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Hard 1 Cm Lymph Node On Neck
I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should I be worried about cancer?
Just check the node about once a month. If it does not grow bigger, you do not have other enlarged nodes, it would be okay to wait and watch.
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Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?
Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more
Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender
Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out. ...Read more
It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding structures that it shouldn't be, or oversized enough for everybody to notice, it's your friend. It's helping you stay healthy. Leave it alone and stop worrying. I'm had a 1.5 cm submental node since med school. ...Read more
I did a neck ultrasound and on the report is show: "largest lymph node 1.4 cm", impression: "lymph nodes normal size". How can it be normal size?
The size: Of the lymph node is not the only factor in deciding whether a lymph node is abnormal. The shape of the lymph node, the vascularity, and the cortex thickness are all important in helping to determine whether it is abnormal. That said, a 1.4cm (long axis diameter) neck lymph node would be considered within normal range assuming the other features are also normal. ...Read more
.05 cm lymph node in lower right neck same side as recent sucked in eardrum painless to touch feels rubbery moveable first notic 1 week ago worried?
0.05 cm size?: A neck lymph node is not enlarged if it is 0.5 cm. A lymph node sized 0.05 cm is almost invisible. Any inflammation or infection in the head and neck area can enlarge some lymph nodes. One can keep track of new lumps and bumps by touching them but not squeezing them. Squeezing can cause more inflammation and make a lump or node bigger. A occasional visit to the doctor can be done, if worried. ...Read more
0.5 cm lymph node rubbery and painless in lower right neck recent retracted eardrum on same side nervous about it don't know how long I had it no fevr?
Small lymph node: Lymph nodes help drain infection. It is likely doing its job and may persist for a long time. A 5 mm (0.5 cm) node is unlikely to be of consequence. ...Read more
4 y/o has had a swollen lymph node in lower side of neck, easily movable, about 1.5-2 CM for 5 mos. Cbc normal, no fevers, node unchanged. Normal?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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
1.1 CM bilat persistent neck lymph node in healthy child w/ CMV igg186 ua; IgM neg. Us=reactive, cbc/hsr normal. 4weeks, no increasing. Need follow up?
Always good: To have an enlarged lymph node followed up. Depends on other circumstances, signs and symptoms associated with it, your physician will want to see you sooner or monitor you once a year or have you come in sooner if condition has changed. Sounds more like reactive lymphadenopathy due to past infections- viral, strep throat, skin infections etc it may take time to resolve. ...Read more
Enlargement soft lymph node less 1 cm If I want see a doctor Is it good to see ent and head and neck surgeon?
PCP: Ask your PCP to take a look at it then go from there. ...Read more
I have this. 8 CM "flap" inside my neck under skin right below chin, doesn't feel like lymph node its long, thin and flaps, have other side but higher, doc says its not lymph node, but what is it?
Could be. ..: A cyst or a lipoma or another formation that originates below the skin. Visit with a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Slow growing painless mass on neck (7 mo), US shows 2.0 cm hypoechoic lymph node, looks benign. CBC normal. 99.5-100.5 temp. Should we biopsy?
If its growing: In size, I would have it biopsied. ...Read more
Left axillary lymph node Movable and painless 1or1.5 cm When should I c Doctor I have old nodes in neck 0-5 cm and doc said they are fibrous nodes?
Definitive biopsy: Should reveal diagnostic issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a 4 cm mass on my lower right neck. Asked walk in clinic said could be lymph node, need ultra sound. Is it cause for concern. No pain. Tumour?
Yes: A mass of this size is always of concern even it may just be a lobe of the thyroid. Do get the ultrasound. ...Read more
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
Get it checked: Small swollen lymph nodes and GI symptoms could be related to virus such as cold, flu, or gastroenteritis (although this does not usually cause swollen lymph nodes). If a lymph node feels hard, fixed in place, and does not go away within a week, it should be checked by a doctor to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more
Dr said firm lymph node on neck behind ear doesn't feel movable but hard to tell because of the location. Is this normal for location and benign?
Swollen lymph node on neck just below ear, ~1cm, not tender, feels quite firm, no other symptoms, had it for about 2 weeks now- cause for concern?
Need check up: If no abvious infections that causing this, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
YES: Be concerned and try to get your answers after a full examination, blood testing and lymph node biopsy- call for an appointment today! ...Read more
For about a week now, I have had a lymph node on the right side in the front of my neck that is a little bigger than the left one.?
Lymph Node: You could have swollen lymph nodes. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. If this does not resolve I would seek medical evaluation to determine why you have swollen lymph nodes and why its bothering you. ...Read more
7 y.o has lymph node to back of neck, can feel since age 2. One side larger 2mm, other 1mm. Doesn't hurt, moves. Gets bigger when sick. Serious prob?
Lymph nodes: Greetings. Lymph nodes measuring 2and1 mm are non pathological and nothing to worry about. Lymph nodes will increase in size with infections. Your child's sound like they are within normal limits. ...Read more
Lymph nodes swell to defend against infections which are usually sore to touch. The mouth drains into the neck and is important in reaching a diagnosis. Go see your dentist!
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Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. In your case, be sure you're seen, . ...Read more
Is it possible for a young person to have more than one lymph node palpable in head and neck area normally?
Yes: Common. Lymph nodes can be palpated in normal individuals. They are usually up to 1cm in size, mobile and symmetric to midline. ...Read more
Left side neck hurts at one point. Think its lymph node. I'm 17. I smoke abit. Not consistant. I'm scared its cancer. Pls help?
Lymph Nodes on neck: It depends on the location on the neck of the nodules or Lymph Nodes. You generally can feel them with light pressure. Normally they are soft and freely moveable. A concern would be if firm, and larger. ...Read more
Hard firm lymph node less than an inch on neck for about a year. Should I get it checked? No symptoms.
What to do if I have one swollen lymph node in my neck. I believe it is cpuld be the cause for this one lymph node doing this?
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
Lymph node in groin finally seems to be shrinking after 2 mo, now one in right neck. I do have consult mon for biop of groin one. Should I be worried?
Hard to answer: Whether you worry or not would not change the outcome of the biopsy. Since this is out of your control, just let your doctor guide you through the process. ...Read more