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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely , consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

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16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

Lymph nodes: You will have lots to worry about in the future. This one you can believe your doctor and file it away as normal. I believe a relaxed mom will help develop a happier child. Find a doctor you trust and pay him to worry. Remember if something is bad enough to worry about you will know it. Don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your child and have fun!! ...Read more

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Have had swollen lymph node on left side of neck for 1 year, rubbery, now more nearby in last 2 months. Night sweats last 2 months. Is this concerning?

Have had swollen lymph node on left side of neck for 1 year, rubbery, now more nearby in last 2 months. Night sweats last 2 months. Is this concerning?

Yes: Multiple enlarged lymph nodes and night sweats warrant an evaluation. Please see a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion in this forum.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I have has a swollen lymph node in left side of neck for 9 months. Now in the last 2 weeks 7 more have for swollen same side no pain not sick at all ?

I have has a swollen lymph node in left side of neck for 9 months. Now in the last 2 weeks 7 more have for swollen same side no pain not sick at all ?

Need to see DR: You need to seen by your DR in the near future.
What you are describing needs immediate evaluation to make a DX.

You need a full exam, and probably will need a BX of one of the nodes to make a DX

Even though you are feeling fine, and not "sick"--you need to be seen.

Please call and make your apt today. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on left side of neck, no other symptoms and it's been there for more than 6 months. Is it cancer?

Swollen lymph node on left side of neck, no other symptoms and it's been there for more than 6 months. Is it cancer?

Probably not!: You definitely need to see a healthcare provider to have this examined. But i can reassure you that one swollen lymph node in someone your age with no other symptoms is very unlikely to be cancer. Lymph nodes are where immune cells hang out, and they swell when those cells get activated. Any infection or inflammation can make them swell. Don't worry! i think you're fine, but have it checked. ...Read more

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I've been coughing and have a swollen lymph node on left side of neck. Now, localized stabs of pain along throat muscle on left side. Why?

I've been coughing and have a swollen lymph node on left side of neck. Now, localized stabs of pain along throat muscle on left side. Why?

Throat infection : Your symptoms of cough, swelling in your neck and associated throat pain suggest an infection. Often these are viral in nature and resolve with time. Use over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil to control discomfort or fever. If this is viral there should be some improvement soon. If these symptoms worsen or do not resolve, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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2 swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck pea size and a little hard and 1 on the right side a little bigger than a pea. Have had them for 3 months.

2 swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck pea size and a little hard and 1 on the right side a little bigger than a pea. Have had them for 3 months.

Could be serious: Enlarged lymph nodes can indicate infection from virus or bacteria, or something more serious like lymphoma or other cancers. New enlarged lymph nodes for over a month is concerning, and warrants physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in left side of neck below jawbone. Increasing in size and soreness/tenderness. Feel no other symptoms & not sick?

Swollen lymph node in left side of neck below jawbone. Increasing in size and soreness/tenderness. Feel no other symptoms & not sick?

It does not matter : Whether you feel sick or not, anything that increase in size and feels tender need to be checked to determine if further diagnostic tests, labs or meds need to be initiated. ...Read more

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Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Infection, shingles?: This sounds like a skin infection of some sort. It could be a bacterial infection (e.g. staph, strep, etc) but I'm more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). See a doctor ASAP. If bacterial, you'll need an antibiotic. If shingles, an antiviral drug (e.g. valacyclovir) needs to be started very soon to have maximum benefit. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck since last year may, havent not grown. All soft, moves easily. very skinny guy. Some ear aches just started?

Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck since last year may, havent not grown.  All soft, moves easily. very skinny  guy. Some ear aches just started?

Mgt: The lymph nodes may be reactive and due to inflammation and infection. You should see your physician and additional testing may help to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Small swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck and also groin but just on the left they're not visible but you can feel them sore throat strep was neg

Small swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck and also groin but just on the left they're not visible but you can feel them sore throat strep was neg

See doctor: You sound like you have seen a doctor. You need firm ether evaluation. Go back to doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I have no insurance and not able to go to the hospital swollen lymph nodes along left side of neck fever 99-101 sore throat worse when swallowing?

I have no insurance and not able to go to the hospital swollen lymph nodes along left side of neck fever 99-101 sore throat worse when swallowing?

