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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cervical Lymph Node Enlargement

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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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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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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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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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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Could mold exposure or a benign lymph node enlargement cause dizzy spells.. is dizziness a cause for concern?

Could mold exposure or a benign lymph node enlargement cause dizzy spells.. is dizziness a cause for concern?

Dizziness: Dizziness is a symptom experienced by many people and caused by many things. Mold exposure may cause dizziness, but it more often causes respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, trouble breathing, or an itchy throat. Lymph node enlargement is not normally associated with dizziness, except under exceptional circumstances. What makes the dizziness better or worse? That would help us. ...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

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My gum is inflamed near the upper molars ..then it find solitary Rt. Submandibular lymph node enlargement..can gingivitis be the cause? How to treat?

My gum is inflamed near the upper molars ..then it find solitary Rt. Submandibular lymph node enlargement..can gingivitis be the cause? How to treat?

Cannot say in: your particular case without directly seeing it. And.... inflammed gum is gingivitis and inflammation causes lymph node enlargement. Or... bad tooth with root infection. ...Read more

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What count as normal size of cervical lymph node?

What count as normal size of cervical lymph node?

Barely palpable: Head & neck has 300 to 400 lymph nodes , normal lyph nodes are barely palpable ( able to feel ) size less than 0.5 cm .or less If node is 2 cm or more need investigation . ...Read more

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What can you do for the pain that's in your cervical lymph node?

What can you do for the pain that's in your cervical lymph node?

Neck pain: You will need to see your regular doctor to see what will be best to control your pain, as you are taking a few medications for pain control already. Ultimately, the reason for the painful cervical lymph nodes needs to be determined and treated. ...Read more

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I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About .5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About .5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

Needs check: you need to be seen if you have any additional lymph nodes needs to have a complete blood count.and epbstein bar virus titer and need full exam for checking your liver and spleen ...Read more

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I have an enlarged cervical lymph node that measures 1.75x2.0 in. it is also hard and somewhat painful should I get it checked out or wait. ?

Lymph Node Swelling: Greetings. An enlarged lymph node should be evaluated and treated. In my practice, I would treat you with an antibiotic. After 14 days, the node should have shrunk in size. If it was still enlarging, then an image guided biopsy would be ordered. The sooner you are evaluated, the sooner you are treated. Good Luck. ...Read more