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Why do I have tender swollen lymph nodes in my neck since yesterday?

Why do I have tender swollen lymph nodes in my neck since yesterday?

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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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong. but getting worse what is it?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong.  but getting worse what is it?

Rule out tumor: Tender knots on head could be inflamed cysts or skin malignancies. If there is associated lymph nodes these could be drainage from infected lesions or spread from malignant skin tumors which are enlarging. See surgeon to consider bx of head lesions. That will tell you what the cervical nodes are and what kind of treatment necessary to resolve issue. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes all my life on my neck. I get sick a lot, and sometimes the lymph nodes feel tender and bigger.

I've had swollen lymph nodes all my life on my neck. I get sick a lot, and sometimes the lymph nodes feel tender and bigger.

Hematologist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It would be preferable to consult a hematologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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It been a week my neck is sore underneath chin my doctor told me no swollen lymph nodes why can it be ?

It been a week my neck is sore underneath chin my doctor told me no swollen lymph nodes why can it be
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Gland: You may have a blockage of a gland that helps with saliva. One option for treat that is sialogogues (saliva inducers) such as sour balls. That may help expel a blocking stone. Consider also continuing md follow up to look at other possibilities if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?

I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it persists beyond a month, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more

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I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?

I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis or infection of the hair follicle is probably the case. The lymph glands enlargement can be related to the folliculitis. See your pmd to have it examined and treated. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph nodes in my neck for over 9 months. Now when i drink they swell more and hurt. What could this be?

I have had swollen lymph nodes in my neck for over 9 months. Now when i drink they swell more and hurt. What could this be?

See a doctor.: Persistent lymph node swelling associated with other symptoms can be serious. The peculiar symptoms that occur with drinking could be hodgkin lymphoma. Other less serious causes could be the reason, but given what you describe you need to see a physician. The prognosis for hl is usually excellent but you need to get this taken care of. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and one under left side of my chin my skin isn't red there not painfull they just sit there there not hard?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and one under left side of my chin my skin isn't red there not painfull they just sit there there not hard?

Have it evaluated: Lymph node enlargement is normally infections and may come from the skin or from a dental abscess. With no obvious cause you should have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more