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I have two swollen lymph nodes at the back of my neck but can be felt only when i touch them, should I be concerned?

I have two swollen lymph nodes at the back of my neck but can be felt only when i touch them, should I be concerned?

Yes.: Should be concerned , if they are not associated with any infections , and persist for more than 2 weeks, also growing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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I have painful swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a clicking in my throat when I swallow. Could they be related and what could cause this?

I have painful swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a clicking in my throat when I swallow. Could they be related and what could cause this?

Tender lymphnodes: If you have enlarged and tender lymph nodes, it is likely an infection. Since you have not disclosed your age or any medical history we can't provide you with a useful response. I assume you are very young in which case I recooemnd you discuss this with your parents and you will likely need to see a doctor to treat a possible infection. In back of neck, its likely cysts. ...Read more

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How does a swollen lymph node at the back of the neck look like ? and is it lymphoma ?? normal cbc a month ago ,21y\o female ,WORRIED ??!!!

How does a swollen lymph node at the back of the neck look like ? and is it lymphoma ?? normal cbc a month ago ,21y\o female ,WORRIED ??!!!

Not likely: Usually front and side of neck are where lymph node swell or enlarges. Back of neck needs to be checked by your doc, such as lipomas or other growth. ...Read more

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I have a suspecious mole but my dermatologist said its not melanoma. Does one swollen lymph node on the back of the neck right side can indicate there is melanoma?

Biopsy the mole: If you are concerned about a mole, the safest and thing would be to perform a biopsy on the mole. That would be the first step. A swollen lymph node can caused by many different things such as infections. ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old healthy female but a few days ago, i noticed a little swollen lymph node on the back of my neck. It sits fairly close to my spine, right below my hair line. its a little tender to touch but not too bad and it move around. Its definitely

I am a 27 year old healthy female but a few days ago, i noticed a little swollen lymph node on the back of my neck. It sits fairly close to my spine, right below my hair line. its a little tender to touch but not too bad and it move around. Its definitely

Sounds ok: The back of the neck would be an unusual place to find a lymph node. Depending on depth, it's possible that what you're feeling is a part of your paraspinal musculature and may be tender due to a "knot" or local muscle spasm. If a lymph node though, nodes ...Read more

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I've had a marble sized swollen lymph node on the back of my neck that can be felt when I look left. Is it normal for them to stay swollen that long?

I've had a marble sized swollen lymph node on the back of my neck that can be  felt when I look left.  Is it normal for them to stay swollen that long?

? Swollen nose??: You state that you have a swollen lymph node in neck. You don't state for how long, if painful, if hard, if it is growing in size or number, if you have any associated symptoms or signs, if you have raised these concerns with your doc, and what if any his response has been? Once you know, get back with a more targeted question. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node at the back of my neck I have lost 2 and a half stone over a period of 6 months. Night sweats becoming breathless, iching?

I have a swollen lymph node at the back of my neck I have lost 2 and a half stone over a period of 6 months. Night sweats becoming breathless, iching?

You need a medical c: You should have your doctor examine your lymph gland. If it is over 1 cm in size and growing , then a biopsy may be indicated. I would also advise you to have other tests done(like cbc, thyroid functions, liver functions etc) to find the cause of your unintended weight loss. ...Read more

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11 mth old baby has swollen lymph nodes at back of neck. Size of a marble, 4 days. Should i be concerned? Can teething cause it? No other symptoms

11 mth old baby has swollen lymph nodes at back of neck.  Size of a marble, 4 days.  Should i be concerned?  Can teething cause it? No other symptoms

Reactive lymph nodes: In that location would more likely be from scalp lesions that became inflamed, some systemic viral illnesses can cause "shotty" lymph nodes in different areas (groin, armpits, etc), but teething does not. ...Read more

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I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?

I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it persists beyond a month, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more

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Headaches, bruising, swollen lymph node on back of the neck, shortness of breath?

Headaches, bruising, swollen lymph node on back of the neck, shortness of breath?

Go see a doc now...: The symptoms you describe can be caused by a variety of things, from an infection to cancer. Without knowing all what is going on and an exam, I am concerned about something serious. You need to go see a doctor. If you don't have one, go to an urgent care or er. ...Read more

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