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Swollen lymph nodes after vaccine

Vandelsrock21

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Hey all I was doing well until my second covid shot. Two days later my neck and shoulder hurt. I rub my collar bone and I can feel I large lymph node and one in my neck. Any thoughts on these? Reactive response to vaccine or something else. It had me convinced I have cancer of some kind.
 

Cuchculan

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Go to your locaL healthcare site and check side effects of the vaccine and see if it is listed. By now they know nearly all the side effects. If it not listed you can ask your own GP could it be a possible side effect.
 

Iugrad91

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It can be related. My doc said don’t get a mammo within two weeks of getting the vaccine because it could pick up a swollen node and flag it as an issue when it is just a response to the shot.
 

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This is very common. In fact, most people should expect to get swollen lymph nodes after getting vaccinated. This just means that your body is responding to the antigens in the vaccine and creating an immune response. I would give it two weeks and if its still swollen then go to your primary care physician for a check up.
 

Jarofflies

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I got swollen nodes under my armpit after my second vaccine. Was sore too! It was like that for about a week after the vaccine too
 

Doug97

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Swollen lymph nodes are common in any infection, and the whole point of a vaccine is to make your body think it has an infection.
 
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