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What do lymph nodes feel like

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Lymph nodes are like little beans. The feel like beans of various sizes but similar shapes. Areas of multiple enlarged beans can mean a problem. If th... Read More

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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It depends on their: size. In general, they are bean shaped and feel firm but not hard. They may be tender to the touch. Lymph nodes that are cancerous tend to be fixed... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Lymph nodes: are the part of lymphatic system that get enlarged or allerted when the body is attacked by infection viral or bacterial can get enlarged with neoplas... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Involved answer: Cancerous lymph nodes may be rubbery, if lymphomatous; hard if involved by metastatic tumor; may involve one or multiple nodes, in early stages nodes ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Nodes.: Usually, cancerous lymph nodes are firm, larger than normal, not tender, and continue to enlarge over weeks/months.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. inderjit Deol
Pathology 41 years experience
Lymph nodes: Yes, Reactive lymph nodes can become large. But, they become worrisome for cancerous if large lymph nodes becomes firm/hard, matted, or/and immobile. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Yes: It is pretty common to not even be able to feel lymph nodes. Usually the easiest place to feel them is in your neck under your chin. Superficial thro... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
Depends: It really depends on location. On ct scans, some nodes over 8 mm are considered abnormal, some need to be over 10 mm. However, in some cases, in cer... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Yes, it can: In indolent lymphoma or slow growing lymphoma, the lymph nodes can be waxing and waning.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Bilateral lymph node: swelling is not normal and should be evaluated by a health care professional even if you do not feel sick. Make an appointment today.

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