Lymph Node Pain

Lymph node pain may present along with lymph node swelling. Lymph nodes become palpable and tender while fighting against any infection. Based on the site of infection, the nearby lymph nodes pain and swell. Other known causes of tender and swollen lymph nodes are cancer, autoimmune disorders, sexually transmitted diseases. The pain from lymph nodes will regress once the infection resolves. Otherwise, for excessive pain, a warm compress and painkillers may be taken.

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I had oral sex recently and later have been suffering from lymph node pain, night sweats, and a burning sensation during urination. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a hand job three months ago, from a massage girl, after two days I started having burns during urine and fatigue, and night sweats and I took antibiotics for 45 days. I did have a test after 50 days after the incident of HIV rapid fourth-generation antigen or antibodies (negative). ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Manchanda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your test results are quite assuring for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Symptoms could be due to various reasons. Get a CBC (complete blood count), urine routine and culture sensitivity test, vitamin D3 levels, FBS (fasting blood sugar), and an FNA (fine needle ...  Read Full »

I have a one-centimeter-long palpable lymph node in my groin. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small palpable lymph node in my groin. It is about one centimeter long. It is movable and has not grown. I have been able to feel it for about four months. I first noticed it when I had a small cyst on my groin. Should I be concerned that it is still palpable? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have mentioned palpable lymph node swelling in the groin area. Initially small, and now attained its present size. Kindly answer the following questions. Is there any localized infection around the groin area? Any symptoms related t...  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 noti...  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 »

Can a swollen lymph node in the neck cause jaw and head pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out on behalf of my spouse, and I am looking for a second opinion. The lymph node on the left side of the neck has been swollen for some time now, causing continuous pain in the head's neck, jaw, and back. Pain is now moving into the left arm, hand, and leg. It has been ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. With the symptoms you have mentioned, one of the possibilities I think is probable cervical spondylitis with possible nerve entrapment. It is very likely for a lymph node in the neck to be picked up by an ultrasound device...  Read Full »

I have had a small pea-sized lump on my jawline for years. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a small lump on my jawline for years; recently, another one has popped up next to it. It is small, like pea-sized. Sometimes they are sore, sometimes not sore. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. A small lump below the jawline can be an enlarged lymph node or a sebaceous cyst. Both are usually painless but can cause pain if infected. Is the lump growing? Is it visible or only palpable? Is it mobile or fixed? Is it superficial, just ...  Read Full »

Can the lump under my male breast be cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. My complaint is that I have a breast lump in my right breast lower outer quadrant. I noticed it three days ago. I have pain at that site. I also noticed redness in the surrounding areas. I have poor beard growth and chest hair so I suspect that it could be gyne...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably it is gynecomastia as it is common in young age and may cause pain. Although, breast cancer is rare in males, it is more aggressive with rapid growth and spread. I suggest that you take painkillers and send me a photo of the red lump Also if you have no...  Read Full »

What is the rationale behind lymph node enlargement in my baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year 8-month-old son has a single lymph node enlargement which is movable around 1.5 cm. There are no other signs or symptoms. There is no sign of any infections. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Single lymph node has no significance if there are no associated infections. Maybe your child had some cold or minor infection around that area due to which the lymph nodes got enlarged. You should show a doctor when lymph node increases in size as it is becoming ver...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of acid reflux, pain in the armpit and the right jaw. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a history of acid reflux for about three years, and I used to take Nexpro 20 once a week. Then, I moved to another country, and the acid reflex issue almost disappeared. I would take one tablet in three weeks. I had been up to 112 kg in the past, and now I weigh 107 kg. Before shift...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You seem to have three issues. First is the acid, next is the breast issue, and the third jaw-related issue. 1. For acid, continue taking Esomeprazole (antacid) 40 mg twice daily a half an hour before meals (not a...  Read Full »

When I woke up, I found a tender lymph node on the right side of the neck. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, When I woke up, I found a tender lymph node on the right side of the neck under the jawline three days ago. The pain has gotten slightly better but is still swollen. I have no other symptoms. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you check the mouth, throat, tonsils, and skin near the lymph nodes for infection. Lymph nodes act as filters to isolate infections and are a protective response by the body. I also suggest you gargle your mouth with warm salt water for ten days and brush y...  Read Full »

I am noticing a lump under my arms which is rubbery and tender. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump under my arm. I do shave, but I am unsure if it is from shaving or a lymph node. First, it was rubbery and tender on both armpits. Now, it is dark in color and fading, does not hurt anymore, and is not tender to touch. I have had it for a week.  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the axillary region, it is common in a lot of populations to see such a lump. There is no problem in shaving. I suggest you consult a doctor and take the following medications with his or her consent. 1) Tablet Augmentin 625 duo (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid) ...  Read Full »

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