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Dr. Michael Miller
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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Julan Crane
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My son is coughing and has enlarged lymph nodes. Two small ones on each side of his neck (for over 8 weeks) and a new one the size of a cherry pit.

Dr. Julan Crane
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My son is coughing and has enlarged lymph nodes.  Two small ones on each side of his neck (for over 8 weeks) and a new one the size of a cherry pit.

Swollen lymph nodes: it's time to get that checked out if its been two weeks and getting new swollen glands. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Michael Miller
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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Randy Stevens
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What is the normal size of lymph nodes under neck? Can too much stress cause the lymph nodes get bigger?

Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What is the normal size of lymph nodes under neck? Can too much stress cause the lymph nodes get bigger?

1 cm or less: Lymph nodes under the neck are the 1st line of defense against bacterial and viral illness from the mouth. They form a protective barrier from the germs our mouth is exposed to. It has been a busy season with viral illness. If your are swollen then they are busy fighting infection. See your doctor if they are large and you are always tired. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in our neck?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in our neck?

Not palpable: 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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Dr. Michael Miller
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Normal size of lymph nodes in the neck?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Normal size of lymph nodes in the neck?

Not palpable: 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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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What's a normal sized neck lymph node? Is 2cm normal?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What's a normal sized neck lymph node? Is 2cm normal?

No : That's enlarged. You need a complete examination for other lymph node enlargement and to assess your general health. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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Lymph nodes 1cm and below are still normal size right? So if I feel 5 in my neck but there like 0.5-0.75 CM there ok? Been there a year. Never changed

Dr. Colin Kerr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Lymph nodes 1cm and below are still normal size right? So if I feel 5 in my neck but there like 0.5-0.75 CM there ok? Been there a year. Never changed

Lymph nodes in kids: Yes. It is perfectly normal for children to have multiple lymph nodes up to 1.5-2 cm diameter from ages 1 to 21, usually in the neck on either side along a chain of lymph glands stretching from behind the ear all the way down to the clavicles. They are caused by the repeated (but normal) colds, sore throats, and other viral infections that children get. No need to worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Geary
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is a cluster of mobile lymph nodes on back of 2 yo neck normal. All different sizes. They seem like they are all together but i can feel each one?

Dr. Natalie Geary
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Pediatrician: Swollen glands in a two year old requires an exam especially on the back. Please see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Owens
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Are lymph nodes in the neck that can be easily felt normal? What is the normal size of lymph nodes and when should be alarmed that theres wrong on it?

Dr. Jonathan Owens
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
29 years in practice
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2 cm or more: Lymph nodes in the neck are frequently palpable, particularyly in a thin neck. Nodes of concern are generally greater than 2 cm in diameter. Other worrisome signs are nodes that are very hard, immobile, multiple, or very tender. ...Read more

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