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What could it mean when you have swollen lymph nodes and joint pain?

What could it mean when you have swollen lymph nodes and joint pain?

It depends: While swollen lymph nodes and joint pain could be from an infection, these symptoms may be signs of a more serious condition. You should see your doctor for further testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes and joint pain?

Infection likely: Lymph node involvement indicates an immune response; usually the presence of an infection. Some infections can enter a joint space, causing pain and swelling, heat and redness. ...Read more

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What willit mean when you have swollen lymph nodes and joint pain?

What willit mean when you have swollen lymph nodes and joint pain?

Infection: Lymph node swelling usually is secondary to and inflammatory process though malignancies can also do this. Associated joint pain is usually present with infections or inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have a swollen lymph nodes and your jaw hurts?

What exactly does it mean when you have a swollen lymph nodes and your jaw hurts?

Typically indicates: Some sort of infection. Best to be seen by your pcp. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have swollen armpits and joint pain?

What does it mean if you have swollen armpits and joint pain?

Swelling in the armp: It or axilla can be a sign of lymph node involvement and arm pain associated can be a sign of infection inflammation or circulation disturbance or something more severe , if you have pain in your armpits and swollen painful arms you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated. ...Read more

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What can it mean that I have swollen lymph nodes?

It depends: It depends on the location and the size of the lymph nodes. If they are bigger than 1.5-2 cm, or if they are continuing to increase in size, then a biopsy should done to find out the cause.. Lymph nodes are commonly swollen due to infections or inflammation. They may also be increased in size due to cancer of the lymph nodes, a condition called lymphoma. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a supraclavicular lymph node(left clavicle), why could it be swollen?

What to do if I have a supraclavicular lymph node(left clavicle), why could it be swollen?

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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Im having serious arm pain. Im wondering if it could have anything to do with the swollen lymph nodes behind my ear?

Im having serious arm pain. Im wondering if it could have anything to do with the swollen lymph nodes behind my ear?

Doubt it: The lymph nodes behind your ear drain from the tissues of the ear and scalp in general. The lymph nodes of the arm pit drain the breast, chest, arm, and thorax areas. I do not see a connection between the arm pain and the lymph nodes behind the ear. ...Read more

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I have neck pain with an enlarged lymph node what could it be?

I have neck pain with an enlarged lymph node what could it be?

Lymphadenopathy: Any of dozens of possibilities, including acute and chronic infections, tumors, granulomatous disorders and others. The way in which to find out which of these may be causing your signs and symptoms is to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have swollen lymph nodes in multiple places?

Get it evaluated: It means that it absolutely needs to be evaluated to determine the cause. That includes, blood tests, scans and a possible biopsy of a node. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I have painful swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a clicking in my throat when I swallow. Could they be related and what could cause this?

I have painful swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a clicking in my throat when I swallow. Could they be related and what could cause this?

Tender lymphnodes: If you have enlarged and tender lymph nodes, it is likely an infection. Since you have not disclosed your age or any medical history we can't provide you with a useful response. I assume you are very young in which case I recooemnd you discuss this with your parents and you will likely need to see a doctor to treat a possible infection. In back of neck, its likely cysts. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well. ...Read more

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Shoulder with armpit feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. Per my physician it's NOT swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

Examination: If your doctor who examined you did not find a cause for your feeling of a "swelling" it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may wish to consult a different physician. ...Read more

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I have pain under my right jawbone...Feels like lymph node but doesn't feel enlarged. No other nodes swollen and symptoms... Should i be concerned?

I have pain under my right jawbone...Feels like lymph node but doesn't feel enlarged. No other nodes swollen and symptoms... Should i be concerned?

Perhaps: Swollen lymph nodes can be the result of allergies, sinus drainage as well as tooth, jaw and gum infections. If you have sinus issues or allergies that is probably the cause. Other causes can be impacted wisdom teeth. If it has been more than 6 months since your last dental check up see your dentist to rule out dental problems. ...Read more

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My trachea (I think) hurts to touch it and when I swallow. Not like when I have swollen lymph nodes or strep. What could this be?

My trachea (I think) hurts to touch it and when I swallow. Not like when I have swollen lymph nodes or strep. What could this be?

Time to see doctor: When having issues with neck and throat best to see doctor for exam. Very important area and you do not want to have any breathing issues ...Read more

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Can you get swollen lymph nodes in throat and groin from being run down? If not what could it be?

Can you get swollen lymph nodes in throat and groin from being run down? If not what could it be?

No: Although not sure what "run down" means, exhaustion is not a cause for lymph node enlargement. It could be from a wide variety of other causes, and the only way to find out is to see a primary care doctor and be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?

It depends: It depends on the size and number of enlarged lymph glands in the armpit. If there are only a few enlarged lymph nodes and they are only minimally enlarged (between 1.0 and 2.0 centimeters in size) then there is likely no problem. If there are many nodes and greater than 2.0 centimeters then you should be seen by your internist for further studies (blood tests and additional imaging studies). ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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