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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 (Definition)

Tender lymph nodes are swollen and slightly painful when pressed on. People frequently develop tender lymph nodes in under the jaw and in the neck with a throat infection. Tender lymph nodes may appear anywhere in the body near the ...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

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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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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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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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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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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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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