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Doctor insights on: Level 3 Lymph Nodes

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Swollen retro auricular lymph nodes noted from 1st month for a baby now at 10th month(two on one side and three on another side).?

Swollen retro auricular lymph nodes noted from 1st month for a baby now at 10th month(two on one side and three on another side).?

Benign: If not growing or painful, generally benign. Glands can swell in hours and take years to shrink if ever. To be sure ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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When I touch my groin I feel three lymph nodes on the left does that mean its swollen sometimes I can see them sometimes I can't is this a problem?

When I touch my groin I feel three lymph nodes on the left does that mean its swollen sometimes I can see them sometimes I can't is this a problem?

See you doctor: You should see your doctor and get checked out to see if it really is a lymph node and if so, to see if there are other enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What can be causing level 1 B lymph nodes to be noted on a mri at 9 mm?

What can be causing level 1 B lymph nodes to be noted on a mri at 9 mm?

Many things: Most common will be reactive. The lymph node is reacting to "something". Inflammation in sinus or tooth like that. If there is an underlying cause then that could also be a cause. Way down on the list of things to cause lymph nodes to be 9 mm is a cancer. Not likely to be number 1 on my list of things ...Read more

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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 course?

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

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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What to do if I have three enlarged lymph nodes in my neck should I be concerned?

What to do if I have three enlarged lymph nodes in my neck should I be concerned?

If persistent,yes: Large palpable lymph nodes in the neck are not consistent with normal findings. Depending on size, and presence of tenderness and if along the jugular chain, they should be carefully watched. Any increase in number and further enlargement in size should cause suspicion of underlying pathology and require surgical excision of one node for bx rather than aspiration. ...Read more

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Persistent visible painless lymph nodes in a four-year old three months after a viral infection?

Persistent visible painless lymph nodes in a four-year old three months after a viral infection?

Common issue: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more

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Ct showed many lymph nodes in neck and one 3mm that's been there for three months. Ct says no lymphoma. Im not sick at all. Why is that there still?

Ct showed many lymph nodes in neck and one 3mm that's been there for three months. Ct says no lymphoma. Im not sick at all. Why is that there still?

They're your friends: Everybody has these. If your nodes are a bit more prominent than the next person's, be glad -- your immune system may be better. Nobody really knows why. I'm also curious -- you say you're not sick at all, yet you list a gravely serious hepatitis diagnosis. You'd benefit -- even in our dysfunctional health care system -- from a relationship with a good primary care physician with time to guide. ...Read more

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I have three swollen lymph nodes on my left inner thigh. They have been there april 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 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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My 6 year old son has enlarged lymph nodes for about 3 years now, one of which is 22 x 6.5 mm with no appreciable fatty hilum. Ldh level is 248. He's an identical twin. Please advise.

My 6 year old son has enlarged lymph nodes for about 3 years now, one of which is 22 x 6.5 mm with no appreciable fatty hilum. Ldh level is 248. He's an identical twin.  Please advise.

A small stable node: With a fatty hilum is not likely to be something to worry about. If more appear, it grows, or he develops other symptoms, it can be excised. Your concern about lymphoma can not be dismissed, but it is not likely. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes throughout neck. & a few under arms. All soft. All moveable. All 1.25 CM or less. Been there for three years. No growing. Cancer?

Enlarged lymph nodes throughout neck. & a few under arms. All soft. All moveable. All 1.25 CM or less. Been there for three years. No growing. Cancer?

Probably not: I think it's just your healthy immune system working to fight off infections. The fact that they are freely movable is reassuring. Cancer (lit, 'the crab') tends to send out tentacles that tie tissues down. Also, the fact they're not growing is reassuring. Relax, and enjoy your life (safely, of course). ...Read more

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My lymph nodes above my adams apple and under my chin all in total about three of them, 5 HIV tests two of them RNA PCR all negative what could it be?

My lymph nodes above my adams apple and under my chin all in total about three of them, 5 HIV tests two of them RNA PCR all negative what could it be?

Enlarged node: Could be several things. Most likely reactive process due to infection. If the node persists after a round of antibiotics I would suggest a fna be performed. In this procedure a tiny needle is introduced and a small sample of cells is collected and sent to a pathologist for review. ...Read more

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My son is 6, for 3 years he has bleeding from the bowel, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, ldh level 487, low hemoglobin, what could this be?

My son is 6, for 3 years he has bleeding from the bowel, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, ldh level 487, low hemoglobin, what could this be?

