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Recent sinus infection. Ct scan shows swollen lymph node on right side of neck. Could these be related?

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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes any type of upper respiratory infection can lead to swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
If the lymph node is over 1.5 cm then should see an ENT specialist to get it checked.

In brief: Yes

Yes any type of upper respiratory infection can lead to swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
If the lymph node is over 1.5 cm then should see an ENT specialist to get it checked.
Dr. Alen Cohen
Dr. Alen Cohen
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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