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Cervical Lymph Nodes Swelling
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Not neccessarily: Ultrasonography itself cannot distinguish benign from malignant lesions, but an echographic appearance suggests malignancy and helps in the selection of the node to aspirate with ultrasonographically guided fnab, which is crucial for a final diagnosis. You need to have the node sampled with a needle to know if it is benign or otherwise. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
Could be many?: Swollen lymph nodes could indicate an infection by bacteria, virus or fungus. It could mean infiltration by tumor. The significance would be determined by your clinical presentatiion. Older patient? Younger patinet? Known acute illness? Known or unknown cancer? The lymph nodes above the clavicles drain/filter the head and neck. If this is new i would get checked. If old, ?. See md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain/nodes: Possible infection of teeth (abscesses) or gums. Possible traumatic occlusion from malocclusion requiring Orthodontic care. Possible parafunctional habits. Possible gum disease. Possible wisdom tooth eruption problem. No clear cut answer available without examination and x-rays. In other words, please call your Dentist for evaluation and either treatment or referral to appropriate specialist ...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
Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?
It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding structures that it shouldn't be, or oversized enough for everybody to notice, it's your friend. It's helping you stay healthy. Leave it alone and stop worrying. I'm had a 1.5 cm submental node since med school. ...Read more
Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.
Usual: There are many there. If tender, relates to some inflammation in the area, or sometimes a viral illness like mono. If non tender and enlarging , some other concerns. Supraclavicular can relate to pulmonary or intra thoracic issue. See your pcp and perhaps some x-rays and occasionally even a biopsy if indicated. ...Read more
No: However, if you tend to be over-anxious and you're a young adult, you'll start noticing the lymph nodes that everybody has in their necks. A dangerous node is obviously very abnormal clinically. You need to learn to ignore the ones that aren't fixed to surrounding structures, stony-hard / tire-rubber hard, and not deforming. Please talk with your physician about overcoming these kinds of fear ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary: From your post, I am guessing your swollen nodes are in the groins. This may be due to injury, infection or cancer. If the nodes are small and unchanged for may years, nothing to worry about. If the nodes have been getting larger, then you should talk with your doctor. Some cancer assocaited with swollen groin nodes are lymphoma, melanoma, and testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (women). ...Read more
Reactive=monitoring: 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
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