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Are There Lymph Nodes In Your Lower Back
Nearby: 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
Yes, but...: The lower back is not a common location for lymph nodes. If you are feeling lumps in your lower back, it would be best to have them checked by your primary care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Are there lymph nodes in the lower back area? Are they near the surface that if they get enlarged can be felt like for example cervical lymph nodes?
Yes: There are chains of lymph nodes in the back of the neck on both sides, called posterior chain nodes. There are also anterior chain nodes. Nodes which can be felt may be associated with infection, irritation or sometimes oncologic reasons. Regardless, nodes should be brought to your physician's attention to be documented and measured. A followup visit is what I usually do in two weeks. ...Read more
Are there lymph nodes in the lower back trunk? Near where the spinal cord ends and the hips starts? Can they be palpable if enlarged? I feel two lumps
No palpable nodes in: Not all lumps are caused by enlarged lymph nodes. So if the lump/s is larger than 1CM and if it is growing in size over 1-2 months, you should have it checked out by your doctors who may elect to remove it, unless it is benign tumor like Lipoma. Enlarged Lymph nodes are only present in the groins, armpits and in the neck areas, rest of them are located deeply inside the body and not accessible ...Read more
Been reading about Lymph Nodes in the Lower Back I am seeing Yes/No to the Question I was just diagnosed w/Swollen Lymph Nodes in My Lower Back & Neck?
What's the question?: Please be clear and concise with your question so that one of us can try to give you the answer. ...Read more
Reading on Lymph Nodes in Lower Back & seeing conflicting Yes/No I'm Just diagnosed w/Swollen Lymph Nodes in Lower Back/Neck Can They be in these areas?
There are many lymph nodes through out the body. Neck is one of areas that has a lot of lymph nodes. Yes, lymph nodes can be swollen up as a reaction process in different settings like infection, inflammation, cancer, etc.
Since I am unable to examine you myself, you may want to discuss further with your doctor, ...Read more
What can cause swollen painful lymph nodes in the groin area of a 15 yr. Old male with pain around lower back and upper thigh area?
Infection: Usually swollen nodes are a sign of infection. You need to be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
Are there lymph nodes in lower back, near the pelvis and spine? I feel a moveable lump under skin surface - not visible to the naked eye.
Lipoma?: Sounds like you palpated a lipoma or benign fatty tumor (non- cancerous). Unlikely area for lymph nodes. See your pcp for evaluation. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have swollen lymph nodes in my lower back area, what can it be? Just had an MRI done and that was the diagnosis now I'm waiting to get a CT scan.
Usually benign: In a young person, most causes of swollen lymph nodes are infectious or reactive, therefore are benign. Localized lymph node swelling is frequently due to localized infection. Some infections can be serious however, such as tb. Rarely cancer can present as enlarged nodes (lymphoma, hodgkin disease), so, a biopsy/removal and further lab analysis may be necessary to determine cause. ...Read more
Nonspecific thickening of the left adrenal gland. Could this be causing my amenorrhea x3mths, lower back pain. POF and endometriosis. That is being tx. Scattered subcentimeter mesenteric and periaortic lymph nodes are nonspecific. Is it linked?
Adrenal: Could be. Do you have Cushing'sGet a more detailed answer ›
Enlarged lymph nodes in groin and sore lower back every so often. Is this genital herpes symptoms?
Probably not herpes: Recrurrent genital herpes doesn't cause enlarged lymph nodes. This happens from herpes only once, during the intitial infection, and in that case there would be painful blisters or sores. And herpes doesn't cause lower back pain. You'll need to look elsewhere for the cause of these symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
In my Lumbar MRI, it reported "Incidentally noted tiny enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes; all measuring under 5 mm short axis diameter"?
Just as it says-: -like"O by the way " we noticed these nodes. Said that way as it was not the reason the MRI was done. It does not imply that U should not worry. They may B related 2 a prior infection or could B sentinel nodes from a tumor. They need 2 B evaluated & find the cause 4 their presence! ...Read more
I have had multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the right groin, that seem to be getting larger, hard to touch, low back and hip pain also, I am 57?
See doctor ASAP: These symptoms point to a systemic problem which may be serious. Call your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Hard lump in lower sacrum with sciatica and neck pain on both sides on and off, lymph nodes up in neck and groin, I get the shakes on exertion?
Exam NOW: You cannot be diagnosed online. You must be physically examined, evaluated, tested, diagnosed and treated. I suggest IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EVALUATION-STAT. ...Read more
Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes aren't in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit
I have taken oral and IV Clindamycin and IV Azithromycin and still have group a strep with lymph nodes in the lumbar region of the left submandibular gland and a cyst in the right maxillary sinus. My white cell count has continued to elevate from 16.0 to
In laser tattoo removal, what happens to the ink your body can't remove? Does it stay in your lymph nodes, kidneys, etc. Can it cause health problems?
