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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Lymph nodes: Not always. Imaging studies like ct scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
They are palpable: Normal sized lymph nodes are quite small and not palpable. If the nodes enlarge to a size of 1 to 2 cm, then they are palpable if you run down your fi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
R.O. Tumor: Enlarged or swollen lymph glands in groin not normal The process is inflammatory or tumor. Inflammatory nodes usually resolve and are tender arisin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
More specifics: Do you mean the swollen nodes at the left side of the neck and not the whole body? If so, it may mean that there is a sinus infection or dental abs ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: They can be painful or painless.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Enlarged glands: Lymph nodes are there to help fight off certain disorders. For example, when someone has an infection, it is not uncommon to have enlarged nodes. Th ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Wind pipe, u mean?: Enlarged nodes in the chest can be the result of many things, some more serious than others. Rather than speculating and giving you a mile long list, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Many causes: Almost everyone has at least one palpable lymph node in the neck, more if you're had a cold or sore throat recently. I own a 1/2" scarred node that i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The l ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Sure: Depends on the cause. Swollen nodes caused by infection or inflammation would be expected to go back to normal whereas those caused by cancer normall ... Read More

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