Bleeding: This history causes me some concern. I hope he is under the care of a physician and if not he needs to see one as soon as possible as this could be serious. See your physician! ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about my enlarged lymph nodes? About two to three months ago I noticed a hard bump behind my ear. It has continued to get larger and I have figured out it is a lymph node. The node underneath it has now began to swell and I have anot

Should i be concerned about my enlarged lymph nodes? About two to three months ago I noticed a hard bump behind my ear. It has continued to get larger and I have figured out it is a lymph node. The node underneath it has now began to swell and I have anot

Lymph : Lymph nodes can become enlarged for many reasons. They are often enlarged when an infection is present in or near them.(tonsils are lymph nodes inthe throat and become enlarged when you have a throat infection) when they enlarge due to infection they usually swell quickly an are painful or at least tender when touched. They also tend to shrink back to normal size after the infection resolves. Lymph nodes that enlarge slowly and remain enlarged for more than about a month are more worrisome including the possibility of cancer or some chronic inflammatory conditions such as lupus or sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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High levels of stress and lack of sleep cause 12 swollen lymph nodes in neck? Had some for 1+ years & got 5 more in 3 weeks.Also, 3 by left underarm.

High levels of stress and lack of sleep cause 12 swollen lymph nodes in neck? Had some for 1+ years & got 5 more in 3 weeks.Also, 3 by left underarm.

Doubtful: Have you had doctor check enlarged lymph nodes? Lymph node swelling is most often caused by various infections: flu, chickenpox or infections mononucleosis. Cancer may spread to nodes. Leukemia and lymphomas will also cause node swelling. However, these type of swellings grow more slowly, and tend to be hard and fixed. Please have your doctor check to rule out infection or anything more serious. ...Read more

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Neck MRI shows "small cervical lymph nodes noted bilaterally prominent at level II with preserved helium". What does this mean?

Neck MRI shows "small cervical lymph nodes noted bilaterally prominent at level II with preserved helium". What does this mean?

Sounds normal.: We all have lymph nodes in our neck. Sometimes they get a little "prominent". The "preserved hilum" is a good thing because it means the lymph node looks normal otherwise. If there were no other findings, then this is OK. ...Read more

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Moderately diff. Sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also(tumor free in path. Report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?

Moderately diff. Sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also(tumor free in path. Report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?

Multidisciplinary : Make sure tour case is being discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting that includes the surgeon, along with medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists. This is something usually referred to as a tumor board, and is present at many hospitals. Also, look on the American Cancer Society website for more information about stage related treatment options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the lft jugulo-digastric chain, notable at left Level II." Also-sev. Pain lft rib?

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the lft jugulo-digastric chain, notable at left Level II." Also-sev. Pain lft rib?

You have: Lymph nodes that are within normal range for size at the upper end, so these may simply represent normal lymph nodes, or possibly benign reactive lymph nodes due to infection or inflammation. Their significance has to be assessed in the context of your entire clinical picture, so speaking with your doctor about your concerns might be helpful. ...Read more

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There are small bilateral level 6 hypoechoic well circumscribed ovoid nodules possibly representing parathyroid glands or small lymph nodes. Opinion?

Nodules: Surely to doctor who is looking after you MUST be taking care of all issues. If you are not satisfied seek a different doctor.

Please let know how things go. ...Read more

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Does my dizziness and my mesentric enlarged lymph nodes have anything to do with my high mpv level and low glucose level?

Does my dizziness and my mesentric enlarged lymph nodes have anything to do with my high mpv level and low glucose level?

let's talk: Your dizziness could indeed but caused by low glucose. An enlarged mesenteric lymph most likely has nothing to do with the dizziness. A mpv (mean platelet volume) is only a number representing the size of your platelets and has nothing to do with any of the other condition you have mentioned. If that lymph node persists I would suggest a ct guided needle biopsy so a pathologist can evaluate you. ...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

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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T3 (liothyronine) 5.38 T4 > 24.86 TSH < 0.005, diffuse enlargement of thyroid, enlarged left level III lymph node (19x5mm), multiple sub-cm pretracheal lymph nodes?

T3 (liothyronine) 5.38 T4 > 24.86 TSH < 0.005, diffuse enlargement of thyroid, enlarged left level III lymph node (19x5mm), multiple sub-cm pretracheal lymph nodes?

Thyroid enlargement: You do not give the "normal range" of values, but it appears you are hyperthyroid (elevated ft4, low tsh). Thyroid is diffusely enlarged (no nodules). This is consistent with graves disease. There is a significant lymph node, but this can occur with graves, and does not necessarily suggest cancer. You need to see an endocrinologist to sort through the information. ...Read more

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My wife found 3 months ago 4 lymph nodes on the left side of her neck. They might already be there and appear to be 5 mm or less. Should worry?

My wife found 3 months ago 4 lymph nodes on the left side of her neck. They might already be there and appear to be 5 mm or less. Should worry?

I doubt it: If they are not growing, not stony-hard, and freely-movable, they sound like the lymph nodes that almost all of us have. She can ask her physician at her next physical. If they do start growing, get fixed to a nearby structure, or hurt bad, get seen. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is draining fluid from, the white blood cells start to build up to fight it. This causes swelling in that node. ...Read more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

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