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Non-painful, non-moveable hard lymph node on the side of my neck for ~3 mo. Other, much smaller hard spots are down my neck. Infection? Lymphoma?

Non-painful, non-moveable hard lymph node on the side of my neck for ~3 mo. Other, much smaller hard spots are down my neck. Infection? Lymphoma?

Get checked.: You need to see a doctor and get examined and appropriate testing. There is no way we can tell you the answer based on so little information (and without seeing you!) ...Read more

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Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

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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What exactly does a mobile lymph node feel like? Are nodes that are just somewhat moveable still considered fixed?

A fixed node means: That it's attached to the underlying or surrounding tissue. Being able to feel the difference is a matter of experience, to a certain degree. ...Read more

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Ok I have had this lymph node for half a year now and it's still moveable and painless pH assistant I know said its nothing but I'm still worried abit?

Ok I have had this lymph node for half a year now and it's still moveable and painless pH assistant I know said its nothing but I'm still worried abit?

Enlarged lymph node: If you are concerned ask your doctor if an FNA (fine needle aspiration) can be performed. A tiny needle is used to collect cells for pathologist review. ...Read more

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If a lymph node is very soft and very moveable but 2.5 CM and never grows is it cancerous?

If a lymph node is very soft and very moveable but 2.5 CM and never grows is it cancerous?

Infections: The fact there is a positive respose to antibiotics certainly entertains the possiblity of chronic infections but any adenopathy not resolving and on both sides of body as well as upper and lower body needs an evaluation with a complete inectious workup, lymphoma workup and probable biopsy. There are many condition both serious and benign that could be the cause please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a cancerous lymph node moveable?

Is a cancerous lymph node moveable?

Lymph node: In early stages, yes, cancerous lymph node is moveable. But in later stages, cancerous lymph nodes become firm to hard, matted (adherent to each other) and adherent to adjacent structures and immoveable. ...Read more

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My doctors always say if the lymph node is moveable and soft and not growing it's normal. Is this true? What texture and size is a typical in lymphoma

My doctors always say if the lymph node is moveable and soft and not growing it's normal. Is this true? What texture and size is a typical in lymphoma

Soft, non-fixed: Normal lymph nodes may vary somewhat, but in general normal is non-fixed (movable), soft (not firm). Size < 1-2 cm. Enlarged lymph nodes may be a non-cancer and likewise cancer can be in normal sized lymph nodes. Very large lymph nodes are more likely to be lymphoma. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen round lymph node in my neck for years. No pain and it's moveable when I touch it. Is it a cause for concern? It's the size of a dime

I've had a swollen round lymph node in my neck for years. No pain and it's moveable when I touch it. Is it a cause for concern? It's the size of a dime

Probably no: If you had it for years and has not grown it is probably a reactive lymph node. Usually the jugodigastric lymph node which is a sentinel lymph node fro the same side tonsil. Have a dr check it out. ...Read more

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What does a swollen lymph node feel like in the neck? Is it squishy and moveable?

What does a swollen lymph node feel like in the neck? Is it squishy and moveable?

Most folks have them: Especially as a teen, you can almost certainly find at least one palpable lymph node in your neck. I've got five today. They come and go. They're about as firm as the muscle that moves your thumb. They're generally freely movable. They're your friends. If they indicate disease, they are clearly abnormal. Keep learning about your body -- there are still surprises waiting. ...Read more

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I can feel a moveable lump in lower neck. I am very thin could this be why I am able to feel it? Lymph node?

I can feel a moveable lump in lower neck. I am very thin could this be why I am able to feel it? Lymph node?

Lymph Node: Inflammatory I suspected, but neoplasm needs to be ruled out. FNA is advisable after thorough HEENT examination ...Read more

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Read about the moveable lymph node under the collarbone, mine has started making my shoulder hurt and my arm?

Read about the moveable lymph node under the collarbone, mine has started making my shoulder hurt and my arm?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Soft and moveable swollen / painless lymph node under arm. What could cause this? Been there for 8 months with no noticeable change.

Soft and moveable swollen / painless lymph node under arm. What could cause this? Been there for 8 months with no noticeable change.

You are doing good: Since it is not increasing in size, you do not need to worry. Just keep checking it once per month. Unless it is more than 2 cm, it is likely to be benign and may be of no consequence. ...Read more

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I felt a soft moveable lymph node in the back of my neck. (posterial cervical region) very small 1cm or less. Is this normal too feel?

Might be normal: A small, soft, mobile lymph node may be normal especially if you are a thin person. On the other hand, you will want to get checked out to make sure that there is no underlying health condition causing the nodes to be more apparent. ...Read more

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Very soft, gushy, moveable lymph node under left armpit. Its Been there 3 months & no change (1.5 cm) I'm an 18 y/o male. Should I be concerned?

Very soft, gushy, moveable lymph node under left armpit. Its Been there 3 months & no change (1.5 cm) I'm an 18 y/o male. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: But it never hurts to have things assessed by a professional. See your family doctor and let them make the decision about whether or not further testing is warranted. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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.05 cm lymph node in lower right neck same side as recent sucked in eardrum painless to touch feels rubbery moveable first notic 1 week ago worried?

.05 cm lymph node in lower right neck same side as recent sucked in eardrum painless to touch feels rubbery moveable first notic 1 week ago worried?

0.05 cm size?: A neck lymph node is not enlarged if it is 0.5 cm. A lymph node sized 0.05 cm is almost invisible. Any inflammation or infection in the head and neck area can enlarge some lymph nodes. One can keep track of new lumps and bumps by touching them but not squeezing them. Squeezing can cause more inflammation and make a lump or node bigger. A occasional visit to the doctor can be done, if worried. ...Read more

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Hard rubbery feeling lymph node on left side of neck. Moveable. Between 1cm and 2cm maybe. No change in 7 months. No symptoms?

Hard rubbery feeling lymph node on left side of neck. Moveable. Between 1cm and 2cm maybe. No change in 7 months. No symptoms?

No worry: Cervical lymph nodes may become palpable due to simple issues like dandruff. If it has not changed in 7 months it is not a tumor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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A lymph node swollen for no reason about 1.25 CM very soft and moveable under jaw and is palpable. Is this normal since its under 2cm? It never grew.

A lymph node swollen for no reason about 1.25 CM very soft and moveable under jaw and is palpable. Is this normal since its under 2cm? It never grew.

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