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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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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A female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Nodes.: Usually, cancerous lymph nodes are firm, larger than normal, not tender, and continue to enlarge over weeks/months.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Sore: tender lymph nodes. Find out why.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Varies: In most cases you would feel nothing. It is only when the nodes are significantly enlarged and cause pressure on other areas of the chest that symptom ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Large mass.: Lymphoma can be no symtoms to fast symptoms. Lymph nodes usually painless -initially and hard. But they can be painful later, size can change some ti ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lymph system: is throughout the body and a large concentration of lymph tissue is in the groin. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. After that, consider ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
23 years experience Dentistry
Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Varies with cause: Enlarged lymphnodes may feel shotty, i.e. Like pellets under the skin; these may be rubbery, often due to lymphoma, may be soft and tender if due to i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is a form of canc: Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphoid organs and tend to grow and spread. There are two major types: indolent and aggressive type. Symptoms and progno ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Nodes are: Distributed throughout the body. The neck, armpit, and groin are the easiest to see and feel. We all have heard that the sore throat "caused teh gland ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Lumps and Bumps: Swollen or enlarged nodes are not difficult to feel because normal nodes are smamll(.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience Pediatrics
Get checked byd0ctor: The feeling of bruising may be part of anxiety or it is allergic reaction and you happen to scratch that area . As you do not have any enlarged lymp ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Higby
51 years experience Medical Oncology
Biopsy: The only way to definitely know why lymph glands are swollen is biopsy. However, most of the time they are benign. Benign glands are generally small ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Can't feel normal 1: 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Many causes: Almost everyone has at least one palpable lymph node in the neck, more if you're had a cold or sore throat recently. I own a 1/2" scarred node that i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor.: Lymph nodes often enlarge with infections or inflammation. Persistent swelling, especially if tender, hard, or larger than around 1 cm (1/2 inch) dia ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph nodes: May come from neck issues. Start with warm compresses three times a day and ibuprofen If it persists have it checked out with your doctor
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
See your doctor: If you haven't already done so, you should see your doctor to determine the best course of action for you.
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