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Why would I have four swollen lymph nodes in my neck that won't go away for the last five months?

Why would I have four swollen lymph nodes in my neck that won't go away for the last five months?

You Need a check up: Please see a doctor. Swollen lymph nodes could be sign of infetion, inflammation or cancer. The question is simple: do you have fever, fatigue, losss of weight.....Waxing and waning nodes? Increase in size?, lymph nodes in other areas? ....My answer is not meant to get you worried, but rather to get you checked....
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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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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but I keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but I keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

Concerned.: You need to see your gyn to check out for possible infection which may wax and wane. This is certainly abnormal. ...Read more

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Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving. How long it'll take them to go away?

Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving. How long it'll take them to go away?

Difficult to say: There are several things to consider. It could be just run of the mill mild folliculitis...But there is also something called hydradinitis supperativa. The latter is more acne like and takes far long to treat and go away. For now. Stop shaving. Make sure you replace the razor frequently and sterilize it in chlorox or the like in between shaves. ...Read more

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How long does it take sebaceous cysts to go away? Are swollen lymph nodes really painful?

How long does it take sebaceous cysts to go away? Are swollen lymph nodes really painful?

Might not: Sebaceous cysts typically have to be removed surgically. Swollen nodes can often be painful simply because of the swelling. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes for a week should I see a doctor or wait a little longer and see if they go away on their own?

Below: Swollen lymph nodes are always concerning.
If they completely disappear in the next week to ten days, then it is less concerning.

If there is any question, any residual swelling, or if you have other symptoms-sweating, fever, fatigue, then you need to be seen.

In short, you must feel completely normal and the noses gone or you need to see a DR. ...Read more

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I have had reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under both armpits with no other symptoms. Could this be from deodorant? One will go away then come back.

I have had reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under both armpits with no other symptoms. Could this be from deodorant? One will go away then come back.

You R right: Avoid stick deodorant. Stop shaving that area. Soap and water to keep area clean. May need a short course of antibiotic. Once cleared. ....preventive measures will help avoid recurrence. ...Read more

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I have been "sorta" diagnosed with Epstein barr virus. For 6 weeks now I have swollen lymph nodes and feel weak it just doesn't seem to go away?

Follow up: Not sure what "sorta" diagnosed would mean exactly. If you are not better after six weeks, I would just make sure you followup with your physician to make sure your progress or lack thereof is appropriate or whether you need further workup. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18

Exam: You should get a thorough medicial examination and blood testing for illnesses of the blood and immune system. Call for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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What would cause drainage from one ear, swollen lymph nodes that don't subside and intermittent hazy vision in one eye? Thank you.

What would cause drainage from one ear, swollen lymph nodes that don't subside and intermittent hazy vision in one eye? Thank you.

Several: Several things can cause these symptoms. The most common one is ear infection, possibly chronic but this can be serious. Other causes such as tumor are possible and should be excluded. You need to visit an ENT physician and get a scan of your sinuses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do swollen lymph nodes come and go?

Sure: Depends on the cause. Swollen nodes caused by infection or inflammation would be expected to go back to normal whereas those caused by cancer normally keep on growing (there are exceptions even to this, though). Moral of the story: unexplained enlargement of nodes should be evaluated by your doc. Best to you. ...Read more

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My swollen lymph nodes are not going down. What should I do?

See a doctor.: Lymph nodes often enlarge with infections or inflammation. Persistent swelling, especially if tender, hard, or larger than around 1 cm (1/2 inch) diameter should be assessed by a physician. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes and no other symptoms. What is going on?

Swollen lymph nodes and no other symptoms. What is going on?

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 had swollen lymph nodes come and go for about 3 months now. No other symptoms, and I have used the same deodorant for over 10 years.

I have had swollen lymph nodes come and go for about 3 months now. No other symptoms, and I have used the same deodorant for over 10 years.

Where: Dependent on where the gland swelling is.

But for this to be present for 3 months is not a normal occurrence

I would suggest seeing your DR and getting a full exam to find the etiology of the swelling. ...Read more

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What's going on? Back pain and swollen lymph nodes for 3 months?

What's going on? Back pain and swollen lymph nodes for 3 months?

Cannot say.: There is not enough information from what you have described to know what is going on. However, 3 months of back pain certainly justifies seeing a health care provider for help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having night sweats and 2 swollen lymph nodes-whats going on?

I'm having night sweats and 2 swollen lymph nodes-whats going on?

You definitely: Need to discuss these problems with your doctor in the near future. Possibilities include infection and malignancy -- not things to play around with or ignore. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor just for swollen lymph nodes?

Probably: I hate to say run to the doc every time you feel something but i'd rather be safe than sorry so maybe you should see your doc, especially if the nodes are very large, in multiple locations, not related to an infection, or associated with unexplained weight loss or fevers. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and my body is really aching. What is going on?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and my body is really aching. What is going on?

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