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My lymph nodes on the right side of my neck are swollen and painful. They do not roll or move. What does his mean??

My lymph nodes on the right side of my neck are swollen and painful. They do not roll or move. What does his mean??

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of many clinical conditions from a simple viral infection to something more serious. See a physician who will determine what tests and or treatment are best for your specific situation. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a swollen lymph node on the neck mean?

How will I know what does a swollen lymph node on the neck mean?

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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My swollen lymph node in my neck is not painful. Does that mean a more serious problem?

My swollen lymph node in my neck is not painful. Does that mean a more serious problem?

How big?: A cancerous lymph node is obviously abnormal. Almost all other nodes are your friends. If you are advised to leave it alone, do so. There is no explaining why different people get big nodes in different places. ...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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Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared does it always mean something's wrong? Will I die? I feel fine

Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared does it always mean something's wrong? Will I die? I feel fine

No: We all have lymph nodes and sometimes they will swell. The lymph nodes are part of your natural defense. They help remove infections and other substances from your body. They can swell in response to infection, or cancer, or nonspecific inflammation. I suspect yours is from a viral infection. Your physician can help clarify this for you. ...Read more

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Hi does it mean if you have one lymph node swollen in the back of my neck that I have hiv I was already tested last year in May and November and it was negative and again in March I was tested and it was negative?

Hi does it mean if you have one lymph node swollen in the back of my neck that I have hiv I was already tested last year in May and November and it was negative and again in March I was tested and it was negative?

Time to stop worry: The average young adult has three palpable lymph nodes in the neck if the examiner knows what he/she is doing. If your HIV tests are negative over this time period and you're continuing to live safely, then give thanks for good health and get on with your life. I'm glad you're health conscious; if you have thoughts you cannot put out of your mind, ask your physician -- we can help with that too. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if my 5yr old son woke up with ping pong size swollen lymph nodes on both sides of his neck?

What does it mean if my 5yr old son woke up with ping pong size swollen lymph nodes on both sides of his neck?

50/50 strep or viral: Very large anterior cervical lymph nodes are seen particularly in strep throat. A fever would almost certainly be going along with that. You can also see very large lymph nodes with mononucleosis and other viruses so in itself is just a warning sign to keep a close eye probably get a doctor to look at him and do a throat culture. ...Read more

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Does swollen lymph nodes on the sides of the neck mean necesarely an infection?

Does swollen lymph nodes on the sides of the neck mean necesarely an infection?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes act as a filtering system for your body. While viral and bacterial infections are the two most common causes of swollen and tender lymph nodes in your neck, there are many other causes as well. It always best to have these checked out by your physician and dentist. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan of my neck bc of a swollen lymph node for over a month. They said the result is benign. What does this mean and should I still worry?

I had a CT scan of my neck bc of a swollen lymph node for over a month. They said the result is benign. What does this mean and should I still worry?

Has it resolved?: Many characteristics of lymph nodes can help separate benign from malignant on ct. Size is one, but configuration or shape is another.

The best way to know something as benign is for it to resolve on its own.

If you still have this swollen lymph node, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck to clavical referred to an ENT what's this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck to clavical referred to an ENT what's this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes: Many times swollen lymph nodes happen as a reaction to something/a condition occurs in the head and neck area- like if you have any inflammation, infection, or other process including malignancy that happens in the mouth, tongue, throat etc. Your ENT will evaluate your ear, mouth and throat area to see if there is anything explaining the lymph nodes and do necessary work-up -may include a biopsy. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Probably nothing: This is a constellation of minor anomalies such as any generally healthy person may have. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. You need a general physician or skin Dr. To evaluate your scalp (?), & serum iron and TIBC to search for mild iron deficiency (commonly raises RCW before anemia sets in). Malignant nodes aren't subtle. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph node under jaw and 2 others on my neck that are smaller, also have a bad cold, doctor said it mean my immune system is working well?

Have swollen lymph node under jaw and 2 others on my neck that are smaller, also have a bad cold, doctor said it mean my immune system is working well?

Likely: If the lymph node enlargement is due to infection, these will subside. If the nodes become larger or additional nodes become larger, it would be prudent to address the issue with your doctor again.
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Why would I have swollen lymph node in neck and behind ear swollen does this mean I have infection had a CT was negative?

Why would I have swollen lymph node in neck and behind ear swollen does this mean I have infection had a CT was negative?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are always there. The are concerning if the get larger and don't reduce again. Any infection, tooth extraction, inflammation may make them larger. If you have tried antibiotics and its no better you can see an ent. It is possible to have a negative ct with enlarged lymph nodes ...Read more

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Lymph nodes swollen in neck, hard, not big and im not sick. What is this?

Lymph nodes swollen in neck, hard, not big and im not sick. What is 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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I am worried because my neck lymph nodes have been swollen for like 3 years.?

I am worried because my neck lymph nodes have been swollen for like 3 years.?

What else?: Have you had any other symptoms? What preceded the onset of these nodes. Suggest you have a doctor examine you, but suspect these are benign. After three years the likelihood of these being significant is dramatically less. ...Read more

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I have many swollen neck lymph nodes. Should I do something or wait a wk or 2?

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I have many swollen neck lymph nodes. Should I do something or wait a wk or 2?

See your PCP: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck could mean a few different things, but most often it means your body is fighting an infection. See your primary care physician to get a true diagnosis and next steps for possible treatment. Feel better! ...Read more

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I think my lymph nodes are swollen on both sides of my neck, will find any in help?

I think my lymph nodes are swollen on both sides of my neck, will find any in help?

Lymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes indicate infection. May be medical or dental. See your Dentist or your physician/urgent care to get the diagnostic process started. ...Read more

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My lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and sensitive for almost three months now should I be concerned?

My lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and sensitive for almost three months now should I be concerned?

See physician: While lymph nodes may temporarily enlarge and feel tender with an acute infection, a persistent swollen and sensitive isolated lymph node should be examined by a physician to rule out any serious condition. ...Read more

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Hello. I was wondering what's the best way to check to see if my lymph nodes are swollen un my neck and underarms. Thank you.?

Hello. I was wondering what's the best way to check to see if my lymph nodes are swollen un my neck and underarms. Thank you.?

Physical exam: Start with a good doctors exam. If there is a question, ultrasound or cat scan may be useful. ...Read more

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Are your neck lymph nodes pose to be able for you to feel them? Anyway to make them go down if they're swollen. Home remedies?

Are your neck lymph nodes pose to be able for you to feel them? Anyway to make them go down if they're swollen. Home remedies?

No: Lymph nodes in the neck are not usually palpable unless there is an infectious process in the throat, tonsils or in an area that drain to these nodes. Others etiologies may be the cause for enlarged LNs and better checked with a physician. ...Read more

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My left lymph node is swollen and hurts and has the left side of my neck hurting when I move it and I can feel it. What could it be?

My left lymph node is swollen and hurts and has the left side of my neck hurting when I move it and I can feel it. What could it be?

Most likely an: Viral infection, but it could be serious like tuberculosis or valley fever. It could also be malignancy such as hodgkin's disease or lymphoma. Best to go to doctor to figure it out for you. ...Read more

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Child has low fever and swollen neck lympnodes?

Child has low fever and swollen neck lympnodes?

Swollen neck nodes: Low grade fever and swollen neck nodes could indicate a viral or bacterial infection in the nose, ears or throat. Please take your child in to see his/ her pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

Evaluation is key: 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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Could my neck lymph nodes be swollen after pneumonia?

Could my neck lymph nodes be swollen after pneumonia?

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