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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Swelling around the neck

Possible Causes

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer of lymphocytes, which are infection-fighting cells. The lymphocytes become abnormal, grow out of control and spread to different parts of the body. The exact cause is unknown. Some risk factors include age over 60, family History, exposure to certain chemicals, drugs or radiation, immune system problems and having a weak immune system.

  • Necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi disease)

    This is a rare disease that more commonly affects young people. It presents with swelling of the neck lymph nodes and fever. The exact cause is unclear, but may be due to infection or reaction of the body's own immune system.

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  • Do you have swelling around neck?

  • Is your neck swelling due to an enlarged thyroid?

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