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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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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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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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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

It is reactive: Your lymph node could be reacting to infection or nonspecfic inflammation at a location that is drained by that lymph noce. ...Read more

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2 year old has an enlarged lymph node in his neck. Seems size of a small marble. Not tender and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

2 year old has an enlarged lymph node in his neck. Seems size of a small marble. Not tender and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; many are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. Ask her doc if so. ...Read more

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Right side of my throat feels numb, I have had an enlarged lymph node for years, doc said it's nothing. Tonsil stones too. Help.?

Right side of my throat feels numb, I have had an enlarged lymph node for years, doc said it's nothing. Tonsil stones too. Help.?

No Tonsil stones.: If you have unchanged Enlarged LN for many years and have been under surveillance by a doctor; good that it is nothing. Could be realed to Acne &cancer sore. Was it ever biopsied?
I don't know the reason for Throat numbness: Try Gargle with salt and warm water. Vit C and Advil (ibuprofen). If you have increased size of the LN, Pain, Fever, Cough and/or persistent numbness- you will have to be examined by MD ...Read more

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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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I am experiencing an enlarged lymph node on my neck

I am experiencing an enlarged lymph node on my neck

Any other details?: An enlarged lymph node may just be a benign finding. It could be due to a simple infection. Any sickness.?
Lymph nodes are important filters of lymph fluid in the body. Because it is enlarged it is abnormal. Any other areas of enlarged glands. Axilla, neck, groin?
Please get a check up and labs to further find out what is causing it to become enlarged. ...Read more

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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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A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this?

A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this?

See prior biopsy...: Probably related to the same reason the first node was enlarged. Would have to see biopsy of that first node. You should talk to your doc. ...Read more

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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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Why would an ultrasound be done on an enlarged lymph node in the neck?

Why would an ultrasound be done on an enlarged lymph node in the neck?

Verify: That it is a lymph node and not another process such as a lipoma, cyst, etc. Also, ultrasound can suggest whether lymph node enlargement is inflammatory or malignant by seeing if the basic normal anatomy of the node is preserved or not. Lastly, to guide needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

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

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I have a small, slightly enlarged lymph node on the back of my neck. Nearby is an area of sensitivity that feels like a pimple forming. Related?

I have a small, slightly enlarged lymph node on the back of my neck. Nearby is an area of sensitivity that feels like a pimple forming. Related?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; many are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. Ask her doc if so. ...Read more

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Thyroid removed 2yrs ago bc thy cancer. Now having a lot of neck pain. New U/S shows enlarged lymph node with loss of fatty hilum. Can cancer be back?

Thyroid cancer: 40 F notes: Thyroid removed 2yrs ago bc thy cancer. Now having a lot of neck pain. New U/S shows enlarged lymph node with loss of fatty hilum. Can cancer be back? ANS: yes it COULD be but only your Dr can tell you. Depends on type of cancer it was, what the path report said, your family hx of thyroid cancer and many other things. Ask your team. ...Read more

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Renoticed that I had enlarged lymph node in my neck. Have had various bouts of tonsillitis. Can this be cause? It is a small painless moveable lump?

Renoticed that I had enlarged lymph node in my neck. Have had various bouts of tonsillitis. Can this be cause? It is a small painless moveable lump?

Could be: Regardless, you need to go to your doctor and have him/her do a physical exam. It could be a reactive node due to your tonsillitis, but it needs to be monitored to make sure it goes away. ...Read more

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Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. What does that mean?

Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. What does that mean?

Probably benign node: When a mass is palpated in the neck it is usually abnormal and suggests a new, possibly metastatic lesion requiring bx and then therapy. If a hypoechoic mass is noted this is a solid lesion and with above description is a lymph node that is characterized by the fatty hilum. If lesion enlarges bx needed unless a primary lesion defined that may be causing nodal enlargement. Therapy then needed ...Read more

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2 month old had a heat rash to neck 1 month ago. Enlarged lymph node appeared. Now new one appeared to other side-occipital? When worry lymphoma?

2 month old had a heat rash to neck 1 month ago. Enlarged lymph node appeared. Now new one appeared to other side-occipital? When worry lymphoma?

Infant lymph nodes: Hello. The enlarged node is most likely unrelated to the heat rash your infant had 1 month ago. Occipital nodes are more noticeable in infants because their skin is thinner. The nodes should be "rubbery" in feel and move easily. Most common reasons for enlargement would be a scalp rash like "cradle cap." You can get the nodes checked by the pediatrician, but they are probably normal. ...Read more

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I have a enlarged lymph node in the back of my neck, I just finished a 10 day course of amoxicillin for a possible sinus infection and this is new?

I have a enlarged lymph node in the back of my neck, I just finished a 10 day course of amoxicillin for a possible sinus infection and this is new?

Give it time: Node enlargement is often the result of an immune response. Thus even if Amox has killed off the infection the immune response takes a little while longer to calm down. Give it another 2-3 weeks. If the node fails to decrease in size, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node 1.5x0.5cm on my neck for 2mnths. Seen a General surgeon and Hematologist and done 2 US. All said reactive. Should I ask for FNA?

Enlarged lymph node 1.5x0.5cm on my neck for 2mnths. Seen a General surgeon and Hematologist and done 2 US. All said reactive. Should I ask for FNA?

Depends on extent: Persistent benign nodes may be less than 3 mos. That said, some tumor lymphadenopathy may be even less and so to err on the side of caution, some docs may agree to biopsy, not necessarily using fine needle asp (FNA), unless with flow cytometry, since sampling error may be high. If nodes are multiple, bilateral, with no associated sources of infection, then the right decision is to biopsy. GoodLuckFA ...Read more

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I have an enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck, about an inch below ear. Approximately 2-2.5cm. WBC 17, 000 and neutrophils 12, 400. Assympto?

I have an enlarged lymph node on the left side of my neck, about an inch below ear. Approximately 2-2.5cm. WBC 17, 000 and neutrophils 12, 400. Assympto?

Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by your doctor to have more blood test (EBV, CMV, Blood cultuer) and treated with antibiotic and if all test negative and no respond to antibiotic you need to have biopsy of node to r/o lymphoma, Hodgkin, etc. ...Read more

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So I have an enlarged lymph node on my neck thAt has been hurting and I found another large bump on the bottomed of my left big toe and another one on the top right foot almost by my ankle and I have been feeling very tired and nauseated what should I.do?

So I have an enlarged lymph node on my neck thAt has been hurting and I found another large bump on the bottomed of my left big toe and another one on the top right foot almost by my ankle and I have been feeling very tired and nauseated what should I.do?

@Ur age I would-: -have it evaluated. If you have these other symptoms I would want 2 kno if I have a lymphoma or other hematologic disorder. Blood tests or a biopsy may be needed. All depends on findings by your internist or PCP up to you 2 chose. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck just under my ear. I don't know any reason for this (don't have a sore throat or anything)?

I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck just under my ear. I don't know any reason for this (don't have a sore throat or anything)?

Enlarged Ln: You will need Ultrasound scan and possibly a USS guided lymph node biopsy. Nodes < 1 cm, freely mobile in the area and if they are solitary and non tender but soft may be normal. Usually painful Lns indicate reactive Lymph nodes. Safest bet will be to get USS scan as mentioned and the get biopsy if USS is suspicious. Antibiotics trial may be helpful before embarking on invasive investigations. ...Read more

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I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About. 5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About. 5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

Needs check: You need to be seen if you have any additional lymph nodes
needs to have a complete blood count.and epbstein bar virus titer
and need full exam for checking your liver and spleen ...Read more