|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?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Usually tender nodes means that pressing on them results in discomfort. KH
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