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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Enlarged Neck Lymph Nodes (Overview)

Increased size of the lymphatic structures which filter lymph & form lymphocytes . This can occur in response to inflammation or infection. In this case lymph nodes in the neck are involved.


Dr. Lawrence Hochman
65 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Neck Lymph Nodes (Overview)

Increased size of the lymphatic structures which filter lymph & form lymphocytes . This can occur in response to inflammation or infection. In this case lymph nodes in the neck are involved.


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Ct scan of neck shows fibrocystic changes w/in lung apices, hypertrophied wylands ring, and enlarged lymph nodes. What does this mean?

Ct scan of neck shows fibrocystic changes w/in lung apices, hypertrophied wylands ring, and enlarged lymph nodes. What does this mean?

Cannot diagnose: If you have had a ct scan of your thorax you must be seeing a doctor who has access to your entire history, the ability to examine you and all of your test results. The internet is no place to get medical opinions. Go back and communicate with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will TB enlarged lymph nodes in the neck shrink completely after 6 month treatment. Completed two month treatment but d size didnt completely shrink?

Will TB enlarged lymph nodes in the neck shrink completely after 6 month treatment. Completed two month treatment but d size didnt completely shrink?

Yes and bo: Ideally the lymph nodes resolve completely but sometimes they do not. This is not always a problem but The node should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Can sinusitis, rhinitis or a cold if not treated properly prevent swollen lymph nodes in the neck, possibly cause by them, go back to normal?

Can sinusitis, rhinitis or a cold if not treated properly prevent swollen lymph nodes in the neck, possibly cause by them, go back to normal?

May be yes OR NO: These conditions can be allergic, viral or bacterial or vasomotor if bacterial not treated l/nodes would not go back to normal, allergi and , vasomotor donot get big l/nodes ; viral after 4--6 week go back to normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged neck lymph nodes?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged neck lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes: Increased size of the lymphatic structures which filter lymph & form lymphocytes . This can occur in response to inflammation or infection. In this case lymph nodes in the neck are involved. ...Read more

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Enlarged neck lymph nodes. What lab tests do I need?

Enlarged neck lymph nodes. What lab tests do I need?

Simple: Usually just a blood test CBC with differential. If more complicated, your doctor may order chest x ray, liver spleen scan or refer you to have a lymph node biopsy. ...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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I'm a healthy 26 y/f 1 yr h/o enlarged neck lymph nodes. 3 mo history nausea vomiting and left sided rib cage pain that is worst upon waking, labs & CT wnl?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes. Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too.Lymphoma?

For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes.  Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too.Lymphoma?

??: There are many causes of enlarged cervical lymph nodes.Any diagnosis online would be guessing.First see doctor to diagnose if it is lymph node or something else.Good luck. ...Read more

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For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes. Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too. Lymphoma?

For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes.  Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too.

Lymphoma?

Lympadenopathy: enlarged lymphnodes can be common and the thoughts of a serious cause such as lymphoma is always in the back of ones head. O good complete history and physical exam is important as well as some routine testing, including at the least a cbc-diff. The definitive diagnosis however for chronic lymphnode enlargement is a biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 7yo has had enlarged l. Neck lymph node for past 5 yrs. Doc & hematologist say its nothing. R. One was big for 1yr but went down. Why l. Still big?

My 7yo has had enlarged l. Neck lymph node for past 5 yrs. Doc & hematologist say its nothing. R. One was big for 1yr but went down. Why l. Still big?

See below.: Lymph nodes are 'houses' for white blood cells (in addition to filtering debris and germs out of the body). Sometimes, just as when you build an addition on your house, you don't tear it down when you don't need the space anymore, the lymph node stays large. As long as it doesn't keep growing and doesn't get red, tender, squishy, or rock-hard, it can be monitored by the doctor at checkups. ...Read more

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