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What kind of doctor takes care of swollen lymph nodes?
Swollen lymph nodes (or glands) may need to be treated by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. Chronic swelling of the lymph nodes can be a sign of a serious problem. Because of their highly specialized training, the ENT is the doctor to see if you have any of these symptoms: Fever over 104 degrees F.
What doctor do you see for lymphatic system?
Lymphologists are doctors who are specially trained in the diagnosis of and therapy for diseases of the lymphatic system. Among other things, they examine and treat patients with lymph drainage disorders and lymphoedema (protein-rich accumulation of fluid in the tissue) at all stages of severity.
What doctor treats lymph node problems?
Call your primary care physician first for an initial evaluation. If swollen lymph nodes are due to a bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics to help cure the infection. Your doctor may also suggest further evaluation and testing with a specialist, such as an infectious disease doctor or hematologist.
When to see a doctor for swollen lymph nodes?
When to see the ENT. Swollen lymph nodes (or glands) may need to be treated by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. Chronic swelling of the lymph nodes can be a sign of a serious problem. Because of their highly specialized training, the ENT is the doctor to see if you have any of these symptoms: Fever over 104 degrees F; Difficulty breathing
Where do you find swollen lymph nodes in the neck?
The parts of the body where people and their doctors can see or feel swollen lymph nodes include the neck, armpit, and groin areas. This guide will focus only on “swollen glands” in the neck. By answering a short series of questions, you will learn about the most common reasons for your swollen glands in the neck.
When to see a doctor for a medical problem?
Moderate to severe: An appointment with a specialist or your Primary Care Physician is recommended and/or prescription medicine can be taken to treat symptoms. Severe to “as bad as it can be”: An appointment with a specialist is recommended, treatment to be determined by the doctor.
Can a swollen lymph node be a sign of cancer?
Swollen lymph nodes are also a symptom of cancer that can start in the lymph nodes. This is lymphoma. Cancer from other areas in the body can spread to a lymph node. This is metastatic cancer. However, enlarged lymph nodes from either lymphoma or other types of cancer occurs much less often than from infection.