Swollen lymph nodes

What is Swollen lymph nodes?

Lymphnodes are swollen and painful during an infection.They are also diagnostically important in cancers and tuberculosis.

Questions and answers on "Swollen lymph nodes"

Does the flu cause night sweats and swollen lymph nodes in the neck? I was diagnosed with the flu 5 days ago. I am starting to feel a little better, but now have swollen lymph nodes and night sweats. Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, flu can cause that

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, viral infections including the flu can cause night sweat and enlarged lymph nodes. night sweating will resolve quickly on its own when the flu subsides.. the swollen lymph nodes are self limited and will decrease in size gradually...

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for dr rovena Murati

hope you will b fine. Dr now many things i am feeling better. like stomach is improved very much. muscle twitching is also very less, . but now my problem is i am feeling some thing under chin , i dont know its normal or i have some swollen gland. i have no pain , but if i check by hand under my chin or jaw i feel glands. and i think these are abnormal . and i am in fear that i have something . i am not a doctor to confirm this. but i think its not normal . now due to again and again touching i am feeling something under chin. can please tell me if somebody have these glands abnormal what could b the other possible symptoms. ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again Rakesh!
It is nice to hear again from you and I am glad that you are feeling better with your stomach problem and other symptoms are improving.

Regrading the current problem ,it is important to specify if you are touching lymph nodes...

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Doctor,

You will recall you previously helped me with my question about an initial herpes outbreak. Unfortunately, my question session with you closed yesterday and I was not able to reopen it or ask you about it directly through the app so I am using the computer. I asked a question this morning regarding something I saw this morning, but unfortunately got another doctor, not you, and his description of some things seems inconsistent with what you have said and what I have read. So I am writing you directly since you have a history and familiarity with my issue.

I noticed this morning a pink spot on the corner of my mouth. It is not raised and is not painful or sore. Absolutely no pain, which I would think important based on your prior advice about presentation and obvious pain. It does appear to be a minor cut of sorts, or an abrasion; if shallow, it is very minimal.. I do not see any vesicles like you described, though I can arguably see two little dots in the center of it. This spot is on the outer lip line and looks to run into the middle of the lip as well although that may be a fordyce spot on the inside lip.

No fever or other symptoms. I did have a bad case of diarrhea upon getting back from vacation, but I would presume this unrelated.

This appeared 13 days after possible exposure which I previously discussed with you. I confirmed with the girl that she does not have HSV or any history of outbreaks (though I know that assymptomatic still remains an option). No symptoms prior to that, except some minor tingling on all lips from being in the sun.

I'd be glad to post some pictures once you answer. Also, if possible, you can review our earlier thread this week to refresh yourself of my issue.

Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No sign of herpes. Relax completely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello young buddy,

Welcome again to the forum and thanks for posting your concern.

I do remember all the issues regarding the possibility of herpes and related concern. I very well temper that you didn't had any sort of lesion...

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Hey doctor,
I had a sexual encounter with an unknown girl 2 weeks ago. And i am really worried about any std i got. I did unprotected sex. She is 38 years old unmarried.since the within 2 days of the sex , i had a feverish feeling with high fatigue in my legs and hand joints.
Also a mild headache. Then things got normal except the fatigue in legs and hands . but now again i am having like 5 mouth ulcers since last two days. along with the fatigue in my legs and hands, which worsens when i wake up in mornings. I have to literally do the knocking of my joints every morning to release the pain. I am really worried and i kind of a fear from any stds like hiv or herpes or anysort of this.
I also have a muscular contraction near my abdomen to the crotch like something is very stiff right there.Also i have a skin rash on both of my upper hands but that is since 2-3 years i just guess it might have worsened (It was the condition which most teenagers have but now i feel it has spread.) Please suggest me what to do now? I plan to get a hiv test once a month is over but i am worried if i have any other illness it might worsen for the time i wait. So please suggest the best option.
I am based in tokyo, Originaly from XXXXXXX came her like 4 month ago.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your symptoms are unlikely to be due to HIV/STD.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
Earliest symptoms due to a HIV infection can occur only after 3-4 weeks after the exposure. So your symptoms are unlikely be due to HIV. Fever, fatigue can occur...

