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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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Soft movable lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm No other symptoms If they don't change in size or the number is that mean they are safe Thank you :)?

Soft movable lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm No other symptoms If they don't change in size or the number is that mean they are safe Thank you :)?

Very possibly...: But I think you should get an expert opinion. I would advise you have your physician examine them and confirm your assessment that these lymph nodes are benign. Then you can agree together on whether it is safe for you to self-monitor them, or if she/he wants you to return for a recheck just to make sure all remains stable/benign. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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4 y/o w/intermittent leg pain at night and a 2cm movable lymph node in neck for 3 mos. Cbc showed slightly high mvc, all else normal. Should I worry?

4 y/o w/intermittent leg pain at night and a 2cm movable lymph node in neck for 3 mos. Cbc showed slightly high mvc, all else normal. Should I worry?

Surprising answer: I have seen many children witrh what used to be acceptable as "growing pains". They are caused by inefficient metabolism in the tissues of a rapidly growing child and it is a reflection of empty calories inducing relative vitamin deficiency----hence they really are "growing pains"! they do respond to appropriate diet and vitamin supplements. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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Swollen, movable lymph nodes in my neck that have the same texture as breast fibroids. Does that sound like Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Swollen, movable lymph nodes in my neck that have the same texture as breast fibroids. Does that sound like Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Lymph nodes: You cannot determine the cause of an abnormal lymph nodes swollen by feeling the lymph node. Depending on your other symptoms a lymph node biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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5 yo has had a small movable lymph node on side of neck for about two months now. Occ. Sneezing. No pain. Gets smaller and larger. Should I worry?

5 yo has had a small movable lymph node on side of neck for about two months now. Occ. Sneezing. No pain. Gets smaller and larger. Should I worry?

See doctor: Please don't assume it is a lymph node. There are several types of cystic masses in childhood. Take your little one to the doctor to check the mass. The good news is that 90% of neck masses in children are benign. ...Read more

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I have a hard movable swollen lymph node in my neck for a few months now, probably over 2cm, no other symptoms but I am absolutely obsessed with it, other side is also slightly swollen. I suffer from anxiety and OCD but I am absolutely terrified to ask my

I have a hard movable swollen lymph node in my neck for a few months now, probably over 2cm, no other symptoms but I am absolutely obsessed with it, other side is also slightly swollen. I suffer from anxiety and OCD but I am absolutely terrified to ask my

Anxiety and OCD: Produce great challenge and distress. Enlist a trusted supportive person to accompany you and reduce your terror in asking for a proper evaluation and appropriate treatment which hopefully will bring relief to your symptoms and eliminate your terror. Best regards for relief soon. ...Read more

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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What are subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck?

What are subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck?

Submental?: 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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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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Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

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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How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

No help needed: 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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Are you supposed to be able to feel lymph nodes in neck? I can feel a few in my submandibular/submental regions. All are either 1cm or smaller. I've heard conflicting views on this. 25yo f. Healthy.

Are you supposed to be able to feel lymph nodes in neck? I can feel a few in my submandibular/submental regions. All are either 1cm or smaller. I've heard conflicting views on this. 25yo f. Healthy.

Sometimes: Lymph nodes in the neck may be felt under normal circumstances and more so if you are fighting off a respiratory infection. 2 cm +, tell the doc. ...Read more

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Does matted lymph nodes in neck mean cancer?

Does matted lymph nodes in neck mean cancer?

May be tuberculosis: Matted lymph nodes usually applies to chronic lymph node involvement from tuberculosis. Can certainly happen from lymphoma, secondary cancers, other chronic inflammatory diseases involving lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed benign infamation of lymph nodes in neck. What does this mean?

Ultrasound showed benign infamation of lymph nodes in neck. What does this mean?

Inflamation: Presumably, you have enlarged lymph nodes and the ultrasound saw no evidence that the normal architecture of the nodes was not disrupted and therefore didn't think there was a tumor cause. Thus the benign designation. The cause could be some sort of infection. ...Read more

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Can sinus or rhintis cause lymph nodes in neck, they r very small n sometime they disappear. What to do?

Sometimes: Any infection of the sinuses, scalp, face, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, and throat could cause enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes. Usually, the lymph nodes would resolve when the infection clears. If lymph nodes are large (> 1-2 cm) and persist then consider evaluation further with ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Please let me know what is the connection between oral lichen planus and stiff palpable lymph nodes in neck?

Inflamation: Lichen planis is an autoimmune disorder which manifests in inflammatory responses. Your body will react to inflammation by trying to clean up the fluids and cells through your lymph system. The ones in your neck are the pathway, thus stiff nodes. Baylor university has a great clinic and support group that can help you understand this problem. Or see your dentist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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How can you soothe swollen lymph nodes in neck?

How can you soothe swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually due to an infection in the area and some times due to tumors such as lymphoma. It is not feasible to know the casue without a history, physical examination and may be lab tests. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.

Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.

See details: Numerous issues can cause lymph node enlargement but the hard mass in the armpit does give one cause for concern. Without knowing your history and being able to examine the areas involved, it is difficult to give specific advice. However, I would urge a complete evaluation including ct scan if this persists. ...Read more

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Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal?

Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal?

Perhaps: There are numerous nodes in the neck.
Many are the size you describe.
Most of us are fatter and do not feel them.
Enlarging?
Tender?
Other infection. Dental, sore throats etc may lead to feeling the nodes. ...Read more

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Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal? Very anxious. Please help.

Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal? Very anxious. Please help.

Could be: A viral infection which would resolve with time. I would monitor over the next few days. If they persist, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful lymph nodes in neck. My doc thinks it's my psoriasis, but I do not, what else could this be?

Swollen and painful lymph nodes in neck. My doc thinks it's my psoriasis, but I do not, what else could this be?

Your DR is probably: Do not take an antibiotic unless you know you have a treatable infection. Your DR is probably correct. Scalp psoriasis which is irritated will cause large lymph nodes in the neck. You need to treat your psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?

Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?

Size differs: 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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Swelling 3 soft, painless lymph nodes in neck Doc gave me klacid 2 of them became smaller and 1 didn't change in size Should I worry?

Swelling 3 soft, painless lymph nodes in neck Doc gave me klacid 2 of them became smaller and 1 didn't change in size Should I worry?

Cause and effect: If the enlarged lymph nodes were due to an infection in your neck, and the nodes shrunk in size then he or she chose the correct treatment and you are on the mend. Sometimes it takes lymph nodes several days to regress to the normal size... However, if you still have fever or other signs of infection go back to your physician. I ...Read more