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Is 13mm pretracheal lymph node large?

Is 13mm pretracheal lymph node large?

Size not important: 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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T3 (liothyronine) 5.38 T4 > 24.86 TSH < 0.005, diffuse enlargement of thyroid, enlarged left level III lymph node (19x5mm), multiple sub-cm pretracheal lymph nodes?

T3 (liothyronine) 5.38 T4 > 24.86 TSH < 0.005, diffuse enlargement of thyroid, enlarged left level III lymph node (19x5mm), multiple sub-cm pretracheal lymph nodes?

Thyroid enlargement: You do not give the "normal range" of values, but it appears you are hyperthyroid (elevated ft4, low tsh). Thyroid is diffusely enlarged (no nodules). This is consistent with graves disease. There is a significant lymph node, but this can occur with graves, and does not necessarily suggest cancer. You need to see an endocrinologist to sort through the information. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pretracheal and paratracheal lymph nodes, or are they different terms for the same thing? Thank you Docs.

The location.: "Pretracheal" means the lymph nodes are located just in front of the trachea, "paratracheal" means they are located alongside the trachea. ...Read more

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Can you pop a lymph node?

Can you pop a lymph node?

Not poppable: 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 does the aortocaval lymph node do?

What does the aortocaval lymph node do?

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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What does a normal lymph node feel like?

What does a normal lymph node feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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 could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

What could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

Lots of things: Swollen lymph nodes may be swollen due to inflammation, infection, lymphoma, cancer, sarcoid or castlemann's disease.

I am sure there are other possibilities but off the top of my head these seem to be the most common. ...Read more

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How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

Function/condition: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an overactive lymph node?

Is it possible to have an overactive lymph node?

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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Is it worrisome if you can slightly feel a lymph node?

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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Have a lymph node but why doesn't it hurt? What could this mean?

Get a medical check: Enlarged lymph nodes that hurt are usually due to infection or inflammation. But when the nodes are enlarged yet painless, they need to be checked by your doctor as it can be a sign of cancer if the nodes are clearly enlarged (over 2 centimeter). Further tests and or a biopsy may be required to determine the cause of their enlargment. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my reactive lymph node pain comes and goes?

Why might it be that my reactive lymph node pain comes and goes?

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 bad things like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge (pain) in response to the inflammation created when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Many Causes: 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 is a lymph node aspiration?

What is a lymph node aspiration?

See below: When a needle is inserted into an enlarged or abnormal lymph node and fluid is pulled out of the node. ...Read more

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Can you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Can you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Usually: No ons on chest, if mass it may be neurofibroma. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a lymph node on your face?

Is it possible to have a lymph node on your face?

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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Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Infection or tumor: The usual cause is some infection in the area drained by that node. Less commonly tumors may present as a swollen node. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of lymphoma lymph node?

What are the characteristics of lymphoma lymph node?

Bad lymph node.: Concerning lymph nodes are generally rockhard, immovable with respect to the overlying skin, irregularly shaped. That being said, any lymph node that you have felt for more than one month should be examined. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a shotty lymph node?

Shotty lymph nodes: Check this link
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=9902 ...Read more

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Suv of 5.2 of lymph node alongiliac chain is this mean mestastises?

Suv of 5.2 of lymph node alongiliac chain is this mean mestastises?

Worrisome!: Lymph nodes with an suv on pet scan of 2 or so imply that the node is negative for tumor. Suv of 5 or more is worrisome. The node needs to be biopsied. ...Read more

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What is necrotic lymph node?

What is necrotic lymph node?

It depends on when a: How did you know or find out about this probelm? Is it seen on a ct scan? Why do not you ask the doctor who told you about it! If the lymph node is enlarged (? Cause is important here!) then it can have dead cells in the middle of the gland. That is what necrosis/necrotic means. But it is important to find out the cause which may need a biopsy. Your doctor should guide you. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Lymph node: Any inflammatory precipitant, such as a bite or infection or injury, can cause swelling of a lymph node. If there is a red streak above or below, or if you have fevers and chills, then you should see your doctor to see if the bite has become infected. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen lymph node?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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Can you pop a swollen lymph node?

