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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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After unprotected sex, I developed dry mouth. Is it HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing hoping you can give me a sigh of relief or a little clarity. First, let me start by saying I do have an HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) phobia. However, below will give you a better idea of my story. Two months back, I had unprotected oral sex with a guy that lasted for...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A fourth generation HIV duo test is considered reliableand conclusive if it is still negative after six weeks. Most STD (sexually transmitted diseases) specialists consider this six weeks gap as the upper limit of the window period for an HIV duo test result to be consid...  Read Full »

Why do I have lymph node pain under my neck?

Query: Hi doctor, What could be causing the extreme pains in my lymph nodes under my neck and tingling the in head? Should I see a doctor in person? I had a sinus infection a month ago when the neck pains suddenly appeared. I was given antibiotics. It got rid of my other sinus symptoms, but not the lymph ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The first possibility of meningitis is unlikely. It would cause fever, severe headache and patient will be very sick. I do not think this to be a lymph node pain because lymph nodes will hurt only when they enlarge in a short duration of maximum one or two wee...  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. Tablet Augmentin 625 duo (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid) three ...  Read Full »

What causes a painful mastoid swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a swelling in the mastoid area four days ago. The swelling is tender on the touch. Two days later, the swelling bothered me a lot with throbbing pain, making me dizzy and stomach sick. I quickly made a doctor's appointment, and they said no signs of an ear infection but a lymph...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the picture you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is swelling behind the ear pinna. Most likely, it is postauricular lymph node swelling. Such swelling would cause symptoms like redness, localized pain or tenderness, inc...  Read Full »

What Are The Causes Of Inguinal Lymphadenopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a swollen lymph node in my groin and for which I took antibiotics for two weeks. But, there was no improvement. So two days back, I had a biopsy of the whole lymph node. I will get the results in five days from now. I am worried because, now I have another swollen lymph node in the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For any cause of inguinal lymphadenopathy, excision of nodes is not a definitive treatment. It is done just for a diagnostic purpose, so once you get the biopsy reports, we will know more about your illness. The swelling in the other lymph node that is of no additional co...  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 »

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 »

I have a painful swollen lymph node in my neck area. Is it due to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, and I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, from the past five years. It is well controlled by Synthroid and natural thyroid. Over the last few months, I have been having some worrying symptoms. I am literally so tired all the time, and I am severely anemic even if I t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Get a thyroid profile and complete hemogram done. Your symptoms are very vague and they do not point to any one disease. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

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