Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Lymphadenoapthy. Lymph glands can swell and get inflamed during infectious periods or with other medical conditions. If the swelling does not go down after a few days or with treatment of an infection, get checked out. Best wishes.

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Hello, im not clear on whether I have a cyst or a swollen lymph gland. It is under my jaw next to my artery. It Hurts when I move or touch it.

Do see a doc... A new growth like you described, needs to be examined by a doctor. It may be either of the things you described or something else but only by seeing the location and getting a feel of it would a doc know what to do next. Best to you. Read more...

I have a very Sore area on my upper right breast, near my arm pit - maybe a tender lymph gland. It's feels bruised and sore to touch but no swelling.?

Lump on Breast. I am very conservative when it comes to new Breast lumps. I feel they all should be checked out. This is both for your piece of mind and because missing something is potentially devastating. Your chances of it being anything is low but not zero. Please make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation. Read more...

On the right side of my neck, my lymph node feels swollen/tender to the touch, what exactly could that mean? Should I worry?

Probably fine. Lymph nodes are immune factories. They swell most often when they gear up to combat a local infection. Insect bites, colds and other respiratory viruses are the most common causes. Yes it can also be something serious but that is very unlikely. A cat scratch can lead to a hugely swollen lymph node. If its getting very big or not shrinking within a week or two, see a doctor but that is unlikely. Read more...
Usually inflammatory. Cervical adenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes is usually associated with inflammation/infection, such as sore throat or tonsillitis.Runny nose, sore throat, fever and other indications of an upper respiratory infection. If these do not subside in reasonable time period or symptoms get worse should contact physician.The lymph system important part of the immune system to defend viruses, bacteria, etc. Read more...
Lymph Nodes. Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of many clinical conditions from a simple viral infection to something more serious. I would highly recommend that you see a physician who will determine what tests and or treatment are best for your specific situation. Do not let this go unattended. Read more...
Monitoring Centers. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Read more...

I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?

Not necessary. If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge. Read more...

Okay so update to my last question, the lymph node by my boob is still sore, its not swollen, just hurts when I touch it.?

Get examined! This is not normal. If you have not been seen, then you should. Serious things could be causing this and you would not want to delay. Not all enlargement and tenderness is due to infection. Depending on your age and other risks and issues, you may need a diagnositc mammogram, an ultrasound of the area or even an MRI of the breast. Start with a history, exam and then go from there. Antibiotics? Read more...

Swollen lymph node in armpit for 3 days. Is tender and painful to touch?

Monitoring Centers. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Read more...