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2 cm cervical lymph node

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
What else?: Have you had any other symptoms? What preceded the onset of these nodes. Suggest you have a doctor examine you, but suspect these are benign.
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Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not: Reactive lymph nodes are very common. We start to get excited about them when they're over 1 1/2 to 2 cm in size. In the absence of any other signific ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Biopsy: I'm of the opinion that an enlarged lymph node that doesn't regress after an observation period of a few weeks should have an excisional biopsy or at ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: infection, but it could be a serious condition such as Hodgkin's lymphoma. Showi it to your doctor just to be sure.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Barely palpable: Head & neck has 300 to 400 lymph nodes , normal lyph nodes are barely palpable ( able to feel ) size less than 0.5 cm .or less If node is 2 cm or ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck pain: You will need to see your regular doctor to see what will be best to control your pain, as you are taking a few medications for pain control already. ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
53 years experience Neonatology
Needs check: you need to be seen if you have any additional lymph nodes needs to have a complete blood count.and epbstein bar virus titer and need full exam for c ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph Node Swelling: Greetings. An enlarged lymph node should be evaluated and treated. In my practice, I would treat you with an antibiotic. After 14 days, the node ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No concern for a: node that small. Don't keep touching it-you will irritate it and it will get larger and inflamed. Just watch it.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Impossible to tell: If this is the only area..Your doctor may elect to follow this..But if there are other areas or there are clinical issues..They may elect for a biopsy ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymphadenopathy : With nodes less than 1 cm, we are typically not concerned. If the node is enlarging or becoming painful, I would suggest you see your physician.
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