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Lymph Node On Back Of Neck
Is a 6x4x5 mm lymph node on back of neck at base of head that has been there over 20 years anything to worry sick over?
Not after 20 years: if you have had a lymph node for over 20 years and it has not changed you have nothing to worry about from that lymph node in its present situation. A lymph node goes up-and-down with infection but is sore when that occurs. A lymph node that changes and has no pain associated with it should be checked. Be sure it is a lymph node and not a cyst which is also benign. ...Read more
6 yr f healthy no other symptoms found a semi hard pea size lymph node on back of neck . Doesn't hurt what to do?
Check it: Have a physican examine you and run routine blood tests. ...Read more
Have palpable lymph node on back of neck for few months. And rather large lump on back of head for a year believed to be lymph nod. Should i concern?
7 y.o has lymph node to back of neck, can feel since age 2. One side larger 2mm, other 1mm. Doesn't hurt, moves. Gets bigger when sick. Serious prob?
Lymph nodes: Greetings. Lymph nodes measuring 2and1 mm are non pathological and nothing to worry about. Lymph nodes will increase in size with infections. Your child's sound like they are within normal limits. ...Read more
How can i tell if a lymph node at back of neck is enlarged ?do i need to kneel down & inwards my neck ? or it's obvious in normal upright position?
It would be obvious: a lymph node larger than a 'jelly belly' jelly bean is enlarged. Most of the time you have an enlarged node, it is doing its job: trapping bacteria that got into the body and killing it off. It will likely shrink on its own and would be treated with antibiotics for first therapy. There is not an need to biopsy it unless it is a GENERALIZED condition or, if it lasts for more than 4 weeks. ...Read more
Small 1cm, soft but slightly rubbery and moveable lymph node in back of neck right below hair line. Painless. Lymphoma?
See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
7 y.o has lymph nodes to back of neck, enlarged since age 2. Doesn't hurt, not red, moves under skin. Child is thin but no wt. loss. Need work up?
Needs follow up.: Cervical lymph nodes (in the neck) are common in children. They can persist for very long periods of time. Most important is that your pediatrician knows about them and re-examines them periodically (remind him or her from time to time). They can be removed surgically or biopsied but this is not usually necessary. ...Read more
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