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Doctor insights on: Where Are Glands Located In The Neck

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Why are there glands at the back of the neck?

Why are there glands at the back of the neck?

Glands: There are lymph nodes on the back of the neck which may become inflamed with infections both viral and bacterial. They may also become enlarged with cancer. The lymph nodes filter off substances drained by the lymph channels. ...Read more

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I can feel a small gland on left side of my neck it does not hurt its hard and its been there for months since i notice it

I can feel a small gland on left side of my neck it does not hurt its hard and its been there for months since i notice it

Enlarged : Enlarged lymph nodes or "lymphadenopathy" are very common. Lymph nodes are part of the immune system and enlarge with white blood cells to fight off infections when they detect a foriegn substance such as a virus or bacteria. (ever notice lumps in your neck with a sore throat?) usually these nodes shrink back down to normal size a few weeks after the infection is over, but can sometimes stay enlarged. No one is quite sure why this happens, but it's usually harmless. Other illnesses such as autoimmune disease or cancer can cause enlarged lymph nodes, but often multiple nodes are involved, they can get very large, keep growing instead of shrinking and are associated with other symptoms such as fever, chills, weight loss, rash, etc. If you are concerned about this node, or notice it enlarging, becoming painful, or if you nitce more, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you check the glands in the neck?

How can you check the glands in the neck?

Glands: Swollen gland in the neck can occur with viral or bacterial infections. Enlargement sometimes makes swallowing uncomfortable and can be easily palpated by a trained physician. ...Read more

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What can I take for pain in left neck gland?

What can I take for pain in left neck gland?

Have it evaluated: You can certainly take the usual tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen which will help. A bigger questions is what is the cause? If there is swelling or firmness of the gland, you need to have it evaluated. It may be just a local infection. But you want to make sure it is not a manifestation of something more serious such as a tumor. Lymphomas in particular cause swelling of the neck glands. ...Read more

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What enlarges glands in the back of the neck?

What enlarges glands in the back of the neck?

Often infections: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and you may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My right glands on my neck is big and hurts why?

My right glands on my neck is big and hurts why?

Possible infection: often the glands around your face and/or neck become inflamed(painful) and enlarged when you have some sort of infection ... a sort of "reaction" to the inflammatory response of your body to an infection. Unfortunately you don't provide much history so I can really tell you much more. If you'd like better guidance consider seeing your doc or a formal consultation here. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your neck gland to swell?

What are the causes of your neck gland to swell?

Swollen neck glands: There are several reasons for swollen neck glands. The most common is an infection. Ear, nose, thoat, sinus, dental. The best, if conditions persist for more than 3-5 weeks, would be to seek expert opinion with your md or dds. ...Read more

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I have one enlarged gland in my neck. What should I do?

I have one enlarged gland in my neck. What should I do?

See a doctor: Infectious mononucleosis is just one of numerous illnesses which can present in this fashion. Please go see your doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Can you lymphnodes or glands in your neck area hurt even if they are not swollen?

Can you lymphnodes or glands in your neck area hurt even if they are not swollen?

Possible...: You may have simply turned your head to far to one side and caused a small stretch. Give it a few days and see if your neck still hurts. ...Read more