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Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Size matters: In adults we usually shouldn't be able to feel lymph nodes. Having said that we're not usually concerned until we feel something that is one cm or larger. Soft, easy to move lymph nodes, especially in the posterior neck, behind the sternocleidomastoid muscle, are fairly common. If you had it checked out, and it's not growing, it's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

Internist: You're not going to get a diagnosis in an on-line forum. You obviously have a complicated problem that will require a comprehensive evaluation. If your local doctor can't help, seek help at an academic center with a general internist. You're only 113 miles from des moines. Ps, hi k and low na with low BP suggests addison's disease. ...Read more

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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

It is reactive: Your lymph node could be reacting to infection or nonspecfic inflammation at a location that is drained by that lymph noce. ...Read more

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Can a sebaceous cyst cause a swollen lymph node in your neck?

Can a sebaceous cyst cause a swollen lymph node in your neck?

Doubtful: It is conceivable, but not likely, that a sebaceous cyst will be mistaken for a lymph node, but cannot imagine it causing a swollen lymph node. Perhaps another doctor will comment on my response and correct me. ...Read more

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I have a lump in neck on top of coroided artery 2cm. Very soft very moveable. Shrinks and swells depending on day. Is it a cyst or lymph node?

I have a lump in neck on top of coroided artery 2cm. Very soft very moveable. Shrinks and swells depending on day.  Is it a cyst or lymph node?

More info: Matt, for us to conclude something, need more background history and need to palpate to assess as to final conclusion. Please have your doctor look at it and then feel it after getting enough information. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a lipoma, infected lymph node, and cyst? I have a bump on my neck (left back side) and doc says its one of those 3.

Can be hard to tell: inflamed lumps like you mentioned can be difficult to tell apart clinically. A lymph node that is swollen is usually deeper in the tissue and the surface skin looks normal. A lipoma is usually not inflamed and is soft to touch and often slides around when pushed or manipulated. A cyst is fro a hair follicle and when they rupture are often inflamed and tender. A biopsy may be needed to find out ...Read more

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What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

No exact size: There is no magic number in terms of size. Needs to be correlated with the overall clinical picture. If you have a persistently enlarged node or nodes, see an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

Same name: 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