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Lymph Nodes 8 Years
My lymph nodes are extremely palpable (for years) and I have recently lost a lot of weight what can I do?
See a doctor: Please go get this evaluated. Most causes are treatable and it is important that these be diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more
What can I do if my lymph nodes are extremely palpable (for years) I have lost too much weight, what is wrong?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for 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. Persistence mandates evaluation. ...Read more
What else?: Have you had any other symptoms? What preceded the onset of these nodes. Suggest you have a doctor examine you, but suspect these are benign. After three years the likelihood of these being significant is dramatically less. ...Read more
I've been able to feel my lymph nodes since 6 years now, size smaller than 1cm but I can totally feel them. I'm naturally underweight. Is it normal?
Yes.: Soft, round, movable, nontender lymph nodes are completely normal except around the clavicle. ...Read more
3 years ago I had a nodule about 12x12 and my lymph nodes wore swollen now the nodule is 5x5 and the lymph nodes slightly enlarged. Should I be worrie?
Swollen nodes: Medically, there is a distinction between "lymph nodes"and "nodule." Where are these swellings or growths? What are those measurements? Mm? cm? Ins? Did you get any kind of study or biopsy done last year? Swollen nodes or nodules must always be investigated, because they sometimes could mean a serious disease. Please, make an appointment to see your health care practitioner immediately. ...Read more
Not Normal, BUT...: May not be pathological either. Best for you to get an evaluation of your chronic lypmhadenopathy. ...Read more
Can you get lymphphdemia. From a maintenance I.v. In your arm where your lymph nodes have been removed after 18 years?
Yes: You should NOT have an IV in an arm that's been adversely affected by excision of lymph nodes in the past. Maybe your doctors or nurses overlooked this fact? What it means is the microstructural architecture of your arm (the lymph channels) are affected and there could be microscopic (or macroscopic) scarring there. Definitely I want that IV out-pick another site ASAP. Arm swelling makes it urgent ...Read more
Just curious, if someone got HIV several years ago, do all lymph nodes swell gradually or all same time? How long do they stay swollen?
Depends on the cause: Lymphadenopathy in an HIV patient must be carefully evaluated. It is true that the HIV virus can cause a lymphadenopathy response in itself. However, HIV can also make you more succeptable to different infections and malignancies (lymphoma and kaposi sarcoma) which can present with lymphadenopathy. It is important to be evaluated by a physician to exclude any of these other causes. ...Read more
I have two raised lymph nodes in my neck. They have been there for over two years now. Don't hurt and can move them. Under 1cm. Help?
See doctor: If they have not changed size after two years, they are likely unimportant. But do ask your doctor to check them out when you see him next time. ...Read more
2 years ago my father had a SCC removed from his face. We have now learned it has spread to lymph nodes. I can't find any information. Prognosis?
Ask his oncologist: ONce a SCC becomes invasive, it can be difficult to control but his oncologist would be the logical person to give an opinion. ...Read more
I have 2 occipital lymph nodes <1.5cm for 6 years now the one in the right is moving and the one on the left is not moving they do not grow plz help?
Get checked: Palpable lymph nodes in this area beyond puberty is relatively uncommon. Although there may be nothing to worry about, they should always be examined by a physician and considered in the context of other possible symptoms and medical history. Biopsy is often considered to rule out occult infection, immune problem or malignancy. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes around jaw after strenuous workout. First couple of times at the gym in 8 years. Dr said its viral. How long will this last?
1 wk: Should this persist more than 1 wk, get it checked. ...Read more
I have a big knot the size of a golf ball on my left cheek. Been there for 3 years. Are there lymph nodes in the cheek?
There are: So called buccal node but they are rarely ever that prominent. Is this "golf ball" right in the middle of the cheek or back by your ear? Nonetheless, you need to have this evaluated as it's not normal for any lymph node to be the size of a golf ball. ...Read more
My child, now 2 and half years old was bone with lymph nodes in the neck RHS. Is there anything Wrong? The lymph nodes seems mislocated
What is RHS??: Everybody has multiple lymphnodes thorughout the body and are often easily palpated in a child's neck, as well as behind the ear and the lower hairline, as they often enlarge in response to mild URI's or scalp conditions and then remain slightly enlarged for some time. A nodule that is small and easilty moveable is usually benign, but one that continues to enlarge or is tender needs evaluation. ...Read more
I have had enlarged supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph nodes for 3 years. Since I've had them so long do you think they aren't serious?
