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Matted Lymph Nodes
What is classed as rubbery or matted lymph nodes? How do they feel and if their matted does that mean lots close together?
Yes..: Matted means 'lots closer' or stuck together. Matted nodes are harder in consistency as compared to rubbery nodes, which are softer to firm in consistency. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lymph nodes in my neck that feel really close together and seem like they move together. Is this considered matted?
Maybe matted.: You should have the nodes checked by your physician. Enlarged nodes in your neck should be checked. ...Read more
Can shotty lymph nodes be matted? Any possibility? Each one of them is the size of my smallest finger nail
Matted lymph nodes: When several shoddy nodes are present they are palpated as as a unit and give the sensation of being matted together. ...Read more
Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have two small hard lymph nodes. Not pain full at all. What could this be? No other symptoms. Been tested for everything.
Need more info : The possibilities for causes runs quite a long list, but most commonly includes infection, just normal, and in rare cases, cancer. What do you mean by you've been tested for "everything"? It also depends on where the lymph node is located and change in size. Your info says you've had BV treated recently. If the lymph nodes are in your groin region, that could be the cause. See your dr to discuss. ...Read more
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