Common "Lymphadenitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


"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 lymph node enlargement and pain in the left breast. Why?

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 »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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 »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 so ...  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 o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

What can cause swollen and painful lymph nodes in my throat?

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 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 »

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 »

Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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