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Is It Normal To Have Spotty Lymph Nodes For Years
I've been able to feel my lymph nodes since 6 years now, size smaller than 1cm but I can totally feel them. I'm naturally underweight. Is it normal?
Yes.: Soft, round, movable, nontender lymph nodes are completely normal except around the clavicle. ...Read more
Not Normal, BUT...: May not be pathological either. Best for you to get an evaluation of your chronic lypmhadenopathy. ...Read more
I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?
Nodes: Dengue is a serious disease. The body fights many diseases by trapping damaged cells/etc in lymph nodes which causes them to swell. Sometimes they stay swollen for a variety of reasons. Your doc is right. This is a normal finding under the circumstances. ...Read more
Naturally underweight and can feel most of my lymph nodes in neck, armpit and groin since years? Are they in their normal state?
Normal lymph nodes are much more palpable on thin people.
If there is any question, let your doctor check it. ...Read more
I'm 20 years, have enlarged lymph nodes in my groin (one is >1 cm), & it has been there for 4 months. I have pain in hip area, but all blood test are normal. How likely is it to be Lymphoma?
I am 29. I have palpable very movable lymph node above my collar bone. 2 doc. Said it is normal to have palpable lymph nodes in that area. Should I ask for biopsy? Also, I had a very bad acne 1, 5 years ago could this lymph node be because of that?
See below: I've never heard of a supraclavicular node being normal. If it were me, I'd at least get an ultrasound, if not an ultrasound guided biopsy. ...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
27 year old female, 115 lbs. When I lay down I can feel lymph nodes on both sides of my groin, each about 2 cm. They are movable. Is this normal?
No: It needs diagnosis locally rather than guess work. ...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
Lymph nodes 1cm and below are still normal size right? So if I feel 5 in my neck but there like 0.5-0.75 CM there ok? Been there a year. Never changed
Lymph nodes in kids: Yes. It is perfectly normal for children to have multiple lymph nodes up to 1.5-2 cm diameter from ages 1 to 21, usually in the neck on either side along a chain of lymph glands stretching from behind the ear all the way down to the clavicles. They are caused by the repeated (but normal) colds, sore throats, and other viral infections that children get. No need to worry. ...Read more
Is it normal to have small movable lymph nodes in neck and one in left armpit (1cm or less) from 1 year ago and no changing in size?
Yes: These are typical sites for lymph nodes. Sometimes you can feel them and sometimes you cannot. ...Read more
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
Cbc normal but lymph nodes swelling in neck and one behind neck also had one last year on elbow and nothing came of it.?
See a doctor: Hmm. Lymph nodes can swell when your immune system is fighting an infection. They are usually tender when that occurs. A viral infection like "mono" can cause the lymph nodes in the back of your neck to swell. Certain cancers can also cause lymph node swelling. This would not show up on a cbc. A doctor needs to feel your nodes and decide if further tests are needed! ...Read more
MPV (7.6 normal range8-15) PDWc (39.8%), lym (40.8 normal25-40)wbc (5.82 normal5-10), lymph nodes under 1cm, any ideas? Lym was 29 and WBC was 8.2 last year
Healthy?: These laboratory data do not indicate any disease. Lymph nodes smaller than 1cm are seldom evidence of disease. Whether YOU are healthy, I cannot say, but a healthy person could have these findings. ...Read more
My sinuses have been bad this year. Can this cause swollen lymph nodes? One side is worse than the other. Is this normal?
Yes: But could be other things so you should be seen for an exam. ...Read more
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
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
Is it normal to have enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen? In a 12 year old? Was told that this something often seen in young girls?
Enlarged lymph nodes: In the abdomen, was that on an imaging study or by physical exam? At any rate it is common to have some enlarged lymph nodes in a region where there is an infection or inflammation, that how the lymph system functions till infection/inflammation is cleared. Whether it is often seen in young girls, is somehow a vague statement! ...Read more
1 1/2 year old had a CBC b/c of big lymph nodes. His results: lymph 71% neut 19% mono 9%. Absolutes in range. Had a bad virus 2 weeks before. Normal?
Yes: The spread of cell types in that count is normal. Most reactive lymph nodes will begin to return to normal size in 3-4 weeks unless a new factor comes along to stimulate them. ...Read more
On my 4 year I can feel his lymph nodes in the side of his neck, under his ear all the time, they're not swollen, I can just feel them. Is this normal?
Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; many are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. Ask her doc if so. ...Read more
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
Lump behind right ear for 1 year. ENT recommended biopsy but opted for CT instead. CTwas normal. Do lymph nodes normally show up on CT w/o contrast?
Usually: Usually if node is still there. If you still have a mass, biopsy is indicated. ...Read more
I have had enlarged lymph nodes for years, I've had ultra sounds blood tests and an fna biopsy. Is there any more cause for concern?
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
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
What else?: Have you had any other symptoms? What preceded the onset of these nodes. Suggest you have a doctor examine you, but suspect these are benign. After three years the likelihood of these being significant is dramatically less. ...Read more