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Enlarged Lymph Glands In The Neck
My son is coughing and has enlarged lymph nodes. Two small ones on each side of his neck (for over 8 weeks) and a new one the size of a cherry pit.
Enlarged lymph node/gland in my neck on the left hand side, been enlarged for months. no infection and health is fine, shall I worry? Is it cancerous?
Lymph node: Lympnodes can enlarge and stay that way without being pathological. IF the node enlarges and becomes spongy then get checked. ...Read more
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
I have a swollen lymph node at the side of my neck and last night i discovered that a gland is swollen at the back of my neck what may cause this?
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Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
See below: Most commonly, lymph glands swell in response to infection and inflammation. This is what they should do as they help the body ward off these conditions. Less commonly but moer importantly, they become cancerous. If they are growing or have been enlarged for longer than 2-4 wekks, see your doctor. ...Read more
If it gets infected: Lymph nodes swell up to help protect the body from outside invasions like infections. If this is not the case your physician can tell about other causes on your examination. ...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 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 more
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