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How Can I Tell If Something Is A Soft Lymph Node Or A Cyst
Cyst: A cyst is a fluid-filled sac and will be squishy. It will feel sort of like a water balloon. It may shrink and expand depending on the day. A lymph node feels more solid, and has no squish to it. Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
How can you tell if it a lymph node or cyst, I have hidradentist and I have had a hard lumo under armpit for years it small it does not grow.
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
Soy 2.5 CM lymph node which is very soft moveable and squishy it varies in size day by day. It's very irregular shaped could it be a cyst maybe?
2.5 cm cyst: 2.5 CM is rather large for a lymph node -- this is best evaluated by your primary care physician. Read more
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
I have two sebasous cysts that have flared up on the tip of my chin. Today the lymph node right below is swollen. Could it be related?
Wondering about a cyst that appeared on the kidney which I know can be common in males (its very small), but an enlarged lymph node in same area.
Cyst near lymph node I'm 18 do doctors only asks for biopsy if it looks suspicious or do they sometimes biopsy regular looking nodes just to be safe?
Infection?: Lymph nodes typically swell near sites of infection. An infected knee bursa could cause nearby lymph nodes to swell. Potential infections should always be evaluated by a physician. Read more
How is a complex sebaceopus cyst different than just a sebaceous cyst? & can it be in the postauricular lymph node?
Why would my lymph node not shrink if it isn't cancer? Why would it last for five+ years? Also I have a cyst in the same armpit.
Many reasons: Remember that lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons such as infections or chronic inflammation. Also, some cancers, such as certain lymphomas, can be present for years (even without therapy) and cause chronic node enlargement. See a doctor for an evaluation. Are you even sure it's a lymph node? Read more
Sometimes when I get painful cysts on my chin or jawline, I'll get a swollen lymph node under my chin. Is this normal?
Can a BIG sore pimple (cyst) on the left side of my neck (was sore for a week) make my right superclavicula lymph node to be palpable?
Absolutely!: See a doctor for antimicrobial treatment!Get a more detailed answer ›
My whole life I've had a lump/ball that moves under jaw line. There's almost like a dent in jaw line too. Nothing is broken, is it a lymph node/cyst?
Great Question: Lumps, bumps and ball like finding that are observed by patients are best diagnosed by a visit to your local dentist or physician. Having a history relating when you first observed it, if it changes in size or tenderness and if it has changed in texture would help the observing doctor determine the origin of the findings. Although you report that it has been present your whole life, go see your md. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will doctor do biopsy if prominent 1.4x1.5cm lymph node shrinks but a 1.4cm cyst doesn't (armpit)? I'm 18
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