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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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Swollen lymph node in left neck, sore throat, flu, sore on the scrotum which heals overnight and has occurred 3 times in the week. What could it be?

Swollen lymph node in left neck, sore throat, flu, sore on the scrotum which heals overnight and has occurred  3 times in the week. What could it be?

Doctor can evaluate: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, along with a sore throat and flu symptoms, can be strep throat. The doctor can test a throat swab for a result in 5 minutes. The doctor can look at the scrotum to see if it is some pimple or other skin problem. It is unusual for a sore to be able to heal overnight. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen lymph node on neck and a sore throat?

What can I do for a swollen lymph node on neck and a sore throat?

Sore throat/glands: While most of the sore throats are due to viral infection, but sore throat with swollen glands can be more than that.You need to consult your medical doctor to rule out strep throat which requires a course of antibiotics.It can also be a sign of infectious mononucleosis.So see your doc to find out what it is and get treated properly. ...Read more

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Left side of the neck hurts when turning. Swollen lymph nodes I guess. Not feeling very well. No sore throat or anything. ARS? Slight headachenofever

Left side of the neck hurts when turning. Swollen lymph nodes I guess. Not feeling very well. No sore throat or  anything. ARS? Slight headachenofever

See doctor: Although the problem may be as simple as a common cold, if you are bothered so much by it, it is prudent to see your doctor and get checked out. Not all colds are associated with a fever. ...Read more

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My friend had a fever, headache, sore throat and he has swollen lymph nodes in neck, what is the cause and how to cure him?

Streph Throat test: Please encourage your friend to see the doctor for a streph throat test. He could have mononucleosis, streph throat or a viral infection. Tx depends on the cause. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

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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Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

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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I have recently got over a sore throat however I have one swollen lymph node on my neck, . Is this serious?

I have recently got over a sore throat however I have one swollen lymph node on my neck, . Is this serious?

Probably not: Neck nodes can enlarge during a cold. It takes them several weeks to slowly regress. Keep an eye on it for a month or two. If it gets any larger than it is now, you need to have an examination from your doctor to make sure the node is not enlarging due to cancer. But there is no immediate concerns. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen lymph node on one side of my neck for months, and now I have a sore throat only on that same side. What is going on?

I've had a swollen lymph node on one side of my neck for months, and now I have a sore throat only on that same side. What is going on?

Need to be checked: Although this is usually nothing to worry about, it could be an infection your doctor can treat. However, there's really no way to be 100% sure without someone performing a good exam. Don't spend any more time wondering on this. Please get it checked. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more