Enlarged Lymph Node

The lymph nodes can get enlarged or swollen as a result of infection, stress, immune disorder, or cancer. During infection, the lymph node gets enlarged due to immune cell activity in them. Any infection of an organ causes swelling of the nearby lymph nodes.

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Why do my neck lumps not respond to antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have a lump on both sides of my neck that I first noticed two months ago and still not going away even with antibiotics. I have no fever. Six months back, I had an ear infection and was prescribed antibiotics. I was also diagnosed with COVID-19 a year before....  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lumps or lymph nodes enlargement on the neck are often met with many conditions. The most common cause is tooth decay or infection inside the oral cavity or gums. Ear infection also produces lymph node enlargement. If you have a chronic infection, then the glands will ...  Read Full »

I have an enlarged lymph node on the side of my neck with a low fever and ANA 1:16. What might it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have enlarged lymph nodes on the side of my neck and experienced a low fever on and off for four days. I tested positive for ANA (Antinuclear antibody) 1:16, speckled pattern. No sign of abnormality in my chest x-ray result. I do not have any other symptoms, such as skin rash or muscle...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. When actually in large lymph nodes, it can be due to infection. Bacterial infection can lead to such swollen lymph nodes. But at the same time, positive ANA indicates for them, so there might be rheumatoid arthriti...  Read Full »

Are the painless bumps on the back of my throat cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, What are these white painless bumps inside the back of my throat? There is no irritation or pain. Are they cancerous? I can see only two of these for now. I have no history of illness. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. The painless bumps at the back of your throat suggest chronic pharyngeal inflammation. These painless structures are lymphoid follicles that have slightly increased in size, and it represents the first line of d...  Read Full »

Can a rheumatologist diagnose the cause of enlarged lymph nodes from biopsy reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I had enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of the neck. I sought a consult and had a neck dissection and biopsy. I believe I am healthy. I do not feel anything except for the enlarged lymph nodes. It was noted in the result Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis consider:1.Kikuchi-Fujimoto2.L...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details submitted. Localized painless cervical lymphadenopathy, kikuchi's lymphadenitis, is a well-known, though uncommon idiopathic lymphadenitis. It is a self-limiting entity and will remit on its own. The close differential diagnosis i...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicine to relieve throat pain that is radiating to the ears.

Query: Hi doctor, It has been three weeks that I am experiencing front neck pain. First two weeks, it is just the right side that is painful, and the pain is just manageable. On the third week (this week), the pain worsens, that I have to take a pain reliever. The entire front of my neck is painful, and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need an antibiotic. Please take Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid (Augmentin) 625 mg thrice daily with meals for five days. Take Chymoral Forte (Trypsin Chymotrypsin) tablet before meals thrice daily for three days. Take Montelukast (Singulair) 10 mg, Levocetirizin...  Read Full »

When should I be concerned about my enlarged lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, My lymph nodes are hard and enlarged. I can move them and can pull them. Some of them are about the same diameter as my thumb. I had two even larger ones removed (benign) when I was 16, and I am HIV positive. HIV positive is a risk factor for lymphoma. I do not have pain. Should I be...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for the problems you have. Lymph nodes are distributed elsewhere in the body. They are some castles of white cells or defense cells. When there is an exposure to germs, or there is an infection, the lymph nodes start working and get enlarged in response. ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my left abdominal area?

Query: Hello doctor, My primary issue was blood in the stool. The stools used to be dark or red in color. It was difficult to pass unless I pushed extremely hard due to very dense or heavy stool. I had constipation almost daily for a few months leading up to seeing blood in the stool. Since I was very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to hear about your condition and your experience in ER (emergency room). There are certain conditions that can explain your symptoms. I sincerely feel that you have not been evaluated thoroughly. You might be having an infection of the gut (colitis), infla...  Read Full »

What does a lump under collar bone on right side mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I consulted two doctors regarding a lump that I could feel above my left collarbone, whenever I strain or turn my neck. Both the doctors said that it was just a prominent tendon, but gave me an ultrasound to ease my mind. The ultrasound said 'there is a 6 by 4 mm hypoechoic nodule in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a lymph node in the left supraclavicular region called as Virchow's node. If enlarged, it may indicate a malignancy of the abdominal region as that is the draining pathway of the lymph from that area. A lymph node from cancer is generally very hard to palpa...  Read Full »

What causes a painless immovable small lump under the armpit?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a small lump under my armpit. It is painless, and its color is the same as my skin. It is hard and does not move when touched. I have no fever. I am aware that some family members also have lumps (my uncle and brother on their back, my father on the bottom part of his neck)...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A lump can be caused due to several reasons like folliculitis, sebaceous cyst, skin tag, lipoma, neurofibroma, etc. Can you tell for how long you have this lump? And send me a picture for further diagnosis.  Read Full »

Does a drained anal abscess still need surgery to prevent recurrence?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an abscess.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please provide me further details about your case?  Read Full »

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