(Closed) Is a swollen lymph node an ER situation or not?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Do you have a regular doctor?  My clinic has after hours nurses that you can call and discuss specific concerns with like this, and they can make recommendations based on your medical history.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Its probably nothing, but ya never know…I vote go to your local ER & have it checked…=)

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh shucks, I was going to tell you go blend up some iceberg lettuce and dribble it on your swollen node…LOL

Kudos for not going to the google Doctor. I recommend getting in to your primary doctor or one of those walk in clinics at your leisure. While I don’t think you dying yet, I do know that your lymph system is pretty important in removing toxins, so you may have something brewing.I’m sure some meds and TLC will do you good.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

mine swell when Im starting to get sick.

I had a really bad upper respitory head cold a few weeks ago and my lymph nodes were swollen and sore until I got over being sick.

I wouldnt worry too much about it; if its still giving you problems in a few days id go to the doctor!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Not really an ER situation. Just make an appt with your local doctor to get it checked out. ER is more for broken bones, uncontrollable high fevers, burns, drug overdoses, heart attacks, etc.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Seriously, I thought the holidays were over? I tried going to the bank today…FAIL.

Yea the trashcan poultice will do just fine 😉

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you are concerned, how about Urgent Care?  That is what I do when it is urgent, but I am not sure if it is life-threatening (as in straight for the ER).

ETA:  I have had that happen a lot, I have been sick a LOT, but if you have history with this, maybe it is better safe than sorry.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yeah, I don’t think it warrants an ER visit.  Just make an appt with your doctor and go see him/her as soon has you can.

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