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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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Please advise if it's ever "normal" to have knots/lumps in lymph nodes of neck?

Please advise if it's ever "normal" to have knots/lumps in lymph nodes of neck?

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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Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons. Their purpose is to help fight infection and other inflammatory conditions and these may cause enlargement of the nodes. They can also suggest primary tumors of the lymphatic system. The only way to clearly differentiate is to biopsy, but most clinicians will not do this without a high degree of suspicion as to a malignant condition. ...Read more

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Saw dr for L.nodes in neck. He said that it was muscle. Can muscle be confused for lymph nodes? I swear there are grape size lumps. Should I trust dr?

Saw dr for L.nodes in neck. He said that it was muscle. Can muscle be confused for lymph nodes? I swear there are grape size lumps. Should I trust dr?

Lymph nodes?: Typically your doctor should get that right, but since you are still worried, it might be worth while to see a different doctor and see what they think. Sometimes peace of mind is key. ...Read more

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3 swelling soft painless lymph nodes in neck (about 0.5cm) And there is pea sized lump near lateral malleolus in two legs I'm scared of lymphoma?

3 swelling soft painless lymph nodes in neck (about 0.5cm) And there is pea sized lump near lateral malleolus in two legs I'm scared of lymphoma?

Always possible: Lymphomas begin a small enlargement of regional lymphn node unassociated with adjacent infection or previous regional malignancy. If they remain unchanged in size or number then they can be watched. If increasing in size or number then bx needed. The lymphoma when low grade can remain in a dormant like state for many months and then eventually change patterns when bx should be carried out. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.

Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.

See details: Numerous issues can cause lymph node enlargement but the hard mass in the armpit does give one cause for concern. Without knowing your history and being able to examine the areas involved, it is difficult to give specific advice. However, I would urge a complete evaluation including ct scan if this persists. ...Read more

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I have had an ultrasound. My neck lumps are not from lymph nodes, so what else could it be? I have 3 on right side

I have had an ultrasound. My neck lumps are not from lymph nodes, so what else could it be? I have 3 on right side

Few things: Could be estill small lymphnodes not picked up by us, could be things called branchial cysts which could be anatomical remnants of some clefts we had suring development as a foetus inside mother's womb, soft tissue tumors-benign ones -called lipomas/fibromas/neiurofibromas etc. If not causing pain, if not fast growing, if not identifiedas thyroid tissue sitting in some other place like neck, no worry. ...Read more

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I'm I recently wrote about the four lumps on my lymph nodes that are hard and swollen and now another on my neck what is going on im scared?

Lymphadenopathy: There are many causes of enlarged lymph nodes including infection, hodgskin. S disease, lymphoma. You should see your PCP ASAP to check them and you will need work up.
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I have a couple lumps on the right side of my neck, they feel kind of like swollen lymph nodes but that been there for a while, what should I do?

I have a couple lumps on the right side of my neck, they feel kind of like swollen lymph nodes but that been there for a while, what should I do?

See a provider: Although there are many benign causes of 'lumps' - specifically swollen lymph nodes can just appear when we are sick from a cold, you should go and see a provider since you mention they have been there for a while.

Alarming symptoms are fevers, weight loss, night sweats, pain or numbness.

Regardless, go and see a doctor soon so they can examine you. ...Read more

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Are the two equally sized non tender lumps just on the edge of the soft pallet before the neck salivary glands or lymph nodes?

Are the two equally sized non tender lumps just on the edge of the soft pallet before the neck salivary glands or lymph nodes?

Normal - Tonsils: The tonsils composed of tissues similar to the lymph nodes found in the neck, armpits and other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

Yes: There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp. ...Read more

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Had some lymph nodes come and go but my anxiety makes me check for lumps and Shoulder & neck aches. How much can severe anxity effect body and mind?

Had some lymph nodes come and go but my anxiety makes me check for lumps and Shoulder & neck aches. How much can severe anxity effect body and mind?

Anxiety is an issue: Hello,

It is not uncommon for a healthy person to have lymph node swelling that comes and goes since they protect the body from infection and other illnesses. However, anxiety or unecessary worry may be even more of a problem. Anxiety attacks can stop people in their tracks and can affect a person's abilty to function normally. Anxiet can also lead to illness including increasing infection rate ...Read more

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I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back. Their not pimples. It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?

I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back. Their not pimples. It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?

Get them checked: At your age they might be lymph node cancer, which is quite treatable if you get a diagnosis & get started. It might also just be inflamed lymph nodes if your scalp/skin has issues with rash/bug bites, skin infection, etc. You can suffer with the pain of not knowing or get moving and find out. Its up to you to do something. ...Read more

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My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

See doctor: New lumps are concerning and should be evaluated by a doctor. There are several possible causes, including inflammation, infection, and cancer. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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On neck behind ear 3 sore pea size lumps (swln lymph nodes?) popped up today & keep growing. The top one hurts the most. Shld I see dr or wait it out?

On neck behind ear 3 sore pea size lumps (swln lymph nodes?) popped up today & keep growing. The top one hurts the most. Shld I see dr or wait it out?

See a physician: Sounds like posterior occipital lymphadenothpy (a swelling of lymph nodes around the posterior ear and base of the skull): must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Part on throat right under jaw kind of hurts? Lymph nodes? Don't feel two lumps on the side, but sort of one big lump? Just feel like neck is thicker?

Part on throat right under jaw kind of hurts? Lymph nodes? Don't feel two lumps on the side, but sort of one big lump? Just feel like neck is thicker?

Infection?: This could be a salivary gland infection, lymph node, or less likely a cyst. I recommend getting it checked out by a doctor so that you can get treatment. ...Read more

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Had 3 hard lumps possibly lymph nodes on back of hand (tender), below my nose (tender) and on the side of my neck (not tender) for 1 wk. Is it lymphoma?

Hard lumps: Have these lumps gone away or are they still there? If they are still there you need to see a doctor to see if you need antibiotic for an infection or if one of these lumps needs to be biopsied to determine if it is lymphoma. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes were destroyed during radiation to my voice box now I have bad cramps on each side under my jaw and the back of my head neck has lumps?

My lymph nodes were destroyed during radiation to my voice box now I have bad cramps on each side under my jaw and the back of my head neck has lumps?

Neck lumps: With your history of having cancer, it is always concerning when a patient states that they have new lumps especially in the vicinity of an area that has already been treated for cancer. I would recommend having these examined to ensure they are not lymph nodes that are swollen. ...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?

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