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1.1 CM bilat persistent neck lymph node in healthy child w/ CMV igg186 ua; IgM neg. Us=reactive, cbc/hsr normal. 4weeks, no increasing. Need follow up?

1.1 CM bilat persistent neck lymph node in healthy child w/ CMV igg186 ua; IgM neg. Us=reactive, cbc/hsr normal. 4weeks, no increasing. Need follow up?

Always good: To have an enlarged lymph node followed up. Depends on other circumstances, signs and symptoms associated with it, your physician will want to see you sooner or monitor you once a year or have you come in sooner if condition has changed. Sounds more like reactive lymphadenopathy due to past infections- viral, strep throat, skin infections etc it may take time to resolve. ...Read more

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Cervical chain lymph node 3.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm. Upper limits normal size cervical chain lymph nodes in the region of concern. These are likely reactive.

Cervical chain lymph node 3.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm. Upper limits normal size cervical chain lymph nodes in the region of concern. These are likely reactive.

Reactive: When a lymph node is determined to be reactive, that usually means that it doesn't have the appearance of something cancerous. It would be good for you to follow up with your doc to make sure, though. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Level 1 lymph node 1.2 cm w/ hila small punctate foci hypervascular fna show reactive inflam node found out have 2 molar abcesses can this cause?

Level 1 lymph node 1.2 cm w/ hila small punctate foci hypervascular fna show reactive inflam node found out have 2 molar abcesses can this cause?

Yes: Any inflammation in the area drained by a lymph node can lead to enlargement of the node. It may take weeks to months for the lymph node to subside after successful treatment of the infection.
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1.3 cm ovoid hypoechoic abnormal likely lymph node-non specific-could be reactive. Could perform CT? Should I be concerned? Possibly cancer sign?

1.3 cm ovoid hypoechoic abnormal likely lymph node-non specific-could be reactive. Could perform CT? Should I be concerned? Possibly cancer sign?

Lymph node?: While it could be fine, the term "abnormal" is generally not comforting. If it's readily accessible, it should be removed and sent to a lab for formal pathological analysis. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I had a reactive lymph node this was about two years ago why hasn't it ever gone down?

Doctor told me I had a reactive lymph node this was about two years ago why hasn't it ever gone down?

Reactive may be not: The reasons for an enlarged lymph node are many. Usually, in a young person like you it is most likely not a malignancy and the fact that it did not grow over 2 years makes this unlikely. However, if this is truly an enlarged lymph node greater than 1.5-2cm and have been persistent for more than 4 weeks it needs work-up. Talk it over with your physician explaining any symptoms you may have. ...Read more

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Persistent Lymph node slightly bigger than 1/2 inch (.59 inch) in armpit. Painless. 18 years old. Lymphoma? Biopsy in two weeks.

Persistent Lymph node slightly bigger than 1/2 inch (.59 inch) in armpit. Painless. 18 years old. Lymphoma? Biopsy in two weeks.

So?: If it's stayed the same size, it's this small, and you don't have fever, weight loss, or night sweats, why not leave it alone? You'd be amazed how many teens have a palpable, stable axillary lymph node or two. ...Read more

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Last night in test blood CPK @ sgpt was positive. Earlier I was two lymph node reactive and earlier I was anti ds DNA positive. What's a problem?

Last night in test blood CPK @ sgpt was positive. Earlier I was two lymph node reactive and earlier I was anti ds DNA positive. What's a problem?

See details: How elevated were the SGPT and CPK levels? You do not provide enough information for one to give you a specific answer. This question should be directed to the doctor who evaluated you and ordered the tests. ...Read more

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What is the "short-axis" diameter of a lymph node that is 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm? Is this large for a mesenteric lymph node?

What is the "short-axis" diameter of a lymph node that is 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm? Is this large for a mesenteric lymph node?

