Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 1 decade ago

Are swollen neck glands cause for concern without any other symptoms?

2 Answers

  • Tony
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    If the swollen neck glands are painful: Infection; if they are hard and painless: Cancer.

    If you are young, they can be related herpes infection, mononucleosis, pharyngitis (sore throat), etc; all are infective diseases.

    If you are older and the are painless, see a doc for cancer screening.

  • 1 decade ago

    your glands swell when they are trying to filter out impurities from the blood . this could be a virus . if it has lasted a long period of time you will need to see your dr. swollen glands can also be caused by cancer .

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