What causes a long term swollen lymph gland on right side of neck?

See below. Most commonly, lymph glands swell in response to infection and inflammation. This is what they should do as they help the body ward off these conditions. Less commonly but moer importantly, they become cancerous. If they are growing or have been enlarged for longer than 2-4 wekks, see your doctor.

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Swollen lymph gland on left side of neck, severe renal colic on left side today, are they related?

Not related. What is the reason for the neck node.Even caries tooth can cause it , but nodes from thyroid,mouth infections and cancers ,on lt side alone from stomach cancer things like lymphoma,leukemia can cause the enlarged nodes. TB lymph node tough rare in US to be r/o. If you have abdominal nodes,they can put pr on the ureter and cause renal colic like picture though it will not happen all of a sudden. Read more...
Renal colic. they will not be related. renal colic is not a infection, it is blockage of the ureters with a renal stone. Read more...

I am referred to an ENT due to long term swollen lymph node. Ct done, bloods normal. I have now found another one on other side of neck? Worry?

Biopsy? No need to worry yet. Just return and see if your ENT thinks a biopsy is indicated to rule out Hodgkin's lymphoma which can happen after mononucleosis sometimes. Fortunately, that is usually treatable, even curable. Please do make sure your hiv test is done and negative, though. Read more...

I had lice for a long time, and my lymph node on back right side of neck is enlarged, lice is removed but lymph node is still swollen, why?

Infection. Lymph nodes enlarge as your body tries to fight off infection. The nodes in your neck are probably enlarged in responce to any scratching or breaks in the skin you have on your scalp from the headlice itching. It will go away with time. Read more...
Inflammation. Lymph nodes are part of our immune system. They enlarge to keep infection or inflammation from spreading. If your lymph node is larger than a nickle for over 4 wks, then consult your md>. Read more...

Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Yes. Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. Read more...

Swollen lymph node on the right side of neck caused by lice infestation, when will it go away? 2 weeks after lice is removed?

2_-4 wks. Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 4 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. Read more...
Could be longer... Enlarged lymph nodes are common when the body is fighting an infection. After the infection is cleared, the lymph nodes can take 1-2 months to go back down to their normal size. Read more...

Is a swollen lymph node in bacht side of neck that is caused so probably by lice is small and rubbery. When it will go away?

Lice. When the lice is eradicated and there are no other causes for the lymph node like infected hair follicle. The fact that it is small, rubbery, and not growing over time is reassuring and could also mean it is a non pathologic node. We feel normal lymph node in different areas of our bodies in areas where they are closest to the skin. Read more...