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Swollen Lymph Near Spine
I am a 27 year old healthy female but a few days ago, I noticed a little swollen lymph node on the back of my neck. It sits fairly close to my spine, right below my hair line. Its a little tender to touch but not too bad and it move around. Its definitely
I have a large bump on the top of my spine below my neck. It is very hard. Is it worrisome? I also have 3 swollen lymph nodes I'm getting a biopsy on.
Hard bumps: A hard bump in the skin at your age is most likely benign, perhaps an inclusion cyst, or an osteoma cutis. If the lymph nodes are related to the lump, they could also be reacting to an inflammatory process, though that might be more painful than hard. Have the doctor look at the skin bump when they evaluate the lymph nodes. ...Read more
Hiya I'm a 25 year old female I found a lump not to far from my spine doctor said it was a swollen lymph node but it's getting bigger please help?
Lymph Nodes: There are no lymph nodes that are palbable next to the spine except in the neck. In any even growing masses require evalaution with a biopsy or surgical excision to obtain a frim diagnosis.. It sounds like this may have been confused with a lipoma? ...Read more
Hello I did lot of blood test and spine MRI neuro I have diagnosed withpots but I have many cfs symtomps swollen lymph aches bad sleep forget tired?
POTS: Postural orthostatic syndrome has many features similar to cfs, but in pots there is increase in heart rate from the supine to the upright position of more than 30 beats per minute or heart rate greater than 120 bpm. However, the two may coexist, & treating pots improves cfs symptoms. ...Read more
Symptoms: swollen lymph nodes for 2+years, spots on spine (mri), sudden weight loss, severe pain starts from back no doctors here know what it is?
We need more informa: There is no way we can tell you what is wrong with you without a comprehensive history and physical examination, and review of all the reports including comprehensive blood test and reports of all the imaging including xrays, cat scans, mris done and if that is not conclusive you may need more tests to find out what your diagnosis is and what treatment you may need. Apparently you have a undiagnosed c. ...Read more
Rubbery smalll not movable swollen lymph on the back right side of my neck, is it something serious?
See a doctor: Would have it evaluated. Would see an ENT ...Read more
Rubbery small, not movable swollen lymph on the back right side of my neck, is it something serious?
Probably not.: If you feel well, the lymph nodes are 1 cm or less in diameter and are not growing or tender, are rubbery, not rock hard, they are most likely benign. If any of the above is not true, you need to see a physician to have them checked out. ...Read more
Depends: It could be cyst. Could also be a sign of infection. Requiring full exam. You should get checked out. ...Read more
I've had a marble sized swollen lymph node on the back of my neck that can be felt when I look left. Is it normal for them to stay swollen that long?
? Swollen nose??: You state that you have a swollen lymph node in neck. You don't state for how long, if painful, if hard, if it is growing in size or number, if you have any associated symptoms or signs, if you have raised these concerns with your doc, and what if any his response has been? Once you know, get back with a more targeted question. ...Read more
Lymph nodes back: Hello, which lymph nodes are you speaking about in the lower back? I don' t know of any of clinical significance. Thanks ...Read more
I'm 23 got a swollen lymph node and I had a cbc, came back perfectly fine, yet I am still worried. Because of Google?
Swollen: Swollen lymph nodes can be normal in some patients but abnormal in others: where are the ones you notice located? Are you a smoker? Any other medical history or issues? Any night sweats, weight loss, recent infection? Please let us know to help you be sure you do not need a biopsy. ...Read more
Should lymes disease symptoms go away? I had it for 2 years and was treated but now my lymph nodes are swollen and my headaches came back
Small sudden swollen lymph node appeared 5 days ago back of neck. Has gone down a little. Light pain when pressed. Not sick and no injuries.?
Not Ca: In this region nodes not common. If present they are inflammatory from the back of the hair line or scalp. There are other nodules such as small sebaceous cyts and lipomas that may feel like nodes. If increasing in number or size, check with LMD for dx and if necesary bx. ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node at the side of my neck and last night I discovered that a gland is swollen at the back of my neck what may cause this?
The back of my neck hurts really bad when I cough. What can I do to stop the pain?? I have bronchitis and swollen lymph nods my dr said yesterday.
Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?
Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read more
Small, rubbery, not movable swollen lymph node on the right side of the back of my neck, sometimes it gives my neck some pains, is it cancerous?
Have them checked: Small neck lymph nodes of the type you describe are not uncommon. A physician should be able to determine whether they are within the "normal range" or not. Not all abnormally enlarged lns are due to cancer. There are a normal of bening conditions that do this too (viruses do it commonly, tattoos, autoimmune diseases). ...Read more
How many lymph nodes can you feel in back of 2 yo head? I feel clusters at base of neck. Not swollen but 4-5. 1 is tiny like sand but mobile. Normal?
Likely normal: We have many lymph nodes in our neck. They are more noticeable (easly palpable) in thin patients and in patients who have an active infection or inflammation. If they are small (pea-sized) and mobile, they are likely normal. If it persists, becomes tender, or enlarges, see you pediatrician. Also if it seems the l ymph nodes are merging into 1 mass, see your pediatrician. ...Read more
What would cause a swollen lymph node on the back of the head in the center of the neck? Is that possible? And what causes it it's been there a while.
I have what I believe to be a swollen lymph node toward the back side of my neck rather than the front side where I notice them when I'm sick. I'm not?
Lymph node?: If the lump is on the side of your neck, this is a common "left over" from fetal development called a branchial cleft cyst. They are present from birth, and sometimes you can go back over photos and find that they have been with you since you were young. They are not problematic, do not change, and can be small or large. A fairy large, one is pictured here. ...Read more
Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement. ...Read more
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However this needs t be examined both when it is swollen and when it comes back.
Your other listed conditions could point to other causes besides infection and labs may be needed. ...Read more
Hi, approximately how long does it take for a swollen lymph node (on armpit) to go back to normal? Thanks
A couple of weeks: When a lymph node get swollen it is most of the time related to an infectious process. It is the way your body fights infection, so they usually should go away after the illness resolves anywhere between a few days to a couple of weeks or so. ...Read more
I had one swollen lymph node, no other symptoms. Removed node today for biopsy. If it comes back cancer, will removal be enough?
Cannot say: Hopefully, it will not be malignant. Should it be malignant, you will likely have a workup with scans and other tests to determine the extent and maybe even the origin of the cancer. That will determine what other modalities of therapy you are offered. All options (surgery, radiation, or chemo) are on the table until more is known. Again, hope it is not cancer. Best to you. ...Read more
I believe I have a swollen lymph node by my back molar. It's been sensitive and swollen for about a week. When do I need to be concerned?
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For the past 3 weeks I have had a swollen lymph node on the back and side of my neck and now feel one in my groin area. Should I be worried?
Would not be worried: However, these need to be checked out by a physician and in the context of your medical history and a full medical exam. Go ahead and schedule an appointment. Enlarged lymph nodes are usually a sign of transient infection. They can rarely be an early sign of cancer, which needs to be diagnosed as early as possible. ...Read more
Last year, had a swollen lymph in groin for 5 mo. Before it went away, doc wasn't worried. We moved back to the same area, and it has returned. Why?
Ans: The lymph nodes can become inflamed for many reasons. Watch the size and see if it subsides. If not see your doctor ...Read more
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