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Causes Of Osler Node
Herniation of disc: Schmorl's nodes are caused by herniation of the intervertebral disc into the end plate of the discs above anorbelow. ...Read more
An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive, " if enlarged for 4+ years?
Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement. Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Any time you poke an area of the body repeatedly, it will cause discomfort and irritation. The question then is why you are doing it. ...Read more
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
Can you tell clearly if a lymph node can be moved on back of your next cause I'm not sure it it's moves a little or not?
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes in the neck occur in a chain pattern (up and down) and are not very freely movable as a rule. It's best to have your physician examine any enlarged or abnormal masses to be sure. ...Read more
Can frequent deep tissue massages cause swollen nodes? Can massage from someone not trained be dangerous? I have swollen nodes but not sick.
No: massage cant result in production of lymph nodes which are essentially found along major venous structures in the groin, para aortic region, axilla and cervical region. Only an inflammatory or neoplastic process can spread to and involve nodes. If no tumor present, nodes in general are inflammatory Bad massage can injure underlying tissue. ...Read more
I've been constantly pressing on my lymph node and now it feels matted to the node next to it. Could I have caused this by touching it so much?
Yes!: But depending on where the "lymph nodes" are located and how large they are as well as other problems in the area that drains into these nodes could be a matter of greater concern! If these don't resolve soon or become worse, or orher symptoms develop the you should be evaluated by a physician ...Read more
My lymph node grew slowly and painlessly (weeks instead of overnight) from 0 to 1, 5 cm. Are there any benign causes for this kind of development?
Better get checked: If the lymph node keeps on growing, something must be stimulating its growth. Best to check with your doctor since a 1.5 cm node is not a small one. ...Read more
I'm allergeic to cats: Can constant exposure to cat allergen in my house (1 cat and 6 dogs) be the cause for prolonged/permanently enlarged nodes?
Are there any "benign" causes for a gradual, painless enlargement of a lymph node? (the node was painless to begin with, and still is). Thank you.
Possibly: Lymph nodes are a significant part of the immune system and the main job of lymph nodes is to help fight infection. If your lymph node is related to an infection that has resolved, it can stay larger for a period of time. However, if a lymph node is present for weeks after an infection or if you did not have an infection, I recommend seeing a physician for the node. Good luck ...Read more
Does constantly touching/squeezing a lymph node cause it to enlarge? I've been touching it since I found it which was a year ago and it has got bigger
Enlarged node: Needless to say, if a lymph node is getting larger then you need to see a doctor. Especially if it has been there for over a year. ...Read more
Several things: Lymph nodes are a site of inflammatory response and immune reaction. Swollen, tender lymph nodes are a common response to bacterial or viral infection. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become tender in certain autoimmune diseases. Lymphoma is a type of tumor that develops in lymph nodes and finally certain types of cancer will "drain" cells into a lymph nodes and spread to those nodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
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