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Movable Or Not
Not sure if I have a palpable supraclavicular lymph node or not. Should be able to feel tissue and tendons deep in hollow above collar bone?
Probably normal: People can easily feel muscles, tendons, and other irregularities if they try, this site or elsewhere. Anything you have to work hard to decide if it's abnormal probably is not. Repeated poking can cause tenderness and swelling -- and what was previously normal becomes nonspecifically inflamed and that much harder to diagnose. If you remain concerned, see a doctor. In the meantime, hands off! ...Read more
2 hard, not swollen, immovbale lymph nodes in axillary area. Need for alarm? Or may be cysts? Any reason why they could just be hard without a problem
Any other symptoms?: Usually axillary lymph nodes r dificut 2 feel unless they r enlarged. Are these things u r feeling up on the skin or deep between the folds of the muslce? Have they ever been red or inflamed? Have they ever drained pus or fluid? This would be more common for cysts. Lymph nodes can be hard if you have an infection (shaving underarms) but if increasing in size, or other areas -- see md. ...Read more
Stool is not exactly round. Maybe oval or flat-ish. But not ribbon like or anything. Not sure if this is new or if it has always been like this.
Would a pea sized lymph node in the neck be considered normal? My ENT does not want to biopsy it as it is mobile, soft and I have no other symptoms.
Size: If less than 1 cm watchful waiting and follow up is best. All the other characters are consistent with a normal lymph node. Trust your doc! ...Read more
Large movable lump at top side of labia majora, not sore, not like a pimple or anything. Should I be concerned?
Is there a lymph node directly under your jaw joint? Not pea shapped, not squishy, not hard, no pain to the touch? Just curious.
Not exactly: There are lymph nodes in the area around the joints, the only ones, in this area that you can feel are the ones under the angle of the mandible . The temporal nodes are far behind the joints, and the ones related to the Parotid gland are on the inside portion of the mandible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If a cyst or mass or tumor is soft and not hard nd small nd not big does that make it a chance that it might not be malignant?
If a small lymph node behind ear (about 6mm) is fixed to underlying tissues and it does not grow in size, would be reactive or only cancerous?
Depends: Depends on duration of mass. Usually fixed is more problematic than movable. Best bet if mass is present longer than 2 weeks would be assessment by ENT doc. ...Read more
Are cervical lymph nodes generally not suspicious as long as they're smaller than 1cm? What if a small deep node feels somewhat fixed to tissue?
Clinical finding: Yes normally 2 cm nodes are biopsied , even size is small hard indurated fixed mass is clinical suspicion for malignancy so is usually done . ...Read more
Is it normal to feel small soft moveable axillary lymph nodes while nursing? Not sure if it's fat tissue or lymph nodes.
Can be either: If they change from soft to firm, i'd see your doctor asap. Firm breast tissue is a sign of youth and it softens as you age. ...Read more
Cant tell if bump in neck is part of my bone structure or something bad. Not clearly visible but u can feel it. not sure if it was there before or not
Small pea sized lump in inguinal area. Can't see it but can palpate it. It doesn't hurt. Should I be concerned or seek treatment?
I have a growth on my shin that isn't colored or solid. It's not cancerous but I'm not sure what it is or could be. Any ideas?
Large movable lump at top side of labia majora, not sore, not like a pimple or anything, married and monogamous so not std.Should I be concerned?
See a doctor: You should be seen by a doctor. I'm not sure what this is. ...Read more
What type of nodes would appear with mantle cell lymphoma or any other type of malignancy? Would they be rigid and fixed or can they be soft and moveable? Internist felt node but said likely benign.
Lymph node: Generally malignant lymph nodes are firm, but I have seen some that were soft and movable. If this node doesn't recede within a week or so, and if new enlarged nodes appear a biopsy would seem advisable. Discuss this with your physician and he/she will advise you about what type of follow-up is best. ...Read more
Possible...: You may have simply turned your head to far to one side and caused a small stretch. Give it a few days and see if your neck still hurts. ...Read more