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What causes tender swollen lymp node?

What causes tender swollen lymp node?

Several things: Lymph nodes are a site of inflammatory response and immune reaction. Swollen, tender lymph nodes are a common response to bacterial or viral infection. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become tender in certain autoimmune diseases. Lymphoma is a type of tumor that develops in lymph nodes and finally certain types of cancer will "drain" cells into a lymph nodes and spread to those nodes. ...Read more

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What could cause painful, swollen occipital lymph node?

What could cause painful, swollen occipital lymph node?

Check the hair: Swollen lymph nodes can result from diseases of the back half of the head & scalp. An infection or a skin cancer could be the culprit. Get to a general surgeon, ENT or dermatologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes preauricular lymph node swelling??

What causes preauricular lymph node swelling??

Inflammation: Classically lymph node swelling is due to some type of inflammation or localized infection. Infection around the ear and scalp may cause intermittent preauricular lymph node swelling. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen lymph node?

What causes a swollen lymph node?

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. 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

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What could cause lymph node swelling?

What could cause lymph node swelling?

Inflammation: Local injury, local inflammation, boils, abcesses, r/o serous problems like tumor, cancer etc. ...Read more

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My preauricular lymph node is swollen, what cause this?

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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What could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

What could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords . In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X ray can help. Bx if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections(tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But i would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

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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What causes fever blisters and swollen lymph nodes?

What causes fever blisters and swollen lymph nodes?

Virus: Fever blisters or 'cold sores' are from a herpes simpex virus. This can cause regional adenopathy. There is medication available to help. ...Read more

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What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

Many things: 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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One swollen lymph node under right tonsil, possible cause?

One swollen lymph node under right tonsil, possible cause?

At your age?: Probably an inflamed node due to a throat infection. If it does not go away within a few days, make sure you see a doc. And of course, if you use tobacco, quit, and if you don't, never try it. ...Read more

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What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many can: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's lymphoma commonly cause swelling of lymph nodes. But any cancer that spreads to a lymph node can cause swelling of the involved lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein. Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...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 could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

What could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

Infection: At your age, a swollen and painful lymph node could represent an infection in that part of your body. If you have a primary physician it's a good idea to get checked. ...Read more

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What can having swollen lymph nodes cause?

What can having swollen lymph nodes cause?

Good health, maybe: Everybody has a few swollen lymph nodes around their bodies. If you feel well otherwise, and the nodes are not super-big or fixed to surrounding structures, they are your friends. Something as simple as going barefoot in the summer can make impressive nodes pop up in your groin. If you're asymptomatic, be happy. ...Read more

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What causes tender swollen lymp node?

Several things: Lymph nodes are a site of inflammatory response and immune reaction. Swollen, tender lymph nodes are a common response to bacterial or viral infection. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become tender in certain autoimmune diseases. Lymphoma is a type of tumor that develops in lymph nodes and finally certain types of cancer will "drain" cells into a lymph nodes and spread to those nodes. ...Read more

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The lymph node under my right arm is a bit swollen and tender. I currently have PMS, could this be caused by hormones?

No: Hi. No, no hormonal abnormalities (deficiencies or excesses) cause lymph nodes to swell and become tender. Lymph node enlargement may be caused by an infection in the lymphatic field that drains to that node, by metastatic cancer or lymphoma, by granulomatous diseases, etc. If the lymph node goes back to normal, you're fine. If it persists more than a few months, see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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My groin lymph node is swollen and sore,just went to obgyn check up good, think I might have UTI could that be cause?

My groin lymph node is swollen and sore,just went to obgyn check up good, think I might have UTI could that be cause?

Doubt it: UTI would be a rare cause of a swollen node. Don't worry but keep an eye on it, if it worsens get it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Cold sore on tongue caused a swollen lymph node under jaw. No longer painful but lymph node stayed and it wont go down. Is the lymph node a problem?

Not necessarily: You could watch and wait. If the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, you should see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What cause one swollen lymph node under the jaw? I have a mouth sore but is clearing up. Thanks

What cause one swollen lymph node under the jaw? I have a mouth sore but is clearing up. Thanks

Likely the sore: Mouth sore is in all likelihood responsible for the enlarged node. The node will subside as the mouth sore heals, though there may be some lag. ...Read more

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Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender

Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender

How did it happen?: What you described sounds like physical abuse. If any one hit you, it is imperative that you report it to police and get out of any contact with that person. What you think is a swollen lymph node may be bleeding into the tissue. If you do not wish to talk to police, talk to your clergy, your parents or an other adult that you have rapport with. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in my upper throat/neck area that is sizeable and tender for 3 weeks. No pain when i swallow. What's a likely cause ?

I have a swollen lymph node in my upper throat/neck area that is sizeable and tender for 3 weeks. No pain when i swallow. What's a likely cause ?

Infection: It is probably due to a dental or gum infection in your mouth. Sometimes you may not have oral symptoms. A dentist is a good place to start. A skin infection on the face is also possible. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering everytime I wake up after a nap I get a sore throat feels like my lymph node at the throat are swollen & get mucous what causes it?

Hi I was wondering everytime I wake up after a nap I get a sore throat feels like my lymph node at the throat are swollen & get mucous what causes it?

Sore throat: Sore throat after sleeping has more likely a function of snoring or maybe upper airway obstruction possibly related to upper airway sinonasal issues and may need to be worked up by ENT but no obvious infection ...Read more

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Is a slightly swollen right neck lymph node commonly caused by Lymphoma? Accompanied by mild sore throat, no fever. Quite anxious about health stuff.

Is a slightly swollen right neck lymph node commonly caused by Lymphoma? Accompanied by mild sore throat, no fever. Quite anxious about health stuff.

Time will tell: If the lymph node grows in a short period (three weeks), it is suspicious of lymphoma. If it stay the same, look for chronic irritation or infection in the ear canal, lobe or temporal scalp. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the right hand side next under jaw is swollen & tender. I have no sore throat or cold. What could cause this?

The lymph node on the right hand side next under jaw is swollen & tender. I have no sore throat or cold. What could cause this?

Lymph node jaw area: This may or may not be a lymph node. eg the salivary glands can plug up and swell to cause a lump in that area. In any case you need to see your doctor to find out if you have a problem or not. ...Read more

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Tender lymph node swollen for 5 months. Trying to wait till end of year to get evaluated?

Tender lymph node swollen for 5 months. Trying to wait till end of year to get evaluated?

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 exactly does it mean when one lymph node becomes swollen and sore?

What exactly does it mean when one lymph node becomes swollen and sore?

Usually infection: Infection in the node, or more commonly in the area draining into that node has an infection. However, tumors such as lymphoma may present as a single enlarged node. In either case you should see your doctor for an evlauation and treatment. ...Read more

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On the right side of my neck, my lymph node feels swollen/tender to the touch, what exactly could that mean ? Should i worry ?

On the right side of my neck, my lymph node feels swollen/tender to the touch, what exactly could that mean ? Should i worry ?

Usually inflammatory: Cervical adenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes is usually associated with inflammation/infection, such as sore throat or tonsillitis.Runny nose, sore throat, fever and other indications of an upper respiratory infection. If these do not subside in reasonable time period or symptoms get worse should contact physician.The lymph system important part of the immune system to defend viruses, bacteria, etc. ...Read more

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