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Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
can be, but should be checked
Dec 1, 2013

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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

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Dr. Michael Miller
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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" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
can be, but should be checked
Dec 1, 2013

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