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Swollen Lymph Nodes In Neck After Thyroidectomy
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
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
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. ...Read more
Get an exam: With your doc. Lymph nodes do not go up and down in 8-12 hrs. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and now I've been told I have low iron could that be the problem of my swollen lymph nodes?
Iron: Iron deficiency doesn't cause swollen lymph nodes. You should follow up with a physician to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: Lymph nodes enlargement in general will not affect swallowing. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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