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Hard Pea Size Occipital Lymph Nodes
Are lymph nodes in back of head more palpable in toddlers than big kids? My 2 yo has about 3 on each side. 2 are small, 1 pea size or bigger, normal?
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I have a swollen occipital lymph node-- at least that's what I think it is. It's rock-hard and about the size of a pea. Just noticed a couple days ago?
Swollen occipital LN: May be from throat, ear sinus infection. Even allergies with concommitant mild infection. If does not resolve in 2-3 weeks or if gets bigger, associated with fever, headache, pain, confusion follow up with doc/urgent care, non resolving lymph nodes need to be checked. ...Read more
33 f found pea size lump on lt side of back beside spine not on. Are there lymph nodes on bk and what to do it feels hard not movable cancer healthy?
Lymph node can be: Lymph nodes are found all over the body. It is very hard to really know what you have on your back. It is most likely benign, but a visit to your family can answer your question, and put your mind at ease. ...Read more
I have a firm pea sized lump near the deep jugular cervical lymph nodes, it seems to be getting bigger over time. What is it?
Be seen: Any lymph node that seems to be getting bigger should be evaluated. It is likely due to an infection, though it could also be other things as well. See your physician. ...Read more
I'm concerned - 2 connected, lymph nodes on one side of my neck for 4 months. Not too large (peanut and pea sized), not tender, but somewhat hard.?
Lymphadenopathy: Has many different causes. A common one being transient viral illness. The fact that you have noticed them for so long requires a physical exam and visit to your doctor in person. :) ...Read more
For the past 8 weeks I have had many lymph nodes in my armpit swell up and go down with no signs of infection. Now there is a hard pea sized lump left?
Probably OK: This probably is good news. Whatever was causing your apparent lymph node enlargement probably is clearing up. It's normal for a few pea sized nodes to persist indefinitely after inflamed lymph nodes settle down, and many healthy people have such lumps in the neck, armpits or groin from distant past infections. But if the diagnosis was unknown or you remain concerned, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Pea size rock hard left parotid and l & r superclavicular lymph nodes, 2cm left rock hard submandibular lymph node & achy dull joints.
Lymphaeditis: Within several chains of lymph nodes and also bilaterally. Along with distant intra-articular symptoms and indurated parotid mass really requires a thorough work up. ...Read more
2 swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck pea size and a little hard and 1 on the right side a little bigger than a pea. Have had them for 3 months.
There used to be two lymph nodes on both sides of my throat; the right one is still there but the left one seems to have disappeared and now all that's there is a pea size hard bump. Why is this?
Nodes do not leave: Lymph nodes are an aggregate of white cells and white cells fight infection and are involved in allergic and inflammatory activities. They work to prevent spread of foreign entities/infection. Ones in the neck respond to abnormal entities in your head and neck When entity is controlled or abolished the nodes return to their original size but sometimes they do not. If remain painful or large see MD. ...Read more
Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes aren't in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit
I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?
Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge. ...Read more
Is it normal to be able to feel more than one pea size occipital lymph node in a toddler? There is 2 or 3.
Yes: It is normal to feel multiple small lymph nodes (pea size) in kids. ...Read more
How many lymph nodes are "too many? " I feel 11 lymph nodes. Smallest is the size of a bb and biggest the size of a pea.
Hard to say: Lymph nodes are all over your body, and the exact number varies by person and the area you explored. Since you can't grow new ones once you've reached maturity, I wouldn't worry - it's the size, mobility, and pain associated with moving them that determines if something is wrong ...Read more
Can it be normal palpable lymph nodes supraclavicular left side, 2-3 like buckshot, 1-2 pea size, 1 soft about 1cm. Movable. 48 y.o. female.
Concerning: Lymph nodes can be found in many areas of the body including the supraclavicular area. However, the area you describe is concerning when lymph nodes are located there and you need an evaluation to make sure that the small nodes you describe are benign and do not require further workup. Good luck ...Read more
Possibly: Lymph nodes often enlarge due to inflammation. A sore throat can enlarge them as they do their job, but that should resolve. Persistence of neck nodes a month or more after an infection clears or in the abscence of an infection raises concern and should be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more
Should you be able to feel 6 lymph nodes, they are all small, pea sized and have had them for several months, this is for my 13 yo daughter.
