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Lymph Nodes 6 Years
The size is importan: A 6 y/o may have a submental node or two normally, but they are usually small, smaller than 1/2 inch. When it is infected, it may be red and/or tender. It is extremely rare for a small child to have a cancer in the submental node only. A viral infection as the cause is a possibility. It may be a lymph node, but maybe a thyroglossal cyst if it is in the midline. I would have a doctor take a look. ...Read more
CT showed left lymph node 12x10mm, supraclavicular left lymph node 12x8mm, and left lymph node near internal jugular 14x8mm, thyroid enlarged, dysphag?
You need your lungs: and thyroid evaluated immediately by a doctor. ...Read more
Persistent Lymph node slightly bigger than 1/2 inch(.59 inch) in armpit. Painless. 18 years old. Lymphoma? Biopsy in two weeks.
Left Supclavical lymph node is swollen. 25 y/o female. 50lbs weightloss. last NOV found reactive enlarged subhilar lymph node in my chest. Nightsweats?
Enlarged Lymph nodes: Weight loss and swollen mediastianal-supraclavicular lymph nodes will require a biopsy. Enlarged lymph nodes inside the chest are usually suspected and diagnosed when tests such as a chest-ray or a CT scan are carried out during an illness such as fever for which no obvious cause is found (pyrexia of unknown origin). The patient may also have symptoms such as cough, diminished appetite or weight loss. In addition, the doctor may order certain blood tests to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. If along with enalarged lymph nodes in the chest there are lymph nodes in easily accessible areas such as the neck, under the armpits or groin doctors often get a needle sample from these (called fine needle aspiration cytology or FNAC) and send it to a pathologist. For diagnosis of certain diseases, Lung, Ca, TB, aspergilosis, lymphoma, the pathologist requires a large piece of the lymph node (biopsy). The biopsy may be carried out under local or general anaesthesia depending on the site of the enlarged nodes and patient and surgeon preference. In patients who only have enlarged lymph nodes in the chest but no nodes elsewhere that can be easily biopsied, the situation is slightly different. It may be possible to biopsy lymph nodes at some locations inside the chest under the guidance of a CT scan. The doctor pass a fine needle to the area of the enlarged lymph nodes under local anaesthesia as the area is being monitored on a CT scanner. What are the advantages of a thoracoscopic lymph node biopsy? • Ability to obtain adequate sample from lymph nodes under the magnified view • Ability to remove even a single, small lymph node identified on the CT scan which may be difficult to biopsy under CT-guidance • Less pain from the incisions after surgery • Shorter hospital stay • Shorter recovery time • Faster return to work or normal activity • Better cosmetic healing ...Read more
Swollen jugular lymph nodes, 5mm per CT scan. Has been swollen for over 6 months. Goiter. What's going on?
WBC 5.7 neut 3.2 lymph 1.6 mono .6 fifthteen years later WBC 5.7 neut 3.7 lymph 1.2 mono .6 is my lymphocytes going to low I'm worried?
Groin lymph nodes have been swollen for 1 1/2 years, blood tests before showed nothing, now have swollen auxiliary nodes both side breasts - thoughts?
Leave them alone: If they have stayed basically the same size, ignore them. They're your friends, protecting you from infection. Serious disease is going to present as clear-enlarging nodes or some other symptoms / signs, especially at your age but actually at any others. Back when I could go barefoot in the summer, my groin nodes always enlarged. Your chest x-ray's normal, right? Stop worrying & enjoy being young. ...Read more
Does the person have: Classic shingles symptoms? Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular location on one side of the body. The rash burns intensely, itches & is made up blisters that open up & crust over. A person could also have a fever, chills, headache and generalized aches & pains with fatigue. A lymph node draining the dermatome>. ...Read more
22 yr old f. Palpable soft firm bilateral submandibular lymph nodes for 5 months. Now palpable cervical node just above clavicle on left mobile. DDx?
It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding structures that it shouldn't be, or oversized enough for everybody to notice, it's your friend. It's helping you stay healthy. Leave it alone and stop worrying. I'm had a 1.5 cm submental node since med school. ...Read more
Are painless rubbery chronic (2-3 years ) enlarged lymph nodes in posterior triangle of the neck always cancerous?
A recent CT w+w/o contrast show right inguinal lymph nodes one 2.6x1.9 and less pronounced left inguinal lymph nodes though largest 1.4 cm ?.
Size alone: is not a reliable indicator of whether or not a lymph node is pathologic. The overall shape/morphology is also important. Lymph nodes of that size in the inguinal areas, if they have normal morphology, may be nothing to worry about. Talk to your doc about what the results mean in your particular case. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes for 6 months. Thought to be from wisdom tooth infection, now 5 weeks removed. Nodes still swollen/mildly tender/rubbery. Cancer?
Submandibular lump unchanged for 6 years. Finally had ultrasound which showed 3.6cm lymph node with other smaller nodes around. Doctor seemed worried?
Submandibular mass: If really unchanged for 6 years it is hopefully nothing. That said, even though it says lymph node it could be a tumor of some sort, albeit a slow growing one. There are cancerous and noncancerous tumors that can be there (such as lymphoma, pleomorphic adenoma, etc). The first step would probably be a needle biopsy to get more information. Removing the lump should not be that difficult either. ...Read more
Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. In your case, be sure you're seen, . ...Read more
Dad died from Hodgskin Lymphoma in forties. I'm now in 40s. Should doc ck my lymph nodes during physical? Where are lymph nodes located?
Lymph nodes: Yes, you should check them, but only as part of a routine physical exam. The most obvious places to look for lymph nodes are in the front of the neck, under the chin, under the armpits, and in the groin. If he finds any abnormal lymph nodes, then you may need further work up. If you haven't had a physical exam in a while, perhaps it's a good time. Good luck. ...Read more
22yrs old mammogram normal enlarged right axillary lymph node 7mm left axillary lymph node 3mm waiting biopsy results. Family history breast cancer?
Be patient: Even with a family history of breast cancer, it would be very rare for a 22 yo to have the disease. You only have about a 14-15% chance of developing breast cancer, unless there are multiple family members who have the disease. There are many reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge, many benign, so just wait for the results. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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