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Swollen lymph node in neck for one year?

Swollen lymph node in neck for one year?

Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. In your case, be sure you're seen, . ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Go see your doctor: Need more info: one or more? How big? Is it growing? Is it hard, painful, red etc? Any other swollen glands anywhere else? Any fevers, night sweats, weight loss etc... ...Read more

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I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

Seek consultation wi: Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many different causes. You should go and see a hematologist who is a blood specialist dealing with such problems. You need to be sure that it is not a lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymph nodes. Do don't panic unless there is a biopsy proof of cancer. Moreover lymphoma is a treatable/curable type of cancer. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node between 1-1.5 CM in the left supraclavicular fossa, few shotty nodes in groin and armpit is it cancer? Been Ent. Norm X ray and cbc

Swollen lymph node between 1-1.5 CM in the left supraclavicular fossa, few shotty nodes in groin and armpit is it cancer? Been Ent. Norm X ray and cbc

Lymphadenopathy: The only absolute way to determine whether these are malignant is to excise and biopsy and examine under the microscope. This would usually not be done unless the nodes seemed hard, fixed to underlying tissues, etc. Not sure why you are so worried about this at your age, but having an exam by a PCP might be beneficial, and if you are still disturbed, perhaps a therapist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Thyroid and lymph nodes left side neck removed due to thyca last year. US shows 17 swollen lymph nodes 3-14mm looking benign both sides neck. Cancer?

Thyroid and lymph nodes left side neck removed due to thyca last year. US shows 17 swollen lymph nodes 3-14mm looking benign both sides neck. Cancer?

FNA: Hi. Of course you could have a viral or bacterial upper respiratory tract infection (which would usually have accompanying symptoms), so waiting several weeks to recheck is fine. However, with your history, I'd be tempted to do FNAs of the large lymph nodes for cytology and include needle washing for thyroglobulin. Talk with your endocrinologist who's running the show. She/he will plan accordingly ...Read more

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Enlarged neck lymph node. CAT scan biopsy negative for tumors and cancer. Had mono a year ago. Lymph node still extremely enlarged dr. Says inflamed?

Enlarged neck lymph node. CAT scan biopsy negative for tumors and cancer.  Had mono a year ago.  Lymph node still extremely enlarged dr. Says inflamed?

See clinic doc: Persistent enlarged lymph node after a year of mononucleosis is unusual though some rare individuals may have these reactions to the virus Epstein Barr. To know if the lymph node is related to the above, it is best to be examined by a clinic doc or specialist to review adequacy of biopsy or imaging. There are tests on biopsied tissue to tell if Its infection,other non neoplastic or something else ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in neck for several months, what's wrong?

Swollen lymph node in neck for several months, what's wrong?

Go see your DR: Most lymph nodes are benign/non-cancerous and can be due to recurring infection in your throat and surrounding skin. But if they are numerous and getting bigger, you may need to be biopsied to rule out any serious ailment including lymphoma. God bless! http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/swollen-lymph-glands. ...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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Took treatment for lymph node tb for 9 months and there are still residual lymph nodes on my right neck and recently observed lymph node on left neck?

Took treatment for lymph node tb for 9 months and there are still residual lymph nodes on my right neck and recently observed lymph node on left neck?

See doctor: What you described warrants an investigation by additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Please see the doctor who treated you for TB or another doctor. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Lymphnodes swollen in neck for 3 years could it be lymphoma?

Lymphnodes swollen in neck for 3 years could it be lymphoma?

3 years?: Unlikely to be malignancy if the nodes have been around (and unchanged) for 3 years. If you have seen changes recently or are having other symptoms (swallowing/breathing problems, fevers/night sweats), see an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph node. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes under arm for over 3 years and now some in neck?

Any nodes: 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. ...Read more

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One enlarged supraclavicular lymph node after radiation to chest wall and neck?

One enlarged supraclavicular lymph node after radiation to chest wall and neck?

Bothersome!: You didn't note whether it was there before the radiation. If not, a fna(fine needle aspiration) needs to be done to see what's goig on. Good luck! ...Read more

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3 swollen lymph nodes in armpit, they are moveable and rubbery. Lymphoma possible? Can feel lymph nodes in neck under jaw, also moveable. No infection

Need to examine: Your symptoms warrant a physical examination and may be imaging studies and lab tests. If the enlargement of the lymph nodes persists, a biopsy may be needed. Therefore it would be prudent to consult a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes between pancreas and liver. I had enlarge lymph nodes in neck. Neg for Hodgkin a year ago . Should I be worried?

Not really: Enlarged lymph nodes of concern are either inflammatory or malignant. If nodes in neck which are a common site for lymphoma were neg. for Hodgkins, then the chance of other sites are minimal for lymphoma. Nodes between pancreas and liver are usually those draining the liver from inflammatory or malignant lesions of the liver. If scan of liveri neg for malignancy then nodes would be inflammatory ...Read more

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Left Supclavical lymph node is swollen. 25 y/o female. 50lbs weightloss. last NOV found reactive enlarged subhilar lymph node in my chest. Nightsweats?

Left Supclavical lymph node is swollen. 25 y/o female. 50lbs weightloss. last NOV found reactive enlarged subhilar lymph node in my chest. Nightsweats?

Enlarged Lymph nodes: Weight loss and swollen mediastianal-supraclavicular lymph nodes will require a biopsy. Enlarged lymph nodes inside the chest are usually suspected and diagnosed when tests such as a chest-ray or a CT scan are carried out during an illness such as fever for which no obvious cause is found (pyrexia of unknown origin). The patient may also have symptoms such as cough, diminished appetite or weight loss. In addition, the doctor may order certain blood tests to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. If along with enalarged lymph nodes in the chest there are lymph nodes in easily accessible areas such as the neck, under the armpits or groin doctors often get a needle sample from these (called fine needle aspiration cytology or FNAC) and send it to a pathologist. For diagnosis of certain diseases, Lung, Ca, TB, aspergilosis, lymphoma, the pathologist requires a large piece of the lymph node (biopsy). The biopsy may be carried out under local or general anaesthesia depending on the site of the enlarged nodes and patient and surgeon preference. In patients who only have enlarged lymph nodes in the chest but no nodes elsewhere that can be easily biopsied, the situation is slightly different. It may be possible to biopsy lymph nodes at some locations inside the chest under the guidance of a CT scan. The doctor pass a fine needle to the area of the enlarged lymph nodes under local anaesthesia as the area is being monitored on a CT scanner. What are the advantages of a thoracoscopic lymph node biopsy? • Ability to obtain adequate sample from lymph nodes under the magnified view • Ability to remove even a single, small lymph node identified on the CT scan which may be difficult to biopsy under CT-guidance • Less pain from the incisions after surgery • Shorter hospital stay • Shorter recovery time • Faster return to work or normal activity • Better cosmetic healing ...Read more