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Lymph nodes in neck are swollen with no other symptoms. What to do?

May 2013
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Hey, my lymph nodes in my neck are swollen. Noticed it one week ago. No other symptoms. Should see a doc now or wait to see if they go down?
Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can wait and watch

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
Generally lymphnodal enlargement may occur due to some underlying infection.
Sometimes subclinical infections can also cause lymphnodal enlargement.
After subsidence of infection also, lymphnodal engagement can persist for few days.
So if you are not having any symptoms, you can wait and watch.
Possibly the swelling will subside in few weeks.
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