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Doctor insights on: Calcified Lymph Nodes Neck

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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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My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

See doctor: New lumps are concerning and should be evaluated by a doctor. There are several possible causes, including inflammation, infection, and cancer. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have just had a CT scan for, routine cancer check up, was clear. My oncologist said I have calcified lymph nodes in my neck, but not worried. What?

I have just had a CT scan for, routine cancer check up, was clear. My oncologist said I have calcified lymph nodes in my neck, but not worried. What?

Common: Lymph nodes will frequently calcify as a result of various prior infections and are of no particular concern. Ct is very sensitive to such calcifications and may show them when plain x-rays will not. ...Read more

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Mother-i-law recently diagnosis w/ thyroid ca (follicular). On CT chest, it says she has non calcified lymph nodes. Could it be mets?

Mother-i-law recently diagnosis w/ thyroid ca (follicular). On CT chest, it says she has non calcified lymph nodes. Could it be mets?

Probably not, but: It is probably not a metastasis, but she needs to have a total body 131-i scan, after her thyroid and remaining normal thyroid are removed/ablated. It if is a met, it will likely "light up" on the scan. Talk to you endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is mildly prominent non calcified lymph nodes. In left lung?

What is mildly prominent non calcified lymph nodes. In left lung?

Probably nothing: Taken by itself, out of context, this phrase from a ct report means nothing. But medicine, and your health, do not exist out of context, and this forum is not a good place to ask this question. The best place is in the office of a good doctor who can explain these findings in the context of your situation, but it still prbably means nothing of importance. ...Read more

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My CT results stares that I have calcified lymph nodes present within the mediastinum and right b hilum what does this mean?

My CT results stares that I have calcified lymph nodes present within the mediastinum and right b hilum what does this mean?

It is usually a sign: Of prior inflammation. There are a variety of causes...histoplasmosis, TB, and other infectious agents. Also, treated lymphoma, sarcoidosis, and silicosis. There may be no identifiable cause, and it is just an incidental finding. Talk to your doctor about what it might mean in your case. ...Read more

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What percentage of extensive calcified lymph nodes in pulmonary hila, combined with bright red blood in sputum are cancerous in nature?

What percentage of extensive calcified lymph nodes in pulmonary hila, combined with bright red blood in sputum are cancerous in nature?

Very low: Cancerous nodes very seldom calcify much. In my old home in Kansas City, many (maybe most) folks had some calcium flecks from old histoplasmosis. I'm very concerned though if you're coughing up blood. That's cancer until proved otherwise, and you're entitled to have calcified nodes from some other cause. Please get it properly worked up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My daughter has a calcified lymph node in her neck. Anything I can do to get rid of it and what are the causes?

My daughter has a calcified lymph node in her neck. Anything I can do to get rid of it and what are the causes?

No; Multiple: There are multiudinous reasons why lymph nodes may calcify, most of them secondary to some infection that your child had awhile back. Ask yourself, does it bother her or does it bother you? If it really bothers her take her to the best pediatric surgeon you can find and he'll cut it out and send it for a biopsy. The reason for a pediatric surgeon is he'll be meticulous about the suturing. ...Read more

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I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

Maybe: Sometimes lymph nodes react to infections and when the infection is over they stay enlarged. If the node is not tender and stable probably nothing to worry about. You would need some type of Xray to tell if it is calcified. Don't think that is worth he trouble. ...Read more

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Nodule in lthyroid vth faint focal calcification. Multiple enlargd lymph nodes l cervicl regn. Surgicl lvl3. Biopsy-bloody. Treatmnt vthout sugry? Ca risk?

Nodule in lthyroid vth faint focal calcification. Multiple enlargd lymph nodes l cervicl regn. Surgicl lvl3. Biopsy-bloody. Treatmnt vthout sugry? Ca risk?

First, right diagno: You have to see your doctor. Before any treatment you need to have fine needle aspiration procedure for diagnosis. It could be benign nodular goiter with calcifications, could be malignancy. Fine needle aspiration — good for palpable lymph nodes too. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also, round lymph node on other side of neck?

Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC(needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices ...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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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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What is hypoechoic lymph nodes neck?

What is hypoechoic lymph nodes neck?

Less echogenic: Meaning that the node will generate fewer internal echoes suggesting edema or loss of normal architecture of the node. The finding in and of itself is non-specific and could suggest inflammation, infection, or tumor. ...Read more

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What is calcified right hilar lymph nodes?

What is calcified right hilar lymph nodes?

Benign: Can be seen in previous infection (tb, fungus), and less common problems such as sarcoidosis and silicosis. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes on the spine of your upper neck?

Are there lymph nodes on the spine of your upper neck?

Yes: Deep alongside the spine of your neck in the back, on each side ...Read more

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Why might it be that I need a biopsy of neck lymph nodes?

Why might it be that I need a biopsy of neck lymph nodes?

Rule out malignancy.: The need for a biopsy depends upon a patient's specific clinical situation. If a healthcare provider has suggested a tissue biopsy, it is likely because the diagnosis is uncertain. A biopsy would allow for the tissues to be studied under the microscope. This could help establish if the condition is an infection or a tumor and if a tumor is benign or malignant. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

No help needed: 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 enlarges lymph nodes on side of neck?

Many things: Lymph node enlargement (lymphadenopathy) may occur due to a large variety of factors like infections (bacterial, viral or fungal), immune disorders, drug reactions or malignancy (lymphomas, carcinomas). Correlation with your clinical history and a biopsy usually helps in further characterization. ...Read more

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What can ultrasound of neck lymph nodes show?

What can ultrasound of neck lymph nodes show?

Normal lymph nodes: Have a kidney bean appearance with fat in the central part of the node. This configuration usually persists when nodes are enlarged by a benign inflammatory response. Nodes involved with cancer cells often loose the central fat, enlarge asymmetrically, have an irregular outer surface, and show increased blood flow in the outer surface of the node. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes give you stiff neck and numbness?

no: The Commonest cause of stiff neck is osteo arthritis in neck or pulled muscles. Cause of numbness in neck or arm is usually pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Enlarged neck lymph nodes. What lab tests do I need?

Enlarged neck lymph nodes. What lab tests do I need?

Simple: Usually just a blood test CBC with differential. If more complicated, your doctor may order chest x-ray, liver spleen scan or refer you to have a lymph node biopsy. ...Read more