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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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Enlarged hard lymph node 1.8cm on left side of neck. Saw ent, did ultrasound and he isn't worried. No further tests. Should I get second opinion?

Enlarged hard lymph node 1.8cm on left side of neck. Saw ent, did ultrasound and he isn't worried. No further tests. Should I get second opinion?

Wouldn't Hurt: I would. I mean, ultrasound is good, but there's stuff that the ultrasound can't distinguish. I'm sure the ENT doctor concluded 'no problem' based on his physical exam and other tests, so don't freak out. Maybe he wants to wait and see you back in a few weeks to see if it changes, so don't freak. Just don't keep touching it every day, you'll irritate it and it may enlarge it and make it tender ...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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I have an enlarged lymph node by carotid on left side of neck for about 4 months now. Antibiotics didn't help. Could it be normal to stay enlarged?

I have an enlarged lymph node by carotid on left side of neck for about 4 months now. Antibiotics didn't help. Could it be normal to stay enlarged?

Evaluation: You should be follow by your doctor and have blood test (CBC, EBV, CMV) and if all negative to have biopsy to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes only in left side of neck. For 5 years. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes only in left side of neck. For 5 years. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Could be anything: Persistant swollen lymph nodes for prolonged periods of time is likley to be a result of a resolved infection or other inflamitory state. The other concerns would of course be lymphoma or sarcodosis.
Concerning symtpoms in the presence of lymph nodes in the neck would include difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, night sweats, weight loss ...Read more

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2 swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck pea size and a little hard and 1 on the right side a little bigger than a pea. Have had them for 3 months.

Could be serious: Enlarged lymph nodes can indicate infection from virus or bacteria, or something more serious like lymphoma or other cancers. New enlarged lymph nodes for over a month is concerning, and warrants physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Cervical Lymph Nodes: Enlargement of the lymph nodes in the anterior chain of the neck can be a sign of active infection or occult disease. Non tender but enlarged lump nodes in the neck may be reacting to infections drainage from the head and neck including mononucleosis, &HIV disease.
Lymphomas may present with non tender lymph node enlargement. Consider a head and neck exam and maybe antibiotics and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph nodes in my neck and left side of face for 5 years. Left side of neck and face is swollen. Dr says don't worry. What do I do?

Follow-up: Chronically swollen lymph nodes in the head and neck area are generally not due to a malignancy such as lymphoma or head and neck cancer. Chronic infection in the head and neck area could be a cause and there may be some lymphatic blockage causing the swelling. It would not be unreasonable to scan the area and possibly biopsy an accessible node. ...Read more

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Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Infection, shingles?: This sounds like a skin infection of some sort. It could be a bacterial infection (e.g. staph, strep, etc) but I'm more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). See a doctor ASAP. If bacterial, you'll need an antibiotic. If shingles, an antiviral drug (e.g. valacyclovir) needs to be started very soon to have maximum benefit. ...Read more

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Laser tattoo removal on left arm. Noticed swollen lymph nodes on right side and left side of neck been there for 6 months now. Should I worry?

Laser tattoo removal on left arm. Noticed swollen lymph nodes on right side and left side of neck been there for 6 months now. Should I worry?

Rare complication: One of the complications of laser removal is formation of lymph node reaction to pigments-granulomaas, often close to tattoo sites. If these are away from sites, please check with your dermatologist or pMD because biopsy may be required. Mercuric sulphides and other metals in the red and yellow pigments are also toxic to tissue and organs so have a check up. Not to worry, lymph nodes often benign. ...Read more

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Small swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck and also groin but just on the left they're not visible but you can feel them sore throat strep was neg

Small swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck and also groin but just on the left they're not visible but you can feel them sore throat strep was neg

See doctor: You sound like you have seen a doctor. You need firm ether evaluation. Go back to doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I have no insurance and not able to go to the hospital swollen lymph nodes along left side of neck fever 99-101 sore throat worse when swallowing?

I have no insurance and not able to go to the hospital swollen lymph nodes along left side of neck fever 99-101 sore throat worse when swallowing?

See a doctor: You need to be seen by a doctor as you may have a viral or bacterial infection. If the latter is the case you may need antibiotics. Urgent care centers or hospitals will treat you and help set you up with insurance. ...Read more

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Lymph node on left side of neck is sticking out. Very hard. I can move it under my skin however.?

Lymph node on left side of neck is sticking out. Very hard. I can move it under my skin however.?

Hard node: Hard nodes should be looked into. He mobile skin over the node doesn't help. You need to see your MD and get a complete history and physical and followed by test to determine the cause. Key is to pursue this. Best of luck ...Read more

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Hard rubbery feeling lymph node on left side of neck. Moveable. Between 1cm and 2cm maybe. No change in 7 months. No symptoms?

Hard rubbery feeling lymph node on left side of neck. Moveable. Between 1cm and 2cm maybe. No change in 7 months. No symptoms?

No worry: Cervical lymph nodes may become palpable due to simple issues like dandruff. If it has not changed in 7 months it is not a tumor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

16 mo old has small swollen lymph node on left side of neck... Has been there for 6-8 months. Ped said don't worry: I am anyway. Should I be?

Lymph nodes: You will have lots to worry about in the future. This one you can believe your doctor and file it away as normal. I believe a relaxed mom will help develop a happier child. Find a doctor you trust and pay him to worry. Remember if something is bad enough to worry about you will know it. Don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your child and have fun!! ...Read more