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I have had a swollen lymph node on neck and stiff neck for a week now. I had a hepatits B vaccination the day before the stiff neck began, related?

I have had a swollen lymph node on neck and stiff neck for a week now. I had a hepatits B vaccination the day before the stiff neck began, related?

Rare possibility: Side effects to this vaccine are rare but statistically possible. Your symptoms are listed as low possibility. Lymph nodes produce antibodies when the body begins to fight infection. Vaccines "trick" the body into thinking there is an infection so the antibodies are ready to attack the real virus quickly if it gets in you. See your MD this week as symptoms over a week. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/hepatitis-b-adult-vaccine-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Started off with a a really bad headache, turned into a sore throat with only the left ear irritated. Swollen lymph node. Now a stiff neck &head?

Started off with a a really bad headache, turned into a sore throat with only the left ear irritated. Swollen lymph node. Now a stiff neck &head?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had headaches for over a week now, two swollen lymph nodes in my neck, stiff neck and tiredness. No fever any ideas?

Hi, I have had headaches for over a week now, two swollen lymph nodes in my neck, stiff neck and tiredness. No fever any ideas?

Sounds like a virus.: Sounds like a viral illness, which can last 1-2 weeks. Drink plenty of water, eat a healthy died, get lots of rest and take it easy. If you don't feel better in another week of taking good care of yourself, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.

Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.

See doctor: You need to talk to your doctor about this especially if it has been present for more than a couple of weeks. I am concerned about the stiff neck which may signal meningitis. Blood tests do not detect all infections especially those in isolated areas. ...Read more

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I've developed a stiff neck on the right side along with a swollen lymph node and other symptoms, could this be an infectious disease?

I've developed a stiff neck on the right side along with a swollen lymph node and other symptoms, could this be an infectious disease?

Possible: It is possible that an infectious disease present itself this way ( scrofula= TB infection of lymph node of neck, hiv, ect...) may present this way , other non infectious diseases may present this way also, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I bring down a swollen lymph node and relax the stiffness in my neck?

How can I bring down a swollen lymph node and relax the stiffness in my neck?

Depends on cause: Swollen lymph nodes have many causes but there is no medication to bring down the size of them.The underlying cause has to be diagnosed and treated. Neck stiffness is usually muscular and should respond to heat.Conditions like meningitis are less common but can also cause neck stiffness. ...Read more

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For over a month I have had a stiff neck (or possibly swollen lymph nodes) on my right side and no fever or other symptoms. What could it be?

For over a month I have had a stiff neck (or possibly swollen lymph nodes) on my right side and no fever or other symptoms. What could it be?

Be seen: I would certainly consider being seen, particularly if it has not improved over a month. If it is from swollen lymph nodes, these are usually associated with some form of infectious or inflammatory process. The other possibility is that it is related to some underlying abnormality in the spine itself. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would determine the likely cause. ...Read more

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Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

See a physician: Nothing against chiropractors but the rash and lymph nodes are not in their field of expertise and should be evaluated by a physician. If the chiropractor has been unable to help with the neck and shoulder discomfort i would take any imaging he/she has done and seek an opinion for an orthopedic doctor. Could be just soft tissue injury or maybe a small fracture. Please see an md for evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up today with a stiff neck on my left side and my shoulder blade hurts too. My lymph node is pea sized in my neck and it feels swollen. Help?'

I woke up today with a stiff neck on my left side and my shoulder blade hurts too. My lymph node is pea sized in my neck and it feels swollen. Help?'

Viral infection: and musculo-skletal pain. An upper respiratory tract infection or a cold can inflame your cervical lymphonode. It gradually goes down after your cold or URI is over. The neck and shoulder pain could be due to sleeping on your left side. Take advil (ibuprofen) for the pain. It can take up to 10 days to get over the pain. ...Read more

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What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

Evaluation is key: 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 node in neck for one year?

Swollen lymph node in neck for one year?

Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. In your case, be sure you're seen, . ...Read more

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What can I do about a swollen lymph node in my neck?

What can I do about a swollen lymph node in my 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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What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein. Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in neck for several months, what's wrong?

Swollen lymph node in neck for several months, what's wrong?

Go see your DR: Most lymph nodes are benign/non-cancerous and can be due to recurring infection in your throat and surrounding skin. But if they are numerous and getting bigger, you may need to be biopsied to rule out any serious ailment including lymphoma. God bless! http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/swollen-lymph-glands. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a swollen lymph node on the neck mean?

How will i know what does a swollen lymph node on the neck mean?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more