"Lymphadenitis is inflammation and enlargement of the lymph nodes due to a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. People with lymphadenitis may have red, tender skin over lymph nodes, swollen, tender, or hard lymph nodes, and fever. Lymphadenitis can spread within hours, so prompt treatment is needed. Medications such as antibiotics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory medicines, and cool compresses help reduce inflammation and pain.
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I had a lymph node enlargement under my left jaw five months back, and now I am experiencing pain in my left breast. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor,I had a lymph node enlargement under my left jaw five months back. I have been taking infection medicines, but two months ago, the pain reached my left breast on the axial point. Right now, there is inflammation and pain in the whole left breast, passing to the right axial point. Is this l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The diagnostic reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shared appears to be a case of mastitis, possibly a bacterial infection causing breast inflammation or swelling. Your blood reports (attachments removed to protect... Read Full »
What causes a whitish lump in the back of the throat?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a whitish lump at the back of my throat located on the posterior wall. I suffer badly from post nasal drip but not sure if this is related, doctors seem unsure and I am worried sick. Any input as to what this could be? Suffer from GERD, post nasal drip, have had blood at the back ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, it is most likely submucosal lymphadenitis of the posterior pharyngeal wall. This may develop secondary to chronic infection of the nose, paranasal sinuses, and throat. To confirm the diagnosis, you may go for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) ... Read Full »
Is the doctor correct in taking biopsy from only one area of lymph node?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have a neck swelling (lump in my neck) in the posterior triangle area for a few weeks. X-ray chest and USG whole abdomen are clear. I went to the doctor and done FNAC which showed reactive lymphoid hyperplasia and started Augmentin antibiotic and later Ceftum... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tuberculosis can present with single or multiple enlarged neck nodes. It is unlikely that one lymph node will be due to lymphoma and another due to tuberculosis. Your doctor did the right thing by taking a biopsy from one area of lymph node only. No need to take fro... Read Full »
Is breast pain along with some small bumps in armpit a matter of concern?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I am suffering from breast pain for a year. The pain is present only on the left breast. I consulted a surgeon and took a scan. it showed fat necrosis and lymphadenitis on the left side. The doctor told me that it seems to be cyclic pain and prescribed a Vitamin E ta... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need some detailed information. Please mention your marital status and mention the number of children you have. I need your scan report to see the exact condition. Please attach some photographs. As per the concern, you have a probable diagnosis of cyclical mastalgia.... Read Full »
What could be the hard, painful lump in my neck near Adam's apple that moves when I swallow?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a hard, painful lump in my neck above my Adam's apple. It moves when I swallow. I can pinch it from underneath and move it around slightly.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, the neck swelling seems like submental lymphadenitis. It is inflammation of the submental lymph node. The common causes are oral cavity infections and skin infections like acne. If you have any skin conditions (acne), it should be treated first ... Read Full »
Can you please suggest a remedy to heal the lump under my tonsils causing an inability to swallow?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a painful lump under my tonsil since a week. It hurts during swallowing. Otherwise, I have no other symptoms. I was not sick or traveled anywhere recently. My lymph nodes are also slightly swollen. I have attached a picture. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The growth is just an enlarged lymph node in the oral cavity. You also seem to have enlarged and infected tonsils. I suggest you take a course of antibiotics like Amoxyclav (Amoxycillin and Clavula... 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 »
What is the indication for surgery in case of TB lymphadenitis?
Query: Hi doctor, I have enlarged lymph node on the neck. FNAC says granulomatous lymphadenitis consistent with Koch's (AFB Stain: negative). In ultrasound it is hypoechoic lesion of approximately 29*34 mm abutting the left submandibular gland but appear separate from it. Simillar lesion of approx. 14*23... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from TB lymphadenitis and taking 4FDC (antitubercular drugs) for the last 22 days. Your query is whether surgery is needed for your lymph node or not. Antitubercular medications are eno... Read Full »
Can a non-alcoholic get liver problems?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female with the history of bronchitis. I was diagnosed with bronchitis at the age of 17 approximately. For five months, I had been facing breathing problem and now I have continuous pain in the right abdomen and occasionally on the left. I also have a type of sting l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your breathing problem is due to bronchitis and sinusitis, which most of the time is due to allergy to cold, dust, pollen and pollution. Once the allergen is removed then your symptoms will improve. But, sometimes it can lead to infection in the lungs. You can carry out ... Read Full »
Why is the lymph node in my throat swollen and painful?
Query: Hello doctor, My right lymph node on my throat is swollen and my throat hurts on the right side but is not scratchy. I have had this for four days with no other symptoms. I was recently on multiple antibiotics for a bacterial infection but am no longer on them. I am female, 19 years old, 115 lbs. O... Read Full »
Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition you are describing can be right side lymphadenitis. It most commonly presents with infection of the throat or upper respiratory tract infection. It subsided with minimal antibiotics, salt water gargling, antihistamines, and antacids. But the swelling can be ... Read Full »