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are you supposed to feel your lymph nodes in your neck

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: This may be a sign of infection or some inflammatory process. Of course, you may be just feeling a cyst if it's one "node". Have your doctor examine ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes palpable: Lymph nodes 1 cm and smaller are generally ok. You may just be noticing them and they were always there. If you are otherwise healthy then it should ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Submental nodes: Drain the gingivae, frequently infected. 1 cm siza is not bad either.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Training: Rn=2-4years schooling + experience. Md=4 years after undergrad + ENT residency 3-5+years +/-fellowship + experience. It is the dr's responsibility to ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, but...: The lower back is not a common location for lymph nodes. If you are feeling lumps in your lower back, it would be best to have them checked by your pr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually they are in-: -the front of the neck, not behind. If there's lumps in & around Ur C-spine they R not lymph nodes.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 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 and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Lymph: Lymph nodes have minimal sensation and sometime will react to infection with swelling and tnederness.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal: lymph nodes are generally located on either side of the SPINE internally and cannot be felt even if significantly enlarged. The INGUINAL (groin) node ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: The lymph nodes drain inflammatory fluids away from sites of infection. If swollen node is shrinking it is doing its job, if it continually swells and ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience General Surgery
Oval lumps >1/2 inch: Lymph nodes are normally present in neck but may enlarge from infections, tumors(lymphoma, metastatic cancers) or without known cause. May or may not ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Abnormal: Enlarged lymph nodes abnormal. See your MD or ENT doc for assessment.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Lumps and Bumps: Swollen or enlarged nodes are not difficult to feel because normal nodes are smamll(.
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes.: Lymph nodes can be easily palpable on kids especially in the neck and supraclavicular region.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Along blood vessels: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Swollen lymph nodes will be tender when pushed upon/touched. The nodes will swell in response to the body's need to heal a wound or fight an infection ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Lymph nodes in the neck are not usually palpable unless there is an infectious process in the throat, tonsils or in an area that drain to these nodes. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Yes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
With your fingers: if they are enlarged to a significant extent you can palpate them. If they are not palpable there is no issue.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Nope: In front of ear and under jaw.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Get checked: If lymph nodes are enlarged for no apparent reason, and remain that way for any significant duration of time, are hard to the touch, are quite tender, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Lane
38 years experience Psychiatry
...carefully!: In med school, they taught us "the doctor that treats himself, has a fool for a patient!" it is very difficult to be objective when examining yourself ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Usually: no ons on chest, if mass it may be neurofibroma.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 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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