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The glands in my neck are swollen and hurt when I touch them and when I swallow. What should I do?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

There are a number of possible causes for the swollen and painful lymph nodes.
The difficulty when swallowing can be related to pain, or in more severe cases, related to obstruction of the orophyarynx which could progress to problems with your airway. You need to seek immediate medical attention to have the problem diagnosed and treated.

In brief: See your doctor

There are a number of possible causes for the swollen and painful lymph nodes.
The difficulty when swallowing can be related to pain, or in more severe cases, related to obstruction of the orophyarynx which could progress to problems with your airway. You need to seek immediate medical attention to have the problem diagnosed and treated.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Lawrence Falender
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your physician

See your physician as it could be a serious condition.

In brief: See your physician

See your physician as it could be a serious condition.
Dr. Lawrence Falender
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