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Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Size matters: In adults we usually shouldn't be able to feel lymph nodes. Having said that we're not usually concerned until we feel something that is one cm or larger. Soft, easy to move lymph nodes, especially in the posterior neck, behind the sternocleidomastoid muscle, are fairly common. If you had it checked out, and it's not growing, it's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Hard lymph node in neck for 3yrs, dull ache. Told possible scarring. How's that possible? High MCV & high RDW means distress to marrow?

Hard lymph node in neck for 3yrs, dull ache. Told possible scarring. How's that possible? High MCV & high RDW means distress to marrow?

This node is nothing: Any lymph node that has been there for 3 years and has not changed or evolved is not likely to be anything of concern. So I will be inclined to ignore it and quit worrying about it. Tests like MCV and RDW can not be interpreted unless you send us your Hemoglobin/ HCT values. Unless you send me the CBC report, we are limited in giving you any useful advice. Your bone marrow is not likely in Distre ...Read more

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Hard lymph node on neck, nasuea and pain on left side of abdomen? What could be the cause?

Hard lymph node on neck, nasuea and pain on left side of abdomen? What could be the cause?

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

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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I have a hard movable swollen lymph node in my neck for a few months now, probably over 2cm, no other symptoms but I am absolutely obsessed with it, other side is also slightly swollen. I suffer from anxiety and OCD but I am absolutely terrified to ask my

I have a hard movable swollen lymph node in my neck for a few months now, probably over 2cm, no other symptoms but I am absolutely obsessed with it, other side is also slightly swollen. I suffer from anxiety and OCD but I am absolutely terrified to ask my

Anxiety and OCD: Produce great challenge and distress. Enlist a trusted supportive person to accompany you and reduce your terror in asking for a proper evaluation and appropriate treatment which hopefully will bring relief to your symptoms and eliminate your terror. Best regards for relief soon. ...Read more

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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

It is reactive: Your lymph node could be reacting to infection or nonspecfic inflammation at a location that is drained by that lymph noce. ...Read more

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What to do about swollen, hard, tender lymph nodes in my neck that do not move?

What to do about swollen, hard, tender lymph nodes in my neck that do not move?

See your doctor: Lymph node swelling that is tender may indicate an infection of your teeth, mouth, etc. A doctor is the best person to determine if the lymph glands are swollen from an infection or another process. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on my neck, what could this be please help?

What to do if I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on my neck, what could this be please help?

MD visit: Hopefully is not serious but could be. You need a good physical exam. Your doc will decide if further workup (like scans or a biopsy) is needed. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About. 5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About. 5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

Needs check: You need to be seen if you have any additional lymph nodes needs to have a complete blood count.and epbstein bar virus titer and need full exam for checking your liver and spleen ...Read more

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I have an enlarged cervical lymph node that measures 1.75x2.0 in. It is also hard and somewhat painful should I get it checked out or wait.?

Lymph Node Swelling: Greetings. An enlarged lymph node should be evaluated and treated. In my practice, I would treat you with an antibiotic. After 14 days, the node should have shrunk in size. If it was still enlarging, then an image guided biopsy would be ordered. The sooner you are evaluated, the sooner you are treated. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had a cervical lymph node biopsy today. It is 3cm and not growing over 6 months. It is very hard. Is it possible to be benign and very hard?

I had a cervical lymph node biopsy today. It is 3cm and not growing over 6 months. It is very hard. Is it possible to be benign and very hard?

Possible: The size and firmness of the lymph node are concerning for cancer, but some infections, such as tuberculosis, can present similarly. The pathologist will need to examine the cells under the microscope and may need a couple days to do special staining to give you a complete answer. ...Read more

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26 yo m with pea sized supraclavicular lymph node - may be posterior cervical lymph node, can't tell. It is mobile and not too firm. Should I freak?

Lymphadenitis: Lymphadenitis is characterized by tender and enlarged lymph nodes that are soft in consistency. This usually signifies the presence of a localized infection. Rec. : see your pcp for comprehensive exam and source of infection. ...Read more

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I have a supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph node up since early december I then found 5 in groin and hard immovablelump in lower sacrum? Help

Need diagnosis biops: You need a diagnosis and you may need to have a biopsy. We think of infections, tumors, sarcoid to name a few You need an immediate evaluation, perhaps a biopsy to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

No exact size: There is no magic number in terms of size. Needs to be correlated with the overall clinical picture. If you have a persistently enlarged node or nodes, see an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

Same name: 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