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Can You See Swollen Lymph Nodes
Many Causes: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a CT of sinuses see swollen lymph nodes? I have one directly under my chin and half way down my neck
No: A ct sinus usually does not go below mid face. At your age, the nodes are likely a reaction to infection; this can take 6 weeks to resolve. If persistent, and imaging is necessary i would recommend starting with an ultrasound, which could view the nodes without radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Your question is not very clear , beating where and seeing what , do you mean pulsating, ? Pl be specific. ...Read more
Yes: Without a doubt. It might be a passing infection or a more serious condition. Your doctor will examine you and tell you what to do next. ...Read more
I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and a lump on my upper back. All are painless. Should I see a doctor about this?
Yes: Most lumps in back are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. If a lesion there were malignant it would drain to axilla and not neck. The lump should be examined to define its nature and then if excsion not indicated, the nature of the cervical nodes should be evaluated. This can only be accomplished by a physician. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes under jaw 1.8x1 CM and neck, sweating, body ache, high WBC (11), dental ruled out, ENT ruled out, GP ruled out, who should I see?
Not always.: While it is true that lymph nodes that remain stable in size are "more likely than not" to be cancerous, that is not an absolute rule. In fact, many lymphomas may grow very slowly and not demonstrate any appreciable change in size over a few years. I advise you to seek out medical evaluation, if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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