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What do normal lymph nodes feel like

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exam : They will be firm, tender nodules in the lymphatic area. Check your groin, neck and armpits to begin with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Usually not felt: 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: 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
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: They are usually pea sized at rest and occasionally bean sized.When they become sore to touch or reach quarter size they have been stimulated and are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Lymph nodes are more palpable when we are youngsters, but if you have been evaluated and they have not since changed, then no cause for concern.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Kidney bean: Normal cervical nodes are oval or flattened hypoechoic structures with varying amounts of hilar fat. The hilae are usually hypovascular. Malignant inf ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doc ... Read More
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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Get checked: Differential diagnosis includes HIV, LGV, Lymphoma, TB or Nearby Infection of the head and neck! The infection could be bacterial, viral or fungal!
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body.Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are prominent in kids as they are not buried in tiss ... Read More
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