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Doctor insights on: Blocked Lymph Node Neck

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What could produce only my left neck lymph node to swell?

What could produce only my left neck lymph node to swell?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...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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How common is it to be able to feel a lymph node in your neck?

How common is it to be able to feel a lymph node in your neck?

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" 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 you inflame a slightly palpable neck lymph node by touching it often?

Can you inflame a slightly palpable neck lymph node by touching it often?

Lymph node: .. palpation could affect the flow of lymph through the node, which could speed up an inflammatory process that is ongoing. This is a bit of a creative stretch and thus, I would not suspect palpation when considering causes of an inflamed node ...Read more

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I have one larger lymph Node on the side of my neck. Should I be concerned? What could this be?

I have one larger lymph
Node on the side of my neck. Should I be concerned? What could this be?

YES: be concerned and try to get your answers after a full examination, blood testing and lymph node biopsy- call for an appointment today! ...Read more

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For about a week now, I have had a lymph node on the right side in the front of my neck that is a little bigger than the left one.?

For about a week now, I have had a lymph node on the right side in the front of my neck that is a little bigger than the left one.?

Lymph Node: You could have swollen lymph nodes. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. If this does not resolve I would seek medical evaluation to determine why you have swollen lymph nodes and why its bothering you. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had a lymph node that I am able to feel, but not see, for the last year or so on the right side of my neck. Should I be worried?

Hello, I have had a lymph node that I am able to feel, but not see, for the last year or so on the right side of my neck.  Should I be worried?

Get it checked: It all depends on the location and the size of the lymph node. If it is on the side of your neck and has been there for over a year then it is probably going to be okay but it depends on the size and how it feels with regards to the underlying tissue. This would be something worth going to your dr. To get checked out. It will give you peace of mind also. ...Read more

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Is a small, flat, oval shaped, painless movable thing on the side of my neck a normal lymph node? Not visible, only palpable. My brother has it too.

Could be..: Lymph node, lipoma (fat collection), cyst (pocket of fluid that is usually meaningless), fibrous scar. If you have sweats, fever, weight loss, or if it becomes painful or begins to enlarge; then have it checked. ...Read more

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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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Lump on neck lymph node, what is it?

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" 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 this lump on my neck--a lymph node?

What is this lump on my neck--a lymph node?

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" 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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If I push hard on my neck, I feel something small move-- lymph node?

Lymph Nodes on neck: It depends on the location on the neck of the nodules or Lymph Nodes. You generally can feel them with light pressure. Normally they are soft and freely moveable. A concern would be if firm, and larger. ...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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Are there many dangers of having a lymph node from my neck removed for biopsy?

Low risk procedure: Removing a lymph node from the neck is a minor surgical procedure, most likely a day surgery or even an office surgery. Like all procedures, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and/or damage to tissue. But the question that must be answered, is what's the risk of not having the information your doctor is seeking? The procedure may guide treatment, and will hopefully provide reassurance. ...Read more

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My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year. Should I be concerned?

My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year. Should I be concerned?

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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What do you suggest if my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

What do you suggest if my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

Get it checked.: There are many reasons why you might have a persistently enlarged neck lymph node. The majority are benign, but some are not. Nodes that are over 1cm, growing over time, and/or fixed--meaning it doesn't move around when felt with your fingers--are more concerning. See your doctor for evaluation. You may need blood work and possibly imaging to start; in some cases a biopsy is ultimately needed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year and if that is bad?

Could you tell me why my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year and if that is bad?

Lymph Node: You could have swollen lymph nodes. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. Since this has not resolved I would seek medical evaluation to determine why you have swollen lymph nodes and why its bothering you. Hard to know how it affects you without evaluation. ...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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