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Enlarged Cervical Glands
Possibly : While and neck MRI may show a nodule or enlarged thyroid the most accurate test for detecting thyroid gland abnormalities is a thyroid ultrasound. It gives the most accurate measurement of the gland, any nodules and can see if suspicious features are present in a nodule. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Lymph nodes usually swell in response to some type of infection in the local area. Some times the nodes will do that without obvious infection and antibiotics may be needed. If they do not resolve with this treatment need to consider if some type of blockage in the lymph system or if more generalized problem leading to the swollen nodes. ...Read more
What is this small lump on my neck - located between the cervical & jugulogastric nodes? I have lump towards that back of my neck. Based on the location of the lump, i think it could be one of the cervical glands. It could also be a cervical or jugulogast
It : It is not entirely clear by your description of the location of the swelling, but there isn't a whole lot back there that could swell. A pustule or boil or an enlarged lymph node are the most likely findings, the first being a skin lesion, the second being a secondary lesion. The treatment for a pustule or boil would be warm soaks and drainage of the boil, with or without antibiotics, depending on the size and other conditions, such as other medical problems, symptoms (e.g. Fever). However if it is a lymph node, the location could place it as an occipital lymph node, posterior auricular lymph node (more behind the ear), supraclavicular lymph node (tends to be more in the front of the next above the clavicle) or superior superficial cervical lymph nodes. Next is to determine the pathology of why the lymph node is enlarged. Lymph nodes are found throughout the body and normally are non-tender and relatively small. During infections or invasion with cancer, the lymph nodes can enlarge. It is important to distinguishing between localized and generalized lymphadenopathy is important in formulating a differential diagnosis. Although the presence or absence of tenderness does not reliably differentiate benign from malignant nodes, clearly a non-tender enlarged lymph node is more concerning. In addition, the size of the enlarged lymph node is important, those greater than 1 cm in diameter are considered to be abnormal. A three- to four-week period of observation is prudent in patients with localized nodes and a benign clinical picture. Causes of lymphadenopathy in this area include: 1) superior superficial cervical lymph nodes drain the scalp and neck, skin of arms and chest and enlargement may represent viral infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma or head and neck malignancy 2) occipital lymph nodes drain the scalp and head and enlargement usually represents a local infection, either bacterial or viral 3) posterior auricular lymph nodes drain the external ear and scalp and enlargement usually represents a local infection usually bacterial 4) supraclavicular nodes drain the chest and abdomen and enlargement is concerning for malignancy 5) generalized adenopathy should always prompt further clinical investigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infectious mononucleosis symptoms? I have swollen cervical glands, they are very painful, with no other symptoms.I am 25 and single
My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?
It depends: Her treating doctor can answer this question better. Not all stage-4 Cervix cancers are fatal. So the answer to your question depends on her exact stage(localized versus metastatic) and also on her cancer's response to treatment. Sometimes adrenal tumors can be removed surgically provided the pelvic tumor is under control.There are also new treatments coming along for cervical Cancer(e.g. Avastin) ...Read more
Tilted cervix towards front with protrusion underneath. Gyn said it was a gland and a freckle. Only painful during sex. What gland & what treatment?
Ask the GYN MD: Since your GYN MD actually examined you, then you need to ask him/her exactly this question. ...Read more
Parotid gland swell, CBC ok, USN revealed R/L normal but 5.6mm hypoechoic lymph swell on R side plus hopoechoic bilateral upper cervical. how serious?
Likely inflammatory: The ultrasound findings of small lymph nodes suggest reactive processes, likely in response to parotid gland inflammation. That said, pls check with MD if your constellation of other symptoms are inflammatory or infectious, and if not or if persistent, you may need other tests to rule out other causes of swelling and small nodes. Tests may include Fine needle aspirations and pathology examination. ...Read more
What would cause a 4mm hypoechoic nodule in left lobe of thyroid gland, along with prominent bilateral cervical lymph nodes as found in a neck US?
Thyroid cyst: It sounds like you have a simple thyroid cyst and possiblt a couple of reactive nodes that may be within normal. Why did you have an ultrasound? 4mm cysts is not palpable. I would recommend regular 6-12 month follow up. it is low risk for neoplastic pathology based on your description. ...Read more