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Is it normal to have spotty lymph nodes for years

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be normal: Some lymph nodes remain palpable after an infection. Often the palpable lymph nodes are an indicator of new infection, like the ones you list. It is ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not Normal, BUT...: May not be pathological either. Best for you to get an evaluation of your chronic lypmhadenopathy.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Nodes: Dengue is a serious disease. The body fights many diseases by trapping damaged cells/etc in lymph nodes which causes them to swell. Sometimes they s ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gilbert
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: Worth getting the lymph node biopsied or studied further though if it has been there that long.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes above the collarbone are a little unusual. You need a good history and physical. Some basic labs looking for anemia, infection and infla ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes are normal if your child has a running nose or upper respiratory illness
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: It needs diagnosis locally rather than guess work.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Very common: Palpable occipital nodes are very common in children. These nodes are activated by any rash, injury or irritation to the scalp. As long as no other ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph nodes in kids: Yes. It is perfectly normal for children to have multiple lymph nodes up to 1.5-2 cm diameter from ages 1 to 21, usually in the neck on either side al ... Read More
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