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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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Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong. but getting worse what is it?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong.  but getting worse what is it?

Rule out tumor: Tender knots on head could be inflamed cysts or skin malignancies. If there is associated lymph nodes these could be drainage from infected lesions or spread from malignant skin tumors which are enlarging. See surgeon to consider bx of head lesions. That will tell you what the cervical nodes are and what kind of treatment necessary to resolve issue. ...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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-ve 4th generation HIV at 5&6 months but 2 mild swollen lymph nodes appeared on the side of the neck after sore throat, is this an ARS? help please

-ve 4th generation HIV at 5&6 months but 2 mild swollen lymph nodes appeared on the side of the neck after sore throat, is this an ARS? help please

For sure not HIV: The 4th generation HIV blood tests are among the most accurate tests ever developed, for any infection. Negative results more than 4 weeks after the last possible exposure are 100% proof against HIV infection. Therefore, test results always overrule exposure history and symtplms. "2 mild swollen nodes" is not consistent with HIV -- but even if it was, your test results prove HIV isn't the cause. ...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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Is recurrent sore throat and phlegm from the throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of HIV? Although I tested -ve after 4,5,6,7 months w/4th gen

Is recurrent sore throat and phlegm from the throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of HIV? Although I tested -ve after 4,5,6,7 months w/4th gen

Negative test-No HIV: I would trust these tests - they are saying all the same thing LONG after some 'possible' exposure. There must be another cause for your symptoms - and hopefully your doc can get to the bottom of it. Sometimes it's recurrent viral infections. (esp. if you SMOKE or are exposed to 2nd hand smoke). Other times, it's lack of rest and the body just can't heal itself if you're driving yourself too hard. ...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

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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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. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more