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Enlarged Cervical Glands
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
Mmmm...: All normal humans have unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes, so that by itself has no special meaning. ...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
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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
Need exam: Hard to know what you mean by swollen lymph nodes. These may be enlarged parathyroid glands, they may be lymph nodes draining an inflamed or cancerous thyroid. Sounds like you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more
Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?
Uncommon: Most enlarged lymph nodes are due to a response to an infection such as a viral or bacterial infection. The exception would be a drug rash called "serum sickness" where there is fever, swollen lymph nodes, hive-like rash and joint symptoms. Other more serious causes can result in swollen lymph nodes such as tumors like lymphoma. ...Read more
Thyroid cancer: Yes if it had metatisized. (spread).Get a more detailed answer ›
I have enlarged lymph nodes in right parotid, 17mm largest, smaller but enlarged lymph nodes in left parotid, many enlarged lymph nodes in right supra?
???: IT sounds like there is a lot more to your condition than you are able to relate in this format. It would probably be best to do a virtual consult ...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