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Periodic swollen lymph nodes under armpit. Tender to touch. Very small, can barely feel but it does hurt. 3rd occurrence. Different arms.?

Periodic swollen lymph nodes under armpit. Tender to touch. Very small, can barely feel but it does hurt. 3rd occurrence. Different arms.?

Hidradenitis: Periodic swelling of glands in arm pit would be more clearly defined especially with relationship to causative factors such as a primary site of inflammation spreading to nodes. Also recurrence appearing at random at different sites and with glands so small they are difficult to palpate. Appears more likely to be inflammation of sweat glands in armpit possibly secondary to shaving. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that means it could be an infection or inflammation in those areas. I would recommend seeing a physician, specially if you have been sexually active or have any genital ulcer/lesion. I hope you will feel better. ...Read more

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I have read that painless swollen lymph nodes that are non tender are mostly cancerous. Is this true?

I have read that painless swollen lymph nodes that are non tender are mostly cancerous. Is this true?

Not true.: Lymph nodes can become enlarged from infections, inflammation, and many benign conditions. They can also be enlarged (and painless) if involved by cancer. Typically, we don't worry about cancer for lymph nodes that return to normal size after a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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Why do I have tender swollen lymph nodes in my neck since yesterday?

Why do I have tender swollen lymph nodes in my neck since yesterday?

Infection?: You probably have some form of upper respiratory tract infection, likely viral. Lymph nodes help fight this and enlarge and are tender in the process. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes all my life on my neck. I get sick a lot, and sometimes the lymph nodes feel tender and bigger.

I've had swollen lymph nodes all my life on my neck. I get sick a lot, and sometimes the lymph nodes feel tender and bigger.

Hematologist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It would be preferable to consult a hematologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a sore in the nose cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a sore in the nose cause swollen lymph nodes?

Not usually: Look for another reason for swollen lymph nodes and consult your physician. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice?, I have an swollen lymph nodes under my armpit I didn't really care about it I don't know how to distinguish if it is movable, tender or hard?

Get evaluated: 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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Can a canker sore cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a canker sore cause swollen lymph nodes?

No: Swollen lymph nodes result from an infection. Canker sores are not due to infection. However, ulcers that look like canker sores may be due to a viral infection.
Canker sores heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. If you have any sore that does not heal in 7-10 days, you need to have it examined. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Sore on scalp swollen lymph nodes rash on face?

Sore on scalp swollen lymph nodes rash on face?

Needs to be seen: This is too complex for an online fourm as the sore and the rash need to be examined and seen, you need to see a dermatologist. ...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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It been a week my neck is sore underneath chin my doctor told me no swollen lymph nodes why can it be?

It been a week my neck is sore underneath chin my doctor told me no swollen lymph nodes why can it be?

Gland: You may have a blockage of a gland that helps with saliva. One option for treat that is sialogogues (saliva inducers) such as sour balls. That may help expel a blocking stone. Consider also continuing md follow up to look at other possibilities if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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I have the feeling of very swollen lymph nodes and very sore neck the following day after falling and hitting back of head. My head was badly hurting following the fall, although I did not lose consciousness. Should I be concerned?

I have the feeling of very swollen lymph nodes and very sore neck the following day after falling and hitting back of head. My head was badly hurting following the fall, although I did not lose consciousness. Should I be concerned?

Depends: If your symptoms are improving, you may watch and wait. If the symptoms persist a week or so, without improvement, after the fall, you should see a doctor.
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Is there anything that can cause sore swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

Monitoring System: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw. Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?

Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw. Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?

Seek care now: It is best to be seen soon in situations like this. This could be an infection that requires antibiotics and it is best to get it diagnosed soon. Your primary care physician or other general practitioner should be able to get the right diagnosis.
All the best,
ariel. ...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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I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?

I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis or infection of the hair follicle is probably the case. The lymph glands enlargement can be related to the folliculitis. See your pmd to have it examined and treated. ...Read more

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I just had blood drawn 4 days ago. (enzymes ok) now my right interior elbow is sore & swollen. Lymph nodes or blood clot?

I just had blood drawn 4 days ago. (enzymes ok) now my right interior elbow is sore & swollen. Lymph nodes or blood clot?

Vein my be inflamed: If the blood draw was close to the side where you are having the soreness and swelling this may be an inflammatory reaction and/or clot secondary to the puncture. I would try a warm compress and some Ibuprofen and see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes for over year. Now my tounge and roof of mouth hurts. I have a sore on roof of mouth. My ears also hurt?

I've had swollen lymph nodes for over year. Now my tounge and roof of mouth hurts. I have a sore on roof of mouth. My ears also hurt?

