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When Do Lymph Nodes On Neck Swell

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Lymph Node Swelling

In my neck on the left side I have tremendous pain in the area of the lymph node. I've had this pain for 4 days. 12 days ago I was in a car accident and received "whip lash." I'm wondering if my swelling is a result of the neck...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The pain may be related to the car accident that is causing soft tissue swelling and discomfort in the neck. If this is the case, it is unlikely to be your lymph nodes that are bothering you, but rather the muscles in your neck.It is also possible... Read more »

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Lymph Node Swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can someone please explain what the exact feeling is when the lymph nodes are swollen.

Are they tender to touch ?

Do they throb painfully ?

Are the pains off and on ?

What are normally the 1st symptoms.

When did they start ? ie whithin 1,2 or 3 weeks or... Read more »

Can you make your lymph nodes swell from touching?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know if you can make your lymph nodes swell by constantly checking them? I am very scared because I have swollen nodes behind my ears 6 weeks after a possible exposure. If anyone knows anything about this I would appreciate thier input. Read more »

lymph nodes in neck...can people tell?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I was wondering if your lymph nodes are swollen in your neck area, can people tell that are are going through an infection. We know that they can feel, but can people actually see that your neck's lymph nodes are actually swollen?

Please... Read more »

neck lymph node

Posted by Anonymous
I was wondering what the lymph nodes in the neck would feel like. I can feel hard lumps just under the corner of my jaw and can feel my pulse in them. Are these enlarged lymph nodes or the carotid sinus? The one on the right is larger than on the... Read more »