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A 33-year-old female asked:

What's the average size of a lymph node when diagnosed with lymphoma? i've had one (0,5 cm) behind ear for 5 months. doc says don't worry when <2cm?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Reactive node: A 0.5 cm lymph node is normal size to slightly reactive. Probably reacted to an infection or inflammation. Be observant of it but I wouldn't be concerned.
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Lymph node: There is no average size but a lymph node under 1.5 cm generally is benign. Always god to have a complete exam
Last updated Jun 5, 2018

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