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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?

Infection?: You probably have some form of upper respiratory tract infection, likely viral. Lymph nodes help fight this and enlarge and are tender in the process. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin, what could it be?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin, what could it be?

Several things: Swollen nodes can be due to injury or infection. However, since you have swollen nodes at distant sites in the body, namely armpit and groin, this raises the possibility of cancer such as lymphoma. You should not ignore it and should go see your doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I have lymph nodes in my neck(and I have headache, neck pain) I also noticed sternal lymph nodes recently, I get tired too soon... what should I do?

I have lymph nodes in my neck(and I have headache, neck pain) I also noticed sternal lymph nodes recently, I get tired too soon... what should I do?

See an MD: MAke an appointment with an MD. The lymph nodes are most likely from sort of infection. The "sternal" nodes are different, if you mean you had an X-ray showing enlarges nodes in your chest, see your MD, if there is a node right above your clavicle, see your MD. Fatigue is very common and there are blood tests to help determine the cause. ...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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Why do I almost always seem to have tender lymph nodes in my neck?

Why do I almost always seem to have tender lymph nodes in my neck?

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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Why do I have sore lymph node in back of neck?

Why do I have sore lymph node in back of neck?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a extremely small bump on my testicle. I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck, jaw, groin and armpit. Do I have cancer I'm really worried ?

I have a extremely small bump on my testicle. I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck, jaw, groin and armpit. Do I have cancer I'm really worried ?

Medical checkup reco: You need a medical examination to help you find out what all your symptoms are due to. The size of the lymph nodes matters in assessing seriousness of your condition. if the nodes are >1cm, get checked up right away and find out the cause. There are causes other than cancer which can lead to enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have,3, 1-2 CM lymph nodes in my neck and 3 n my groin area,since birth i have 2 swollen lymphs in groini can feel them,am i normal?thx!

I have,3, 1-2 CM lymph nodes in my neck and 3 n my groin area,since birth i have 2 swollen lymphs in groini can feel them,am i normal?thx!

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are normal structures and help fight infection. Nodes that have always been there, feel rubbery, and don't change in size are normal. Nodes that enlarge, are very hard, and don't move are more worrisome. ...Read more

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How come I have swollen lymph nodes in left armpit?

How come I have swollen lymph nodes in left armpit?

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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My lymph nodes have been swollen and uncomfortable under my left armpit for months. What could this be?

Needs to be evaluate: You may have a chronic infection somewhere in your arm, or it could be more serious like a tumor. OR it may be a reactive lymph node from a previous infection that could take months to go awayIf it is not going away, growing, irregular shape, you really should get it looked at by a doctor. One of them may be biopsied ...Read more

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Why wont my swollen groin lymph node go down? I have had a swollen lymph node in my groin now for a few months. I do not appear to have an infection!

Scarring: The node may be scarred and may take longer than a few months to shrink in size. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have enlarged and painfully lymph nodes next to my groin, what should I do?

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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How come I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit?

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