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Normal lymph node size

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
What is "Normal": Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/ca ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
BAsic info: 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. Lonnie Smith
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Small size: A lymph node under 2 cm is usually not thought to be pathologic on most diagnostic studies. So if the lymph node is under 2 cm the radiologist would ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The size: of the lymph node is not the only factor in deciding whether a lymph node is abnormal. The shape of the lymph node, the vascularity, and the cortex t ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Reactive lymph node: A fatty hilum is usually described as a feature of normal lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are considered reactive when they appear enlarged due to a local in ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No : That's enlarged. You need a complete examination for other lymph node enlargement and to assess your general health.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph Node: there is no normal or abnormal size I would suggest you let his pediatrician have a look at it
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Barely palpable: Head & neck has 300 to 400 lymph nodes , normal lyph nodes are barely palpable ( able to feel ) size less than 0.5 cm .or less If node is 2 cm or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Anything >2 cm ...: You only worry if the node is 2 cm or larger, painless and growing in size(getting bigger over a month of two. Unless it is getting bigger, you do not ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Get an Examination: Although it's a good sign that the size of your lymph node has not changed I would suggest a clinical exam to be on the safe side. You need a complete ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
U/S findings: The ultrasound report will usually include image(s) and a description. For a typical non-specific enlarged lymph node, the appearance is uniform and u ... Read More

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