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What causes swollen glands behind the neck?

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Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016
Question: Ihave swol;len glands on the inside of my shoulders near the back of my neck
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely lymphadenitis but need more information.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.

From your descriptions,it is likely lymphadenitis,a lymph node enlargement over your back of neck.

It could be because of viral infection or sometimes bacterial infection.

But it should be confirmed by complete medical history and clinical examination with some relevant tests if required.

So,let me know some more information,

Do you have fever or sore throat or flu like symptoms?
Since how many days you have noticed these glands swollen?
Is there pain or tenderness?

Kindly get back to me with these answers,I will give my opinion after that.

Regards,

Dr.Sandip Kabra


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What causes swollen glands behind the neck?

Brief Answer: Likely lymphadenitis but need more information. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. From your descriptions,it is likely lymphadenitis,a lymph node enlargement over your back of neck. It could be because of viral infection or sometimes bacterial infection. But it should be confirmed by complete medical history and clinical examination with some relevant tests if required. So,let me know some more information, Do you have fever or sore throat or flu like symptoms? Since how many days you have noticed these glands swollen? Is there pain or tenderness? Kindly get back to me with these answers,I will give my opinion after that. Regards, Dr.Sandip Kabra