Generally yes: This can be very normal in children. As long as they remain very small in size, and she is not bothered by them, it is probably normal, especially in the neck/head area. If she develops more of these lymph nodes in other places, or if they are growing in size or become painful, you should have her evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more
4 month old had peas size lymph nodes when he was 1 month old now their seem to be more and they are large and the pea size ones have growin?
Yes: It is normal to be able to feel lymph nodes and pea size is normal. You may note enlargment/pain in context of infection with slow return to typical size. The size/texture should be symmetric most of the time. ...Read more
Jawline lymph nodes swollen, about the size of a pea. OD put me on AMOX/K CLAV 4 days ago... not much improvement. When should I see a difference?
Can takes weeks: Even after infection is eliminated by antibiotics the nodes can stay enlarged for days-weeks. Constant feeling them can irritate the surround tissue and make them stay bigger longer ...Read more
Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal?
There are numerous nodes in the neck.
Many are the size you describe.
Most of us are fatter and do not feel them.
Other infection. Dental, sore throats etc may lead to feeling the nodes. ...Read more
Are there lymph nodes in your lower bk that you can feel 33 f felt pea size lump low left beside spine no symptoms iam scared?
Lipoma: What you may be feeling can be benign lumps called lipomas or cysts. You should have them evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more
Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?
Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal? Very anxious. Please help.
Could be: A viral infection which would resolve with time. I would monitor over the next few days. If they persist, go see your doctor. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: That area of the body is rich in lymph nodes. So it is not unusual to find them there. However, if the node is painful or enlarging it should be evaluated. Lymph nodes serve as filters for white blood cells. I would keep track of it. If it gets bigger or painful (besides you checking it) it should be looked into. ...Read more
Are swollen pea sized lymph nodes swollen longer than a year with no growth a concern? One on top of caroided artery
No: Pea sized nontender, mobile, nongrowing nodes may result from infection, trauma, bites and the like. They may sacr and are permanant. Generally harmless. ...Read more
Are small palpable lymph nodes in the armpit area almost always related to cancer? I have one that seems pea sized and easily moveable.
No: But any suspicious lymph node enlargement lasting more than a month should be checked by a doctor. Infection including viral ones is often associated with small lymph node enlargement. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel any lymph nodes. I can feel those under my neck and chin, chest. Not painful. Pea size. Dr. never says anything. Paranoid?
Occasionally: During a state of infection or inflammation lymph nodes enlarge. Benign lymph nodes are usually oval and mobile (roll around under the skin). Other skin conditions such as epidermal inclusion cysts and dermatofibromas are connected closer to the outer skin. With multiple or enlarging nodes or masses, a physician should evaluate. ...Read more
I have been dx'd with scc of the skin. I know it has the potential to spread to lymph nodes. I have a pea size bump in armpit. Should I be concerned?
Probably not: You gave no details about the scc or about yourself. Where is it? How old is it? How large? Ulcerated? Do you have an organ transplant? Hiv? Leukemia? Is the scc in an old burn scar? In a chronic ulcer? Most scc are easily cured and are not life-threatening. If they are on the lips, ears or genital areas they are more serious. If you have impaired immunity it is worse. ...Read more
What is the normal size of lymph nodes the ones about a inch below your ear? I'm very thin I can feel 3 little moveable balls each smaller then a pea.
Neck nodes: Given you are very lean, . the neck nodes you are describing are within normal limits, especially since you have no symptoms. ...Read more
Lipomas? Pea to marble size lumps near inner tricepsx2, inner thigh near gracilisx2 and lumbarx2. PA said these are not lymph nodes No ins. Dangerous?
Lipomas R Benign: Nope. They are left alone unless they get infected, injured or become intolerably painful. These are cysts of fat cells and are very common. ...Read more
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