed to novel viruses or immune challenges. Problems with teeth or ears can also cause swelling. This node should definitely get smaller over the next week or so. If not see your doc for a thorough exam and history. ...Read more

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I'm having severe upper respitory congestion and this morning I woke up with a lymph gland on my neck swollen to the size of a golf ball what do I take?

I'm having severe upper respitory congestion and this morning I woke up with a lymph gland on my neck swollen to the size of a golf ball what do I take?

Antibiotics: You need to be seen by a doctor and potentially treated with antibiotics before the swelling causes worse issues... Like an abscess. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains could this Cancer?

Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains could this Cancer?

Infection not cancer: Sounds like the "Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains, could thisCancer? "presentation set related to a self limited flu-like, considerations may include common viral infection, not cancer. If salivary gland swelling persists, contact your doctor for evaluation of blood tests for above. ...Read more

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Hello, im not clear on whether I have a cyst or a swollen lymph gland. It is under my jaw next to my artery. It Hurts when I move or touch it.

Hello, im not clear on whether I have a cyst or a swollen lymph gland. It is under my jaw next to my artery. It Hurts when I move or touch it.

Do see a doc...: A new growth like you described, needs to be examined by a doctor. It may be either of the things you described or something else but only by seeing the location and getting a feel of it would a doc know what to do next. Best to you. ...Read more