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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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Under 3 cm: Bigger than 3 cm is cause for interest, but more concerning are rapidly-enlarging nodes that are not tender, or that are fixed to surrounding structur ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
1 cm or less: Lymph nodes under the neck are the 1st line of defense against bacterial and viral illness from the mouth. They form a protective barrier from the ge ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Not palpable: 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Not palpable: 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 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 member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body.Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are prominent in kids as they are not buried in tiss ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
2 cm or more: Lymph nodes in the neck are frequently palpable, particularyly in a thin neck. Nodes of concern are generally greater than 2 cm in diameter. Other w ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It is normal to be able to feel lymph nodes and pea size is normal. You may note enlargment/pain in context of infection with slow return to typical s ... Read More

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