What sort of disease is cervical lymphadenopathy?

It's not. Cervical (neck) or any other location lymphadenopathy isn't a disease. It is a sign/symptom. It may be anything on a huge differential diagnosis list. See discussion in this manuscript: http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext.
Big neck lymph nodes. Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck are usually due to a cold or other respiratory infection. They can also be seen with some unusual infections and tumors, though this is much less common.

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Should I still go to work if I have cervical lymphadenopathy?

Probably. It likely would depend on how you feel. Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck can result from ear, nose, throat, or viral infections - and the lymphadenopathy may take days or weeks to resolve even after the infection has resolved. If you have a highly contagious infection, you should avoid exposing others regardless of your lymph nodes. Read more...

How common is it for somebody to get cervical lymphadenopathy?

Very common. Very common. It could be caused by many things- infection is the most common cause. Inflammation, autoimmune disorder, malignancy could also give you lymphadenopathy. Read more...

Are some people more prone to getting cervical lymphadenopathy?

Enlarged lymph. Nodes around the neck are very common, especially in children. Far and away the most common cause of these in the front of the neck is viral upper respiratory infections. Such nodes in the back of the neck can be a bit more concerning, particularly in adults. Other causes: strep throat, infected nodes (lymphadenitis), imflammatory conditions, malignancies (lymphoma and others). Read more...

Cervical lymphadenopathy with scan, can you tell me more about this?

Yes. Cervical lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes in the neck) can be caused by several things. They range from benign ( such as an infection) to serious (as in cancer). Your doctor, after doing a thorough history and physical, can determine how serious it is and if you need to see a specialist. Read more...

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cervical lymphadenopathy?

It depends. You need to know first what is the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. There are a lot of things that can make your lymph nodes enlarged. You will need to rule out infections, autoimmune disorders, immunodeficiency syndrome, malignancy etc. The best treatment has to be directed to the etiology/ cause of the problem. Many times, antibiotic is prescribed if infection is thought to be the cause. Read more...

What is cervical lymphadenopathy? I have scattered subcentimeter lymph nodes throughout my neck should I worry?

Lymph nodes in your. There are many reasons for the neck lymph nodes to get enlarged. Most often the cause is infection or inflammation of your throat. Such nodes are often tender to touch or pressure. You can watch the size of the lymph nodes. if they get any bigger, then an examination by your doctor is advised. A biopsy of the node may be done if there is any suspicion of lymph gland cancer(called a lymphoma). Read more...
Depends. Can you feel the nodes? How long you been able to feel these? Have the nodes become larger, painful or ulcerated? Do you have fever? Did you lose weight? You may watch and wait .You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. Read more...