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Can You Feel Lymph Nodes When Not Swollen
Can you feel lymph nodes under arm even when not swollen? What are they shaped like when not swollen ?
Lymph nodes: These are seldom capable of being palpated when not enlarged for some reason. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: One can have 1 enlarged node the size of a pea or as large as a bean or marble. There a lines or chains of lymph glands in the neck and, in benign cases they feel like a line of very tiny beads. They are usually firm but not stoney hard. These shotty benign nodes may be found after various infections and are less common in adults than children. If in doubt have your md examine and advise you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No but....: Swollen lymph nodes do not make people dizzy, however underlying conditions that cause swollen lymph glands may cause dizziness. For example- if you have ear infection-let's say otitis media or mastoiditis - which can cause swollen lymph gland behind your ear or in front of your ear. This ear infection can cause dizziness etc. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more
No you do not feel : No you do not normally feel lymph nodes behind the knees. ...Read more
Yes: Swollen lymph nodes will be tender when pushed upon/touched. The nodes will swell in response to the body's need to heal a wound or fight an infection. In patients who lack infection, they can also be swollen in certain cancers, so be sure to be checked by your dentist and physician in the absence of dental infection. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Does being able to feel both lymph nodes under your jaw automatically mean they're swollen? They do not hurt and I can feel them if I push in and feel
May be normal: Some lymph nodes are easily palpable, while most are not. If you can feel the nodes, just keep track of them. Enlarged nodes can result from viral illnesses or an infection. If you feel well, and in normal health do not worry. ...Read more
Potentially: Lymph nodes in the neck can make it hard to swallow or breath if severely enlarged. The tonsils are lymphatic tissue in the throat that are a cause of sleep apnea. The are also lymph nodes around the trachea than can caress the airways within the chest causing shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Did my lymph node become enlarged because I keep poking at it? How do rashes relate to enlarged lymph nodes?
No effect of poking: Enlarged regional lymph nodes essentially immune to the effect of local poking. They enlarge, become firm and can increase in number secondary to inflammation, primary or metastatic tumor to nodes. In the presence of a rash nodes will not enlarge unless break in skin from rash allows lymphatic invasion of bacteria or the rash is a reflection of a malignant skin lesion with spread to nodes. ...Read more
Can multiple lymph nodes in your neck (cervical lymph nodes) become swollen/enlarged on both sides before you even feel sick or know you have a cold?
They are palpable: Normal sized lymph nodes are quite small and not palpable. If the nodes enlarge to a size of 1 to 2 cm, then they are palpable if you run down your fingers over the skin of your neck. Very large lymph nodes(over 2 inches in size) can be visible to the eye. But that is pretty late to discover them. ...Read more
Can you get swollen lymph nodes in throat and groin from being run down? If not what could it be?
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