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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Overview)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel sore to the touch.


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
201 Doctors shared insights

Tender Lymph Nodes (Overview)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel sore to the touch.


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What do hard, swollen, extremely painful/tender lymph nodes in the neck mean?

What do hard, swollen, extremely painful/tender lymph nodes in the neck mean?

Diff possibilities: 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 or hard, immobile node (s) 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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Doctor gave me doxycycline to treat my tender lymph node, it got smaller but now I have earaches and bodyaches what can this be? Lymph node near jaw.

Doctor gave me doxycycline to treat my tender lymph node, it got smaller but now I have earaches and bodyaches what can this be? Lymph node near jaw.

Possibly viral: Viral illnesses can give you swollen lymph nodes and generalized muscle aches and body aches. I would give it a few days, take antiinflammatory medication and if your still symptomatic in 4 or 5 days let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Lymphoma--what are non-tender lymph nodes?

Lymphoma--what are non-tender lymph nodes?

Unclear question: Lymphoma is a tumor (often malignant) of the lymphatic cells and there are different types (i.e., hodgkin's, non-hd, etc.). These can present with non-tender enlarged lymph nodes, along with other signs and symptoms. Some lymphomas are curable and some treatable and controllable for long time periods. ...Read more

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I have hard, non-mobile, non-tender, lymph nodes under my neck for 2 months and a history of melanoma. Should I be worried?

I have hard, non-mobile, non-tender, lymph nodes under my neck for 2 months and a history of melanoma. Should I be worried?

Yes: Depending on where your melanoma was located and what prior treatment you received, your current lymphadenopathy may or may not be related to your history. Nevertheless, additional work-up and biopsy (by fine needle aspiration or core biopsy) may be recommended for definitive characterization. ...Read more

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Lymphoma--what exactly are non-tender lymph nodes and how big do they get?

Nodes are: Distributed throughout the body. The neck, armpit, and groin are the easiest to see and feel. We all have heard that the sore throat "caused teh glands to swell" and these hurt. Lymphomas are caused by abnormal gene rearrangements in cells composing the regions of a node. One of the features is bcl-2, which prevents dissolving of unnecessary cells (antiapoptosis). These nodes can grow quite larg. ...Read more

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I am experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes.

Evaluation: Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons with infection being a very common reason. In this scenario they tend to be tender also. However, any persistently enlarged or tender nodes need to be evaluated by a medical person. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tender lymph nodes?

What is the definition or description of: Tender lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel sore to the touch. ...Read more

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Lymphoma--what are non-tender lymph nodes?

Unclear question: Lymphoma is a tumor (often malignant) of the lymphatic cells and there are different types (i.e., hodgkin's, non-hd, etc.). These can present with non-tender enlarged lymph nodes, along with other signs and symptoms. Some lymphomas are curable and some treatable and controllable for long time periods. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes that have been swollen for months?

Tender lymph nodes that have been swollen for months?

Other symptoms?: You need a full history, physical exam, lab studies and possible biopsy. You do not even mention where these nodes are located. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lymphoma--what exactly are non-tender lymph nodes and how big do they get?

Nodes are: Distributed throughout the body. The neck, armpit, and groin are the easiest to see and feel. We all have heard that the sore throat "caused teh glands to swell" and these hurt. Lymphomas are caused by abnormal gene rearrangements in cells composing the regions of a node. One of the features is bcl-2, which prevents dissolving of unnecessary cells (antiapoptosis). These nodes can grow quite larg. ...Read more

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When should you see a Dr about tender lymph nodes under armpits (both sides)?

When should you see a Dr about tender lymph nodes under armpits (both sides)?

Better to see: Lymph nodes in both armpits being tender requires evaluation. Seeing the doctor sooner may prevent compilations. See the doctor immediately if there is any fever. ...Read more

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Why do I almost always seem to have tender lymph nodes in my neck?

Why do I almost always seem to have tender lymph nodes in my neck?

Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The list is longer for painless nodes. ...Read more

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What do hard, swollen, extremely painful/tender lymph nodes in the neck mean?

Diff possibilities: 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 or hard, immobile node (s) 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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What to do about swollen, hard, tender lymph nodes in my neck that do not move?

What to do about swollen, hard, tender lymph nodes in my neck that do not move?

See your doctor: Lymph node swelling that is tender may indicate an infection of your teeth, mouth, etc. A doctor is the best person to determine if the lymph glands are swollen from an infection or another process. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen, hard, tender lymph nodes in my neck that do not move?

What can I do about swollen, hard, tender lymph nodes in my neck that do not move?

See E N T doctor: See ENT doctor a s a p. Do not delay. Let him/her examine you and advise. ...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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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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How come I always seem to have tender lymph nodes and flu-like symptoms?

How come I always seem to have tender lymph nodes and flu-like symptoms?

Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have hard, non-mobile, non-tender, lymph nodes under my neck for 2 months and a history of melanoma. Should I be worried?

Yes: Depending on where your melanoma was located and what prior treatment you received, your current lymphadenopathy may or may not be related to your history. Nevertheless, additional work-up and biopsy (by fine needle aspiration or core biopsy) may be recommended for definitive characterization. ...Read more

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Hello. I've got some swollen tender lymph nodes which ive never had before. Coming on after I though I was completely after this "cold type" episode that started two weeks ago. They are all 4 on my right side. One near my eyebrow.?

Hello. I've got some swollen tender lymph nodes which ive never had before. Coming on after I though I was completely after this "cold type" episode that started two weeks ago. They are all 4 on my right side. One near my eyebrow.?

Lymph nodes.: Lymph nodes often enlarge in areas of infection or inflammation. If you have symptoms in that anatomic region, then perhaps there's a good reason for them to be swollen. If not, and they persist beyond one month, you might want to consider them getting checked out and perhaps even removed for diagnosis. ...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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Is the tender lymph nodes on neck lasting for a month normal? One of them is 1.5 CM in sizes under my jaw. Others r around 1cm on neck. Thx

Is the tender lymph nodes on neck lasting for a month normal? One of them is 1.5 CM in sizes under my jaw. Others r around 1cm on neck. Thx

Lymph nodes: Tender nodes could be due to an underlying infection or inflamed area. If there are several on the neck for over a month you should see your physician as soon as possible. Evaluation for infection is necessary but if there is no evidence than a lymph node biopsy may be needed to look for abnormal cells. Please see your doctor! Good luck! ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck. Could it be from post nasal drip?

Tender lymph nodes in neck. Could it be from post nasal drip?

Doubtful: Pnd is usually not a precipitating factor in lymphadenopathy. Infections and allergic reactions are more commonly causative factors in lymphadenopathy. If the condiiton persists, and the nodes do not get smaller and smaller in the next week or so, than see your dr. For an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea (severity: severe), enlarged or tender lymph nodes, hot flashes and dizziness. I worried it is HIV but I continue to test -

I am experiencing nausea (severity: severe), enlarged or tender lymph nodes, hot flashes and dizziness. I worried it is HIV but I continue to test -

Thorough evaluation: There are many medical conditions that could explain you symptoms; please have a thorough evaluation from your primary care physician. If necessary, a visit with an otolaryngologist might be recommended for the symptoms in the upper aero-digestive tract. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck with headache and jaw pain, etc?

Tender lymph nodes in neck with headache and jaw pain, etc?

Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The list is longer for painless nodes. ...Read more