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Can Lymph Nodes Be Felt
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
Lymph nodes can be felt under jaw? I have some 1cm-1.5 CM all like in a line is this ok. Is it considered swollen?
What's the natural size of axillary lymph nodes in their normal state? I heard they can be up to 2cm.. If that's true, how come they cannot be felt?
Are lymph nodes in the neck that can be easily felt normal? What is the normal size of lymph nodes and when should be alarmed that theres wrong on it?
2 cm or more: Lymph nodes in the neck are frequently palpable, particularyly in a thin neck. Nodes of concern are generally greater than 2 cm in diameter. Other worrisome signs are nodes that are very hard, immobile, multiple, or very tender. ...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
As i was walking i felt lumps rubbing together in my inner thighs, as i rubbed booth inner thighs i felt lumps like maybe lymph nodes. Normal?
Probably not: Need exam for a doc to be able to say. ...Read more
For lymph nodes,doc said size is more important than being able to feel them? I feel 2 above armpit, doc felt 1, its 0.7 CM said its normal. Im skinny
Nodes: Nodes above the armpit are uncommon but it would be worth your while to seek a second opinion. ...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
R there any lymph nodes at the 2 side curves that connects the neck and shoulders? Felt a long, flat and over lump on 1 side when touch with fingers.
Yes: These are usually supraclavicular nodes, above the clavicles. These nodes can enlarge with reaction to infection or sometimes from tumor. ...Read more
If u can feel lymph nodes just above armpit that r less than 1cm is it normal? Im 26, 140 pounds,so skinny. I feel 2, doc felt 1 said its 0.7cm so ok
Your doc maybe right: It is normal for small lymph nodes to be slightly palpable. However, if they are painful, getting larger, or feel like they are stuck within the tissue (not mobile), then you need to bring this to your doctor's attention again. Check your axilla once a week, but not every day because you may irritate the node by constant pressing. Tell your doctor if it's getting larger and maybe get ultrasound. ...Read more
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