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If i had a CBC and chest xray in december and they were clear, should I be concerned of swollen lymph nodes in my neck? What could be causing them?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lymphadenopathy

Multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the neck can be residual of a viral illness but they should shrivel over time.
In my experience this is more common in younger patients. In adults, if they don't recede or if they enlarge further a biopsy is often done to see what the pathology is. A normal CBC and chest xray isn't enough to rule out some diseases. Follow up with your md.

In brief: Lymphadenopathy

Multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the neck can be residual of a viral illness but they should shrivel over time.
In my experience this is more common in younger patients. In adults, if they don't recede or if they enlarge further a biopsy is often done to see what the pathology is. A normal CBC and chest xray isn't enough to rule out some diseases. Follow up with your md.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine
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In brief: Investigate

Swollen lymph nodes can be from a variety of causes.
They can be relatively benign, as a reaction to throat irritation or infection, you do have sinusitis, or they can be symptomatic of a growth somewhere in the head and neck region, or elsewhere. They can also be a reaction to systemic issues which are accompanied by lymph node enlargement. Get with a doctor and track it down if it persists.

In brief: Investigate

Swollen lymph nodes can be from a variety of causes.
They can be relatively benign, as a reaction to throat irritation or infection, you do have sinusitis, or they can be symptomatic of a growth somewhere in the head and neck region, or elsewhere. They can also be a reaction to systemic issues which are accompanied by lymph node enlargement. Get with a doctor and track it down if it persists.
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Dr. Marc Hirsch
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Lymphadenopathy

Many possible causes.
If a doctor finds them significant then the best means of diagnosis might be biopsy.

In brief: Lymphadenopathy

Many possible causes.
If a doctor finds them significant then the best means of diagnosis might be biopsy.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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