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do lymph nodes move around

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Monson
23 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: We can't tell whether lymph nodes are cancerous or not just by feeling them for movement. The only way to know for sure is to obtain tissue from the ... 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 and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No you do not feel : No you do not normally feel lymph nodes behind the knees.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of many clinical conditions from a simple viral infection to something more serious. See a physician who will determ ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe matted.: You should have the nodes checked by your physician. Enlarged nodes in your neck should be checked.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes are normal if your child has a running nose or upper respiratory illness
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If they have not changed size after two years, they are likely unimportant. But do ask your doctor to check them out when you see him next time.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph nodes: Not to worry as long as they dont grow, are easily movable and are not firm.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Baker's cyst: Your description could be many things but sounds like a baker's cyst. Go see your regular doctor.
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Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Likely normal: Those nodes on the back of the head, the occipital nodes, service most of the scalp. So if your toddler has any scalp irritation, be it a little cradl ... Read More
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Yes possible: It is a possibility that these are lymph nodes but if its so painful that you can't lift your arm there could even be an underlying abscess developing ... Read More

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