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Swollen neck "glands" are usually not true glands, but lymph nodes, part of the bodies "filtration" system and immune system for fighting infections and dealing with many different threats to the body. The can sometimes remain swollen for many weeks after infections or occasionally for unknown reasons. If the lymph node is continuing become more swollen or remains significantly swollen over more than 5 or 6 weeks, the cause may be serious (even with no associated discomfort) or not, but the safest way to rule out most serious problems may be to surgically remove the lymph node and send it for study by a laboratory and also to send some blood tests. Those tests may include a blood cell count and HIV testing. If the lymph node is slowly becoming smaller over several weeks, that is usually, but not always, a sign that the cause is not serious. The question is a bit unclear as to timing of the events, but if a lymph node was swollen and then became smaller or normal size over several weeks, and then there occurred a throat infection, treated by an antibiotic, it does not seem likely that there is any connection between those very common events.

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Q: When should an unpainful swollen neck gland go down after bloodwork is fine and a month later you got a sinus infection treated by antibiotics?
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