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Doctor insights on: Swollen Lymph Nodes In Neck After Surgery

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What can cause two swollen lymph nodes in neck?

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.

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

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How can you soothe swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually due to an infection in the area and some times due to tumors such as lymphoma. It is not feasible to know the casue without a history, physical examination and may be lab tests.

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

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...

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I would like help with swollen lymph nodes in neck?

I would like help with swollen lymph nodes in 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.

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What could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

What could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords. In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X ray can help. Bx if necessary.

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Are swollen lymph nodes in neck visible? And how can I know if they are swollen.

Are swollen lymph nodes in neck visible? And how can I know if they are swollen.

They are palpable: Normal sized lymph nodes are quite small and not palpable. If the nodes enlarge to a size of 1 to 2 cm, then they are palpable if you run down your fingers over the skin of your neck. Very large lymph nodes (over 2 inches in size) can be visible to the eye. But that is pretty late to discover them.

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I have painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck. Will this just last for a few dats if left alone?

I have painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck. Will this just last for a few dats if left alone?

See a doctor: Painful, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck should be checked out by a doctor. They could be a symptom of a serious infection or worse yet a tumor.

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Have swollen lymph nodes in neck got a sonography done today and the doctoe said it is nothing to worry. They r 1.5×.90 cms in size. Is it ok.

Lymphadenopathy: Without having all your medical records and the ability to examine you and review your imaging studies it is impossible to say, but it sounds on the surface as if you should be trusting your doctor's opinion. Good luck.

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck, that are all soft. Moveable and under 1cm except one is 1.5 cm. Temps of 99.2 frequently and chills? Been for 3 years!

Swollen lymph nodes in neck, that are all soft. Moveable and under 1cm except one is 1.5 cm. Temps of 99.2 frequently and chills? Been for 3 years!

Go to see MD: You should go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. There are different things like autoimmune disorder, infection, chronic inflammation or malignancy - at your age- hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular cancer are things to be ruled out. However since you mentioned that it has been there for 3 years -then hodgkin's, leukemia /ca would be less likely-as the problem. Go to see your doc for eval.

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Is it possible that swollen lymph nodes in neck affect swallowing?

No: Lymph nodes enlargement in general will not affect swallowing.

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Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Depends: Upper neck area nodes can been seen well. Lower neck nodes can be out of range of imaging.

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck to clavical referred to an ENT what's this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck to clavical referred to an ENT what's this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes: Many times swollen lymph nodes happen as a reaction to something/a condition occurs in the head and neck area- like if you have any inflammation, infection, or other process including malignancy that happens in the mouth, tongue, throat etc. Your ENT will evaluate your ear, mouth and throat area to see if there is anything explaining the lymph nodes and do necessary work-up -may include a biopsy.

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Would a MRI show swollen lymph nodes in neck? Even if they are not present

Would a MRI show swollen lymph nodes in neck? Even if they are not present

Yes: Mri is sensitive for any masses including the lymph node even if you cannot feel them.

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Multiple HIV negative tests tell 7 months from last exposure, but still many small swollen lymph nodes in neck that are chronic. I'm a smoker?

Multiple HIV negative tests tell 7 months from last exposure, but still many small swollen lymph nodes in neck that are chronic. I'm a smoker?

Not HIV: The HIV blood tests are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition. If enough time has passed since the last possible exposure (usually only 6 weeks for the modern, standard HIV tests), a negative results always overrules symptoms and exposure history. And of course many minor conditions cause small lymph nodes like this. For sure it's not HIV. Stop testing.

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck and night sweats. Are these related?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck and night sweats. Are these related?

Can be serious: Causes of night sweats include: menopause, idiopathic hyperhidrosis (you sweat too much), infections (tuberculosis is most commonly associated), cancer, medication, neurological causes, hormone problems, low blood sugar. I suggest you see your doctor.

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What do you suggest if my son (3) has swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin but bloods all normal should I still be worried?

What do you suggest if my son (3) has swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin but bloods all normal should I still be worried?

Depends on situation: Lymph glands generally swell after stimulation and can do so after a general illness, vaccinations, or if limited to one area, some local factors. If they enlarge and gradually shrink back to resting size within 3-4 weeks, they are behaving normally. You have done the initial baseline workup, so I would give it time and recheck if it persists too long.

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How can I get my dr to listen to my concerns about more swollen lymph nodes in neck and crease of arm? What tests should I ask for?

How can I get my dr to listen to my concerns about more swollen lymph nodes in neck and crease of arm? What tests should I ask for?

Exam: You should get a complete exam to include a CBC, sed rate and CMP for starters. If your physician is not addressing your concerns- get a second opinion.