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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it.  Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may be infection or a lymphoid neoplasm. Do see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi it's Mayra, I have a cat scan of the neck for mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule could represent parathyroid adenoma o lymphadenopathy?

Hi it's Mayra, I have a cat scan of the neck for mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic  nodule could represent parathyroid adenoma o lymphadenopathy?

See below: After examining the lump in your neck with an ultrasound, the ordering physician believes it to be an enlarged lymph node or less likely an abnormal growth of parathyroid gland. The ct scan will differentiate these 2 causes and help to visualize other nearby lymph nodes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is lymphadenopathy in the head to neck?

What is lymphadenopathy in the head to neck?

Swollen lymph node: Lymphadenopathy refers to swollen/ enlargement of lymph node. It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. Talk to your doctor and have further evaluation accordingly. ...Read more

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What are causes and treatments for reactive lymphadenopathy of the neck?

What are causes and treatments for reactive lymphadenopathy of the neck?

Reactive: Reactive lymphadenopathy is commonly referred to enlarged lymph nodes secondary to a different cause- most likely infection, allergies, trauma, sometimes drugs. It is not a disease of the lymph node. The treatment is generally directed towards its cause, if found. ...Read more

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2 or 3 neck lymph nodes smaller than 1 CM (between 3mm and 5mm) are considered lymphadenopathy, or are still within the parameters considered safe?

Could be: Sounds like something we would call "shotty adenopathy" meaning feels like gun shot. The could be nothing might could also mean something so should be followed and evaluated. If they disappear, not likely a problem. If they persist, or grow, need to probably be biopsied. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please i was in the hospital and they found out I have a reactive lymphadenopathy in my neck but it is there up till now since 2012?

Please i was in the hospital and they found out I have a reactive lymphadenopathy in my neck but it is there up till now since 2012?

Reactive: Means post infection, and it can last months. These must be periodically checked to make sure they don't enlarge or get harder. ...Read more

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Have chronic lymphadenopathy should i be concerned at all if the right side-cluster on neck hurts when i swallow more so if i swallow after i yawn?

I would be: Concerned. Have they been biopsies? If benign they should go down. Assume they are reactive from some sort of infection and you are in good hands!! ...Read more

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In last 3 weeks, I have Lymphadenopathy on my neck,my armpits, Not painful! Reduced apetite for 3 days,stiff neck, but not sick,no fever,no strep inf.

In last 3 weeks, I have Lymphadenopathy on my neck,my armpits, Not painful! Reduced apetite for 3 days,stiff neck, but not sick,no fever,no strep inf.

Mononucleosis?: At age 22, these symptoms for 3 weeks are highly suggestive of infectious mononucleosis. Mono often is mile, so "not sick, no fever" doesnt mean much. Depending on risk, it could be more serious, such as syphilis or HIV. There are several other possibilities as well. Return to your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more