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what do normal lymph nodes in the neck feel like

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Not palpable: 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
2 cm or more: Lymph nodes in the neck are frequently palpable, particularyly in a thin neck. Nodes of concern are generally greater than 2 cm in diameter. Other w ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Sort of: Normal lymph nodes are much more palpable on thin people. If there is any question, let your doctor check it.
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
size differs: 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 28-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 37-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. 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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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph nodes in kids: Yes. It is perfectly normal for children to have multiple lymph nodes up to 1.5-2 cm diameter from ages 1 to 21, usually in the neck on either side al ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Not palpable: 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Nodes: yes it can be, lymph nodes respond to infections, and sometimes stay enlarged for a long time. If you are developing new node or have pain seek medica ... Read More

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