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What causes cervical lymph nodes to be reactive?

What causes cervical lymph nodes to be reactive?

Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction to dental or gingival disease, or less often, malignancies. Chains of nodes drain from different areas and it might help to know whether this is behind or in front of the muscle running diagonally from the jay angle to the collarbone. ...Read more

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Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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What could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

What could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

Lots of things: Swollen lymph nodes may be swollen due to inflammation, infection, lymphoma, cancer, sarcoid or castlemann's disease. I am sure there are other possibilities but off the top of my head these seem to be the most common. ...Read more

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Painful cervical lymph nodes what could cause this?

Likely infection: This could be a viral or bacterial infection. If your pain is increasing, not resolving or accompanied by fever, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?

Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?

Yes. There are: Indeed many causes of benign, or at least not malignant nodes. Sarcoid is a common one, but drug reactions, infections, tb, HIV are some of a long list of others. ...Read more

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Could thyroiditis causes lymph nodes to swell?

Could thyroiditis causes lymph nodes to swell?

Absolutely: 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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What can cause esophageal lymph node to swell?

What can cause esophageal lymph node to swell?

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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Can endometriosis cause lymph nodes to be inflamed?

Can endometriosis cause lymph nodes to be inflamed?

Should not: It should not cause that. I can't say it is impossible but everything else should be investigated first to find a cause of enlarged lymph nodes before even considering endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for genital TB to spread to neck cervical lymph nodes?

Yes: If it gets disseminated, then yes it can spread to distant lymph nodes ...Read more

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That lymph nodes take out cancer cell from the body, so would an enlarged lymph node be examined for abnormal cells?

That lymph nodes take out cancer cell from the body, so would an enlarged lymph node be examined for abnormal cells?

Yes: To make it simple, you can think of a lymph node as a recycle bin that filters infections and abnormal cells including cancer and non cancer aged or abnorml looking cells. Examining an abnormally enlarged lymph node can tell you a lot of information about the underlying cause including detection of infections or cancer cells. ...Read more

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What cancers usually lead to a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node?

What cancers usually lead to a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node?

Several: More common cancers leading to enlarged supraclavicular nodes include lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin), lung cancer, abdominal cancers such as esophageal and stomach, and breast cancer. ...Read more

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What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

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. A lymph node "tastes" 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 enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

Infections and: Infections, inflammations and cancers. Most of nthe time it resolve in 2 weeks, if it was due to infections, if does not go away and feeling nodes other part. Of the. Body, and getting bigger , needs to het quick check up by your dctor. ...Read more

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What can cause cervical adenopathy?

Many possible causes: Neck nodes can enlarge, most often due to throat infections caused by Upper respiratory viruses.. Sometimes it is strept throat. less common causes are cancer originating either in the mouth and throat spreading into the lymph nodes in the neck.or a lymph node cancer(Lymphomas). A good clinical exam by your physician can help to find the cause and offer treatment. ...Read more

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Can you always see a swollen lymph node in the neck caused by lymphoma?

Can you always see a swollen lymph node in the neck caused by lymphoma?

Many Causes: 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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What can cause aorta lymph nodes to enlarge?

What can cause aorta lymph nodes to enlarge?

Natural Process: 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