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Hi, I have a palpable lymph node in the post auricular region. Its about 2cm, regular surface, rubbery and non-movable. My doctor said there is nothing, but I am obviously feeling something. Worried.

Hi, I have a palpable lymph node in the post auricular region. Its about 2cm, regular surface, rubbery and non-movable. My doctor said there is nothing, but I am obviously feeling something. Worried.

Duration?: No uncommon for lymph nodes to come and go. However, it it persists beyond a couple of weeks, with no obvious cause, you may want to consider a needle aspiration or open biopsy to make sure it's not a serious problem. ...Read more

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How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

Function/condition: The 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. 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. ...Read more

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What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

Many things: 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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Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

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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How likely is it that a hard lymph node is serious?

How likely is it that a hard lymph node is serious?

It depends: Hardness may be caused by the fact that the lymph node is scarred from an old infection, so it's not necessarily a sign of current disease. One has to look for other clues at the same time: size, mobility, rate of growth, pain, tenderness, etc. And of course other general signs of illness. All these factors come into play in determining the cause-and hence seriousness-of a swollen node. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the meaning of firm lymph node?

Hard to say: 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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Will constantly poking a lymph node make it feel hard?

Will constantly poking a lymph node make it feel hard?

Irritating Lymphs: I think we turn to our mothers for the answer to this question: please do not pinch, poke, or otherwise irritate sores, lumps or bumps.

But it is most likely not to turn a spot 'hard'. Lymph nodes that are swollen are usually fighting off or taking care of an infection or other something that is foreign to the body.

If there is pain or fever you may need to be seen. ...Read more

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My left supraclavicular lymph node is big hard. Why only one side?

My left supraclavicular lymph node is big hard. Why only one side?

Cannot tell: A large supraclavicular node may be due to many different things, and whether it needs to be biopsied depends on whether "hard" means stony hard, whether it is fixed to underlying tissues, tender, continuing to enlarge, how long it has been there and many other things will influence decision-making. See your doctor and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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If I push hard on my neck, I feel something small move-- lymph node?

If I push hard on my neck, I feel something small move-- lymph node?

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

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I slipped backwards and hit my hard on the corner of my table and my lymph node is swollen, what to do?

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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Hard painful knot ( in occipital lymph node area?) just randomly appeared last night. Woke up with the pain and found the knot. No injury

Hard painful knot ( in occipital lymph node area?) just randomly appeared last night. Woke up with the pain and found the knot. No injury

Watch the node: carefully over the next 2-3 days. Sometimes infection will declare itself only after a few days. If it persists in size beyond a month or 6 weeks, I would have it looked at by a surgeon to make sure it doesn't mean lymphoma. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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. ?

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 have pain on my lower left rib, when I try to feel the area, I think feel a very small and hard bump. Could this be a lymph node? What’d cause this?

I have pain on my lower left rib, when I try to feel the area, I think feel a very small and hard bump. Could this be a lymph node? What’d cause this?

Doubt it is a lymph: This may be from an old fracture. Or other injury. If hard it could be other type of bone.Rarely it is a tumor. Just get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is lymph node tuberculosis contagious? And is it hard to cure?

Is lymph node tuberculosis contagious? And is it hard to cure?

Scrofula: Scrofula, or TB lymphadenitis, is not contagious. However, anyone with this diagnosis should also have additional medical workup to be sure there is no pulmonary TB (infection in the lungs) which is contagious. TB lymphadenitis is quite treatable, but it is important that tissue from the lymph nodes is sent for culture and susceptibility testing to be sure standard treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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Hit my under arm on right side extremely hard. Could this cause damage? Got hit near a lymph node

Hit my under arm on right side extremely hard. Could this cause damage? Got hit near a lymph node

Are you bleeding?: If not and there is no other noticeable deficits maybe you're ok, and don't need to be evaluated by a Dr just yet. But if in the next few days you are having any problem in that area or side you should have it evaluated. Also what exactly was the injury that hit extremely hard? ...Read more

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I have a lump on my chest that I can feel. It's feels hard and rubbery l. Could it be a lymph node?

I have a lump on my chest that I can feel. It's feels hard and rubbery l. Could it be a lymph node?

Depends upon: location on your chest wall. Swollen lymph nodes on the upper chest wall can result from a breast condition, such as infection or cancer. Lymph nodes are not usually felt on the lower chest wall. If the lump is smooth and rubbery it could be a cyst or other benign tumor. Hard lumps with irregular shapes may be more serious. Best to have a doctor check it. ...Read more

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Hard immovable painless occipital lymph node no bigger than 0.5 cm, noticed 5 weeks ago. Can this be cancerous?

Hard immovable painless occipital lymph node no bigger than 0.5 cm, noticed 5 weeks ago. Can this be cancerous?

Not really: 0.5 cm nodal lesion is about 1/4 inch. Most of the pathologic lymph nodes don't appear in the occipital region which drains the back of the scalp. they appear along the jugular chain usually not as a single small nodule. This could be lipoma, fibroma, neuroma. If it enlarges and is very firm, then a bx would be performed. Otherwise warm soaks to the area could resolve the problem. ...Read more

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6 yr f healthy no other symptoms found a semi hard pea size lymph node on back of neck . Doesn't hurt what to do?

6 yr f healthy no other symptoms found a semi hard pea size lymph node on back of neck . Doesn't hurt  what to do?

Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body.Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are prominent in kids as they are not buried in tissue . At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size to 1 cm or more.Most will shrink down to pre-stimulated size over 3-4 wks. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: 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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