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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

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

CT scan: A ct scan can show you the details of what is under the skin. A big enough lymph node can either be biopsies with a needle, or taken out all together for diagnosis in a rather simple surgical procedure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Probably nothing: This is a constellation of minor anomalies such as any generally healthy person may have. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. You need a general physician or skin Dr. To evaluate your scalp (?), & serum iron and TIBC to search for mild iron deficiency (commonly raises RCW before anemia sets in). Malignant nodes aren't subtle. ...Read more

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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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??

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

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Started off with a a really bad headache, turned into a sore throat with only the left ear irritated. Swollen lymph node. Now a stiff neck &head?

Started off with a a really bad headache, turned into a sore throat with only the left ear irritated. Swollen lymph node. Now a stiff neck &head?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. ...Read more

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When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck

When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck

Cancer head and neck: Cancer has usually moved (metastasized) to lymph nodes as lymph flows out of primary tumor and into lymph nodes as it tries to get back to venous system. ...Read more

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Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Lymph nodes: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not necessarily: 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

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Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

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

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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?

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

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Would enlarged lymph nodes show up on an X-ray of the neck and head?

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