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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Lymph Nodes

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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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Lymphoma--what exactly are non-tender lymph nodes and how big do they get?

Lymphoma--what exactly are non-tender lymph nodes and how big do they get?

Nodes are: Distributed throughout the body. The neck, armpit, and groin are the easiest to see and feel. We all have heard that the sore throat "caused teh glands to swell" and these hurt. Lymphomas are caused by abnormal gene rearrangements in cells composing the regions of a node. One of the features is bcl-2, which prevents dissolving of unnecessary cells (antiapoptosis). These nodes can grow quite larg. ...Read more

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How big should lymph nodes normally be?

How big should lymph nodes normally be?

Usually not felt: 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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If the lymph nodes get swollen but the

Question: ? you didn't finish your question, please resubmit and let us know what you want to know ...Read more

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When it comes to lymph nodes how big is bad. Like lymphoma?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes enlarge as a result of their normal activity in aiding in immunity, but may also enlarge because of malignancy of the lymphatics or extension of other cancers to the lymph nodes. When cancerous they are often hard to touch, fixed to underlying tissues, not tender. The best answer however, is that if concerned, they may need to be biopsied for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes constantly get swollen. How do I treat this problem?

Normal reaction: 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 large can neck lymph nodes get when sick (with for example, a cold)?

How large can neck lymph nodes get when sick (with for example, a cold)?

Fairly large. : Remember, the lymphs nodes are where your body is fighting infection. So if you do have a cold, those lymph nodes could be sore to the touch, tender and swollen. ...Read more

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I have had big lymph nodes throughout my body all my life what does that mean?

I have had big lymph nodes throughout my body all my life what does that mean?

Don't worry too much: If your lymph nodes have truly been "big" your whole life and all over your body, and you don't get sick more than other people, this is probably normal for your body. But, if your lymph nodes have recently started getting bigger or feel sore/tender, or if you tend to get sick more easily than other people, you should have a complete physical to look for problems with your blood & immune system. ...Read more

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Do cancerous lymph nodes always get bigger? And are they always immovable and hard?

Do cancerous lymph nodes always get bigger? And are they always immovable and hard?

Variable: Lymph nodes that have lymphoma are generally large, but rubbery and movable. Firm, immovable ones are generally metastatic from an epithelial cancer like breast cancer, or from melanoma. Cancerous nodes will almost always grow, but sometimes slowly. Visit with your doctor to discuss a lymph node biopsy to know for sure. ...Read more

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