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Why did I get swollen lymph nodes after the flu shot (2014)?

Why did I get swollen lymph nodes after the flu shot (2014)?

Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. Don't know which nodes were swollen. Might not be due ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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Why do people get swollen lymph nodes after drinking alcohol?

Why do people get swollen lymph nodes after drinking alcohol?

No relationship: Drinking alcohol can cause a lot of different problems but swelling of the lymph nodes is not related to alcohol use. You have to ask your doctor to find another cause for the enlarged nodes, if they are really a problem,. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes after colonoscopy, should I be concerned?

Swollen lymph nodes after colonoscopy, should I be concerned?

Unusual: This would be an unlikely side effect from a colonoscopy but anything is possible. Discuss this with your endoscopist to see if further testing is warranted or not. ...Read more

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Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

See your doctor: Any child with enlarged lymph nodes should have a visit to his/her pediatrician. Most enlargement of lymph nodes are what we called reactive enlargement, because it is usually associated with an infectious process, like sore throat, ear infection, etc. Now, enlargement of lymph nodes that are persistent, above certain size or in certain places can be the first sign of more severe diseases. ...Read more

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What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes?

What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes?

Possible tumor: Lymph nodes enlarge due to presence of infection, primary neoplasms of nodes or metastatic disease to nodes. With an inflammatory process, over time the nodes will regress especially if inf. Treated. If nodes persist, feel firm, have enlarged somewhat, then bx indicated to rule out source of problem ...Read more

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Why do I have swollen lymph nodes all over the body?

Why do I have swollen lymph nodes all over the body?

Medical eval: Global lymphadenopathy is not normal. Recommend medical assessment to know. ...Read more

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What can swollen lymph nodes fixed to surrounding structures cause?

What can swollen lymph nodes fixed to surrounding structures cause?

Lymphadenopathy: If lymph nodes are sufficiently enlarged they can impinge upon and obstruct passages otherwise open, extend their disease (if any) into adjacent structures or damage them with pressure. Much of this obviously depends upon the cause of the lymphatic enlargement. If this is malignancy it is very different from reactive lymphadenopathy. Good luck. ...Read more

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My back and swollen lymph nodes for 3 months, what do you recommend?

See doctor ASAP: I assume you mean you have back pain and swollen lymph nodes. You should see a doctor promptly. Chronically swollen lymph nodes may be due to cancer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increase in # of swollen lymph nodes, need help gauging options?

See a doctor soon: Enlarged lymph nodes always require medical evaluation. Two things cause it: infection or cancer. You have not given me enough information to allow me even to guess which is your problem. But mine would be only a guess. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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How can swollen lymph nodes develop into leukemia?

Spread from marrow: Swollen lymph nodes do not transform to leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer starting in the blood cells of the bone marrow., Their rapid growth allows them to build up in the bone marrow, replacing normal cells. At some point they leave the bone marrow and enter the blood stream. . Once in the blood, leukemia cells can spread to other organs including the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

Nodes: Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Generally the ones around the aorta would be enlarged because of processes in the body below their level such as the pelvis or lower extremities. This is not a firm rule however as some systemic problems can also cause it. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big are swollen lymph nodes that are cancerous?

Size is Size: 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 regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Infection...: The most common cause of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck are infections caused by viruses and bacteria. Upper respiratory infections, mononucleosis, and strep throat are common infectious agents. After the infection is cleared by the body, the swollen lymph nodes can sometimes take 1-2 months to subside. Much rarer causes are cancers like lymphoma. ...Read more

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Ive been sick for 2 months!! Swollen lymph nodes on left side of body. Ive been to the Dr.s office 3 times.

Ive been sick for 2 months!! Swollen lymph nodes on left side of body. Ive been to the Dr.s office 3 times.

More specifics: Do you mean the swollen nodes at the left side of the neck and not the whole body? If so, it may mean that there is a sinus infection or dental abscess. I can't think of a condition which causes nodes to be enlarged involving much of the left side of the body. Perhaps you need a second opinion by seeing another doctor ...Read more

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What can cause two swollen lymph nodes in neck?

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

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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin. Advice/tips?

Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin but there are many other causes. Please don't wait and ask your pcp to take a look and help you figure out what is going on. I hope this helps.
Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Go see your doctor: Need more info: one or more? How big? Is it growing? Is it hard, painful, red etc? Any other swollen glands anywhere else? Any fevers, night sweats, weight loss etc... ...Read more

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Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Definitely: Swollen lymph nodes are one of the body's chief ways to ward off disease from infection, tumors, etc. Small lymph vessels connect each node like a string of pearls trapping cellular debris and fluid to be filtered, drained, and diseases destroyed by this lymphatic system located everywhere throughout the body. Poor oral hygiene can lead to infection which drains to the nearby lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What can mean swollen lymph nodes in the groin area?

What can mean swollen lymph nodes in the groin area?

Several things: A few small nodes (less than 1 cm) are not uncommon in the groins. These are usually due to injury or infection and are usually harmless. However, if your groin nodes seem getting larger over times, you should check with your doctor since besides infection, many cancers can cause this. Some examples are lymphoma, melanoma, or testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (in women). ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes always a symptom of tick bite?

Are swollen lymph nodes always a symptom of tick bite?

Not per se: A tick bite by itself is not likely to cause lymph node enlargment, but infection transmitted through tick bite, e.g., lyme disease may cause swelling of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph node. ...Read more

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What tests can b ran to check for swollen lymph nodes n the neck?

Blood test: A routine CBC can be run but most of those nodes arise from viral upper respiratory infections. ...Read more

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I sometimes get bumps on my head could that be swollen lymph nodes?

I sometimes get bumps on my head could that be swollen lymph nodes?

Possible: But the best thing to do is to see a doctor and have these examined when they arise, so that an appropriate diagnosis and course of action is possible. ...Read more

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My 19month old son has 3 swollen lymph nodes on his neck, should I be worried?

Get checked: It could simple be "reactive adenopathy" from a recent cold or infection, but you would need him to get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on my neck, what could this be please help?

MD visit: Hopefully is not serious but could be. You need a good physical exam. Your doc will decide if further workup (like scans or a biopsy) is needed. Best to you. ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes in the neck feel like? Can you always feel them if they are swollen?

What do swollen lymph nodes in the neck feel like? Can you always feel them if they are swollen?

Lymph nodes: One can have 1 enlarged node the size of a pea or as large as a bean or marble. There a line or chains of lymph glands in the neck and, in benign cases they feel like a line of very tiny beads. They are usually firm but not stoney hard. These shotty benign nodes may be found after various infections and are less common in adults than children. If in doubt have your md examine and advise you. ...Read more