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Hyperthyrodism Lymph Nodes Palpable
Can hyperthyroidism alone or hyperthyroidism with antibodies or thyroiditis have an affect on lymph nodes of the face and neck? Thank you
Thyroid inflammation: Can cause some enlargement of neck lymph nodes, but it is generally not something you could detect. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroidism and enlarged lymph nodes in neck and axilla. I am now having numbness and swelling in left side of face.?
Nodes: You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Your doctor can help: These answers will best come from the doctor who has made your diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism. There does not seem to be any connection between the thyroid and your facial symptoms. Are you sure you are not too anxious about your thyroid problem. Follow up with your current doctor is recommended and get an examination. ...Read more
What can I do if my lymph nodes are extremely palpable (for years) I have lost too much weight, what is wrong?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for 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. Persistence mandates evaluation. ...Read more
Can I make lymph nodes palpable/enlarged by repeated touching in a lymph node area? Do they swell from being touched?
No: Usually palpate the nods dose not enlarge the node, but if they become enlarge need evaluation to find the cause, so be treated. ...Read more
My lymph nodes are extremely palpable (for years) and I have recently lost a lot of weight what can I do?
See a doctor: Please go get this evaluated. Most causes are treatable and it is important that these be diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more
My 3 year old has always had several palpable lymph nodes on the back of his head. They are soft and move. Maybe 3 of them. Is this normal?
Possibly: With a little time & effort most people can be taught to feel the small, non-tender pea sized lymph nodes in your neck. In that location they are often next to firm muscle & not buried in soft tissues like they are in most of the body. If they become tender & grow larger, they are reacting to something & may need to be evaluated. Most benign nodes swell & shrink over a 3wk cycle. ...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
Is it normal to have palpable occipital lymph nodes in a 3 year old? There is about 3 of them on each side, small and movable. He has always had them.
Very common: Palpable occipital nodes are very common in children. These nodes are activated by any rash, injury or irritation to the scalp. As long as no other enlarged nodes develop in other areas, he remains healthy and thriving, and they don't become red or painful, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more
Oval lumps >1/2 inch:
Lymph nodes are normally present in neck but may enlarge from infections, tumors (lymphoma, metastatic cancers) or without known cause.
May or may not be painful, and be felt one or both sides of the neck, usually when larger than 1/4 inch. If growing, should consult your physician to look for and treat underlying cause. Sometimes hard to distinguish from the carotid artery - which pulsates. ...Read more
There are palpable lymph nodes in the back between the buttocks and the middle of the back? If not, what could it be?
Not there: There is no lymph node there, could be more likely lipoma ...Read more
I have lymph nodes that I can feel on both sides of my neck under my jawline where it curves and they are moveable soft and palpable. Are they normal?
I have palpable lymph nodes in my neck less than 2 CM \u0026 they move had them for a year haven't grown with no other signs of lymphoma should I be worried?
Lymph nodes: Not to worry as long as they don't grow, are easily movable and are not firm. ...Read more
I am having redness swelling and pain in my groin region. Lymph nodes are palpable what should I do?
Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?
Please let me know what is the connection between oral lichen planus and stiff palpable lymph nodes in neck?
Inflamation: Lichen planis is an autoimmune disorder which manifests in inflammatory responses. Your body will react to inflammation by trying to clean up the fluids and cells through your lymph system. The ones in your neck are the pathway, thus stiff nodes. Baylor university has a great clinic and support group that can help you understand this problem. Or see your dentist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Is it true that palpable posterior cervical lymph nodes are mostly malignant? Is a palpable node always enlarged?
No, yes: It may be inflammatory in nature...possible infection/infestation of scalp. They have to enlarge to be palpable. ...Read more
There are palpable lymph nodes in the back between the buttocks and the middle of the back? If not, what could it be? Wife have 3 lumps over the butt
why I have a persisting pain in the left side of my neck and there is a palpable movable lymph nodes in it but there is no swelling its like Peas?
Lymph node: Neck masses are generally infectious, inflammatory, congenital or neoplastic. Those < 1 cm which are oval and mobile are usually lymph nodes. These may be associated with a recent or past infection. Persistent neck mass should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ENT) ...Read more
7 year old son has about 4 palpable groin lymph nodes. They are not very large. What signs would warrant a doctors visit?
Wait and see: As long as he is otherwise healthy, further growth of the nodes would prompt medical attention. ...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?
I have palpable lymph nodes below my jaw over year. Its slightly hurt but not swollien it doesn't grow only size of beans. Is this normal? Thanks!
Lymph nodes: Biopsy of the lymph node should provide a definite answer. ...Read more
I've had two palpable cervical lymph nodes in my neck for 3 years, they are mobile and squishy but a big bigger than a CM doctors say they're ok?
Consider evaluation: There are several possible explanations. A history and examination with preliminary laboratory work is a good start. If your md has done this, it may be reaso able to observe for now. However if not resolving in the best few weeks an ENT examination may be in order. ...Read more
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?
Can be normal: Small, mobile, pea or peanut sized.Get a more detailed answer ›
What if someone has palpable lymph nodes in groin area about 2 months? Blood work shows low white blood count? Any connection?
Might be related: There may be a connection between the low WBC and the lymph nodes. If the lymph nodes are enlarged or growing this needs to be evaluated. Also, you don't mention what your white blood cell count is or how long it has been decreased but that needs attention as well. ...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
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