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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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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more

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Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

See derm: I wonder if your doctor has considered scabies as the cause for your skin problem. You need to call your doctor or consider consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can bad case of poison ivy get into lymph nodes/and/or bloodstream if all over front of neck is very itchy/oozing open blisters. Is this dangerous?

Can bad case of poison ivy get into lymph nodes/and/or bloodstream if all over front of neck is very itchy/oozing open blisters. Is this dangerous?

Not likely: However if you have a severe reaction, your lymph nodes may enlarge as an immune response to the exposure. Consider seeing your doctor to get a potent topical or even oral steroid. In the meanwhile, wash off every article that might have contact with poison ivy with dishwasher detergent (shoes, clothing, car mat, golf club etc). ...Read more

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Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Infection, shingles?: This sounds like a skin infection of some sort. It could be a bacterial infection (e.g. staph, strep, etc) but I'm more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). See a doctor ASAP. If bacterial, you'll need an antibiotic. If shingles, an antiviral drug (e.g. valacyclovir) needs to be started very soon to have maximum benefit. ...Read more

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My neck lymph nodes are in sizes 12*6 & 12*7 and I have itchy skin & some pain in neck&ear& burning tongue, an ENT dr gave me metronidazole, why?

My neck lymph nodes are in sizes 12*6 & 12*7 and I have itchy skin & some pain in neck&ear& burning tongue, an ENT dr gave me metronidazole, why?

Swollen lymph: You may have an infection and that is why you have the other symptoms you mentioned. Without seeing that would be my opinion as to why the Metronidazole as it is medication used particularly for anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. ...Read more

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Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck, headaches, fatigue, and itchy scalp? Strep throat can do this?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck, headaches, fatigue, and itchy scalp? Strep throat can do this?

Not itchy scalp: Strep throat most commonly causes fever and sore throat. Other possible symptoms are swollen lymph nodes in the neck, stomach ache, headache, vomiting, and rash. Step throat does not cause itchy scalp, cough, runny nose, or diarrhea. You should see your doctor to discover the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

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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I've been coughing for a week, I think this sore throat. Because is itchy. And I felt a lymph nodes on the right lower side of my chin. Is this common?

I've been coughing for a week, I think this sore throat. Because is itchy. And I felt a lymph nodes on the right lower side of my chin. Is this common?

Viral infection: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection. It is common with that to cough, have a sore throat and for lymph nodes to swell up (they fight off infection). If your sore throat is severe you may need to be tested for strep. If your symptoms do not resolve in 1-2 weeks then you should also be seen by a doctor. In the mean time push fluids, rest and use some cough syrup. ...Read more

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My college kid was diagnosed with mono by monospot 3 wks ago. Lymph nodes are getting smaller no fever or sour throat, but itchy all over. 2d opinion?

My college kid was diagnosed with mono by monospot 3 wks ago. Lymph nodes are getting smaller no fever or sour throat, but itchy all over. 2d opinion?

Mononucleosis: Mono has variable course. Just give thanks that she is improving. She can deal with the itching symptomatically with OTC antihistamines. ...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 are subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck?

What are subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck?

Submental?: 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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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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Soft movable lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm No other symptoms If they don't change in size or the number is that mean they are safe Thank you :)?

Soft movable lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm No other symptoms If they don't change in size or the number is that mean they are safe Thank you :)?

Very possibly...: But I think you should get an expert opinion. I would advise you have your physician examine them and confirm your assessment that these lymph nodes are benign. Then you can agree together on whether it is safe for you to self-monitor them, or if she/he wants you to return for a recheck just to make sure all remains stable/benign. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

No help needed: 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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Are you supposed to be able to feel lymph nodes in neck? I can feel a few in my submandibular/submental regions. All are either 1cm or smaller. I've heard conflicting views on this. 25yo f. Healthy.

Are you supposed to be able to feel lymph nodes in neck? I can feel a few in my submandibular/submental regions. All are either 1cm or smaller. I've heard conflicting views on this. 25yo f. Healthy.

Sometimes: Lymph nodes in the neck may be felt under normal circumstances and more so if you are fighting off a respiratory infection. 2 cm +, tell the doc. ...Read more

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Does matted lymph nodes in neck mean cancer?

Does matted lymph nodes in neck mean cancer?

May be tuberculosis: Matted lymph nodes usually applies to chronic lymph node involvement from tuberculosis. Can certainly happen from lymphoma, secondary cancers, other chronic inflammatory diseases involving lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed benign infamation of lymph nodes in neck. What does this mean?

Ultrasound showed benign infamation of lymph nodes in neck. What does this mean?

Inflamation: Presumably, you have enlarged lymph nodes and the ultrasound saw no evidence that the normal architecture of the nodes was not disrupted and therefore didn't think there was a tumor cause. Thus the benign designation. The cause could be some sort of infection. ...Read more

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Can sinus or rhintis cause lymph nodes in neck, they r very small n sometime they disappear. What to do?

Sometimes: Any infection of the sinuses, scalp, face, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, and throat could cause enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes. Usually, the lymph nodes would resolve when the infection clears. If lymph nodes are large (> 1-2 cm) and persist then consider evaluation further with ENT specialist. ...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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I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

Maybe: Sometimes lymph nodes react to infections and when the infection is over they stay enlarged. If the node is not tender and stable probably nothing to worry about. You would need some type of Xray to tell if it is calcified. Don't think that is worth he trouble. ...Read more

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How can you soothe swollen lymph nodes in neck?

How can you soothe swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually due to an infection in the area and some times due to tumors such as lymphoma. It is not feasible to know the casue without a history, physical examination and may be lab tests. ...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