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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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I have swollen lymph nodes in face and neck for 5 years causing swelling. How can I make my Dr's take me seriously? Scared it may be cancer.

I have swollen lymph nodes in face and neck for 5 years causing swelling. How can I make my Dr's take me seriously? Scared it may be cancer.

Bx if necessary: Rule is that if there is a cancer that is left alone it will GROW on you. If there are questionable unchanged lumps in the face and neck for 5 years they can not be of concern. If they enlarge, become painful or increase in number then bx is indicated. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with Myositis I also have lymph nodes that are in my face & neck. One was removed for tests & some in chest . Sarcoidosis?

I was recently diagnosed with Myositis I also have lymph nodes that are  in my face & neck. One was removed for tests & some in chest . Sarcoidosis?

Sarcidosis: What Are the Symptoms of Sarcoidosis? The symptoms of sarcoidosis can vary greatly, depending on which organs are involved. Most patients initially complain of a persistent dry cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include: Tender reddish bumps or patches on the skin. Red and teary eyes or blurred vision. Swollen and painful joints. Enlarged and tender lymph glands in the neck, armpits, and groin. Enlarged lymph glands in the chest and around the lungs. Hoarse voice. Pain in the hands, feet, or other bony areas due to the formation of cysts (an abnormal sac-like growth) in bones. Kidney stone formation. Enlarged liver. Development of abnormal or missed heart beats (arrhythmias), inflammation of the covering of the heart (pericarditis), or heart failure. Nervous system effects, including hearing loss, meningitis, seizures, or psychiatric disorders (for example, dementia, depression, psychosis). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on my face, neck, collarbone and groin w/ night sweats, no signs of infection. Dr wants to wait two weeks for recheck? Is this ok?

Swollen lymph nodes on my face, neck, collarbone and groin w/ night sweats, no signs of infection. Dr wants to wait two weeks for recheck? Is this ok?

Thats quite reason--: Able thing to do, as in 2 weeks the enlarged ln from most viral infections would be better and smaller as you feel better. Make sure you get a recheck with him. At that time, he'll probably run some tests depending on any localizing symptoms/ signs you have. Good luck. ...Read more

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70yrs, prescribed brivudine for face & eye shingles, heals nicely, no pain, yet on 4th day neck lymph nodes get swollen & bit painful. Normal?

70yrs, prescribed brivudine for face & eye shingles, heals nicely,  no pain, yet on 4th day neck lymph nodes get swollen & bit painful. Normal?

Herpes zoster: It is certainly possible but not necessarily definite that the cervical lymphadenopathy you have experienced is related to the outbreak. Lymph nodes help fight inflammation for a living. If these gradually recede now the chances are that you were correct. There is no way of knowing certainly without biopsy and $$$ tests, but these certainly do not sound malignant. Good luck. ...Read more