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Can you give a general approximation of the centimeter size of an linguinal lymph node in the groin area? What is a normal size and an abnormal size?

Can you give a general approximation of the centimeter size of an linguinal lymph node in the groin area? What is a normal size and an abnormal size?

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 enlarged, or very stuck to the nearby structures, stop worrying about them. When I was a kid going barefoot in the summers, I blew up a few big ones on either side. Life's hard enough without obsessing that your normal lymph nodes are lymphoma. ...Read more

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What is avg size of occipital lymph node? Both of my lymph nodes are about size of dime or nickel. Cant quite tell due to location. Is that abnormal?

What is avg size of occipital lymph node? Both of my lymph nodes are about size of dime or nickel. Cant quite tell due to location. Is that abnormal?

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 chronic inflammation in the area they drain, which in the occipital area is typically the scalp. See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, as necessary. ...Read more

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What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What are the normal lymph node sizes?

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/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 come in all sizes from pea to lima bean. The are not usually easily felt. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry lymph node doubled in size over one night?

Do you think I should worry lymph node doubled in size over one night?

Depends on the cause: We need to know the cause of your lymph node enlargement. If it is an infection, then it has no serious implications. But if it is a cancer in the nodes then we have to be more vigilant and make some critical decisions and move faster, yet a lot depends on the actual size of the enlarging lymph node. ...Read more

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What's a normal sized neck lymph node? Is 2cm normal?

What's a normal sized neck lymph node? Is 2cm normal?

A little big: 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. ...Read more

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Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Not related: 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. ...Read more

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Can a 7mm intramammary lymph node reduce in size?

Can a 7mm intramammary lymph node reduce in size?

Ask your doc: Any lymph node can reduce in size, and can also increase in size. Haven't heard this precise term used in conjunction with a breast (presumably a study) but perhaps a radiologist will chime in. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is normal size for a lymph node on a 2 yr. olds neck?

What is normal size for a lymph node on a 2 yr. olds neck?

Lymph Node: there is no normal or abnormal size I would suggest you let his pediatrician have a look at it ...Read more

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Normal lymph node size in groin area?

Normal lymph node size in groin area?

BAsic info: 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. ...Read more

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What count as normal size of cervical lymph node?

What count as normal size of cervical lymph node?

Barely palpable: Head & neck has 300 to 400 lymph nodes , normal lyph nodes are barely palpable ( able to feel ) size less than 0.5 cm .or less If node is 2 cm or more need investigation . ...Read more

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What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

No exact size: There is no magic number in terms of size. Needs to be correlated with the overall clinical picture. If you have a persistently enlarged node or nodes, see an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Lymph node biopsy? What should one expect when results of a lymph node biopsy are "abnormal"?

Lymph node biopsy? What should one expect when results of a lymph node biopsy are "abnormal"?

Expect more.: Biopsy results will not be "abnormal." they will be quite specific as to the abnormailty if any is found. Diagnosis and treatment will be based upon biopsy results so there is no room for generic "abnormal.". ...Read more

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I have lymph node on my neck that has been there for 3 years and it's been the Same size. Is that normal?

Get an Examination: Although it's a good sign that the size of your lymph node has not changed I would suggest a clinical exam to be on the safe side. You need a complete history and physical and standard lab tests to rule out any possible serious problems. Please make an appointment with your Family Doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a lymph node the size of a quarter and it hurts to touch. I have a few others in my neck too that hurt.?

I have a lymph node the size of a quarter and it hurts to touch.  I have a few others in my neck too that hurt.?

Lymphadenopathy: Enlarged lymph nodes usually means they are involved in helping to resolve an inflammatory process. You probably have an infection going on, either a mononucleosis-like syndrome or something else. If these do not clear or are getting larger, suggest you visit your local doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About .5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About .5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

Needs check: you need to be seen if you have any additional lymph nodes needs to have a complete blood count.and epbstein bar virus titer and need full exam for checking your liver and spleen ...Read more

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Can reactive neck lymph nodes feel more oval than round? Have a lymph node that I think feels about 2cm x 1cm in size (feels much longer than wide).

Can reactive neck lymph nodes feel more oval than round? Have a lymph node that I think feels about 2cm x 1cm in size (feels much longer than wide).

Yes: It can. But best to see doctor and have this evaluated to be sure it is not something else. If that big best to be evaluated. Several other things besides enlarged lymph nodes can cause masses in the neck. Hope this was helpful Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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