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permanently enlarged lymph node after shingles

A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Helping anxiety: Sounds like the doctor tomorrow will take care of the child, but the adult can get help from his or her own primary doctor. A person with an anxiety d ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Swollen lymph node: It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. With infection/inflammation in mouth and/or throat as the most common c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
4-5 mm: Any node larger than 4-5 mm and growing should be evaluated.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lym ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Any other details?: An enlarged lymph node may just be a benign finding. It could be due to a simple infection. Any sickness.? Lymph nodes are important filters of lymph ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on the si: Small neck nodes are normal. So the size matters. If the node is 1 cm or larger, watch it and note down if it is growing in size. If it grows bigger t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: It may indicate cancer metastasis or spread… do you have a previous history of intra-abdominal malignancy such as: colon, pancreatic or liver cancer?
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, I believe so: Lymph nodes in the neck are usually not palpable unless they are enlarged. So if it is "Large" then it has to be palpable, but we need to know the siz ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Wait and watch: You should examine the node every couple of weeks and see a doctor if any of the following happens: It more than doubles in size, additional nodes bec ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
B and T cells: We were just checking. All benign lymph nodes have both. If the report wasn't worrisome, be glad it was just a big lymph node and get on with your lif ... Read More

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