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Dr. Martin Raff
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Swollen lymph nodes in armpt, back of neck. And head bumps. Had infection, treated with antibiotics. Symptoms worse, eye pain as well. ?

Swollen lymph nodes in armpt, back of neck. And head bumps. Had infection, treated with antibiotics. Symptoms worse, eye pain as well. ?

Infectious diseases: You should be seen by an expert in infectious diseases and probably by an ophthalmologist as well. This could be infection the causative organism of cat-scratch disease or some other nasty pathogen. Go now, do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?

I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?

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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have multiple swollen lymph nodes in neck and back of head. They never get bigger their just there. Biggest one is 2.25 cm. Cancer?

I have multiple swollen lymph nodes in neck and back of head. They never get bigger their just there. Biggest one is 2.25 cm. Cancer?

Possible: Any lymph node larger than 2cm warrants further evaluation. However, the longer the nodes have been prominent but unchanged, the lower the probability of cancer. Other factors of importance include your age, smoking history, overall health, family history, etc. I advise you seek out a formal consultation from your primary care doctor. A biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swollen lymph nodes, neck & the back of my head. Headache, fever, body aches.. What can this all be? :-(

Swollen  lymph  nodes, neck & the back of my head. Headache, fever, body aches.. What can this all be? :-(

Depends: You really should be seen by your md. The symptoms described could be associated witha number of ailments. It is likely a viral infection, but not necessarily. Your age and your description would lead me to test for mononucleosis (epstein-barr virus), but any number of infections can present with your symptoms. See your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?

I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis or infection of the hair follicle is probably the case. The lymph glands enlargement can be related to the folliculitis. See your pmd to have it examined and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Hung Khong
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Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?

Certainly: Melanoma can travel anywhere in the body, no matter where it originated. So, yes, a left ear melanoma can travel to lymph nodes in your neck (cervical nodes) on both sides, including the top (supraclavicular) and bottom (infraclavicular) areas of the collar bones. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?

Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?

Mgt/workup: I would recommend an evaluation for TB. A chest radiograph and possibly cultures are indicated. When you have chickenpox, there also are lymph nodes which enlarge, but in six weeks should return to normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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What could it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes around the base of head and ears and neck, low grade fever, abdominal and back pain, and diarreah?

What could it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes around the base of head and ears and neck, low grade fever, abdominal and back pain, and diarreah?

Lots. see md: Anything from viral syndrome such as infectious mono (due to epstein barr or CMV viruses) to evidence of tumor/ cancer, lymphoma, other. See md asap. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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