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Are There Swollen Lymph Nodes Around An Enlarged Thyroid
Need exam: Hard to know what you mean by swollen lymph nodes. These may be enlarged parathyroid glands, they may be lymph nodes draining an inflamed or cancerous thyroid. Sounds like you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more
A biopsy may be in o: If there is definite enlargment of the thyroid, you need to go see a specialist(endocrinologist) or a ENT doctor who can examine you. If the lymph nodes are related to the thyroid problem a biopsy of the nodes may give us the answer. If the thyroid has any suspicios nodules an ultrsound of this gland can reveal if there may be a possible cancer in it. The size of the enlarged nodes matters in plan. ...Read more
Depends on location: The thyroid gland resides at the base of the neck on both sides of the trachea (cartilage-encased breathing tube). The neck lymph nodes that can swell up are typically found under the angle of the jaw, directly under the chin, and along the mid neck (along the carotid arteries). A physical exam or ultrasound exam by your doctor can help you distinguish these possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen lymph nodes for a year, enlarged thyroid no medications. Tests all normal, haven't had CBC in a year tho. Discussing biopsy, should I?
Swollen nodes: If swollen nodes are a concern, you can usually have something less invasive than an open biopsy. You can have a Fine Needle Aspiration biopsy also called FNA. The FNA can be used to get cultures and also to exclude lymphoma and other cancers. When suspicion for a lymphoproliferative is high, an open biopsy can be performed. An Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that can also be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged ?
Doctor can re-check: Young children can have swollen lymph nodes for months, especially if they catch a cold or a strep throat every couple of months. It is important to see the same doctor, so that the same person is examining the child's neck. He can compare his exams from different visits, and can also swab the throat for strep at follow-up visits. There are few rare, bad diseases that also cause persistent nodes. ...Read more
I don't have enlarged/swollen lymph nodes, but have a really bad case of pruritus and dizzy spells, but my CBC came back normal. should i be worried?
Yes: The dizzy spells, unless related to orthostatic hypotension or a heart rhythm problem, need evaluation by a neurologist. The itching requires a chemical profile and if normal, a dermatology consult in all likelihood. The CBC being normal does not prove the absence of significant disease. Stay proactive and get seen. ...Read more
No tonsil enlargement. No swollen lymph nodes just a small semi hard bump on tonsil skin. Came sudden and hadn't gotten bigger in 2 mos. ? So upset:(
Tonsil lesion: Show this to your PCP and if they feel that it warrants further attention they may refer you to an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, trauma/irritation/ inflammation, malignancy etc.Swollen lymph gland on the neck is usually a reactive process from something located on the mouth or other head and neck area.If swollen lymph nodes becomes persistent go to see your primary care doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more
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