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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 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
A little big: 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 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 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. 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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
If symmetrical: And asymptomatic likely normal anatomy. Doubt lymph node may be bony prominence.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Size doesn't matter: It's common to find nodes up to 25 mm or even more on physical exam or autopsy. If your lymph nodes are not woody or tire-rubber hard, preposterously ... Read More

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