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A 28-year-old member asked:

Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not necessarily: Shotty or small lymph nodes (<1 cm) may not be abnormal. However if they subsequently grow, then that may warrant more investigation.
Dr. Janet Meller
Pediatric Surgery 42 years experience
Usually not: Many people have lymph nodes that can be felt. This can result from common problems like allergies. If they are rapidly growing it can be a sign of a serious problem.
Last updated Mar 16, 2021
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