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Lymph Nodes In Face And Neck
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
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.
Can hyperthyroidism alone or hyperthyroidism with antibodies or thyroiditis have an effect lymph nodes of the face and neck? Thank you
Thyroid inflammation: Can cause some enlargement of neck lymph nodes, but it is generally not something you could detect. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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.
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.
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
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
Lymph nodes everywhere side of face, neck, belly, chest, and unknown mass in between liver&pancreas thinking it's sarcoidosis but could it be cancer.
Biopsy: Very difficult to guess without more information. The biopsy will give important clues. ...Read more
Yes there are lymph nodes in the back of neck and head. These are normally not palpable unless there is an infection in the scalp or part of neck
lymph glands are like filters and are spread all over the body and if parts of body get infected the infection can spread in the nodes. So same thing can happen in the nodes in back of head and neck. ...Read more
How many lymph nodes can you feel in back of 2 yo head? I feel clusters at base of neck. Not swollen but 4-5. 1 is tiny like sand but mobile. Normal?
Likely normal: We have many lymph nodes in our neck. They are more noticeable (easly palpable) in thin patients and in patients who have an active infection or inflammation. If they are small (pea-sized) and mobile, they are likely normal. If it persists, becomes tender, or enlarges, see you pediatrician. Also, if it seems the l ymph nodes are merging into 1 mass, see your pediatrician. ...Read more
What is the best way 2 look at lymph nodes n the head n neck region? Concerned about lymph nodes on right side of head n neck not sure what test 2 do
Is it ok to have multiple shotty lymph nodes under 2cm throughout head and neck and have one which is 2.5 CM very soft and moveable and fluctuates siz?
Needs follow up: Asymptomatic but persistent neck nodes can be due to chronic sinus or nasal issues, allergies, lymphadenopathy disorders such as castlemans disease, etc. And also sometimes due to lymphomas which are low grade in nature. If there is no satisfactory cause identified over time then evaluation by an infectitous disease or hematology specialist may be of use. ...Read more
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
My mom can feel both of her lymph nodes and can see a little ball size Knott on her left side of the neck when turns her head is that not normal?
You mentioned two nodes. People have more than two nodes. If someone has enlarged nodes she should see a doctor to have this checked out. Not normal to have such enlarged nodes
Best wishes. ...Read more
Could be...: A few different things. Tender is usually a good sign. If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a cold, those could cause it. However, if you have a very lg node/nodes, it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out. ...Read more
Lower down on the base of my neck my head feels swollen on the side and gets very sore my lymph nodes are also it happens every couple of months?
Joint, muscle or URI: The most likely causes for your neck discomfort is arthritic change in your cervical spine. The pain comes from spasm of the muscles that overlie the bony spine or inflamed joints in the front (uncinate joints) and back (facet joints) of the spinal column in your neck. The lymph nodes raise the possiblity of upper respiratory infection, but there other serious causes for these so see your doctor. ...Read more
I have swallon lymph nodes in my head and neck.I have been to many physicians but they seems not concerned because they say the nodes are too small to?
Doctors are right: and you shouldn't be concerned, best wishes ...Read more
As the majority of lymph nodes drain on left side of head/neck, is there a significance to having a chronic rash situated on the left side of the neck?
Don't think so.: Not sure what you mean. Chronic rashes occur wherever they may without general regard to lymph drainage. The lymph node drainage of the head is generally symmetric. ...Read more
May be: It may or may not. The procedure of choice is ultrasound by an eperienced sonographer. Xr is not a great exam for lymph nodes. Even better: have it examined by a doc. Usually this is palpable on physical examination and most examinations are not helpful. ...Read more
I can feel my 4yo small lymph nodes in the side of her neck. She has had a head cold for over a week but no fever. Normal?
Reactive Lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are a part of our immune system. When we get ill, they rev up and can increase in size and sometimes be a little tender. The lymph nodes closest to the area of infection tend to be most affected. In small kids (especially if they are really lean), even when they are healthy it is often easy to feel their lymph nodes in their neck area. This is OK. If in doubt consult her pediatrician. ...Read more
Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?
Cervical migraines: Many things can trigger a migraine attack, i.e. Certain food/drink, odor/perfume, lack of sleep, skipping meals, menstrual/period cycle, medications, sinus infection, tmjs, and for sure neck pain or cervical disc/nerve trouble. So, certainly neck pain/disease can trigger recurrent migraines and so if you have neck strain, this should be corrected. I suggest getting an eval by doc. Good luck. ...Read more
3 enlarged lymph nodes on left side neck one very noticeable on back of neck where head and neck meet this ones grown over 4 months??
Get eval: Always best to get chronic lymphadenopathy evaluated and tested to determine and assure it is not a serious issue. Best wishes. ...Read more
About two weeks ago when I had a cold sore I noticed a lot of my left lymph nodes (neck and head) were swollen... two weeks later and they still are??
Time: The enlarged lymph nodes are the body's response to an infection and may take up to 6 weeks to resolve. If the problem persists beyond 6 weeks or are getting larger, contact your doctor ...Read more
Parotid mass 7.5 x 4mm heterogeneous, mulitple lymph nodes in right neck largest 8.5 mm short axis, homogeneous.what does this mean. Pain in face on r?
This is serious: If this was me, it would get biopsied without delay. ...Read more
Why are my lymph nodes sore in my neck head and armpits? I can't remember the last time they were not uncomfortable. Been off colour for a long while
Lymphadenopathy: There is a host of reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge. If you have widespread noticeable enlarged nodes it is important that you be evaluated. There are benign causes, but there are also serious causes that warrant early evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
I hope U have : Already have seen a physician. If not make sure u do. ...Read more
I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back. Their not pimples. It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?
Get them checked: At your age they might be lymph node cancer, which is quite treatable if you get a diagnosis & get started. It might also just be inflamed lymph nodes if your scalp/skin has issues with rash/bug bites, skin infection, etc. You can suffer with the pain of not knowing or get moving and find out. It's up to you to do something. ...Read more
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