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What causes tender swollen lymp node?

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Dr. Michael Olds
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Several things

Lymph nodes are a site of inflammatory response and immune reaction.
Swollen, tender lymph nodes are a common response to bacterial or viral infection. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become tender in certain autoimmune diseases. Lymphoma is a type of tumor that develops in lymph nodes and finally certain types of cancer will "drain" cells into a lymph nodes and spread to those nodes.

In brief: Several things

Lymph nodes are a site of inflammatory response and immune reaction.
Swollen, tender lymph nodes are a common response to bacterial or viral infection. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become tender in certain autoimmune diseases. Lymphoma is a type of tumor that develops in lymph nodes and finally certain types of cancer will "drain" cells into a lymph nodes and spread to those nodes.
Dr. Michael Olds
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Typically, a tender swollen lymph node means your body is trying to fight a localized infection.
Most of the time, these events are self-limited. If you are having fevers, the tenderness increases, and your skin overlying the lymph node becomes extremely red, you will need to see you doctor for additional treatment.

In brief: Infection

Typically, a tender swollen lymph node means your body is trying to fight a localized infection.
Most of the time, these events are self-limited. If you are having fevers, the tenderness increases, and your skin overlying the lymph node becomes extremely red, you will need to see you doctor for additional treatment.
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