Top
20
Doctor insights on: Lymph Node Sites

Share
1

1
I had a lymphadenectomy on my right groin a month ago with negative results. Since then i noticed a new pea-sized lymph node near the biopsy site. ?

I had a lymphadenectomy on my right groin a month ago with negative results. Since then i noticed a new pea-sized lymph node near the biopsy site. ?

Good to hear that: Almost all young men have palpable groin lymph nodes if they check. Often it's dermatopathic lymphadenopathy from going barefoot. You lost a node and now have a new replacement. Show your surgeon if it worries you. ...Read more

3

3
I took a lymph node biopsy in the neck two days ago and a lump appeared at the site where they extracted the lymph tissue today. Should i be worried?

I took a lymph node biopsy in the neck two days ago and a lump appeared at the site where they extracted the lymph tissue today. Should i be worried?

keep an eye on it: Probably nothing to worry about but keep and eye on it. If you see redness and start to experience pain or see puss see you doctor immediately since you may have developed an infection. Others things that can cause this include a hematoma. ...Read more

6

6
After tick bite 3.2cmx2cm NON-red lump appeared at site of bite. Been there 3mos. Neg lyme dz, had sono, not hernia or lymph node. My 6yo son. Scared?

After tick bite 3.2cmx2cm NON-red lump appeared at site of bite. Been there 3mos. Neg lyme dz, had sono, not hernia or lymph node. My 6yo son. Scared?

Granuloma?: Did US mention any calcium deposits in lump? May be a granuloma. Harmless. Can be removed surgically if unsightly or painful. Might way to talk to plastic or derm surgeon if considering removal. Best of luck with this. ...Read more

7

7
Can you pop a lymph node?

Can you pop a lymph node?

Not poppable: 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

9

9
What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What is "Normal": Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins 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 come in all sizes from pea to lima bean. The are not usually easily felt. ...Read more

10

10
What does the aortocaval lymph node do?

What does the aortocaval lymph node do?

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

11

11
How serious are lymph node enlargements?

How serious are lymph node enlargements?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What does a normal lymph node feel like?

What does a normal lymph node feel like?

Semi- soft: In certain places of the body you can feel normal lymph nodes, especially if toy are thin, should not hurt ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can i pop a lymph node outside the body?

Lymph Nodes: There are no lymph nodes outside the body. They are also not air filled cysts but are dense tissue that is not 'poppable'. ...Read more

14

14
What could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

What could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

Lots of things: Swollen lymph nodes may be swollen due to inflammation, infection, lymphoma, cancer, sarcoid or castlemann's disease. I am sure there are other possibilities but off the top of my head these seem to be the most common. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Have a lymph node but why it did not hurt?

Have a lymph node but why it did not hurt?

Lymph node: We all have lymph nodes. They can swell in response to inflammation or infection. Swollen nodes may or may not be uncomfortable with pressure. If you have chronically enlarged nodes that would warrant evaluation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

Function/condition: 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. 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/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. ...Read more

18

18
Can a lymph node feel spongy when pressed?

Can a lymph node feel spongy when pressed?

Lymph node.: Lymph nodes can feel spongy, which usually suggests that they're benign. On occasion they are rock-hard, like a little pebble, a quality which may suggest that they're more concerning medically-speaking. ...Read more

19

19
Should lymph node margins be sharply defined?

Should lymph node margins be sharply defined?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
At what rate does a lymph node become hardened?

At what rate does a lymph node become hardened?

Maybe never: Lymph nodes may never harden. If they do, they need immediate evaluation as the risk of tumor in these nodes is increased. ...Read more