No: When lymph nodes enlarge they are solid structures, they are not filled with fluid, so they can't be popped. ...Read more

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What can a lymph node biopsy tell?

What can a lymph node biopsy tell?

Lymph node character: A lymph node biopsy can tell us about th character of the lymph node. It is commonly performed to determine if they are reflective of inflammation, spread of cancer or infection. ...Read more

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What is a swollen lymph node like?

What is a swollen lymph node like?

Question is vague!: Swollen lymph node may reactive process or could be cancer (lymphoma or metastatic spread). Reactive process may be secondary to various organisms such as viral, bacterial, fungal (including granulomatous processes). Many other condtions are idiopathic (no known causative factor). ...Read more

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Is a cancerous lymph node moveable?

Is a cancerous lymph node moveable?

Lymph node: In early stages, yes, cancerous lymph node is moveable. But in later stages, cancerous lymph nodes become firm to hard, matted (adherent to each other) and adherent to adjacent structures and immoveable. ...Read more

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What could cause lymph node swelling?

What could cause lymph node swelling?

Inflammation: Local injury, local inflammation, boils, abcesses, r/o serous problems like tumor, cancer etc. ...Read more

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Normal lymph node size in groin area?

BAsic info: 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 is the right axillary lymph node?

What is the right axillary lymph node?

Right Armpit site.: We have lymph nodes all over the body. An axillary lymph node is in the armpit. There is often more than one. ...Read more

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What is a lymph node specialist called?

What is a lymph node specialist called?

A Doctor: All of us are trained to evaluate lymph nodes. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria. 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. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

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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What happens in a lymph node open biopsy?

What happens in a lymph node open biopsy?

Several things: Numb the area, make a small incision and inspect the lymph node visually; then either obtain a portion of the node or more likely remove the node, and then obtain portions for culture, for microscopic examination using some sophisticated testing procedures. They may ask for frozen sections (rapid exam) and when results arrive decide to do further surgery. This is a diagnostic procedure. ...Read more

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What is classed as a swollen lymph node?

What is classed as a swollen lymph node?

Depends on...: Whether or not a lymph node is called swollen depends on the size of the node and the average size of nodes in that part of the body, in people of that age group. A node about the diameter of a dime may be called enlarged, and one that is half the width of a dime is called normal sized. In children neck nodes usually get larger than dime-width in strep throat or other infections. ...Read more

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What does ultrasound of a lymph node show?

What does ultrasound of a lymph node show?

Lymph node: A normal lymph node looks something like a little kidney. Shape is similar and on doppler small arteries can be seen entering the hilus of the node. There is a peripheral and central zone kind of like renal cortex and medulla. Abnormal nodes enlarge, show loss of normal architecture, and may show signs of mass invasion if there is tumor involvement. ...Read more

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Can a intramammary lymph node be malignant?

Can a intramammary lymph node be malignant?

Lymph node pathology: A lymph node is simply a 'weigh station' for the immune system. A lymph node will 'react' such that it can become bigger (and hence found on physical exam, or seen in some type of imaging) when it is working for you. Most often, it's some type of germ -such as a virus or bacteria that it's reacting to. Since cancer is also an 'invader' sometimes that can cause it to react too. Best to see your doc ...Read more

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What should I know about lymph node cancer?

What should I know about lymph node cancer?

Lymphoma: Lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs when white blood cells (lymphocytes) behave irregularly. Abnorma lymphocytes may divide more frequently and can form "nodules". Lymphoma may develop in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, other organs. Lymphoma is divided into two main types - hodgkin's and non hodgkin's and several subtypes. Cancer. Gov for more info. ...Read more