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A 37-year-old male asked:

Can hashimoto's (no nodules) just high antibodies (over 500), normal tsh, cause mild enlarged anterior cervical lymph node for 7 months? some docs admit it can, but some say there is no connection. done all possible tests, everything else is perfect?

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Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is associated with mild enlargement of cervical lymph nodes. They are firm and mobile. Lymphadenopathy resolves with the treatment of thyroiditis. If lymph node is larger than 1.5 cm, hard or fixed , it needs removal and biopsy. Mostly due to inflammation, yet excluding cancer is important. Hope it helps.
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Last updated Apr 20, 2021

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