See a doctor: You need to be seen by a doctor as you may have a viral or bacterial infection. If the latter is the case you may need antibiotics. Urgent care centers or hospitals will treat you and help set you up with insurance. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck with headache behind eyes. Nodes have been swollen for several months now and have headaches on and off the ?

Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck with headache behind eyes.  Nodes have been swollen for several months now and have headaches on and off the ?

Need check: If you have the swollen nodes and the headaches now for several months then you should be evaluated for the presence of certain diseases and need some blood tests and an exam. Can not tell much with just talking as you need to be examined. Please set up an appointment with your provider for evaluation. Hope this helped some. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node on left side of neck and I have breathing problems and it has swollen before but shrunk with antibiotics. Please help...

I have a swollen lymph node on left side of neck and I have breathing problems and it has swollen before but shrunk with antibiotics. Please help...

See doctor: How big are they? Infectious mononucleosis ("mono") is a common condition for swollen glands at your age. However, mono also causes sore throat, fever and fatigue. You seem not to have these symptoms. See your doctor urgently. It may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes only in left side of neck. For 5 years. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes only in left side of neck. For 5 years. No other symptoms.  What could this be?

Could be anything: Persistant swollen lymph nodes for prolonged periods of time is likley to be a result of a resolved infection or other inflamitory state. The other concerns would of course be lymphoma or sarcodosis.
Concerning symtpoms in the presence of lymph nodes in the neck would include difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, night sweats, weight loss ...Read more

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Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Cervical Lymph Nodes: Enlargement of the lymph nodes in the anterior chain of the neck can be a sign of active infection or occult disease. Non tender but enlarged lump nodes in the neck may be reacting to infections drainage from the head and neck including mononucleosis, &HIV disease.
Lymphomas may present with non tender lymph node enlargement. Consider a head and neck exam and maybe antibiotics and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Husband has swollen lymph node on left side neck. You can feel and see it. Recent flu diagnosis and eye staph. Doc ordered chest xray. What is it?

Husband has swollen lymph node on left side neck.  You can feel and see it.  Recent flu diagnosis and eye staph. Doc ordered chest xray. What is it?

Likely inflammatory : This is likely a inflammatory lymph node related to his recent illness. This should be checked out by your md. If multiple lymph nodes they may want to do a ultrasound or ct to look at lymph nodes. Less likely a biopsy could be preformed. ...Read more

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Laser tattoo removal on left arm. noticed swollen lymph nodes on right side and left side of neck been there for 6 months now. Should I worry?

Laser tattoo removal on left arm. noticed swollen lymph nodes on right side and left side of neck been there for 6 months now. Should I worry?

Rare complication: One of the complications of laser removal is formation of lymph node reaction to pigments-granulomaas,often close to tattoo sites. If these are away from sites, please check with your dermatologist or pMD because biopsy may be required. Mercuric sulphides and other metals in the red and yellow pigments are also toxic to tissue and organs so have a check up. Not to worry, lymph nodes often benign. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck...what could this be?

My 2 year old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck...what could this be?

Infection: Lymph nodes can be a source of infection. Have him checked to see if he needs treatment such as antibiotics or drainage. If it is tiny like pea sized it may be normal. All the best. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck (just right under the jawbone). Felt a little pain this morning but it got worse. ?

I am experiencing a swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck (just right under the jawbone). Felt a little pain this morning but it got worse.
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Depends: Lymph nodes in the neck are the result of inflammation above or near that particular node. Pimples, eczema, sore throat, ear infections--many things can do it. But if the node gets larger than an almond and doesn't start shrinking in a couple of weeks, go see an MD (not a nurse practitioner) ...Read more

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My 2 yr. old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck?

My 2 yr. old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck?

Usually is benign: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more

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I've taken Bactrim for 8 days with no obvious side effects but now I have hives and I've had a swollen lymph node on my left side of my neck and I have been having periodic nerve pain. Please, any suggestions would be great.

I've taken Bactrim for 8 days with no obvious side effects but now I have hives and I've had a swollen lymph node on my left side of my neck and I have been having periodic nerve pain. Please, any suggestions would be great.

Allergic reaction.: An allergic reaction to a drug may take several days to appear. If you are taking no other new meds, then you likely are allergic to Bactrim. Call the prescribing doctor. Take 25-50 mg Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) (after reading label to be sure it is something you can take safely). If you have trouble breathing, swallowing, or chest pain, go to an ER right away. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

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