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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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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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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

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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If enlarged lymph nodes in neck are because of cancer somewhere else would it have to be in an area close to the neck?

If enlarged lymph nodes in neck are because of cancer somewhere else would it have to be in an area close to the neck?

Yes and no...: Neck lymph nodes may become enlarged with tumors of the head and neck, such as squamous cell carcinoma of the throat. (Smokers are prone to this problem.) This is because the lymphatic channels in the neck will filter through neck nodes before draining into a larger vessel in the chest. In contrast, lymphoma is a tumor of lymph nodes themselves, and can cause enlargement of any node. ...Read more

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Can hsv1 cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collarbone?

Can hsv1 cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collarbone?

Yes: Hsv1, the virus that causes cold sores, can definitely make these lymph nodes enlarged. If you have an active sore on your mouth, and your neck and collarbone lymph nodes are enlarged and sore, they should improve as the sore improves. If you don't have a sore, they don't improve, or you have painless, enlarged lymph nodes, you should be examined by a doctor. Don't wait too long! ...Read more

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The ultrasound of the thyroid showed enlarged lymph nodes near neck area. What could this possibly be?

The ultrasound of the thyroid showed enlarged lymph nodes near neck area. What could this possibly be?

Hard to say.: It depends on how large the lymph nodes are, whether or not they are tender and how long they have been present. Tender, enlarged lymph nodes can be seen with viral or bacterial infections or inflammation. Non-tender enlarged nodes which don't go away after a month or two should be further investigated with MRI or ct and possible needle biopsy as they could indicate a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? Or submandible lymph region?

Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? Or submandible lymph region?

No: However, if you tend to be over-anxious and you're a young adult, you'll start noticing the lymph nodes that everybody has in their necks. A dangerous node is obviously very abnormal clinically. You need to learn to ignore the ones that aren't fixed to surrounding structures, stony-hard / tire-rubber hard, and not deforming. Please talk with your physician about overcoming these kinds of fear ...Read more

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Can HSV cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collor bone?

Can HSV cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collor bone?

Depends: My answer is yes, it can - but off course it will depend on where is the location of the hsv infection. There are many other things that can cause lymph nodes enlargement. See you doctor for further 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?

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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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?

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: 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). ...Read more

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I2 enlarged lymph nodes in neck, next to my carotid bulb for the last 10 months. 1&2 cm. No pain, but pressure and getting larger. Best course of act?

I2 enlarged lymph nodes in neck, next to my carotid bulb for the last 10 months. 1&2 cm. No pain, but pressure and getting larger. Best course of act?

Needs biopsy: If you've had swollen or enlarged lymph nodes that persist, the best thing to do is have one or more of the lymph nodes analyzed. This can be done with an excisional biopsy - where it's taken out and looked at under a microscope. That should give the answer or diagnosis and therefore help guide the proper treatment. There are various infections and other diseases that can cause this. So see doctor ...Read more

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Can tooth abscess and tooth infections cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck?

Can tooth abscess and tooth infections cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck?

Definitely, yes: A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection. Tooth infections can spread to other areas of the mouth and cause extensive tooth loss, or compromise the immune system – and although rare, may become life threatening. The swollen glands of the neck and enlarged lymph nodes are common symptoms of the tooth abscess. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.

I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.

Mono-like: Sounds like a mononucleosis-like syndrome, which can have many causes, from epstein-barr virus. Cmv, toxoplasmosis, HIV and so on and so on. Go see a pcp and be thoroughly evaluated. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. ...Read more

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I've had enlarged lymph nodes in neck, throat, underarms, and groin since the first of the year, yet my internist is unconcerned. Should I be? I am.

Second opinion: Not sure without the benefit of examining you. Enlarged lymph nodes throughout the body coil indicate a problem. If you are concerned I would encourage you to obtain a second opinion. ...Read more

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Does a chest x Ray reveal enlarged lymph nodes in neck area such as under the thymus gland caused by lymphoma?

Does a chest x Ray reveal enlarged lymph nodes in neck area such as under the thymus gland caused by lymphoma?

The thymus gland: Is not in the neck, it is in the chest (anterior mediastinum). If the lymph nodes get large enough, the chest xray will be abnormal. However, a chest xray is not a reliable way to rule out adenopathy, because the lymph nodes have to get quite bulky to show up. CT is a much more sensitive and specific test for mediastinal adenopathy. ...Read more

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I've huge stress, no sleeping, butterflies in my stomach thinking I've a thyroid spread cancer, I've enlarged lymph nodes in neck, is it because of stre s?

I've huge stress, no sleeping, butterflies in my stomach thinking I've a thyroid spread cancer, I've enlarged lymph nodes in neck, is it because of stre s?

Could be: Stress can do unbelievable things and create a problem out of nowhere. If you have been feeling like this for awhile then I would recommend going to see a doctor so that they can help you with your symptoms. In the meantime drink plenty of water and do some activities that will lower your stress, for example: yoga. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

Internist: You're not going to get a diagnosis in an on-line forum. You obviously have a complicated problem that will require a comprehensive evaluation. If your local doctor can't help, seek help at an academic center with a general internist. You're only 113 miles from DES moines. Ps, hi k and low na with low BP suggests addison's disease. ...Read more

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Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Unknown: Sorry but I am not clear as to what your question is? Lymphadenopathy is defined as lymph nodes that are either enlarged or have an abnormal feel i.e. hardened, painful. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain for 2 years, chest pain, finger swelling, calf pain, headaches and fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes in neck, What could this be?

Lymphadenopathy: 2 years for enlarged lymph nodes is a long time. Are they tender and rubbery. Any weight loss or night sweats? If these are enlarged please get a excision biopsy to get a conclusive diagnosis. ...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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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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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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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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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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Can you get enlarged lymph nodes in neck because of epididymitis? Also can you get enlarged lymph nodes because of inflammation without infection?

Can you get enlarged lymph nodes in neck because of epididymitis? Also can you get enlarged lymph nodes because of inflammation without infection?

No and yes: Epid idymitis or inflammation of spermatic cord is a localized process, and even if nodes were to be involved, they would be local and not involve nodes in the region of the neck. Infection is not the final dnominator of enlarged nodes. They can occur with inflammatory processes such as Beck sarcoid where pus or infection in not a noted featue. ...Read more

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Extreme stress for a year and got enlarged lymph nodes in neck, can it be because of stress? Can it be because of inflammation without an infection?

Extreme stress for a year and got enlarged lymph nodes in neck, can it be because of stress? Can it be because of inflammation without an infection?

No and Yes: Stress does not cause lymph node enlargement. They react to challenges to our immune system such as infection, inflammation and cancer. Your physician can sort these possibilities out after getting from you a complete history and physical. If necessary, your dr may also order a lymph node biopsy which will show the exact pathology ...Read more

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Ct scan showed enlarged lymph nodes in neck and between liver and pancreas. I'm nauseous, fatigue, abdominal swelling & pain. What is causing this?

Ct scan showed enlarged lymph nodes in neck and between liver and pancreas. I'm nauseous, fatigue, abdominal swelling & pain. What is causing this?

Don't ignore: Hi. I assume the doc who ordered the CT had some list of possible problems she/he was looking for. Diffuse lymph node enlargement is concerning. Lymph node biopsy may be very helpful. I trust the doc who ordered the CT is making the appropriate referrals. Good luck! ...Read more