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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Are you supposed to feel your lymph nodes in your neck?

Are you supposed to feel your lymph nodes in your neck?

Possibly: With a little time & effort most people can be taught to feel the small, non-tender pea sized lymph nodes in your neck. In that location they are often next to firm muscle & not buried in soft tissues like they are in most of the body. If they become tender & grow larger, they are reacting to something & may need to be evaluated. Most benign nodes swell & shrink over a 3wk cycle. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to be able to feel lymph nodes in neck? I can feel a few in my submandibular/submental regions. All are either 1cm or smaller. I've heard conflicting views on this. 25yo f. Healthy.

Are you supposed to be able to feel lymph nodes in neck? I can feel a few in my submandibular/submental regions. All are either 1cm or smaller. I've heard conflicting views on this. 25yo f. Healthy.

Sometimes: Lymph nodes in the neck may be felt under normal circumstances and more so if you are fighting off a respiratory infection. 2 cm +, tell the doc. ...Read more

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Need reassurance. Saw endo today. Scanned neck, didn't seemed concerned about 1cm lymph nodes submandibular/submental. Thought you weren't supposed to feel them? Not sick recently. Scared. Lymphoma?

Need reassurance. Saw endo today. Scanned neck, didn't seemed concerned about 1cm lymph nodes submandibular/submental. Thought you weren't supposed to feel them? Not sick recently. Scared. Lymphoma?

You're OK!: Normal lymph nodes measure about 1 cm in size, and in young people like you, they are often felt. If you are not having symptoms like fevers, chills, and weight loss, you don't have lymphoma. You have normal, healthy lymph nodes doing what they are supposed to do! Feel them and learn where they live. That way, you'll notice if they change! Don't worry, you're ok. ...Read more

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I'm confused thyroid ultra sound showed what the nurse called cysts in my thyroid and lymph nodes but the ENT said they are supposed to be there?

I'm confused thyroid ultra sound showed what the nurse called cysts in my thyroid and lymph nodes but the ENT said they are supposed to be there?

Training: Rn=2-4years schooling + experience.
Md=4 years after undergrad + ENT residency 3-5+years +/-fellowship + experience. It is the dr's responsibility to identify "normal" from "abnormal" and direct treatment. Many things can look similar to less-experienced eyes. ...Read more

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I'm confused ultra sound showed what the nurse called cysts in my thyroid and lymph nodes but the ENT doctor said they are supposed to be there?

I'm confused ultra sound showed what the nurse called cysts in my thyroid and lymph nodes but the ENT doctor said they are supposed to be there?

Common finding: Cysts and nodules in the thyroid are common. If any have suspicious findings, they should be biopsied. Your physician should be able to discuss this with you. Lymph nodes are also common. Again, if they are suspicious, they can be biopsied as well. ...Read more

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What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

Infections and: Infections, inflammations and cancers.
Most of nthe time it resolve in 2 weeks, if it was due to infections, if does not go away and feeling nodes other part. Of the. Body, and getting bigger, needs to het quick check up by your dctor. ...Read more

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Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can facial neuralgia or trigeminal neuralgia cause long term enlarged achy lymph nodes in your neck?

Can facial neuralgia or trigeminal neuralgia cause long term enlarged achy lymph nodes in your neck?

No relationship: Facial or trigeminal neuralgia is due to irritation of the trigeminal nerve. Enlarged achy lymph nodes are due to a local infection, typically at some site that drains to them. Much of the trigeminal nerve is inear the brain except for the peripheral portions leading up to the face. It is extremely rare to have a "nerve" infection that results in lymphadenopathy. Most likely, they are unrelated. ...Read more

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How long does it take infectious mononucleosis to affect your lymph nodes in your neck afteryou've kids person?

How long does it take infectious mononucleosis to affect your lymph nodes in your neck afteryou've kids person?

4 to 7 weeks: Lymph nodes and other symptoms usually show up 4 to 7 weeks after exposure to the epstein barr virus, which causes mononucleosis. They can occur sooner. People with mono are most infectious earlier in the disease, but can remain infectious up to 18 months. Transmission is mainly through saliva. Any infection of the mouth and throat can cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck, so see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get enlarged lymph nodes in your neck because of cancer somewhere else? Or can it be because I have pressed my neck a lot?

Can you get enlarged lymph nodes in your neck because of cancer somewhere else? Or can it be because I have pressed my neck a lot?

See below: Pressing the neck will not cause the lymph nodes to enlarge. It is very unlikely that cancer somewhere else is causing neck nodes to enlarge. To find out more would require additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the main cause of swollen lymph nodes in your neck? I'm just getting over a cold and recently it hurts on right side when I swallow. Get checked?

What's the main cause of swollen lymph nodes in your neck? I'm just getting over a cold and recently it hurts on right side when I swallow. Get checked?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes at neck?

Can you tell me if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes at neck?

Nodes: Yes it can be, lymph nodes respond to infections, and sometimes stay enlarged for a long time. If you are developing new node or have pain seek medical attention ...Read more

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Please advise if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes on your neck?

Please advise if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes on your neck?

Yes: 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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Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Not Normal: Bilateral swelling of the cervical lymph nodes is not a normal finding. An evaluation with your primary care physician would be suggested to make sure that what you are feeling are lymph nodes and not another anatomical structure. ...Read more

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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How many lymph nodes are in your neck?

How many lymph nodes are in your neck?

Many: 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 is the normal size of lymph nodes in our neck?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes in our neck?

Not palpable: 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 is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

Reactive=monitoring: 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 is the effect of removing lymph nodes from the neck?

What is the effect of removing lymph nodes from the neck?

Why: Do you want them removed? Lymph nodes are an important part of your bodies defense against infection. ...Read more

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What causes lymph nodes on a child's neck to swell up occasionally?

What causes lymph nodes on a child's neck to swell up occasionally?

Common finding: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They usually return to resting size in 3-4 wks. They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged neck lymph nodes?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged neck lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes: Increased size of the lymphatic structures which filter lymph & form lymphocytes. This can occur in response to inflammation or infection. In this case lymph nodes in the neck are involved. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the impact of removing lymph nodes from the neck?

None: There is very little fuctional impact from removing cervical lymph nodes themselves. The risk comes from potential harm to adjacent structures during the dissection. ...Read more

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How large can neck lymph nodes get when sick (with for example, a cold)?

How large can neck lymph nodes get when sick (with for example, a cold)?

Fairly large.: Remember, the lymphs nodes are where your body is fighting infection. So if you do have a cold, those lymph nodes could be sore to the touch, tender and swollen. ...Read more

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What would cause the lymph nodes under my neck swell? I have no other symptoms.

What would cause the lymph nodes under my neck swell? I have no other symptoms.

Infection: Enlarged lymph nodes are usually in reaction to some kind of infection. However, there are also lymph cancers that could also cause it. Therefore you should see your doctor. Furthermore other things in your neck may enlarge and your doctor can tell if you are feeling lymph nodes or something else. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly where are the lymph nodes on the back of the neck located?

Monitoring Centers: 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" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to inflammation created when they react. They shrink when all is well. They are in chains besides the arteries/veins running along both sides of back of your neck. ...Read more

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Does lymph nodes around the neck area subsides and disappear? If it doesn't what does that mean?

Lymphadenopathy: If the palpable nodes in neck don't go away within a few weeks, then see a doctor about a history, physical, and lab work. At your age it is most likely an infection, and usually viral and self-limited. After a few weeks, it needs a diagnosis. ...Read more