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Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Size matters: In adults we usually shouldn't be able to feel lymph nodes. Having said that we're not usually concerned until we feel something that is one cm or larger. Soft, easy to move lymph nodes, especially in the posterior neck, behind the sternocleidomastoid muscle, are fairly common. If you had it checked out, and it's not growing, it's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I can feel small lymph node in my neck the doctor said its 9m is this normal.Iam itlle worry.But the rest of the lymph node i can't feel them.

I can feel small lymph node in my neck the doctor said its 9m is this normal.Iam itlle worry.But the rest of the lymph node i can't feel them.

Lymph nodes: Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Possible a dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. A sore throat is another option. Rec.: see another physician or dentist for the second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a persistent pain in the left side of my neck and I can feel at least 3 lymph nodes around my neck. What do you think it may be?

I have a persistent pain in the left side of my neck and I can feel at least 3 lymph nodes around my neck. What do you think it may be?

See your doctor: It is possible that this is an infection, however it could be something more serious. It is very important that you see your doctor as soon as possible to figure out what is going on in your neck. ...Read more

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My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year. Should I be concerned?

My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year. Should I be concerned?

Nodes: yes it can be, lymph nodes respond to infections, and sometimes stay enlarged for a long time. If you are developing new node or have pain seek medical attention ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

What do you suggest if my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

Get it checked.: There are many reasons why you might have a persistently enlarged neck lymph node. The majority are benign, but some are not. Nodes that are over 1cm, growing over time, and/or fixed--meaning it doesn't move around when felt with your fingers--are more concerning. See your doctor for evaluation. You may need blood work and possibly imaging to start; in some cases a biopsy is ultimately needed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year and if that is bad?

Could you tell me why my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year and if that is bad?

Lymph Node: You could have swollen lymph nodes. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. Since this has not resolved I would seek medical evaluation to determine why you have swollen lymph nodes and why its bothering you. Hard to know how it affects you without evaluation. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what I should do? My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

Can someone tell me what I should do? My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

Nodes: yes it can be, lymph nodes respond to infections, and sometimes stay enlarged for a long time. If you are developing new node or have pain seek medical attention ...Read more

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What is causing only one lymph node in my neck to be swollen?

What is causing only one lymph node in my neck to be swollen?

Bodies defense!: Lymph nodes swell to defend against infections which are usually sore to touch. The mouth drains into the neck and is important in reaching a diagnosis. Go see your dentist ! chuck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

It depends on the si: Small neck nodes are normal. So the size matters. If the node is 1 cm or larger, watch it and note down if it is growing in size. If it grows bigger than one centimeter, then i would advise you to get yourself examined by an ENT doctor or go see your family doctor first. ...Read more

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Dear Dr., a lymph node in my neck always seems swollen/enlarged in the morning, or if I wake up in the middle of the night. I am not sick. ?

Dear Dr., a lymph node in my neck always seems swollen/enlarged in the morning, or if I wake up in the  middle of the night. I am not sick. ?

Neck lymph nodes: They are typically small , less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. 1.5 cm is enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the area they drain . See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, as necessary. ...Read more