Lymph Node Enlargement

Lymph nodes drain the lymphatic fluid and offer protection. Any infection causes lymph node enlargement or lymphadenopathy. They become palpable and tender during an infection. It is usually accompanied by fever, cold, night sweats, etc. Based on the site of infection, the lymph nodes pertaining to the area swell. Hard and fixed nodes are a sign of malignancy. Leukemia and lymphoma are malignancies involving the lymphatic system.

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I have urinary incontinence, pain and swelling in groin lymph nodes. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 34 years old male. I started having incontinence problems about four to six months ago (cause unknown). It began with issues only happening at night while sleeping. A month ago it had progressed to occasionally not even being able to make it to the bathroom before I began to pee. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. I have some questions for you as follows: At present do you have any incontinence? Was it protected or unprotected sex? Are ulcers at the site of the cut or in your penis? If possible send me more broad view images of ulcers and penis...  Read Full »

I see swollen lymph nodes on baby's neck even after antibiotics. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I happen to see swollen lymph nodes at the back of the neck in my 1 year old baby. I have consulted a doctor last month. He gave antibiotics for five days. But still, I see the swelling (from last month 20th, he has boils like prickly heat on the head, forehead, and hands which heals b...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Prominent lymph nodes are common in children below the age of 6 years. As long as the child is not chronically ill, is gaining weight, feeding well, and not having any other problems, you need not worry. Also, as regards the lymph node, you should keep a check if the...  Read Full »

Do pus and blood appear while plucking ingrown pubic hairs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. About a week ago, I noticed an ingrown hair in my pubic area. I left it for a couple of days and then put a hot compression on the area, exfoliated, and tried to free the hair. I used a pin to pull the end out of the skin so I could tweeze the hair out, but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through your history, I suppose you are having folliculitis. The lesion is filled with pus, then the best way to get rid of it completely is to incise and drain the pus completely. After draining the pus, you may have to apply antibacterial ointments like Mu...  Read Full »

My CT shows multiple subcentimeter nodules in thyroid. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a swelling on my neck a while back. It has been that swollen for a while now, more than six months. It is not going down and sometimes there is a pain when I am more active. I am starting to get concerned with it as it is not going down. I had a CT scan about three months bac...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can see that there is fullness on the right side of the neck in the picture. In the CT scan images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I find there are few lymph nodes on the sides of your neck but probably because of the small size, your report does not ...  Read Full »

Will poor oral hygeine and improper diet contribute to swollen lymph nodes on neck with sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently (the last week at the most) my lymph nodes in my neck have been very swollen. When looking at the back of my throat, I can see small tonsil stones, small, but many. There is swelling which I am hoping is associated with the stones and there is a lot of swelling at the top of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from swelling of lymph nodes on the neck with swelling of tonsil and sore throat. You lead an erratic life. You are a smoker. You do not maintain your oral hygiene regularly. You also do...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and give your opinion on my issues after intercourse with multiple girls.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. I had a body-to-body massage 20 months ago. The massage includes sexual intercourse with multiple girls. I have completely abstained from such activities for the past 18 months. I took tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for one month after that massage. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). As you had protected intercourse, you seem to have saved yourself from HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HBV (Hepatitis B virus), syphilis, gonorrhea, treponema, and tube...  Read Full »

High fever and swollen lymph node. Is it a bacterial or viral infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has been sick with a high fever (between 101.7 to 103 degrees) and swollen lymph node on one side of his jaw right beneath his left ear, complained of pain in the neck, and pain inside his mouth. I took him to his pediatrician the following day and was prescribed Clindamycin 150...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here are the points I would like to bring across: The lymph node is quite inflamed as per the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you sent. It may be inflamed in the event of any infection be it viral or bacterial. Your reports are showing...  Read Full »

Why do I have throbbing pain and swelling in the lymph nodes present beneath the jaw for the past one year?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old female. My height is 5 feet and 3 inches. I do not have any medical problems, and I am only taking oral contraceptives. I have had swollen lymph nodes underneath my jaw for the past year. I originally thought that the cause might be tonsil stones. A month ago, I notic...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can very well understand your concern. You have provided very little information and have not mentioned other important details, which would have helped a great deal in evaluating your clinical history and making a precise diagnosis. The important information requ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for headache, weakness, and stomach ache after a cat scratched me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. This week, I bought two kittens and a dog. I took good care of them and cleaned them thrice a day. One of my kittens scratched me a bit, but I cleaned the scratch with soap and alcohol. It has been six days and the scratch is gone. But, I feel very weak late...  Read Full »

Dr. Ehsan Samarbafzadeh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems like you most probably do have a cat scratch disease. The symptoms usually appear a few days after the cat scratches or bites. The typical symptoms are fever, tiredness, and also a lymph node enlargement, although not all of them might appear in every patie...  Read Full »

What can result in blood in stool with stomach pain in small children?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 11 years old. His sonography impression shows the presence of sub-centric, nonnecrotic, pre and para-aortic mesenteric lymph nodes. He suffers from stomach pain and also has blood in stools. Currently, he is taking Mebex and Monocef. His WBC level is above the normal. Please ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mesenteric lymph node enlargement can be seen in children without a cause, and it is called as primary mesenteric lymphadenitis. In secondary causes, infections like tuberculosis or enteric fever or viral fever can also cause it. Blood in the stool can also occur due to...  Read Full »

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