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Clarification on tenderness
Oct 19, 2001

When a doctor speaks of swollen lymph nodes as being tender, is taht to the touch or a constant pain. I had it in my neck, under the jaw, both sides, and they didn't hurt to touch or anything but it hurt when I swallowed, but I also had a sore throat.

So is it that my lymph nodes were tender, which is the reason it hurt to swallow, or was it the sore throat?

Thank you

Response from Dr. Henry

Usually tender nodes means that pressing on them results in discomfort. KH

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