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Doctor insights on: Palpable Lymph Nodes In The 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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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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I have a chain of palpable cervical lymph nodes from back of my neck to 2 inches from clavicle. Some hurt some don't. Mostly all movable. What is this?

I have a chain of palpable cervical lymph nodes from back of my neck to 2 inches from clavicle. Some hurt some don't. Mostly all movable. What is this?

Many: Most of the time, they are likely from an infection at that side of the body above the neck area (tonsil, sinus gum, teeth etc) But if the node sizes get larger or the enlargement continues for more than 2 weeks, be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tight/pulled neck muscle be cause of palpable movable supraclavicular right lymph node? Shoulders and Neck feels very tight I believe due to str

Can tight/pulled neck muscle be cause of palpable movable supraclavicular right lymph node? Shoulders and Neck feels very tight I believe due to str

Unlikely: Evaluating an enlarged supra-clavicular lymph node is not a trivial issue. Pulled muscle is an unlikely cause, if you have an enlarged node. It would prudent to consult your doctor. ...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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How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen in the neck? Are they always palpable

How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen in the neck? Are they always palpable

Oval lumps >1/2 inch: Lymph nodes are normally present in neck but may enlarge from infections, tumors(lymphoma, metastatic cancers) or without known cause.
May or may not be painful, and be felt one or both sides of the neck, usually when larger than 1/4 inch. If growing, should consult your physician to look for and treat underlying cause. Sometimes hard to distinguish from the carotid artery - which pulsates. ...Read more

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I have lymph nodes that i can feel on both sides of my neck under my jawline where it curves and they are moveable soft and palpable. Are they normal?

I have lymph nodes that i can feel on both sides of my neck under my jawline where it curves and they are moveable soft and palpable. Are they normal?

Depends: Lymph node get enlarged when they are fighting infection or inflammation. Possible causes could be a sore throat, nasal infections, cavities, etc. If they are persistent, you may want to have your doctor look at you more thoroughly. ...Read more

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why i have a persisting pain in the left side of my neck and there is a palpable movable lymph nodes in it but there is no swelling its like Peas ?

Lymph node: Neck masses are generally infectious, inflammatory, congenital or neoplastic. Those < 1 cm which are oval and mobile are usually lymph nodes. These may be associated with a recent or past infection. Persistent neck mass should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ENT) ...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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21 F. Had sore throat a month ago. Took anti biotics but still have bilaterally palpable submandibular lymph nodes! Not very tender. Pellet like.

21 F. Had sore throat a month ago. Took anti biotics but still have bilaterally palpable submandibular lymph nodes! Not very tender. Pellet like.

Common: The lymph nodes enlarge during acute infection. And after reduce in size. They will continue to fluctuate in size whenever infection or irritation occur. They will be palpable but shouldn't be tender unless ailment causes them to enlarge ...Read more

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21 yr old. Had sore throat with runny nose. Now 6 days later palpable lymph nodes submandibular, on both sides and a yellow spot behind tonsils!

21 yr old. Had sore throat with runny nose. Now 6 days later palpable lymph nodes submandibular, on both sides and a yellow spot behind tonsils!

Strep, mono, adeno: The response from your nodes means your body is working the way it is supposed to. The spot does not tell us which bug you have. I suggest you seek medical attention so if it is strep, you can medicine so you reduce your chance of any complications. There are other infections you could have and many of them require supportive care. ...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