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What enlarges lymph nodes on side of neck?

What enlarges lymph nodes on side of neck?

Many things: Lymph node enlargement (lymphadenopathy) may occur due to a large variety of factors like infections (bacterial, viral or fungal), immune disorders, drug reactions or malignancy (lymphomas, carcinomas). Correlation with your clinical history and a biopsy usually helps in further characterization. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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What caues swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck?

What caues swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck?

Lots-o-stuff: Most often related to infection in throat or head and neck area. But could be cancer or lymphoma. Needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in groin and armpit on the right side?

Tender lymph nodes in groin and armpit on the right side?

Enlarged and: Tender lymph nodes usually means infection somwhere. But it can be inflammatory conditions or lymph cell malignancy, such as lymphoma or hodgkin's disease. Best to have your doctor check them out. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear, fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear,  fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes in adults should be evaluated, particularly if nodes are felt above the collar bone. Please see your doctor for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in groin and neck?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in groin and neck?

Infection or: neck and groin nodes often swell secondary to infection depends n size and feel if firm and hard need biopsy ...Read more

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Migraines. On topamax. Small cysts on forehead, back of my crown, and by lymph nodes. Lymph nodes also swollen. Help!?

Migraines. On topamax. Small cysts on forehead, back of my crown, and by lymph nodes. Lymph nodes also swollen. Help!?

Call doc!: Topomax can sometimes cause rashes, but not cysts. It can also cause swollen lymph nodes (in <1% of people). However, whatever is causing the skin lesions could be the reason your lymph nodes are enlarged. Call your doctor and ask what you should do. Here's a detailed listing of the side effects of Topamax: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/topamax-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node and pain in shoulder?

Acute Illness?: The swollen lymph node especially if relatively acute indicates your body is trying to fight off some type of infection...Viral, bacterial, etc. The shoulder pain if in the same area as the lymph node is likely referred pain or involved in the process. See your doctor to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause a pus pocket swollen throat, swollen lymph node on neck and bruising, all on one side of body.

What could cause a pus pocket swollen throat, swollen lymph node on neck and bruising, all on one side of body.

Many things: A tooth abscess can cause all the problems you mentioned. See an oral surgeon asap for an evaluation. This condition can turn into a life threatening infection quickly. ...Read more

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Pain under left clavical,swollen lymph nodes on both sides of neck,no energy,vertigo,pressure around back of neck and under ears?

Pain under left clavical,swollen lymph nodes on both sides of neck,no energy,vertigo,pressure around back of neck and under ears?

Pls see your doc: Although your signs suggest an inflammatory process with secondary lymphadenopathy, you have to see an oncologist to rule out metastasis, malignancies and endocrine neurological effect of a head and neck growth. Pls take time this week to get checked, perhaps get serology and other tests to get to the cause, even a lymph node work up for lymphoma. Take care. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in groin and back pain?

Hard to say: There are several possible cause of such symptoms. The best approach is to see your doctor for a complete exam. They may wish to get a ct scan depending on the results of the findings on exam. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Could be...: A few different things. Tender is usually a good sign. If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a cold, those could cause it. However if you have a very lg node/nodes, it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out. ...Read more

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Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?

Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?

Nodes: Typically they are symmetrical but not always. The node is on the other side of your neck but either your neck muscle is not symmetrical making it harder to feel or the larger node is larger because of something aggravating it like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on the right sideof my neck with red spots and right arm and leg pain?

See a physician: Swollen lymph nodes are often a sign of infection, so i would recommend that you see a physician for closer evaluation. The right arm and leg pain may not be related, and may require separate workup. ...Read more

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Could swollen lymph nodes in side of neck and painful ache in collarbone, same side, be related?

Yes: These are likely related to an infection in your head or neck (cold/sore throat/sinus infection, etc) and are likely harmless. See your doctor if they remain swollen or become more painful. ...Read more