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Dr. John Comisi
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes Or Glands (Overview)

Enlarged lymph nodes or glands


Dr. John Comisi
610 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Lymph Nodes Or Glands (Overview)

Enlarged lymph nodes or glands


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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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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

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Can you get swollen glands or lymph nodes if you were choked or somebody was squeezing hard on your neck?

Can you get swollen glands or lymph nodes if you were choked or somebody was squeezing hard on your neck?

Not usually: Chocking would not cause lymph glands to become larger. Choking may bring attention to glands that may have become larger for some other reason. If the choking you are referring to is part of domestic or other violence, you ought report it to the police and remove yourself from the abusive situation. ...Read more

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I have mono, but my lymph nodes have been swollen for about two weeks. Should i be concerned or is it the normal duration for swollen glands?

I have mono, but my lymph nodes have been swollen for about two weeks. Should i be concerned or is it the normal duration for swollen glands?

Normal: It can take 6-8 weeks to fully recover from a bout of mono and during this time the lymph nodes can indeed remain enlarged. ...Read more

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Could it be a bad thing if one of your lymph nodes (swollen glands by your jaw) breaks off?

Could it be a bad thing if one of your lymph nodes (swollen glands by your jaw) breaks off?

Continuous chains: Lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They are all connected so they cannot just break off, it may have shrunk or pushed deep. ...Read more

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Very swollen glands and lymph nodes in neck, when should I visit the doctor?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. ...Read more

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I have had swollen glands in my neck and pelvic area since March and I’m not sure if it’s a cause for concern. The lymph nodes arent very big.

Watch and wait: If you do not have any symptoms you may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Swollen lymph nodes/glands, no other symptoms. What could this be?

Hard to say: Its hard to say what this might be. It depends on things like how big it is, how long it's been there, whether it's growing, whether it's painful, and how it feels... It is probably worth getting checked out soon; however, if it is growing it would need to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Can you feel swollen lymph nodes/ glands when layin down or just when standing up? What I am feeling I can feel while standing but not laying down.

Both: Pathologically enlarged lymph nodes are palpable in both supine and upright positions. However, it would be prudent to see a doctor if you think that you can feel your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

Many things: Swollen nodes are often a sign of infection. This can be due to allergy, bacteria, or viruses. On some occasions lymphoma or other cancers can cause this problem. At 35 it is more likely to be benign. I would ask my doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for swollen lymph nodes/glands?

More than one choice: Any family doctor can help you and guide you further. Ent doctors handle most swollen glands in he neck area where they are commonly due to infections. If you have swollen glands in the armpits, then you need to go to a general surgeon or a family doctor or pcp. ...Read more

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I have two painless swollen lymph nodes on right jaw (i think submandibular gland) for quite some time. I can feel them with hands.I use snuff.

I have two painless swollen lymph nodes on right jaw (i think submandibular gland) for quite some time. I can feel them with hands.I use snuff.

Needs eval: These need to be evaluated by your doctor or ENT specialist. You are correct to be concerned, especially since you appropriately report you use snuff which can contribute to the risk of mouth cancer even, unfortunately, at your young age. The fact that they are painless and you don't report an associated infection is also concerning. Make an appointment today. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes ?

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Yes: Streptoccocal infections can cause enlarged lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more

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Why do they do cxr with enlarged lymph nodes?

Check for more nodes: There can be a question as to the cause of the lymph node enlargement and the cxr is being obtained to look for evidence of node enlargement in the chest or any suggestion of tumor. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

Enlarged Lymph Nodes: I assume these were seen on a ct scan. They could be from many different causes. Lymph nodes enlarge from inflammation, infection, cancer. I would talk to your doctor about the findings. They know your history and can give you an idea about why they are enlarged. ...Read more

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How do I know if enlarged lymph nodes are cancerous?

How do I know if enlarged lymph nodes are cancerous?

Biopsy: The only way to know for sure is to undergo a biopsy. This can be tricky for lymph nodes since the nonsurgical approach that we favor (needle biopsy) may sometimes provide insufficient tissue for definitive diagnosis, necessitating surgical excisional biopsy. Often, we can safely watch enlarged lymph nodes in the right clinical situation. ...Read more

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What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

Varies: In most cases you would feel nothing. It is only when the nodes are significantly enlarged and cause pressure on other areas of the chest that symptoms occur. Symptoms could result in pressure, cough or pain. ...Read more

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Is enlarged lymph nodes a usual symptom of sporotrichosis?