It is worrisome: Lymph nodes swell when there is something wrong. It can be something as simple as a sinus infection or as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis. The only way to decide if is is "serious" is to determine what is causing it. Three years of supraclavicular lymphadenopathy would make me worry about the possibility of lymphoma (a type of blood cancer). See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?
Maybe: Sometimes lymph nodes react to infections and when the infection is over they stay enlarged. If the node is not tender and stable probably nothing to worry about. You would need some type of Xray to tell if it is calcified. Don't think that is worth he trouble. ...Read more
Lymph nodes under my chin have been swollen for a few months, recently started getting diarrhoea, other lymph nodes show under skin but had for years?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Diarrhea is probably unrelated to the nodes. You may watch and wait - You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
I had a thyroidectomy 7 years ago I had most of my lymph nodes removed from my neck I have thus 1 spot by my incision that is more inflamed than usual?
Thyroid cancer: It is important that your doctor takes a look at the inflammed area ...Read more
Not always.: While it is true that lymph nodes that remain stable in size are "more likely than not" to be cancerous, that is not an absolute rule. In fact, many lymphomas may grow very slowly and not demonstrate any appreciable change in size over a few years. I advise you to seek out medical evaluation, if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read more
I've had PROMINENT lymph nodes for about 4 years. What could be causing this. Oncologist doesn't seem worried but I am. Scared of cancer.?
2nd time answer: I just answered your question asked differently, a few minutes ago. It looks like you have already seen an oncologist (medical? Surgical?).If s/he "doesn't seem worried"then ask her or him what the diagnosis is. ...Read more
I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?
Nodes: Dengue is a serious disease. The body fights many diseases by trapping damaged cells/etc in lymph nodes which causes them to swell. Sometimes they stay swollen for a variety of reasons. Your doc is right. This is a normal finding under the circumstances. ...Read more
I've had two palpable cervical lymph nodes in my neck for 3 years, they are mobile and squishy but a big bigger than a CM doctors say they're ok?
Consider evaluation: There are several possible explanations. A history and examination with preliminary laboratory work is a good start. If your md has done this, it may be reaso able to observe for now. However if not resolving in the best few weeks an ENT examination may be in order. ...Read more
My lymph nodes have been swollen for almost 2 years. Every time I go to the doctor for help they just give me medicine and nothing happens. Any ideas?
Yes, lymph node: Enlargement can be caused by infection, inflammation, or malignancy. If it is less than 1cm, it is rarely important. If your blood tests are normal, then I wouldn't worry. If it has not worsened in 2 years, it probably will stay the same. The only way to know for sure is a biopsy, a surgical procedure, and your doctor probably doesn't think its necessary. ...Read more
I have swollen ankels. I have lymph nodes told by my doctor years back. The tissues decrease when I workout and increaze when I dont. Painsrarely. Meds?
I suggest U see the: Pcp again as he/she had seen your a year or 2 ago. Lymph nodes are enlarged in young age quite commonly. If all your symptoms are going on for a few years, then I doubt if its serious, but would recommend seeing the pcp, to be investigated. Kidney problems are quite common which can result in swollen ankles. I doubt if its a local cause in the ankles themselves. Labs + urine exam will be helpful. ...Read more
I've been addicted too crystal meth for 3 years and smoke meth everyday. I've noticed now that everytime after ive smoked meth that my lymph nodes in m?
Crystal Meth: Please get support to become free of a habit that can destroy your physical and mental health. The lymph system gets rid of sludge in our system if it works properly. Like any other system, if overloaded there can be problems. Movement and massage can help facilitate lymphatic drainage. The lymph system has no pump of its own and relies on our movement. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have over a dozen enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of my neck most have been there for almost 6 years and only seem to swell when I squeeze them?
Cancer or infection: This can be life threatening and needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied. Don't wait any longer. ...Read more