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I have two slightly enlarged level 2 (one on each side) lymph nodes - rounded in morphology, hypoechoic and no internal vascularity. Thoughts of cause?

I have two slightly enlarged level 2 (one on each side) lymph nodes - rounded in morphology, hypoechoic and no internal vascularity. Thoughts of cause?

Located? Use HTPrime: Lymph nodes without symptoms are hard to figure out. Causes for lymph nodes include old infection, lymphoma, other cancers / malignancy, inflammation, or congenital (you're "born that way"). The only way to know with certainty is by biopsy, but weigh risk of surgery w/ symptoms before going that route. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss your symptoms & get better guidance. Thanks for asking. Good luck ...Read more

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There are no lymph nodes located on your inner thigh is there, if yes then where?

There are no lymph nodes located on your inner thigh is there, if yes then where?

Lymph Nodes: Hi, there are 500-700 LNs throughout our body, they are located in neck, head, above clavicle, armpits, groin, inner thighs, chest, abdomen, and they are connected to each other with a system called Lymphatic system. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes swollen on my left inner thigh?

Why are my lymph nodes swollen on my left inner thigh?

Infection: From a rash in the area or an infection draining into that lymph node basin. If these nodes are significant in size you must see doctor to identify cause of lymph node enlargement. A biopsy of the lymph nodes may be indicated if an infection can not be identified. ...Read more

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11 year old son came to me saying he had a knot that hurts. It's in the inner thigh crease where I'd imagine lymph nodes reside. It is also red/tender?

11 year old son came to me saying he had a knot that hurts. It's in the inner thigh crease where I'd imagine lymph nodes reside. It is also red/tender?

Please take him to: His doctor. It sounds like it could be an abscess (infection), which may need to be drained and/or may need oral antibiotics. Meanwhile, you can have him apply warm compresses to the area, and take ibuprofen for pain. Also, please take his temperature, if you haven't already, and let the doctor know if he has a fever. ...Read more

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I have three swollen lymph nodes on my left inner thigh. They have been there april of 2011. I have chest pain and get sick about 4 times a month?

I have three swollen lymph nodes on my left inner thigh. They have been there april of 2011. I have chest pain and get sick about 4 times a month?

Get a check up!: Do you have fever, sweats, weight loss, itching? Other symptoms or history? You need a good exam, lab tests, chest x-ray and possibly other tests. Soon. ...Read more

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I have recurring pain, soreness on right side of abd just above my pelvic bone to where my inner thigh meets. Been like this for months. Lymph nodes?

I have recurring pain, soreness on right side of abd just above my pelvic bone to where my inner thigh meets. Been like this for months. Lymph nodes?

RIght location: This is the right location for lymph nodes, but usually you could feel them here and tell that they are the cause of your tenderness. It looks as if you have several medical problems, possibly lupus, so you should take good care of yourself and have this checked. ...Read more

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Is ENT good to check enlargement lymph nodes Or should I see internal doc or hematologist No PCP in my country?

Is ENT good to check enlargement lymph nodes Or should I see internal doc or hematologist No PCP in my country?

If by: "Internal" Doc you mean INTERNIST that would be your best bet! Next a Hematologist (In the US most Hematologists are in fact Internists!
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have painful lymph nodes under my arms and right side of my abd & down inner upper thigh & under belly button. Not swollen. Petscan (-). What is it?

I have painful lymph nodes under my arms and right side of my abd & down inner upper thigh & under belly button. Not swollen. Petscan (-). What is it?

Good question: Are we sure the problem is lymph node? Most lymphomas would be "hot" on pet. An infection could be low grade positive too. Not swollen? Is there anything to biopsy? ...Read more

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Swollen ing lymph node with off and on pain in inner thigh-going down. Does this mean it's draining or more lymph nodes swollen down thigh?

See doctor: If you have unexplained lymph node enlargement without improvement for more than a couple of weeks, you should consult your doctor re. The cause. ...Read more

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Lipomas? Pea to marble size lumps near inner tricepsx2, inner thigh near gracilisx2 and lumbarx2. PA said these are not lymph nodes No ins. Dangerous?

Lipomas R Benign: Nope. They are left alone unless they get infected, injured or become intolerably painful. These are cysts of fat cells and are very common. ...Read more

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Can an infected pilinadal cyst cause painful swollen lymph nodes in upper inner thighs?

Yes: Its well known that the groin nodes, those in the upper inner thigh, respond to various disease processes especially in the thigh, perineal area and buttock region where the pilonidal abscess can arise. These nodes are particularly susceptible to infection and malignancies in this region, which then travel via the regional lymphatics to the node bearing areas in the groin. ...Read more

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Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes aren't in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit

Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes aren't in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit

Yes: Moist likely a lipoma. Or maybe mini tears in your muscle that may be inflamed. Try resting the muscle and anti inflammatories like Advil (ibuprofen) four times daily for two weeks. Usually lipomas are not painful. If no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful/ Stinging sensation in lymph nodes all over my body can it be HIV Related? Also have been Having bad head aches, along with an inner ear pain.

Painful/ Stinging sensation in lymph nodes all over my body can it be HIV Related? Also have been Having bad head aches, along with an inner ear pain.

Possible but: There are many other far more common causes which may also be serious. Inner ear pain and headaches are not the usual presentation for HIV however. You need to see your doctor to obtain some blood tests. ...Read more

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Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Not Normal: Bilateral swelling of the cervical lymph nodes is not a normal finding. An evaluation with your primary care physician would be suggested to make sure that what you are feeling are lymph nodes and not another anatomical structure. ...Read more

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Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them!
(It's called "lymphadenitis")
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I was wondering what are reactive lymph nodes exactly?

I was wondering what are reactive lymph nodes exactly?

Simple answer: 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

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How can I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

How can I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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I was wondering are cancerous lymph nodes painful?

I was wondering are cancerous lymph nodes painful?

Not usually: Cancer is painless in early stages. But it can cause some pain and discomfort with ongoing enlargement, so big growths do become painful with time. ...Read more

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What should I do to I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

What should I do to I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

You will feel them: 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

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If my lymph nodes are "clear", do I still need chemotherapy?

If my lymph nodes are "clear", do I still need chemotherapy?

Maybe: Chemotherapy is recommended after breast cancer surgery based upon the probability of cancer cells being elsewhere in the body. Having clear lymph nodes certainly reduces this probability, but cancer can still spread through the bloodstream or alternate routes outside of the armpit. Therefore, we also look at the size of the cancer and specific patient and tumor factors before deciding. ...Read more

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If I push on lymph nodes can this cause them to be cancerous?

If I push on lymph nodes can this cause them to be cancerous?

No: You can't cause cancer by touching or pushing on your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my lymph nodes are swollen can someone help?

What can I do if my lymph nodes are swollen can someone help?

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

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Before I start my cycle my lymph nodes always swell. Why is that?

Before I start my cycle my lymph nodes always swell. Why is that?

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

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Could I have lymphangitis even if the lymph nodes are not painful?

Infrequent: But certainly possible. Generally, inflammation produces pain and tenderness, but this may not always be clinically appreciated. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes constantly get swollen. How do I treat this problem?

Normal reaction: 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