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Swollen jugular lymph nodes, 5mm per CT scan. Has been swollen for over 6 months. Goiter. What's going on?

Swollen jugular lymph nodes, 5mm per CT scan. Has been swollen for over 6 months. Goiter.  What's going on?

Cervical LN caution!: Many inflammations can cause large cervical LNs. LN over 10 mm is generally abnormal. Danger of cervical LN enlargement is that such nodes frequently harbor head and neck neoplasms. If it persists may need biopsy. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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My daughter is 18 and had an ultrasound which found a multinodular goiter she also has swollen lymph nodes but these look good on the ultrasound w?

My daughter is 18 and had an ultrasound which found a multinodular goiter she also has swollen lymph nodes but these look good on the ultrasound w?

Nodules: If the thyroid nodules are smaller than 10mm, than nothing other than followup may be needed. Otherwise further workup may be needed. Swollen lymph nodes should improve with time and followup examation or ultrasound would be warranted. If they dont improve, further workup can be done. Talk with your physician. ...Read more

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Swollen painful leg what could it be ?

Swollen painful leg what could it be ?

Swollen leg: You may have an infection or a deep vein thrombosis. In any case you need immediate attention. Either go to the ER or your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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Why my leg at the ankle is swollen?

Why my leg at the ankle is swollen?

Swelling: Can occur from many causes. I suggest you see your family dr. ...Read more

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Can one swollen leg mean cancer?

Can one swollen leg mean cancer?

Yes but: Other things are more common than a compressive tumor or cancer leading to a blood clot, especially at 48. Get it checked. ...Read more

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My husbands feet and legs are swollen ?

My husbands feet and legs are swollen ?

Get evaluated: Does he have shortness of breath? What med is he taking? Does he have bubbling of urine? Leg swelling can come from med side effect, hear disease like chf, kidney dse like proteinuria, low Albumin from liver dse, etc. He needs to see a dr soon. He needs to be treated promptly. Take care. ...Read more

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Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Apply aloe: Elevate the legs and take an antiinflammatory like Motrin or alleve if not contraindicated for any reason. ...Read more