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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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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it.  Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old male 115 pounds, and I was wondering if it's normal to feel lymph nodes on your neck one on each side of the throat...

I am a 16 year old male 115 pounds, and I was wondering if it's normal to feel lymph nodes on your neck one on each side of the throat...

Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body.Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are detected easily in the neck where they are not buried in tissue.At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter & may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size to 1" or more.Most will shrink down to pre-stimulated size over 3-4 wks ...Read more

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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-

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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Are normal teens able to feel their lymph nodes throughout neck and collar bone. All 1cm or less moveable just able to feel normal?

Are normal teens able to feel their lymph nodes throughout neck and collar bone. All 1cm or less moveable just able to feel normal?

Yes: Children and teenagers often have many small moveable lymph nodes in their neck and shoulder area. If they become red, grow larger, firm and stop moving or develop drainage, then it's time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had mono one year ago. Still able to feel lymph nodes in neck, reduced in size but never went away. 1 near throat is kidney bean size. Normal?

Had mono one year ago. Still able to feel lymph nodes in neck, reduced in size but never went away. 1 near throat is kidney bean size. Normal?

Possibly: These residual lymph nodes are pretty common after mononucleosis. The kidney bean sized one seems a litter larger than normal. If a lymph node is larger than one centimeter then it may need to be biopsied. Please see your doctor and have a full body lymph node evaluation and possibly some blood tests. ...Read more

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

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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Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal?

Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal?

Perhaps: there are numerous nodes in the neck. Many are the size you describe. Most of us are fatter and do not feel them. Enlarging? Tender? Other infection. Dental, sore throats etc may lead to feeling the nodes. ...Read more

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Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal? Very anxious. Please help.

Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal? Very anxious. Please help.

Could be: a viral infection which would resolve with time. I would monitor over the next few days. If they persist, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?

Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?

size differs: 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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Found 2 enlarged, moveable lymph nodes in neck & collarbone, went to doc, had full CBC done and results were normal. Will they eventually go away?

Found 2 enlarged, moveable lymph nodes in neck & collarbone, went to doc, had full CBC done and results were normal. Will they eventually go away?

Many causes: There are many causes of enlarged lymph nodes in neck , some can be serious and other due to mild illness and go away on its own.The causes are 1tonsillitis 2infectiious mononucleosis 3 viral infections 4lymphomas 5 hodgkins disease 6leukemia 7dental problems 8hiv 9rheumatoid arthritis discuss with your doctor what his/her impression is, as to the cause and if it needs biopsy to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes in neck for over a year. biopsy came back normal. New lymph node found back of thigh just above knee. What could be wrong?

Lymph nodes in neck for over a year. biopsy came back normal. New lymph node found back of thigh just above knee. What could be wrong?

Get checked again: It may take more than one biopsy to establish the diagnosis. You will likely need another biopsy on the newly developed node to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son (3) has swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin but bloods all normal should I still be worried?

What do you suggest if my son (3) has swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin but bloods all normal should I still be worried?

Depends on situation: Lymph glands generally swell after stimulation and can do so after a general illness, vaccinations, or if limited to one area, some local factors. If they enlarge and gradually shrink back to resting size within 3-4 weeks, they are behaving normally. You have done the initial baseline workup, so I would give it time and recheck if it persists too long. ...Read more

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No appetite in months, lost weight, elongated lymph nodes in neck and armpit, elevated sed rate, but other blood work came back normal. What is it?

No appetite in months, lost weight, elongated lymph nodes in neck and armpit, elevated sed rate, but other blood work came back normal.  What is it?

It depends: Enlarged lymph nodes need further evaluation especially if persistent. Did you go back to your family doctor for another checkup? Any x-rays? What type of blood work did you get? Most of the time, enlarged lymph nodes are a reaction to infection but sometimes can be from immune system diseases. In a young person, tumors are less likely but need to be considered. ...Read more

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