enlarged lymph node in neck for years

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Are painless rubbery chronic (2-3 years ) enlarged lymph nodes in posterior triangle of the neck always cancerous?

Not likely

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If the nodes have not changed in 2-3 years, it is unlikely that these are cancerous. More than likely it is due to something in your scalp that may be causing low grade chronic inflammation.
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Enlarged lymph nodes under arm for over 3 years and now some in neck?

Any nodes

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persisting for that period of time should be evaluated, especially if new ones are starting to appear. See your doc and get examined for a plan
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

My 2 years old show high monocytes on CBC constantly, enlarged lymph nodes on the side of the neck and temperatures around 99. What could be?

Viral vs other

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how long the symptoms have been going on? if this is new- just for 1-2 weeks likely it is a viral infection. however, if this has been going on longer, and in addition to above symptoms- your child also has other things like pale, anemic, bleeding, rapid enlargement of the lymph nodes etc- it may be other thing more serious. Bring your child to pediatrician for follow up and further evaluation.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin answered:

I have over a dozen enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of my neck most have been there for almost 6 years and only seem to swell when i squeeze them ?

Cancer or infection

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This can be life threatening and needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied. Don't wait any longer
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Dr. Connie Topliff answered:

Enlarged lymph nodes throughout neck. & a few under arms. All soft. All moveable. All 1.25 cm or less. Been there for three years. No growing. Cancer?

Probably not

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I think it's just your healthy immune system working to fight off infections. The fact that they are freely movable is reassuring. Cancer (lit, 'the crab') tends to send out tentacles that tie tissues down. Also the fact they're not growing is reassuring. Relax, and enjoy your life (safely, of course).
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai answered:

I have had enlarged lymph nodes for years, ive had ultra sounds blood tests and an FNA biopsy. is there any more cause for concern?

Biopsy

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If biopsy is not cancerous then no need to worry, if they continue to enlarge then you need to see a surgeon or infectious disease specialist.
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Two enlarged lymph nodes behind right ear for over 10 years, had two abscessed teeth totally taken care of a year ago...still same size. Why?

2 possibilities

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Either there's still a dental problem or there's a different focus of infection.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

My 6 year old son has enlarged lymph nodes for about 3 years now, one of which is 22 x 6.5 mm with no appreciable fatty hilum. LDH level is 248. He's an identical twin. Please advise.

A small stable node

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with a fatty hilum is not likely to be something to worry about. If more appear, it grows, or he develops other symptoms, it can be excised. Your concern about lymphoma can not be dismissed, but it is not likely.
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I've had painful enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and over my mastoid bone for over a year. My doctor is trying to evaluate me. Possible causes though?

There are too many

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But if this has really been ongoing for a year,a biopsy might be in order.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Enlarged lymph nodes in a 8 yr old my 8 year old son has had what his doctor described to me as a scarred lymph node on the right side of his neck since about the age of 2. up until a few weeks ago it was the same. i noticed the lump looked much larger, s

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Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph Nodes "taste" the lymph EVERYWHERE for bad stuff 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
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