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What do swollen lymph nodes feel like?

What do swollen lymph nodes feel like?

It depends on their: size. In general, they are bean shaped and feel firm but not hard. They may be tender to the touch. Lymph nodes that are cancerous tend to be fixed in one place, while "benign" nodes wiggle somewhat under the skin. Nodes that pop up over a short period of time are usually caused by nearby infection. Strep throat, for example can cause noticeable swell of nodes in the neck. Dr. anne ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, swollen neck lymph nodes plus more?

I have a sore throat, swollen neck lymph nodes plus more?

Sore throat: You should get checked out for strep by getting a throat culture. The more may also suggest that you should also get checked for mono ...Read more

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So my R armpit feels like it's bruised checked lymph nodes can't feel anything also checked neck lymph nodes all smaller then a pea happens onceamonth?

So my R armpit feels like it's bruised checked lymph nodes can't feel anything also checked neck lymph nodes all smaller then a pea happens onceamonth?

Get checked byd0ctor: The feeling of bruising may be part of anxiety or it is allergic reaction and you happen to scratch that area . As you do not have any enlarged lymph nodes ,you should be alright .Still if it bothers you , get it checked by your doctor ,that will relieve your anxiety . ...Read more

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Can i feel iliac lymph nodes?

Can i feel iliac lymph nodes?

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

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Why do you get swollen lymph node side of neck?

Why do you get swollen lymph node side of neck?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

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I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

Seek consultation wi: Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many different causes. You should go and see a hematologist who is a blood specialist dealing with such problems. You need to be sure that it is not a lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymph nodes. Do don't panic unless there is a biopsy proof of cancer. Moreover lymphoma is a treatable/curable type of cancer. ...Read more

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3 swollen lymph nodes in armpit, they are moveable and rubbery. Lymphoma possible? Can feel lymph nodes in neck under jaw, also moveable. No infection

Need to examine: Your symptoms warrant a physical examination and may be imaging studies and lab tests. If the enlargement of the lymph nodes persists, a biopsy may be needed. Therefore it would be prudent to consult a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Do swollen lymph nodes come and go?

Sure: Depends on the cause. Swollen nodes caused by infection or inflammation would be expected to go back to normal whereas those caused by cancer normally keep on growing (there are exceptions even to this, though). Moral of the story: unexplained enlargement of nodes should be evaluated by your doc. Best to you. ...Read more

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How do cancerous lymph nodes feel like?

How do cancerous lymph nodes feel like?

Nodes.: Usually, cancerous lymph nodes are firm, larger than normal, not tender, and continue to enlarge over weeks/months. ...Read more

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What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement. ...Read more

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Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

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

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I would like help with swollen lymph nodes in neck?

I would like help with swollen lymph nodes in neck?

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

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Swollen lymph nodes make neck muscles tight?

No, no effect on mus: But they can be tender if there is infection in the throat. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw- what could it be?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw- what could it be?

Many things: Certainly infection of the oral cavity or ears is hight on the list but of course one has to rule out lymphoma, head and neck cancer, as well as some other disorders. You should talk to your family doctor. They may try a course of antibiotics and if this is not successful..They will further investigate this. ...Read more

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Why are my supratrochlear lymph nodes swollen?

Why are my supratrochlear lymph nodes swollen?

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 more

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What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

Varies: In most cases you would feel nothing. It is only when the nodes are significantly enlarged and cause pressure on other areas of the chest that symptoms occur. Symptoms could result in pressure, cough or pain. ...Read more

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Can swollen lymph nodes make you dizzy?

No but....: Swollen lymph nodes do not make people dizzy, however underlying conditions that cause swollen lymph glands may cause dizziness. For example- if you have ear infection-let's say otitis media or mastoiditis - which can cause swollen lymph gland behind your ear or in front of your ear. This ear infection can cause dizziness etc. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more