Not usually: The disease is caused by an infection of a type of fungus. It usually involves the skin and lymph channels but not the lymph nodes. I recommend speaking with your physician to have an evaluation of the area in which the lymph nodes are located to see if further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Can having a thymoma also have enlarged lymph nodes nearby?

Can having a thymoma also have enlarged lymph nodes nearby?

Enlarged lymph node: Where is the enlarged lymph node? Any unusually enlarged lymph node, if not from infection/inflammation, should be evaluated. Thymoma is a benign tumor, usually do not cause lymphadenopathy. Thymic carcinoma, however, is a cancer and can spread to local lymph node in advanced stage. Hope helps. ...Read more

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Can enlarged lymph nodes be like the same shape as a chicklet?

While usually ovoid,: A chicklet-sized lumplet could be a small node. Change, pain, duration all important in discerning nexts steps. ...Read more

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My daughter has enlarged lymph nodes in her..The largest measuring 15x0.8x0.6.0, what to do?

My daughter has enlarged lymph nodes in her..The largest measuring 15x0.8x0.6.0, what to do?

Go to your doctor: Lymph nodes are the guardians of the body. They filter the lymph and swell in reaction to infection. But a lot of them being swollen at once could signal a significant health problem. Your doctor should perform a thorough exam to find out why. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible that if you've got several enlarged lymph nodes and biopsy 1, the node that's biopsied may show nothing but another node might?

Is it possible that if you've got several enlarged lymph nodes and biopsy 1, the node that's biopsied may show nothing but another node might?

Probably not: Biopsy the biggest one if they're all reasonably similar, and if there's no cancer, sarcoid, or other obvious disease, the chance that an additional biopsy will give information that will be helpful is very low. ...Read more

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Will enlarged lymph nodes go away ?

Lymph nodes: If the cause is infection related or benign, mostly lymph nodes will go away; if cause is cancer related, they may continue to enlarge or new lymph nodes will show up. It ll be associated with weight loss and night sweats and it would require a lymph node biopsy to figure out what is going on? ...Read more

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How can I treat enlarged lymph nodes?

See a doctor: Enlarged lymph nodes have many causes. You should see a health care professional to evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

If large, and hard: Lymphadenopathy comes with infections and other condition like lymphoma---how many lymph node, how large, how hard? Need doctor evaluation not just to figure why but also to treat infection, like cat scratch or more serious. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in enlarged lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if there is bacteria/viruses/ cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. Sx - pain, feeling the node. ...Read more

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I was wondering are enlarged lymph nodes visible?

Can be: If the enlargement occurs in the neck, and is significant, then it is easily seen. In the chest and abdomen, no. In the armpit and groin, it depends on who is looking and how carefully. ...Read more

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Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

It depends: It depends on the cause which can be either inflammatory (Infections like TB) or Granulomas like Sarcoid are not all that dangerous but if they are enlarged due to cancer, then it depends on which type of Cancer(Lymphomas are treatable but other Cancers are more serious. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read more

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What to do if I have three enlarged lymph nodes in my neck should I be concerned?

What to do if I have three enlarged lymph nodes in my neck should I be concerned?

If persistent,yes: Large palpable lymph nodes in the neck are not consistent with normal findings. Depending on size, and presence of tenderness and if along the jugular chain, they should be carefully watched. Any increase in number and further enlargement in size should cause suspicion of underlying pathology and require surgical excision of one node for bx rather than aspiration. ...Read more

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What infections are there that cause enlarged lymph nodes i've been told there is loads?

Many: It is a long list. Bacterial infections like strep commonly cause enlarged nodes. Tb, fungal infections and virus infections (like infectious mono) all can cause lymph node enlargement. Persistently enlarged, or growing nodes need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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If enlarged lymph nodes didn't change in size for 10 months Is that mean they are not cancer?

If enlarged lymph nodes didn't change in size for 10 months
Is that mean they are not cancer?

Not necessarily: Often nodes enlarge in reaction to inflammation or infection. However, one can't know if nodes are enlarged due to a malignancy or other causes based only on if they have changed size over 10 months. Recommend assessment. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more