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My 14 year old daughter had strep throat in February along with swollen lymph nodes and extreme tiredness. She was put on amoxicillin. As of today, she is still not herself. Still Complaining of tiredness and her neck still hurts in the back near spine. Is this normal?




doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Swollen lymph nodes and musculoskeletal pain can gives hurting neck.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. Swollen lymph nodes and musculoskeletal pain can gives such hurting neck. Usually within 3 days of therapy with amoxicillin you can see...

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Hi I have had swollen lymph nodes under my jaw in my neck above my collar bone in my armpits and my groin for about a year now.. I have been to 5 doctors from infectious disease, ENT, and an oncologist. They have run a battery of tests for all autoimmune diseases, infections, bacterial and viral as well as hep C and B STD's and HIV. I had deciminated mat Herpies on my back a year ago when many of the nodes came up. I have had 2 core biopsies of the nodes as well as 2 ct scans the biopsies came back as reactive hyperplasia and folicar hyperplasia. The only things found on the ct scans were low density liver lesions to small to characterize as well as one on my left kidney too small to characterize as well that was it. I have developed severe anxiety because of this. They cannot find a cause for the lymph nodes. I am worried sick that a cancer of some sort is hiding... I feel like it will be too late when they find it and I will die. Please help me to accept that I cannot get an answer to the cause and forget about it being the end of me. Thank you.. By the way I am a 33 year old female and am now 3 months pregnant.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
PET scan

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I have gone through your history.

I would advise you to do a PET scan to find the cause of swollen lymph nodes.

Biopsy has to be done from the largest space occupying lesion in the scan to rule out any sort of malignancy.

Regards

DR...

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swollen lymph nodes .. possible exposure to hiv with a woman of unknown status when the condom broke.. that was back in may.. swelling of lymph nodes have been lasting for about 2 weeks... seeming to go up and down in size.. . woman known to be intravenous drug abuser... now having swollen lymph nodes in neck and possibly in andomen.. needing help..

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Lbsyes,

Welcome to HCM.

The risk of getting HIV from possible single exposure is very unlikely specially when the status of women is unknown. Even though the women is positive then also there is very less chance of transmission of infection...

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can i take benadryl for swollen lymph nodes. if so how many and if not what can I do for the swelling

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lymphadenopathy

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare magic and thanks for putting up the query
Benadryl is a cough syrup..it won't be helpful in swollen lymph nodes.
Please tell me do you have any sore throat or fever?
Swollen lymph nodes are on one side of neck or both?...

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It all started with a itchy, scally, burning rash on my hands. It really started irratating me after not having it looked at for over two weeks. It started affecting my sleep and my hands were looking horrible. So finally i went and seen a doctor because my hands looked horrible. The doctor said it was occupational dermatitis that had became infected because i kept itching it and causing it to have pus. I am a hair stylist so my hands are always in hair XXXXXXX hair products, and water. So the doctor perscribed me a steroid and antibiotic. I took the medicine and it seem to go away but i continued working and it seem to come right back and at this time is when i noticed the the two swollen lymph nodes in my arm pit. One being under the arm rifht where the arm meets the arm pit and one being right at the start of the armpit but not mushed together. They are both on my right arm. They are both about the size of a marble and are a little hard and painless. So i went back in to the doctor to take care of my hands again and have the lumps checked out. He prescribed me more steroids to deal with the hands but no antibiotic this time. He said the lymph nodes were swollen because i just had an infection and that what happens. So i took the steroid again and the hands got better but the lymph nodes stayed the same. I continued working and a month later i still have the swollen lymph nodes and just a little irration to my hand, specifically my finger is still a little itchy and has a few little scales and cuts. After reading online about swollen lymph nodes that are firm and painless only associated with cancer i freaked out. I jave anxiety through the roof and i went back to my doctors and he was still convinced it was from my hand infection a month ago. So since i was so upset he ordered me a ultra sound of my armpit. I am still worried and cannot sleep and was wondering if this is lymphoma cancer or could it really be just swollen lymph nodes from my hand irratation/infection? The reason i ask is because google and all my online reseach convinced me that firm painless swollen lymph nodes are only asscoiated with cancer! Please help.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Wear gloves while working, ask for FNAC

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome.
I have gone through your query.
Lymph nodes in axilla drain from hand and upper part of the breast. As you have mentioned that you had infection in hand, it might be due to this. Painless enlarged lymph nodes does...

