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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Does large lymph node meaning enlarged lymph node (in neck)? Is it the same?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Does large lymph node meaning enlarged lymph node (in neck)?
Is it the same?

Yes: If a lymph node is palpable, it is enlarged or large. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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What is enlarged lymph node in neck? What size?

Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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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. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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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?

Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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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?

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
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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What is recommended treatment for stage 4 marginal zone lymphoma in a patient with enlarged lymph node in neck , no other symptoms & 26 yrs w sjogrens?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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What is recommended treatment for stage 4 marginal zone lymphoma in a patient with enlarged lymph node in neck , no other symptoms & 26 yrs w sjogrens?

See a Lymphoma speci: A lymphoma specialist can be most helpful to give you best advice . You may have to go to a major cancer center to find one. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Enlarged lymph node in neck vs an enlarged carotid artery? Once ultrasound differentiates, then what? 3cm 2+mo fatigue normal chest X-ray and cbc

Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Enlarged lymph node in neck vs an enlarged carotid artery? Once ultrasound differentiates, then what? 3cm 2+mo fatigue normal chest X-ray and cbc

The: Artery will pulsate as the heart beats. So the work up should include biopsy of the lymph node to see if correlation with fatigue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Grissom
Board Certified, Radiology
38 years in practice
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What's the significance of head/neck ultrasound finding showing enlarge cervical lymph node (17x7mm) has changed from hyper to hypoechoic?

Dr. Larry Grissom
Board Certified, Radiology
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What's the significance of head/neck ultrasound  finding showing enlarge cervical  lymph node (17x7mm) has  changed from hyper to hypoechoic?

Possibly reactive: Ultrasound indicates size and location of masses, rarely the actual cause. Hypoechoic node may indicate reaction to infection but frequently a ct of the neck with IV contrast is needed to search for cause of the altered anatomy of the lymph node. Usually a recent sore throat or dental problem is the source. Ask your doctor if a neck ct is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?

Supraclavicular: It is very unlikely that stomach cancer would cause enlarged posterior cervical nodes without other symptoms. Even supraclavicular node enlargement as the first sign is distinctly uncommon. If you have concern, see your doctor for an endoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

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. Harold Kim
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

Dr. Harold Kim
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Had a core needle lymph node biopsy on cervical lymph node in neck today, I am having trouble swallowing and a headache since the procedure. What todo?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Had a core needle lymph node biopsy on cervical lymph node in neck today, I am having trouble swallowing and a headache since the procedure. What todo?

You might have: Local bleeding. If you have swelling or difficulty breathing, it is an emergency. Trouble swallowing and headache is less serious. If it persists, you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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