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Enlarged Gland On The Mastoid Bone
How do I differentiate the mandibular gland and lymph node? Is the gland directly above the neck pulse the mandibular gland?
It may be hard.: You should be checked, you may have a difficult time discerning between a lymph node or the submandibular gland. If you can simultaneously palpate with one hand the floor of your mouth and the other hand your neck on the same side. You may be able to compress the gland between the two hands. That is one way to feel the submandibular gland. But if you are worried get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
The ultrasound of the thyroid showed enlarged lymph nodes near neck area. What could this possibly be?
Hard to say.: It depends on how large the lymph nodes are, whether or not they are tender and how long they have been present. Tender, enlarged lymph nodes can be seen with viral or bacterial infections or inflammation. Non-tender enlarged nodes which don't go away after a month or two should be further investigated with MRI or ct and possible needle biopsy as they could indicate a more serious problem. ...Read more
NOPE: Wrong "end" One's the "top" the other's the "bottom" Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. There are many causes. ...Read more
Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck
Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more
Are nodes actually on the front of the collarbone(not clvicular nodes) but on the front of the bone? Could i be feeling veins/tissue on bone?
Could U re- ask this: as the question is not clear at all, by rephrasing it?? Thanks. ...Read more
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Are the two equally sized non tender lumps just on the edge of the soft pallet before the neck salivary glands or lymph nodes?
What is the likelihood of enlarged right-sided lymph nodes in the neck being related to pap. Carcinoma on the left? No obvious lymph nodes on left.
Need lymph biopsy.: It is very hard to tell if the lymph nodes are related to cancer without a biopsy or aspiration cytology. They may be related, but papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is not very aggressive and is not known to spread beyond the thyroid unless it is given a long time. Having said this, enlarged lymph nodes in conjunction with cancer is likely cancer until proven otherwise, so see dr. & get that bx. ...Read more
Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue ?
Yes, It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal to have Wall hypoechoic nodule at the lower zone of the superficial lobe right parotid 6.6mm and Small right submandibular lymph node7mm?
Unclear.: Unclear from information given and no ability to examine you. See ENT doc for expert advice. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer