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is it normal to feel lymph nodes in neck

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Size matters: In adults we usually shouldn't be able to feel lymph nodes. Having said that we're not usually concerned until we feel something that is one cm or la ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: These residual lymph nodes are pretty common after mononucleosis. The kidney bean sized one seems a litter larger than normal. If a lymph node is larg ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
No: thyroid disease does not cause lymphadenopathy. if concerned see your doc for blood work and an exam
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph nodes: You need to see a doc to rule out blood disorder or infections. It is not normal to have persistent palpable lymph nodes.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doc ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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 30-year-old member asked:
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Perhaps: there are numerous nodes in the neck. Many are the size you describe. Most of us are fatter and do not feel them. Enlarging? Tender? Other infection. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: These are typical sites for lymph nodes. Sometimes you can feel them and sometimes you cannot.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Could be: a viral infection which would resolve with time. I would monitor over the next few days. If they persist, go see your doctor.
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