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what is the normal size of a lymph node

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
That sounds ok,: as long as it's not growing,sore,or associated with other enlarging lymph nodes.Have your doc help u keep an eye on it.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
What is "Normal": Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/ca ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No : That's enlarged. You need a complete examination for other lymph node enlargement and to assess your general health.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph Node: there is no normal or abnormal size I would suggest you let his pediatrician have a look at it
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lymph Nodes: Human lymph nodes are bean-shaped and range in size from a few millimeters to about 1–2 cm in their normal state.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Size doesn't matter: It's common to find nodes up to 25 mm or even more on physical exam or autopsy. If your lymph nodes are not woody or tire-rubber hard, preposterously ... Read More
A 56-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/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Head/neck lymph node: They are typically small, less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. Greater than 1.0 cm is considered enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chron ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Lymphadenitis: Neck is a common area for lymph nodes to be enlarged due to infection (bacteria or virus). In your case it could be ear infection. The common treatme ... Read More
A 49-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Semantics: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes/nodule ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Lymphoma: The node can be of any size. If you find a suspicious or new node, see your primary doctor immediately.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Less than 2 cm: Some times very small ones may be confused with lipoma , but experienced radiologist will not , as each has its own distinct finger prints, by way of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear: It is not clear as to the location of the nodule. Is this over the thyroid? You need to have this looked at and also make sure there are not nodes an ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
What it contains: Lymph nodes drain a region of a body of its toxins, pathogens, & dead cells through the lymphatic system. This parallels the venous system. Once the ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Even though you do have copd. This is one of those questions that is academic. If it is cancer, it will not be curable because it has spread. If you f ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Means not a cyst: The ultrasound was likely done to see if that area had a cyst which would be fluid-filled versus something that was solid. Lymph nodes are solid. If i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Different functions: Glands secrete fluids like saliva or hormones (salivary, pituitary, etc.). Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/canc ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
2-4 cm: 2-4 cm
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not much: This is a description used more to acknowledge that they are evident in a particular location but not of a size or character that deserves any special ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Enlarged node: I would not jump to that conclusion. This does need evaluation. Biopsy, imaging, blood tests, physical examination and history are used to make that t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Peirce
Specializes in Radiology
Normal lymph node: Normal lymph nodes in the neck are 10 mm or less in axial diameter. We would expect to find lymph nodes this size under normal circumstances.
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 http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9902
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very: It should be very accurate in diagnosing a mucosal carcinoma. Would drain to neck nodes.

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