Active/swollen nodes: Aka lymphadenopathy, that have been symptomatic for a year suggest a chronic problem w infection or systemic issues. This is not normal. Get to your otolaryngologist or oral surgeon asap. Very important that you be examined and find the source of this long standing issue. ...Read more

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No swollen lymph nodes anywhere in my body that I could touch, in the past 10 days I have developed a systematic itch all over can this be hodgkin?

No swollen lymph nodes anywhere in my body that I could touch, in the past 10 days I have developed a systematic itch all over can this be hodgkin?

See your MD or derm: Itch can be caused by many things. Most commonly is due to problems with skin itself. Dry skin is the most common one. Other condition such as dermatitis - to different agents- soap, parfume, detergen, clothing material etc is very common too. Sure, systemic disease like cancer and autoimmune can have skin manifestation too- but it is not common. Remember common things happen commonly. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are swollen lymph nodes usually sore when touched when someone has lymphoma?

Are swollen lymph nodes usually sore when touched when someone has lymphoma?

Lymphoma enlarged: Nodes are usually painless unless it is infected, or super enlarged and impinging on nerves/muscles. Sore lymph nodes are inflammatory and most likely caused by infection. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Tested neg for HIV at 4 weeks, now 6 months later I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck that mildly hurt when touched. Do I have hiv? Partner testd ng

Impossible: First we would never, ever guess about HIV. Having swollen lymph nodes does not in any way diagnose one as being HIV positive. Second, you did not test correctly for HIV and the test you report was a complete and absolutely invalid test. It was done two months too soon. Because of this you must do another HIV test. At six months the results will be valid. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes 2 days after sex both sides of the groin, hurts to touch, tender, stays in place, and hard what does that mean?

Swollen lymph nodes 2 days after sex both sides of the groin, hurts to touch, tender, stays in place, and hard what does that mean?

Vaginal problem: Swollen glands in groin usually asymptomatic. When tender, one expects problem related to inflammatory nodes. The cause of bilateral groin, inguinal adenopathy is usually a centrally placed area such as rectum, penis or vaginal problem spreading bilaterally. One should have a good vaginal exam to see if any problem present to might be exacerbated by sexual activity. ...Read more

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I have a small (1in × 1in)pimple like rash on my neck with swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms. It does not itch. It stings a bit when touch?

Swollen lymph nodes!: You should carefully monitor those lymph nodes. If they increase in number or size or pain or anything else then go to your doc and have him send you to a surgeon for a biopsy right away. If they go away on their own, great! ...Read more

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My thyroid is tender to touch, swollen lymph nodes on both side of jaw for about 2 weeks. Dr said no nodules in thyriod. Bloodwork came back fine.

Follow up: You need follow up with your doctor, and may be treated with antibiotic and if no respond, you may need to have biopsy for definite diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph nodes behind ear, under jaw, skin near my Adam's apple is tender to touch and sometimes itchy and I feel constant stiffness there?

More info needed: Have you had any recent viral illness. Often viral illness can be associated with swollen glands. Any swollen glands under your arms or in your groin area? Thyroid issues need to be checked for as well, if you have the area you described as tender. Please be seen by your physician to get a good checkup and history and probably some blood tests too for Mono, cytomegalovirus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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I had swollen lymph nodes for 5 weeks in March which started with severely sore throat. The lymph nodes now get large without any cause every now and then and I can feel it when I swallow &touch them?

Swollen LN: Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000591.htm EBV / mononucleousis typically causes enlarged LN and since it was just March it may not have entirely resolved. Alternatively small infections may cause a recurrence. You should also get a sonogram of your thyroid checked ...Read more

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2.5 days sick w/ low fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, tired. Feeling better but left tonsil bleeds when touched & reoccurring tonsil stones.

2.5 days sick w/ low fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, tired. Feeling better but left tonsil bleeds when touched & reoccurring tonsil stones.

Need an exam: This HT tap is not designed to diagnose and treat illness. If your feeling sick, as your question suggests, you should see a physician who can examine you and make a proper diagnosis.

Get well soon. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

It must be reason: For that, the most common are:
1-nfection.
2-virus.
3-inflammation: infiltration with inflammatory cells during infection or inflammation in a region of a given lymph node.
4-cancer.
5-cancer of the blood: uncontrolled, malignant multiplication of lymphocytes as in lymphoma or leukemia. ...Read more

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What can having swollen lymph nodes cause?

Good health, maybe: Everybody has a few swollen lymph nodes around their bodies. If you feel well otherwise, and the nodes are not super-big or fixed to surrounding structures, they are your friends. Something as simple as going barefoot in the summer can make impressive nodes pop up in your groin. If you're asymptomatic, be happy. ...Read more

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How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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