"short axis": Diameter is just what it sounds like... the shortest measurement of length, width, or height, which in your case is 0.6cm. Many find the short axis measurement a more reliable indicator of abnormality than the long axis measurement. Generally about 5mm is the upper limit of normal, so a 0.6cm node would be mildly enlarged. There are many potential causes, most benign. Shape is also important. ...Read more

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If a lymph node is very soft and very moveable but 2.5 CM and never grows is it cancerous?

If a lymph node is very soft and very moveable but 2.5 CM and never grows is it cancerous?

Infections: The fact there is a positive respose to antibiotics certainly entertains the possiblity of chronic infections but any adenopathy not resolving and on both sides of body as well as upper and lower body needs an evaluation with a complete inectious workup, lymphoma workup and probable biopsy. There are many condition both serious and benign that could be the cause please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

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

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My husband has a 8 cm = 80 mm lymph node in the aortocaval region how serious is this?

My husband has a 8 cm = 80 mm lymph node in the aortocaval region how serious is this?

How do you know?: For you to make the statement, your husband must have had an imaging study at the order of a doctor. The ordering doctor is the right person to address with your question, as he/she knows more about your husband's health. If the facts are, as you described, it warrants further investigation. ...Read more

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My lymph node grew slowly and painlessly (weeks instead of overnight) from 0 to 1, 5 cm. Are there any benign causes for this kind of development?

Better get checked: If the lymph node keeps on growing, something must be stimulating its growth. Best to check with your doctor since a 1.5 cm node is not a small one. ...Read more

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I have a right submandibular lymph node, 2 cm, non tender. What should I do?

I have a right submandibular lymph node, 2 cm, non tender. What should I do?

More info: Lymph node enlargement is not always a big concern. If it has been enlarged for some time or is getting bigger I would start by seeing my pcp. ...Read more

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Ultrasound said benigh lymph node at 2:30 position 8 cm from nipple. Measures9X5X8 mm in diameter?

Ultrasound said benigh lymph node at 2:30 position 8 cm from nipple. Measures9X5X8 mm in diameter?

Lymph node: Lymph nodes are normal anatomic structures. If an intramammary lymph node has benign sonographic features, in the absence of any suspicious clinical history, no follow up is necessary. It is a BIRADS 2 (benign) finding. Many radiologists don't even bother mentioning them. ...Read more

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If a lymph node (about 0.7 cm) doesn't become bigger in size for 1 year Is that mean it is not lymphoma?

If a lymph node (about 0.7 cm) doesn't become bigger in size for 1 year Is that mean it is not lymphoma?

Why worry about it?: Lymph nodes are normally present in all of us. Unless a node is growing in size and grows bigger than one centimeter, it is considered normal. Simply stop checking it unless it is painful or getting bigger on a once monthly check that you can do yourself. ...Read more

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Enlarged posterior lymph node (~1.0 cm) for over six months. Lymph node has not changed at all. No other symptoms. Should I seek more tests?

Enlarged posterior lymph node (~1.0 cm) for over six months. Lymph node has not changed at all. No other symptoms. Should I seek more tests?

If worried see MD: In most things medical stability suggests benign. 1cm is usually a benign size cutoff for nodes (but larger are still frequently benign). Lack of associated symptoms is good too. Nodes usually swell related to some inflam process. When this ends the node goes down. Sometimes it stays large anyway. It's like a party and the last one out is supposed to turn off the lights. Partys over but lights on. ...Read more

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My portacaval lymph node is 3cm x 2cm x 0.7 cm. I also have splenomeagly and hepatomeagly. Should I be very concerned?

