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How do you distinguish between lymph nodes and fatty deposits?

How do you distinguish between lymph nodes and fatty deposits?

Shape, size, locale: Shape, size and location are the biggest clues. Also, they have a different subjective "feel" to a trained set of hands. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between fatty deposits under my arms and lymph nodes? Also what is the normal size of clavicle lymph nodes?

How can I distinguish between fatty deposits under my arms and lymph nodes? Also what is the normal size of clavicle lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes: It is best to have a physician examine your lumps and bumps. Don't rely on the home method for trying to figure them out. Usually, the clavicle lymph nodes cannot be felt. These definitely need to be looked at by a physician and further work-up may be necessary. ...Read more

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"Multiple fatty replaced lymph nodes in the neck", what does this mean?

"Multiple fatty replaced lymph nodes in the neck", what does this mean?

This is not uncommon: and is likely not a worrisome phenomenon. Lymph nodes may undergo atrophy (degeneration) and the lymph tissue be replaced by fatty tissue as a result of obesity, normal aging, or even radiation treatment of lymph tissue/nodes. It does not signify any disease or worrisome condition but is a radiologic term used to describe something is there where lymph nodes used to be. Not to worry:) ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes on mons of vagina? Not around or in folds, but actually on the fatty top?

Are there lymph nodes on mons of vagina? Not around or in folds, but actually on the fatty top?

Inguinal nodes: There are inguinal lymph nodes located laterally from the mons veneris (top) but not directly on top. The inguinal canal is where the mons venris(mound) meets the crease of the legs on both sides. ...Read more

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How far down do the lymph nodes in your groin go? Is there nodes in the fatty part of the vagina?

How far down do the lymph nodes in your groin go? Is there nodes in the fatty part of the vagina?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are located throughout the entire body, with clusters that can be found and sometimes felt in the neck, armpits and creases of the groin. ...Read more

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Husband and i both have fatty feeling lumps on back of thigh near/on tendon. Dr said wasn't lymph nodes. What could it be then? Normal?

Husband and i both have fatty feeling lumps on back of thigh near/on tendon. Dr said wasn't lymph nodes. What could it be then? Normal?

Sharing Lumps: You have given me a wonderful description of what we call lipomas. These are noncancerous fatty growths that can occur almost anywhere on the body. They cannot be transmitted from person to person so the fact you both have them is not any consideration. If they cause you pain, discomfort or are unsightly, they are easy to remove. They can grow so you may want to have them removed at some point. ...Read more

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Cit scan showed non specific lymph nodes in mediastinum area. Should i go for biospy?

Cit scan showed non specific lymph nodes in mediastinum area. Should i go for biospy?

Probably not based: on the CT appearance. Talk to your doctor about whether your clinical situation warrants further evaluation of the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Does platysma have lymph nodes? As i stretched mine out I touched bump on one of the bands. Is this node or fat or something else? Had cold recently

Does platysma have lymph nodes? As i stretched mine out I touched bump on one of the bands. Is this node or fat or something else? Had cold recently

Evaluation: The platysma muscle and the neck have lymphatic nodes. If you had a recent cold that would be a reason why to have some enlarged ones. If you still have them in 5-7 days, then consider having them evaluated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Neck ultrasound ,2 lymph nodes 8mm in the left neck with non specific features. Do I need to worry. Thanks?

Neck ultrasound ,2 lymph nodes 8mm in the left neck with non specific features. Do I need to worry. Thanks?

Sounds normal: The description you give of an 8 mm lymph node sounds pretty normal to me. Small lymph nodes are present normally throughout the body. They help in the immune response process and may tend to get larger and tender if there is an infection near by that is along the lymph node pathway. If they are not painful, I would not be concerned with their presence alone. ...Read more