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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
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My 6 year old son has had enlarged lymph nodes of the neck for 4 years now, his LDH has gone from 487 to 522 in 3 months, what does this mean?

My 6 year old son has had enlarged lymph nodes of the neck for 4 years now, his LDH has gone from 487 to 522 in 3 months, what does this mean?

Many things: LDH is a rather nonspecific test. It can be elevated in cardiac, blood, liver, lung, muscle, kidney disease & malignancy. Your child's pediatrician or gastroenterologist are really the on's who you should be discussing this with, since they are familiar with & managing your child's health. ...Read more

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
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What is enlarged lymph node in neck? What size?

What is enlarged lymph node in neck? What size?

4-5 mm: Any node larger than 4-5 mm and growing should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. David Astrachan
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I've had a horse voice for over 6 months with an enlarged lymph node in neck. My tongue now feels numb with low grade fevers. What could it be?

I've had a horse voice for over 6 months with an enlarged lymph node in neck. My tongue now feels numb with low grade fevers. What could it be?

Hard to know: You need to see an ENT doctor so your voice box can be looked at. 6 months is a long time and lymph nodes are of some concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Martin Morell
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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What is an enlarged lymph node on the neck?

What is an enlarged lymph node on the neck?

Swollen lymph node: It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. With infection/inflammation in mouth and/or throat as the most common cause. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. Talk to your doctor and have further evaluation accordingly. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

It depends on the si: Small neck nodes are normal. So the size matters. If the node is 1 cm or larger, watch it and note down if it is growing in size. If it grows bigger than one centimeter, then i would advise you to get yourself examined by an ENT doctor or go see your family doctor first. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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I have neck pain with an enlarged lymph node what could it be?

I have neck pain with an enlarged lymph node what could it be?

Lymphadenopathy: Any of dozens of possibilities, including acute and chronic infections, tumors, granulomatous disorders and others. The way in which to find out which of these may be causing your signs and symptoms is to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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