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Dr. Walter Husar
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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. Walter Husar
192 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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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