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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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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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What is the normal size of lymph nodes under neck? Can too much stress cause the lymph nodes get bigger?

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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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in our neck?

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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Normal size of lymph nodes in the neck?

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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What's a normal sized neck lymph node? Is 2cm normal?

What's a normal sized neck lymph node? Is 2cm normal?

A little big: 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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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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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 there's wrong on it?

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 there's wrong on it?

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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Can it be normal to be able to feel lymph nodes in side of neck? If so, is appx pea size normal?

Can it be normal to be able to feel lymph nodes in side of neck? If so, is appx pea size normal?

Yes: It is normal to be able to feel lymph nodes and pea size is normal. You may note enlargment/pain in context of infection with slow return to typical size. The size/texture should be symmetric most of the time. ...Read more

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I did a neck ultrasound and on the report is show: "largest lymph node 1.4 cm", impression: "lymph nodes normal size". How can it be normal size?

I did a neck ultrasound and on the report is show: "largest lymph node 1.4 cm", impression: "lymph nodes normal size". How can it be normal size?

The size: Of the lymph node is not the only factor in deciding whether a lymph node is abnormal. The shape of the lymph node, the vascularity, and the cortex thickness are all important in helping to determine whether it is abnormal. That said, a 1.4cm (long axis diameter) neck lymph node would be considered within normal range assuming the other features are also normal. ...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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Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Should be ok: Especially if you are thin, nodes less than 1 cm are usually nothing to worry about. If they persist or grow, would recommend an evaluation. This could involve imaging. Some people get biopsies. ...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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I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?

I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?

Nodes: Dengue is a serious disease. The body fights many diseases by trapping damaged cells/etc in lymph nodes which causes them to swell. Sometimes they stay swollen for a variety of reasons. Your doc is right. This is a normal finding under the circumstances. ...Read more

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My mom can feel both of her lymph nodes and can see a little ball size Knott on her left side of the neck when turns her head is that not normal?

My mom can feel both of her lymph nodes and can see a little ball size Knott on her left side of the neck when turns her head is that not normal?

Not necessarily: You mentioned two nodes. People have more than two nodes. If someone has enlarged nodes she should see a doctor to have this checked out. Not normal to have such enlarged nodes
Best wishes. ...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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Is it normal to feel any lymph nodes. I can feel those under my neck and chin, chest. Not painful. Pea size. Dr. never says anything. Paranoid?

Is it normal to feel any lymph nodes. I can feel those under my neck and chin, chest. Not painful. Pea size. Dr. never says anything. Paranoid?

Occasionally: During a state of infection or inflammation lymph nodes enlarge. Benign lymph nodes are usually oval and mobile (roll around under the skin). Other skin conditions such as epidermal inclusion cysts and dermatofibromas are connected closer to the outer skin. With multiple or enlarging nodes or masses, a physician should evaluate. ...Read more

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Is the tender lymph nodes on neck lasting for a month normal? One of them is 1.5 CM in sizes under my jaw. Others r around 1cm on neck. Thx

Is the tender lymph nodes on neck lasting for a month normal? One of them is 1.5 CM in sizes under my jaw. Others r around 1cm on neck. Thx

Lymph nodes: Tender nodes could be due to an underlying infection or inflamed area. If there are several on the neck for over a month you should see your physician as soon as possible. Evaluation for infection is necessary but if there is no evidence than a lymph node biopsy may be needed to look for abnormal cells. Please see your doctor! Good luck! ...Read more

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Had mono one year ago. Still able to feel lymph nodes in neck, reduced in size but never went away. 1 near throat is kidney bean size. Normal?

Had mono one year ago. Still able to feel lymph nodes in neck, reduced in size but never went away. 1 near throat is kidney bean size. Normal?

Possibly: These residual lymph nodes are pretty common after mononucleosis. The kidney bean sized one seems a litter larger than normal. If a lymph node is larger than one centimeter then it may need to be biopsied. Please see your doctor and have a full body lymph node evaluation and possibly some blood tests. ...Read more

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Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Not Normal: Bilateral swelling of the cervical lymph nodes is not a normal finding. An evaluation with your primary care physician would be suggested to make sure that what you are feeling are lymph nodes and not another anatomical structure. ...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?

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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Can you tell me if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes at neck?

Can you tell me if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes at neck?

Nodes: Yes it can be, lymph nodes respond to infections, and sometimes stay enlarged for a long time. If you are developing new node or have pain seek medical attention ...Read more

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Please advise if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes on your neck?

Yes: 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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Can reactive neck lymph nodes feel like they're about 2cm x 1cm in size? Okay for nodes to feel longer than wide?

Can reactive neck lymph nodes feel like they're about 2cm x 1cm in size? Okay for nodes to feel longer than wide?

Lymph nodes: Yes, Reactive lymph nodes can become large. But, they become worrisome for cancerous if large lymph nodes becomes firm/hard, matted, or/and immobile. Then see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. Doctor may perform biopsy or fine needle aspiration to make a diagnosis and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Will my lymph nodes increase in size from stretching my neck?

Will my lymph nodes increase in size from stretching my neck?

No: 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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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