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What are the symptoms and prognosis for a benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia of the neck lymph node

A female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Asymptomatic: Nodes in neck enlarge primarily from metastatic disease of oral cavity (squamous Ca) or glands in neck such as thyroid or parotid. If there is primar ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sorethroat/ Lymph: "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia" means that the lymph node was responding to an infection or inflammation in the adjacent area, like the very sore thro ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Primary care doctor: She is probably ok
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Often unknown: Something as simple as a hangnail can do this. Your defense team does a good job keeping you safe.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Shotty lymph nodes: Check this link
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Benign: When an enlarged lymph node is biopsied or excised and the pathological diagnosis is reactive hyperplasia, it means the the node is reacting to a loca ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Khoury
22 years experience Radiology
It : It is difficult to translate, this would depend on many factors. One major factor would be the exact size of the nodes, this would indicate the relati ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
29 years experience Radiology
Echogenic means fat: On ultrasound, normal lymph nodes are kidney shaped and have a fatty hilius which appears bright or echogenic. If the lymph node was spherical or had ... Read More
A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Significant: Cancers spread by either blood vessels or lymphatic pathways. Lymph nodes are collections of tissue along the lymphatic pathways, and are common plac ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Klein
20 years experience Pathology
Maybe: This would depend on how advanced the tumor is. If it is a small minimally invasive tumor it is unlikely that enlarged lymph nodes have tumor deposit ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: That would be highly unlikely.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: The swollen lymph nodes and elevated white count could be because of an infection or an abnormality in the white blood cells.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danielle Dietz
20 years experience General Surgery
Probably: Lymph nodes may swell in response to an infection or other problem. They should go back to normal size but don't always. The pathology shows that yo ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Lymphoid hyperplasia: Lymphoid hyperplasia is a benign condition and can be in virtually any organ but is common in pharynx/throat. Lymphoma is a malignant condition in wh ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Large cancer: 8.7 cm is a very large thyroid cancer. Total thyroid removal followed by treatment with radioactive iodine is needed. If the patient is under 45 yea ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Neck lumps: Sounds like you had an ultrasound which identified the thyroid nodule. Thyroid ca does not usually present with hoarseness, unless it is very very ad ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Unusual: Very unusual to present with bone metastases. Likelihood there is nothing outside the neck.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many causes: Too hard to tell here. All require investigation and treatment, so you best go see a doctor.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many: A few causes include infections such a hair follicle infection if you shave your armpits, infection of the hand or nails, breast cancer, other cancer. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Reactive: Reactive lymphadenopathy is commonly referred to enlarged lymph nodes secondary to a different cause- most likely infection, allergies, trauma, someti ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Can be: Usually a breast mass would be felt by the time breast cancer has spread to enlarged lymph nodes that can be felt under the arm. Usually the lymph nod ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Need lymph biopsy.: It is very hard to tell if the lymph nodes are related to cancer without a biopsy or aspiration cytology. They may be related, but papillary carcinom ... Read More

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