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Doctor insights on: Permanently Enlarged Lymph Node In Neck

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What is enlarged lymph node in neck? What size?

What is enlarged lymph node in neck? What size?

4-5 mm: Any node larger than 4-5 mm and growing should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had a horse voice for over 6 months with an enlarged lymph node in neck. My tongue now feels numb with low grade fevers. What could it be?

I've had a horse voice for over 6 months with an enlarged lymph node in neck. My tongue now feels numb with low grade fevers. What could it be?

Hard to know: You need to see an ENT doctor so your voice box can be looked at. 6 months is a long time and lymph nodes are of some concern. ...Read more

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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

It is reactive: Your lymph node could be reacting to infection or nonspecfic inflammation at a location that is drained by that lymph noce. ...Read more

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What is an enlarged lymph node on the neck?

What is an enlarged lymph node on the neck?

Swollen lymph node: It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. With infection/inflammation in mouth and/or throat as the most common cause. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. Talk to your doctor and have further evaluation accordingly. ...Read more

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I am experiencing an enlarged lymph node on my neck

I am experiencing an enlarged lymph node on my neck

Any other details?: An enlarged lymph node may just be a benign finding. It could be due to a simple infection. Any sickness.?
Lymph nodes are important filters of lymph fluid in the body. Because it is enlarged it is abnormal. Any other areas of enlarged glands. Axilla, neck, groin?
Please get a check up and labs to further find out what is causing it to become enlarged. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

It depends on the si: Small neck nodes are normal. So the size matters. If the node is 1 cm or larger, watch it and note down if it is growing in size. If it grows bigger than one centimeter, then I would advise you to get yourself examined by an ENT doctor or go see your family doctor first. ...Read more

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A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this?

A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this?

See prior biopsy...: Probably related to the same reason the first node was enlarged. Would have to see biopsy of that first node. You should talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I have neck pain with an enlarged lymph node what could it be?

I have neck pain with an enlarged lymph node what could it be?

Lymphadenopathy: Any of dozens of possibilities, including acute and chronic infections, tumors, granulomatous disorders and others. The way in which to find out which of these may be causing your signs and symptoms is to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding structures that it shouldn't be, or oversized enough for everybody to notice, it's your friend. It's helping you stay healthy. Leave it alone and stop worrying. I'm had a 1.5 cm submental node since med school. ...Read more

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Why would an ultrasound be done on an enlarged lymph node in the neck?

Why would an ultrasound be done on an enlarged lymph node in the neck?

Verify: That it is a lymph node and not another process such as a lipoma, cyst, etc. Also, ultrasound can suggest whether lymph node enlargement is inflammatory or malignant by seeing if the basic normal anatomy of the node is preserved or not. Lastly, to guide needle biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a small, slightly enlarged lymph node on the back of my neck. Nearby is an area of sensitivity that feels like a pimple forming. Related?

I have a small, slightly enlarged lymph node on the back of my neck. Nearby is an area of sensitivity that feels like a pimple forming. Related?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; many are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. Ask her doc if so. ...Read more

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2 year old has an enlarged lymph node in his neck. Seems size of a small marble. Not tender and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

2 year old has an enlarged lymph node in his neck. Seems size of a small marble. Not tender and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; many are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. Ask her doc if so. ...Read more

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Renoticed that I had enlarged lymph node in my neck. Have had various bouts of tonsillitis. Can this be cause? It is a small painless moveable lump?

Renoticed that I had enlarged lymph node in my neck. Have had various bouts of tonsillitis. Can this be cause? It is a small painless moveable lump?

Could be: Regardless, you need to go to your doctor and have him/her do a physical exam. It could be a reactive node due to your tonsillitis, but it needs to be monitored to make sure it goes away. ...Read more

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Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. What does that mean?

Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. What does that mean?

Probably benign node: When a mass is palpated in the neck it is usually abnormal and suggests a new, possibly metastatic lesion requiring bx and then therapy. If a hypoechoic mass is noted this is a solid lesion and with above description is a lymph node that is characterized by the fatty hilum. If lesion enlarges bx needed unless a primary lesion defined that may be causing nodal enlargement. Therapy then needed ...Read more

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2 month old had a heat rash to neck 1 month ago. Enlarged lymph node appeared. Now new one appeared to other side-occipital? When worry lymphoma?

2 month old had a heat rash to neck 1 month ago. Enlarged lymph node appeared. Now new one appeared to other side-occipital? When worry lymphoma?

Infant lymph nodes: Hello. The enlarged node is most likely unrelated to the heat rash your infant had 1 month ago. Occipital nodes are more noticeable in infants because their skin is thinner. The nodes should be "rubbery" in feel and move easily. Most common reasons for enlargement would be a scalp rash like "cradle cap." You can get the nodes checked by the pediatrician, but they are probably normal. ...Read more

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Thyroid removed 2yrs ago bc thy cancer. Now having a lot of neck pain. New U/S shows enlarged lymph node with loss of fatty hilum. Can cancer be back?

Thyroid cancer: 40 F notes: Thyroid removed 2yrs ago bc thy cancer. Now having a lot of neck pain. New U/S shows enlarged lymph node with loss of fatty hilum. Can cancer be back? ANS: yes it COULD be but only your Dr can tell you. Depends on type of cancer it was, what the path report said, your family hx of thyroid cancer and many other things. Ask your team. ...Read more

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I have a enlarged lymph node in the back of my neck, I just finished a 10 day course of amoxicillin for a possible sinus infection and this is new?

I have a enlarged lymph node in the back of my neck, I just finished a 10 day course of amoxicillin for a possible sinus infection and this is new?

Give it time: Node enlargement is often the result of an immune response. Thus even if Amox has killed off the infection the immune response takes a little while longer to calm down. Give it another 2-3 weeks. If the node fails to decrease in size, consult your doctor. ...Read more