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Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Probably not.: Causes of enlarged lymph nodes are infection, inflammation, or less likely neoplasm. Hyperthyroidism usually means overactive thyroid gland. If you have persistently enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more


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What does hyperthyroidism with swollen lymph nodes and facial numbness and swelling suggest?

What does hyperthyroidism with swollen lymph nodes and facial numbness and swelling suggest?

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

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What can I do if my lymph nodes are extremely palpable (for years) I have lost too much weight, what is wrong?

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

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Can I make lymph nodes palpable/enlarged by repeated touching in a lymph node area? Do they swell from being touched?

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

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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

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How can I know if I have any chest lymph nodes, are they palpable?

How can I know if I have any chest lymph nodes, are they palpable?

Lymphadenopathy: This depends upon where the nodes are located. If they are superficial, in the axillae or the supraclavicular area they are easily palpated, but nodes in the mediastinum must be detected using imaging studies. ...Read more

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Could cervical lymph nodes be normaly palpable in children under 2 years?!

Could cervical lymph nodes be normaly palpable in children under 2 years?!

Yes: I routinely detect them on regular physical exams. Most will be less than a cm in size and move some. If there is any nearby bug bites, skin irritation, or recent throat infection; I will find them a bit larger. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen in the neck? Are they always palpable

How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen in the neck? Are they always palpable

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

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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 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?

Depends: Lymph node get enlarged when they are fighting infection or inflammation. Possible causes could be a sore throat, nasal infections, cavities, etc. If they are persistent, you may want to have your doctor look at you more thoroughly. ...Read more

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Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while soft, painful ones would point to infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?

Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?

Yes. There are: Indeed many causes of benign, or at least not malignant nodes. Sarcoid is a common one, but drug reactions, infections, tb, HIV are some of a long list of others. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

Inflammation: I see this often in women/men who have chronic inflammatory conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and autoimmune disorders that cause chronic pain. As chronic pain increases from these disorders, these areas seem to swell and become more tender to the touch. ...Read more

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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

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7 year old son has about 4 palpable groin lymph nodes. They are not very large. What signs would warrant a doctors visit?

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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

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Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Should be ok: Especially if you are thin, nodes less than 1 cm are usually nothing to worry about. If they persist or grow, would recommend an evaluation. This could involve imaging. Some people get biopsies. ...Read more

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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

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What if someone has palpable lymph nodes in groin area about 2 months? Blood work shows low white blood count? Any connection?

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

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Are small palpable lymph nodes in the armpit area almost always related to cancer? I have one that seems pea sized and easily moveable.

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