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What is the best sunscreen to use in the summer that is not harmful to your skin? and how big can a lymph node get

What is the best sunscreen to use in the summer that is not harmful to your skin? and how big can a lymph node get

Sunscreen: I would suggest regarding sunscreen that is not bad for your health. Go to www.ew.com and look at their health sunscreens. ...Read more

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Can poking,squeezing,and feeling your lymph node cause it to get big?

Can poking,squeezing,and feeling your lymph node cause it to get big?

No, but quit doing: Do not poke, or squeeze you nodes. If you think a node is enlarged, feel it no more than every couple of weeks. If the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, your develop fever, or other nodes become enlarged, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is normally the size of a cancerous lymph node in lymphoma? How big does it have to get

What is normally the size of a cancerous lymph node in lymphoma? How big does it have to get

Lymphoma: The node can be of any size. If you find a suspicious or new node, see your primary doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause lymph node behind ear to get really big?

Does ovarian cancer cause lymph node behind ear to get really big?

Not likely: Ovarian cancer spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes and peritoneum, i.e., the lining of the abdomen. A single enlarged retro-auricular lymph node is not likely to be due to ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can a lymph node get swollen and stay that way for a year?

Can a lymph node get swollen and stay that way for a year?

Unlikely: 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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Can you tell me exactly when is a lymph node considered swollen, how big does it have to be?

Can you tell me exactly when is a lymph node considered swollen, how big does it have to be?

Subjective criteria: In the imaging(computed tomography) world a node greater than 1.0 cm was considered suspicious for disease.Therer are 2.5 cm per inch. This enlargement could represent infection/inflammation, reactive to disease process in proximity, and tumor. Generally infectious/inflammatory nodes may be tender and tumoral nodes are firmer.This subject has a lot of variability. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get a swollen lymph node to go down?

Can someone tell me how to get a swollen lymph node to go down?

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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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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What can cause a lymph node to get larger on serial examinations besides cancer?

What can cause a lymph node to get larger on serial examinations besides cancer?

Enlarged Nodes: Lymph nodes act as the filters for the lymphatic system. They can collect all sorts of bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Enlarged nodes could be infection, inflammation or cancer. ...Read more

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I have to get a lymph node biopsy. Will I be able to go to work the very next day?

I have to get a lymph node biopsy. Will I be able to go to work the very next day?

Surgical?Not So Much: The recovery from a lymph node biopsy is dependent upon the location of the lymph node and the biopsy method. A needle biopsy under local anesthesia...You can work the same day. A sentinel ln biopsy for breast cancer...Most of my patients are pretty sore the next day...Waiting 2-3 days to return to work would be advisable. ...Read more

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Hello doctors. I had a biopsy of my lymph node on oct 31st. How long does it take to get the test results?

Depends on the : Complexity of the issue. Usual biopsy results are available in about 48 hours, however, lymphnodes usually require additional studies and may take a week or so. ...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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Why does it take so long to get lymph node biopsy results?

Why does it take so long to get lymph node biopsy results?

It's complex: Lymph node biopsies often require additional types of testing compared to other biopsies. In addition to looking at the cells under the microscope, the cells often need to be analyzed using specialized techniques. Sometimes molecular testing is also performed. All of these pieces are integrated together making the process a little longer than other biopsies. ...Read more

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Tender lymph node swollen for 5 months. Trying to wait till end of year to get evaluated?

Tender lymph node swollen for 5 months. Trying to wait till end of year to get evaluated?

Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The list is longer for painless nodes. ...Read more

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5 year old turned her neck and I see a lymph node sticking out, help is that normal never saw it before - do I get it checked ,dime size not sick?

5 year old turned her neck and I see a lymph node sticking out, help is that normal never saw it before - do I get it checked ,dime size not sick?

Lymph node rxns: This is likely a normal lymph node which typically swell in response to a stimulation derived from germs, bites or irritation of the skin (or throat)in their region. In most these are benign, with gradual enlargement followed by return to normal. Those in the head & neck are superficial & obvious.Failure to shrink within 3 wks may require add'l workup.Clarify issues with your Dr. ...Read more

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Got ultrasound for neck lymph node. They could not find it. Is this common or something I should rejoice in? Not sure if I should get another u/s.

Got ultrasound for neck lymph node. They could not find it. Is this common or something I should rejoice in? Not sure if I should get another u/s.

Reactive Lymph node: Depending on how long you've been having the symptoms of cough, itchiness, chest pain you may have developed lymph nodes in response to anfectious or allergic process. This is a normal response in such situations and lymph nodes can disappear when symptoms resolve. Followup with your doctor if no change in symptoms , or you develop weight loss, night sweats or cough with bloody phlegm. ...Read more

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I've had a 23.8 mm lymph node with dominant fatty hilla and a thin mantle it's been this way in my right groin area for 6 months should I get a biopsy?

I've had a 23.8 mm lymph node with dominant fatty hilla and a thin mantle it's been this way in my right groin area for 6 months should I get a biopsy?

Lymph node: The description of this fatty lymph node sounds benign. I would suggest getting a follow up ultrasound in a few months. If it changes I would then suggest an FNA (fine needle aspirate). If you are extremely anxious ask you doctor if you could have an FNA sooner. If it was me I'd opt for a repeat ultrasound in 3 months. ...Read more

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Do I need a biopsy if my lymph node is big and sore?

Do I need a biopsy if my lymph node is big and sore?

Doubtful: How long has it been that way, is it fixed to underlying tissue or mobile, is continuing to enlarge, where is it located, do you know what may have caused it to enlarge? Watch this for a while. If it does not begin to resolve, seek physician input. ...Read more

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