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shotty cervical lymph nodes

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Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Need More Info: Shotty lymph nodes usually mean small but many nodes. The important thing is to see if they have fatty centers (meaning they are likely benign) or not ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction t ... Read More
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 and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
17 years experience General Practice
Not much: The cortex of the lymph node can be thickened and is more of a descriptive term by pathologists. It is non-specific and can be seen in normal conditi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may take several: weeks for them to go down. It takes a while after being sick.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Upper neck mass: Many possibilities. Parotid tumor, lymphoma, branchial cleft cyst are the more likely causes in a 26 year old. See ENT asap.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are chains of lymph nodes in the back of the neck on both sides, called posterior chain nodes. There are also anterior chain nodes. Nodes whic ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
Likely infection: This could be a viral or bacterial infection. If your pain is increasing, not resolving or accompanied by fever, you should consult your doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Mmmm...: All normal humans have unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes, so that by itself has no special meaning.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
44 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inflammed : Reactive lymph nodes are usually swollen and or tender from allergy or infection. After treatment for the primary cause of the reaction, the reactive ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: I routinely detect them on regular physical exams.Most will be less than a cm in size and move some. If there is any nearby bug bites, skin irritation ... Read More
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