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DEAR DOCTOR,
First of all I am really thankful to you for reading my questions. Basically I have too questions which are as follows:

Question No 1:
I am 25 years old male. I had a protected sex with a unknown prostitute in Dubai on March 13. After some time I experienced the following symptoms:

1) The very next day when I was taking bath, I scratch upper portion of my hand and I noticed very small red spots appeared.
2) Moderate Level flu after few days
2) After few weeks I experienced fever along with swollen lymph nodes behind my ear and groin area. (Please note that I never got these swollen lymph nodes in my previous life no matter how much the fever is and this is the first time I experienced these swollen lymph nodes)
3) Also got fungal infection between my two foot figures.
4) Unusual patches on my tongue. I have attached pictures for your convenience.

After exact 4 months I went for HIV testing and tested negative. HIV (AG/AB) test was done for me and I dont know whether it is a third generation test or a forth generation test. I have also attached test result report for your review. Here I also want to mention that although I used condom but there is some broken skin on my penis.

Nowadays all of the above mentioned symptoms disappeared expect for these listed below (after 9 months of the incident):
1) Unusual patches on my tongue.
2) Sometimes watery mouth.
3) Sometimes very slight itch feels on my tongue.
4) Frequency of stool increased and every time I passes stool, it is mostly watery form.
5) My weight has also increased too much after that sex incident -- may be it is because of reason that my frequency of masturbation has also increased.
6) I also feel numbness in my body parts when I sit still for some time.

Now I only want to ask that whether I have a risk of being HIV positive. Is there a need of further testing? Is HIV (AG/AB) test after 4 months conclusive, if YES, then why I am still experiencing symptoms and why swollen lymph nodes appeared along with fever after few weeks of sex?
Please answer and also explain why I experienced all mentioned symptoms if I have no HIV risk.

Question No 2:
I have sleep problems for almost 5 years. I consulted various psychiatrist. I was diagnosed with SCHZIOAFFECTIVE DISORDER and DEPRESSION. I took aripiprazole, Procyclidine (HCl) and prozac and my sleep was perfectly fine but after some years these medicines stopped working for me and I started taking sleeping pills but sleeping pills also some times work and some times. Here I want to mention that despite of the fact that I cant sleep properly at night I can sleep sometime during the day. One another psychiatrist diagnosed me with anxiety disorder but I think I have DELAYED SLEEP PHASE SYNDROME because I can sleep properly in morning and after but not at night. Now please tell me what is the exact problem with me?

Please answer both questions separately and also explain causes and solutions as I am quite worried. I will be really thankful. Thanks for your time.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your test report 4 months after the exposure ruled out HIV infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
First of all, 2nd question asked by you is concerned with different speciality and you have to send the query to a psychiatrist and all the...

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the muscle that runs down the front right side of neck constantly pulls and strains but i also have swollen lymph node under behind my ear had ulrasound done and said tissue looks good inside lymph, i have been in multiple wrecks so i have had whiplash before can you tell me what can i do to stretch or make this muscle feel better sometime the left muscle hurts too i have slept on my right side for years could that have something to do with it

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Hi. I have a pea sized lump on the left side of my head, above the joint where my jaw connects, about an inch higher than my ear lobe. It is tender and larger than the twin on the the other side of my head. I have been having headaches/pain- only on the left side, for approx 3 weeks. I thought maybe TMJ but I have no popping or clicking nor any problem with mobility. At times I think I have an ear ache (like stabbing pain) but mostly it s dull, achey, almost like a flu headache. I also notice that my left eye feels like it s fuzzy, droopy, numb- but there is no physical sign of any of this- Is this something I should be concerned about?

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