Swollen Lymph Glands (cont.)
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Swollen Lymph Nodes Treatment
A lymph node that is rapidly growing over one to two days has a different cause and treatment than generalized swelling of lymph nodes that occurs over a few months. Tell a doctor about the rapidly growing nodes at the time of examination because this helps to establish a diagnosis.
Swollen Lymph Nodes Prognosis
In the majority of cases, swollen lymph nodes resolve with no other concerns.
However, in cases of serious systemic infections, patients with compromised immune systems, and patients with cancers, lymph node swelling may be chronic and may never resolve.
REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Lymph Node Disorders.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/15/2013
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