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Doctor insights on: Swollen Lymph Nodes And Fever

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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I have a very sore throat and tender/swollen lymph nodes, no fever (mildly warm), a little achy, and no congestion of any kind? No spots on throat.

I have a very sore throat and tender/swollen lymph nodes, no fever (mildly warm), a little achy, and no congestion of any kind? No spots on throat.

Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome or flu virus with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain and fever. Drink plenty of fluids. Get your rest and if symptoms last more than a week, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause persistent swollen lymph nodes and fevers that come and go?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause persistent swollen lymph nodes and fevers that come and go?

No: No... that is quite unlikely. Persistent Swollen lymph nodes and fevers is concerning. You should see your general practitioner asap. ...Read more

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Sharp throat pain when swallowing, turning head. 2 days later sore throat on left w/ swollen lymph node. No fever or cough. I have my tonsils and GERD?

Sharp throat pain when swallowing, turning head. 2 days later sore throat on left w/ swollen lymph node. No fever or cough. I have my tonsils and GERD?

Pharyngitis: This may be Strep throat, viral infection, conceivably due to your GERD, or of other causes. If acute you should be tested for Strep and treated if positive or if the physical findings are highly suspicious. Cannot possibly diagnose this over the internet. ...Read more

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I have had an earache, swollen lymph nodes and no fever for about a month. What can it possibly be?

I have had an earache, swollen lymph nodes and no fever for about a month. What can it possibly be?

Localized infection: Most likely a localized infection without systemic inflammation (fever). Less likely is a primary cause of lymphadenopathy (lad) -- eg lymphoma causing an earache. Should be evaluated by a primary physicians and/or and ENT physician possibly. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever of 100.3, nauseated, sore neck, sore chest, congested nose periodically?

Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever of 100.3, nauseated, sore neck, sore chest, congested nose periodically?

Duration?: If these problems have been present for just a few days, you may just have a cold. On the other hand, if this has been a recurrent problem for weeks or more, then you need a thorough evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, fever, muscle tenderness, white spots on throat, and neck pain. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes, fever, muscle tenderness, white spots on throat, and neck pain. What could this be?

Kissing disease: Infectious mononucleosis, especially in adolescents and young adults, the disease is characterized by fever, sore throat and fatigue, along with several other possible signs and symptoms. It is primarily diagnosed by observation of symptoms, but suspicion can be confirmed by several diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more