Need more info: You apparently have had imaging studies and have seen at least one doctor. Your doctor has more information about your health and would be a more useful person to consult with. This may not be an appropriate forum for your ailment. ...Read more

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Submental lymph node was 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm. Went down after amoxicillin for 21 days to 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm but I don't know what caused this? Help

Submental lymph node was 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm. Went down after amoxicillin for 21 days to 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm but I don't know what caused this? Help

Infection?: The major function of lymph nodes is to help eradicate infection and those lymph nodes can remain enlarged weeks to longer even after the infection is gone. If you did not have an infection or any other specific reason for lymph node enlargement you should see medical attention to make sure nothing else is wrong. Good luck ...Read more

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If u can feel lymph node just above arm pit & its less than 1 CM diameter is it still dangerous/lymphoma? I feel 2 there, slightly movable. 25 male

If u can feel lymph node just above arm pit & its less than 1 CM diameter is it still dangerous/lymphoma? I feel 2 there, slightly movable. 25 male

Probably not: Lymph nodes that remain less than 1 cm are usually of no concern for malignancy. If they grow beyond 1cm and persist beyond a few weeks, you should have them checked by a health care professional. ...Read more

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If u can feel lymph node just above arm pit & its 1 CM diameter is it still dangerous/lymphoma? I feel one there for 2 weeks, slightly movable. 25 male

If u can feel lymph node just above arm pit & its 1 CM diameter is it still dangerous/lymphoma? I feel one there for 2 weeks, slightly movable. 25 male

Questrionble: Lymph nodes as you describe only appear in armpit but very high or deep in adjacent to the axillary vein. If this is an area above the armpit is it a lesion in the msucle region of the pectoralis which makes up the medial wall of the axilla. Here one can hve fibromas or lipaomas. Check with LMD to be sure this is an axillary node. If it persists or enlarges bx may be needed. ...Read more

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I have a 3 CM lump under my collarbone, is it lipoma or a lymph node?

Can't tell you: Impossible to tell you with that description. Go see a physician. ...Read more

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Hard immovable painless occipital lymph node no bigger than 0.5 cm, noticed 5 weeks ago. Can this be cancerous?

Hard immovable painless occipital lymph node no bigger than 0.5 cm, noticed 5 weeks ago. Can this be cancerous?

Not really: 0.5 cm nodal lesion is about 1/4 inch. Most of the pathologic lymph nodes don't appear in the occipital region which drains the back of the scalp. They appear along the jugular chain usually not as a single small nodule. This could be lipoma, fibroma, neuroma. If it enlarges and is very firm, then a bx would be performed. Otherwise warm soaks to the area could resolve the problem. ...Read more

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I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should I be worried about cancer?

I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should I be worried about cancer?

No: Just check the node about once a month. If it does not grow bigger, you do not have other enlarged nodes, it would be okay to wait and watch.
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Lymph node near kidney 3.6x2.7 cm. Had biopsy 5 days ago. What is a reasonable time frame to expect results? I'm so anxious waiting...

Lymph node near kidney 3.6x2.7 cm. Had biopsy 5 days ago. What is a reasonable time frame to expect results? I'm so anxious waiting...

Varies: Lymphnode biopsies take longer than most other biopsies due to the number of tests done on lymphnodes. A week is not unusual. You may wish to check with your doctor if s/he has received the report. If not you may request your doctor to contact the pathologist reading the biopsy for a report. ...Read more

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Male 20 years I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm No changing in size for 3 months No pain or any other symptoms?

Male 20 years I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm No changing in size for 3 months No pain or any other symptoms?

LN or something else: LN x 3 months is nt a usual finding. This could be something else such as remnant of an abscess, sebaceous cyst or lipoma which are less likely, etc. Likely benign but have it looked at, perhaps w a POC US + CBC at lease. Bx may or may not be indicated depending on features. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a healthy 16 year old male and I just noticed my preauricular lymph node is swelled to about 1.25 CM. No other symptoms. Bad anxiety, help!

Hi, I'm a healthy 16 year old male and I just noticed my preauricular lymph node is swelled to about 1.25 CM. No other symptoms. Bad anxiety, help!

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph nodes are normally due to slight infection to any area or oragan they driane, in your cae the ear, side of face and neck, they normally go away after treating the cause. ...Read more