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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cervical Lymph Node Enlargement

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For almost six months I have had both anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement. All are about 1.0 CM or less. Should I be concerned?

For almost six months I have had both anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement. All are about 1.0 CM or less. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: Reactive lymph nodes are very common. We start to get excited about them when they're over 1 1/2 to 2 cm in size. In the absence of any other significant symptoms these lymph nodes are probably nothing to worry about. If they do concern you, however, it is a good idea to discuss the matter with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Bilateral, anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement ( all about 1cm or less). No symptoms should I be concerned? Present for over 7 months.

Get it checked out: Lymph node swelling can be due to infection or inflamation. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated and blood work done. 7 months is a long time. ...Read more

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Have a small <1cm cervical lymph node with what feels like a pinhead sized bump attached. Cause for concern? Thank you.

Lymphadenopathy : With nodes less than 1 cm, we are typically not concerned. If the node is enlarging or becoming painful, I would suggest you see your physician. ...Read more

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Can allergy cause large anerior cervical lymph node?

Can allergy cause large anerior cervical lymph node?

Uncommon: Most enlarged lymph nodes are due to a response to an infection such as a viral or bacterial infection. The exception would be a drug rash called "serum sickness" where there is fever, swollen lymph nodes, hive-like rash and joint symptoms. Other more serious causes can result in swollen lymph nodes such as tumors like lymphoma. ...Read more

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Possible for an enlarged deep cervical lymph node to grow over 6 months due to Mono? Or unlikely to cause enlarged (and slightly growing) that long?

See your PCP: Lymph nodes can get enlarged for a few reasons, and some of which are benign and possibly a result of an infection. Enlarged neck nodes do however need to be properly examined in addition to any other symptoms like night sweats, fevers, and weight loss. This requires a proper workup by your primary care provider. I recommend you make an appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What would cause a cervical lymph node to lose it's central fatty hilum and lack central vascularity?

Homework?: This sound like a homework assignment. I don't think you will get an answer here- so start reading up right now for the exam. ...Read more

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Follicular hyperplasia with active germinal centre and sinus histiocytosis. Level 2 cervical lymph node 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.5cm. What are the causes?

Nothing of concern: This is a benign biopsy of your lymph node. The reported changes are of no consequence. Although it is not possible to be certain about what caused these changes, infection/s in the throat(which are very common in healthy adults) is the most likely cause. ...Read more

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Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Various causes: Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, please get in to be see. If you are having fever, get in now. There are many different types of infection that could cause this. Cancer is another sours of lymph node enlargement, but is less likely. Make sure you get seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Jugular lymph node enlargement up to 2.6cm, post TT/thyroid cancer 2012, RAI scan clear, thyroid bed clear, not sick, what's the cause?

Jugular lymph node enlargement up to 2.6cm,  post TT/thyroid cancer 2012, RAI scan clear, thyroid bed clear, not sick, what's the cause?

Enlarged neck node: A large neck node with a prior history of thyroid cancer is worrisome. See an ENT doctor and start with a fine needle aspiration of the enlarged node is my recommendation. ...Read more