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Doctor insights on: Palpable Lymph Nodes In Neck

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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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Please let me know what is the connection between oral lichen planus and stiff palpable lymph nodes in neck?

Please let me know what is the connection between oral lichen planus and stiff palpable lymph nodes in neck?

Inflamation: Lichen planis is an autoimmune disorder which manifests in inflammatory responses. Your body will react to inflammation by trying to clean up the fluids and cells through your lymph system. The ones in your neck are the pathway, thus stiff nodes. Baylor university has a great clinic and support group that can help you understand this problem. Or see your dentist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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6 yr old, palpable lymph nodes in neck and groin. Cbc hct was 33.9, lymph % 54. Keeps testing pos for strep, no symptoms, antibiotics 2xs. Worried.

6 yr old, palpable lymph nodes in neck and groin.  Cbc hct was 33.9, lymph % 54.  Keeps testing pos for strep, no symptoms, antibiotics 2xs. Worried.

Viral infection: This set of symptoms are usually caused by a viral infection. However, if your symptoms continue your doctor may do more tests. ...Read more

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I've had two palpable cervical lymph nodes in my neck for 3 years, they are mobile and squishy but a big bigger than a CM doctors say they're ok?

Consider evaluation: There are several possible explanations. A history and examination with preliminary laboratory work is a good start. If your md has done this, it may be reaso able to observe for now. However if not resolving in the best few weeks an ENT examination may be in order. ...Read more

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22 yr F. Palpable bilat submand.lymph nodes 5 mo. Mobile, grape like ~1cm now cervical lymph node too.Hx of chr. rhinitis.CBC good initial Ix? DDx?

22 yr F. Palpable bilat submand.lymph nodes 5 mo. Mobile, grape like ~1cm now cervical lymph node too.Hx of chr. rhinitis.CBC good initial Ix? DDx?

Leave them alone: Almost all young adults have a few such lymph nodes. You've got a chronic ear-nose-throat infection in any case. Malignant nodes are obviously abnormal. Go on with your life. Best wishes. ...Read more