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Lymph node in neck doc said was jugulodigastric node that I thought was swollen, oval, soft, kinda flaps, about 1cm big. Ent says im fine, but am i?

Lymph node in neck doc said was jugulodigastric node that I thought was swollen, oval, soft, kinda flaps, about 1cm big. Ent says im fine, but am i?

Close follow: Lymph nodes enlarge in reaction to infection or inflammation most commonly. Enlarged lymph nodes are generally > 1.5 cm, so yours is on the small side. You need a detailed history from doctor and exam. A needle aspiration or surgical excisional biopsy can be considered to get more information about it. Nothing to worry about but you should be the-examined in 2-3 months ...Read more

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Is a 14mm lymph node in the right jugulodigastric region anything to worry about?

Is a 14mm lymph node in the right jugulodigastric region anything to worry about?

Depends a lot: On factors such as enlargement, consistency, associated diseases, and general medical condition. If it is an isolated finding and associated with viral infection such as zoster, it should resolve with time. If it is enlarging and feels hard, your doctor will probably recommend biopsy. In general, enlarged lymph nodes are most likely caused by infection or inflammation, but lymphoma is possible. ...Read more

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I have jugulodigastric lymph node 3.5cm x 0.6cm multiple doctors say it's ok, normal. Refuse to biopsy. Why?

I have jugulodigastric lymph node 3.5cm x 0.6cm multiple doctors say it's ok, normal. Refuse to biopsy. Why?

Mine's almost as big: These are common. Ask any physician who does a good, complete physical exam. If the mass is clearly a lymph node and not a submandibular gland tumor, and is not hard or stuck to a nearby structure, it would be a terrible idea to biopsy it. The chances of it being tumor are very low, it's not going to be resection-for-cure, and that area is full of important stuff. Been offered a fine needle? ...Read more

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Pea sized occipital lymph node & 1.4cm jugulodigastric lymph node, both left hand side of neck. Been like this months. What is this?

Pea sized occipital lymph node & 1.4cm jugulodigastric lymph node, both left hand side of neck. Been like this months. What is this?

Is it stable in size: As long as this is stable in size over a period of months, and hasn't increased any further. Nothing else is recommended. If you are willing to have a biopsy performed, you'll want to see an ENT physician, however it may not be paid for by your insurance. Keep an eye it, and if it increases in size tell your doctor who ordered the ultrasound of your neck. Watchful waiting is best. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound on jugulodigastric lymph node that measured 1.8 x 0.8 x 3.6 cm But then I had a ct scan that said "no lymphadenopathy" why is this?

I had ultrasound on jugulodigastric lymph node that measured 1.8 x 0.8 x 3.6 cm But then I had a ct scan that said "no lymphadenopathy" why is this?

Yes you do: Less than 1.5 cm is by convention not enlarged, assuming CT was done on neck scanning your jugulogastric node area. The question next is how to verify and what to do, best to check with oncologist in your area, and moffitt cancer center is near you, so pls take advantage of these resource to get to the bottom of your concern. ...Read more

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Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Infection or tumor: The usual cause is some infection in the area drained by that node. Less commonly tumors may present as a swollen node. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Lymph node: Any inflammatory precipitant, such as a bite or infection or injury, can cause swelling of a lymph node. If there is a red streak above or below, or if you have fevers and chills, then you should see your doctor to see if the bite has become infected. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen lymph node?

What causes a swollen lymph node?

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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Can you pop a swollen lymph node?

No: When lymph nodes enlarge they are solid structures, they are not filled with fluid, so they can't be popped. ...Read more

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What is a swollen lymph node like?

What is a swollen lymph node like?

Question is vague!: Swollen lymph node may reactive process or could be cancer (lymphoma or metastatic spread). Reactive process may be secondary to various organisms such as viral, bacterial, fungal (including granulomatous processes). Many other condtions are idiopathic (no known causative factor). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

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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What is classed as a swollen lymph node?

What is classed as a swollen lymph node?

Depends on...: Whether or not a lymph node is called swollen depends on the size of the node and the average size of nodes in that part of the body, in people of that age group. A node about the diameter of a dime may be called enlarged, and one that is half the width of a dime is called normal sized. In children neck nodes usually get larger than dime-width in strep throat or other infections. ...Read more

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What might bring about my swollen lymph node?

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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What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

Inflammation.: Lymph nodes are filters for fluid and debris coming from nearby body parts that is collected via lymphatic ducts. They are filled with immune system cells, lymphocytes and react to various processes from minor infections, irritations like rashes, up to serious malignancies. When the node enlarges, the immune system is dealing with one of these processes. Most of the time, it's something minor. ...Read more

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How long would swollen lymph node usually last?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" 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. They shrink when all is better. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a swollen lymph node?

How can I know if this is a swollen lymph node?

Depends on location: 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 should I do if I have a swollen lymph node?

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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How do you know if you have a swollen lymph node?

Look and feel: Looking and feeling...Best to follow with your doc if you are not sure.. ...Read more

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