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cervical chain lymph nodes

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Reactive: When a lymph node is determined to be reactive, that usually means that it doesn't have the appearance of something cancerous. It would be good for y ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Node biopsy: Usually same day procedure, discharged home same day. Usually off work less than one week, depends on amount pain, wound care, etc.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: Most of the time, they are likely from an infection at that side of the body above the neck area (tonsil, sinus gum, teeth etc) But if the node sizes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction t ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
Likely infection: This could be a viral or bacterial infection. If your pain is increasing, not resolving or accompanied by fever, you should consult your doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Mmmm...: All normal humans have unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes, so that by itself has no special meaning.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
44 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inflammed : Reactive lymph nodes are usually swollen and or tender from allergy or infection. After treatment for the primary cause of the reaction, the reactive ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: I routinely detect them on regular physical exams.Most will be less than a cm in size and move some. If there is any nearby bug bites, skin irritation ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Clinical finding: Yes normally 2 cm nodes are biopsied , even size is small hard indurated fixed mass is clinical suspicion for malignancy so is usually done .
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
17 years experience General Practice
Not much: The cortex of the lymph node can be thickened and is more of a descriptive term by pathologists. It is non-specific and can be seen in normal conditi ... Read More

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