Immune system: The laser breakes up the ink small particles the immune cells take it to the lymphatics where it gets expelled. It is uncertain how long it remoins in the nodes. Persons with tattoos have flecks in the nodes for life with no seemingly adverse outcomes. Laser tattoo removal does not seem to cause medical illness at least in the past decade that it has become popular. Just go to a medical doctor ...Read more
Had c.t scan done for abdomen. Flank pain and says prominent but not enlarged para aortic retro operational lymph nodes are identified?
Complicated: Your doctor should follow up on this scan with you. I can't tell you definitively what those lymph nodes mean -- i'd need to know why you got the scan in the first place, what your flank plain was all about, what your other symptoms are and what your blood tests show. Please see your doctor soon to discuss this. ...Read more
Are there lymph nodes in your lower bk that you can feel 33 f felt pea size lump low left beside spine no symptoms iam scared?
Lipoma: What you may be feeling can be benign lumps called lipomas or cysts. You should have them evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more
Normal to feel lymph nodes on back of 16 week olds head? I feel them on both sides of the back of the lower head.
Not Normal: Let the pediatrician see the baby soon. ...Read more
Lump on left lower back. Beneath the skin. Moves around a little bit. Feels like a large lymph node? Not painful. What could this be?
Could be: It could be a cyst or lipoma. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably need a biopsy. ...Read more
I have swollen ankels. I have lymph nodes told by my doctor years back. The tissues decrease when I workout and increaze when I dont. Painsrarely. Meds?
I suggest U see the: Pcp again as he/she had seen your a year or 2 ago. Lymph nodes are enlarged in young age quite commonly. If all your symptoms are going on for a few years, then I doubt if its serious, but would recommend seeing the pcp, to be investigated. Kidney problems are quite common which can result in swollen ankles. I doubt if its a local cause in the ankles themselves. Labs + urine exam will be helpful. ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node on left groin and a few lumps on my lower back I don t have health insurance and lumps on back cause pain.?
Go to emergency dept: You must have this looked at. It could be an infection or something else that is serious. If you don't have a doctor or clinic you can go to, then go to the emergency department at a local hospital. ...Read more
I found a small lump in my lower back, lumbar area, just to right of spine. Could this be lymph node? What kind? What would cause this?
Need photo: Hard to say without a photo. Show it to your doctor, or do a video consult with a doctor on HealthTap to get it looked at. ...Read more
Hello. Last week I developed pain in my lower right hand side. Which has sense spred to my back and now my lymph nodes in my groin are swollen?
See your doctor. Sounds like shingles.
The virus spreads along the course of a nerve & glandss swell up. Important to see doctor because early diagnosis & treatment can prevent severe painful complications. Other cuases of this symdrome likewise require early diagnosis & treatm, ent. ...Read more
Hello I can feel a lymph node or a gland on both sides of my jaw, one in the lower back and two in the neck, I have no symptoms of a flu or a cold
Depends on Health: You will need an examination and an evaluation. I doubt the one on the back is a lymph node and maybe his sister lipoma. So your physician is the best way to clarify this. ...Read more
Hi there, I'm a 39 yr old female. I have a small swollen (hard) Lymph node in my right groin area. I have lower back pain and pain in my right hip.?
Needs medical exam: You should see either your primary doctor or your OB/GYN as soon as possible and have that evaluated. It's possible that it may be nothing more than a rogue urinary tract infection. But the hard and swollen lymph node needs to be evaluated by medical personnel (doctor preferably) sooner rather than later. Cheers! ...Read more
29f few bumps in nose. Have grown into large white masses over a week. Swollen lymph, small patchy rashes, lower back pain. Should I be seen?
Nasal polyps?: I'm having some trouble visualizing your description, but maybe you have nasal polyps? Regardless, a physician needs to evaluate you and examine the nose. Enlarging mass in the nasal cavity should be seen, particularly in the context of changing lymph nodes, should be seen. I suspect nasal polyps and/or infection may be the cause and both require treatment. ...Read more
I had a CT scan that read I had a few shotty mesenteric lymph nodes in my right lower abdomen quadrant. All tests came back neg what could this be?
It is a: Non specific description of the lymph nodes. There are numerous conditions that could cause mildly enlarged lymph nodes. It also may be that they are normal for you. A more precise description of the lymph nodes, e.g. the size and number of them, might be more useful. In any case, it is likely that they are of no concern, but speak to your doc about it. ...Read more
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