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Doctor insights on: Location Of Lymph Nodes In Head And Neck

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Is it ok to have multiple shotty lymph nodes under 2cm throughout head and neck and have one which is 2.5 CM very soft and moveable and fluctuates siz?

Is it ok to have multiple shotty lymph nodes under 2cm throughout head and neck and have one which is 2.5 CM very soft and moveable and fluctuates siz?

Needs follow up: Asymptomatic but persistent neck nodes can be due to chronic sinus or nasal issues, allergies, lymphadenopathy disorders such as castlemans disease, etc. And also sometimes due to lymphomas which are low grade in nature. If there is no satisfactory cause identified over time then evaluation by an infectitous disease or hematology specialist may be of use.

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3 enlarged lymph nodes on left side neck one very noticeable on back of neck where head and neck meet this ones grown over 4 months ??

3 enlarged lymph nodes on left side neck one very noticeable on back of neck where head and neck meet this ones grown over 4 months ??

Get eval: Always best to get chronic lymphadenopathy evaluated and tested to determine and assure it is not a serious issue. Best wishes.

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Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Probably nothing: This is a constellation of minor anomalies such as any generally healthy person may have. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. You need a general physician or skin Dr. to evaluate your scalp (?), & serum iron and TIBC to search for mild iron deficiency (commonly raises RCW before anemia sets in). Malignant nodes aren't subtle.

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Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Lymph nodes: Yes there are lymph nodes in the back of neck and head.These are normally not palpable unless there is an infection in the scalp or part of neck lymph glands are like filters and are spread all over the body and if parts of body get infected the infection can spread in the nodes.So same thing can happen in the nodes in back of head and neck.

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Is it possible for a young person to have more than one lymph node palpable in head and neck area normally?

Is it possible for a young person to have more than one lymph node palpable in head and neck area normally?

Yes: Common. Lymph nodes can be palpated in normal individuals. They are usually up to 1cm in size, mobile and symmetric to midline.

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How many lymph nodes can you feel in back of 2 yo head? I feel clusters at base of neck. Not swollen but 4-5. 1 is tiny like sand but mobile. Normal?

How many lymph nodes can you feel in back of 2 yo head? I feel clusters at base of neck. Not swollen but 4-5. 1 is tiny like sand but mobile. Normal?

Likely normal: We have many lymph nodes in our neck. They are more noticeable (easly palpable) in thin patients and in patients who have an active infection or inflammation. If they are small (pea-sized) and mobile, they are likely normal. If it persists, becomes tender, or enlarges, see you pediatrician. Also if it seems the l ymph nodes are merging into 1 mass, see your pediatrician.

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What is the best way 2 look at lymph nodes n the head n neck region? Concerned about lymph nodes on right side of head n neck not sure what test 2 do

What is the best way 2 look at lymph nodes n the head n neck region? Concerned about lymph nodes on right side of head n neck not sure what test 2 do

CT scan: A ct scan can show you the details of what is under the skin. A big enough lymph node can either be biopsies with a needle, or taken out all together for diagnosis in a rather simple surgical procedure.

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Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges.

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Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Could be...: A few different things. Tender is usually a good sign. If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a cold, those could cause it. However if you have a very lg node/nodes, it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out.

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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

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.

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My mom can feel both of her lymph nodes and can see a little ball size Knott on her left side of the neck when turns her head is that not normal?

My mom can feel both of her lymph nodes and can see a little ball size Knott on her left side of the neck when turns her head is that not normal?

Not necessarily: You mentioned two nodes. People have more than two nodes . If someone has enlarged nodes she should see a doctor to have this checked out. Not normal to have such enlarged nodes Best wishes.

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Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Depends: Upper neck area nodes can been seen well. Lower neck nodes can be out of range of imaging.

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Lower down on the base of my neck my head feels swollen on the side and gets very sore my lymph nodes are also it happens every couple of months?

Lower down on the base of my neck my head feels swollen on the side and gets very sore my lymph nodes are also it happens every couple of months?

Joint, muscle or URI: The most likely causes for your neck discomfort is arthritic change in your cervical spine. The pain comes from spasm of the muscles that overlie the bony spine or inflamed joints in the front (uncinate joints) and back (facet joints) of the spinal column in your neck. The lymph nodes raise the possiblity of upper respiratory infection, but there other serious causes for these so see your doctor.

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As the majority of lymph nodes drain on left side of head/neck, is there a significance to having a chronic rash situated on the left side of the neck?

As the majority of lymph nodes drain on left side of head/neck, is there a significance to having a chronic rash situated on the left side of the neck?

Don't think so.: Not sure what you mean. Chronic rashes occur wherever they may without general regard to lymph drainage. The lymph node drainage of the head is generally symmetric.

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Would enlarged lymph nodes show up on an X-ray of the neck and head?

May be: It may or may not. The procedure of choice is ultrasound by an eperienced sonographer. Xr is not a great exam for lymph nodes. Even better: have it examined by a doc. Usually this is palpable on physical examination and most examinations are not helpful.

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I can feel my 4yo small lymph nodes in the side of her neck. She has had a head cold for over a week but no fever. Normal?

I can feel my 4yo small lymph nodes in the side of her neck. She has had a head cold for over a week but no fever. Normal?

Reactive Lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are a part of our immune system.When we get ill, they rev up and can increase in size and sometimes be a little tender. The lymph nodes closest to the area of infection tend to be most affected. In small kids (especially if they are really lean), even when they are healthy it is often easy to feel their lymph nodes in their neck area. This is OK. If in doubt consult her pediatrician.

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Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?

Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?

Cervical migraines: Many things can trigger a migraine attack, i.e. Certain food/drink, odor/perfume, lack of sleep, skipping meals, menstrual/period cycle, medications, sinus infection, tmjs, and for sure neck pain or cervical disc/nerve trouble. So, certainly neck pain/disease can trigger recurrent migraines and so if you have neck strain, this should be corrected. I suggest getting an eval by doc. Good luck.

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How do you check the hardness of a swollen lymph node on neck? What position should your head and neck be in and which fingers do you use?

How do you check the hardness of a swollen lymph node on neck? What position should your head and neck be in and which fingers do you use?

...carefully!: In med school, they taught us "the doctor that treats himself, has a fool for a patient!" it is very difficult to be objective when examining yourself or someone you love- emotional factors can play a huge role in what you perceive. If you are not accustomed to feeling lymph nodes on a daily basis, in health and disease, you're just not qualified to make the call. Experience is very important!

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When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck

When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck

Cancer head and neck: Cancer has usually moved (metastasized) to lymph nodes as lymph flows out of primary tumor and into lymph nodes as it tries to get back to venous system.