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Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Size matters: In adults we usually shouldn't be able to feel lymph nodes. Having said that we're not usually concerned until we feel something that is one cm or larger. Soft, easy to move lymph nodes, especially in the posterior neck, behind the sternocleidomastoid muscle, are fairly common. If you had it checked out, and it's not growing, it's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

Same name: 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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Ultrasound shows small reactive lymph node in neck which has been there 15 weeks+ bloods are normal and I have been refered to ENT. Worry?

Ultrasound shows small reactive lymph node in neck which has been there 15 weeks+ bloods are normal and I have been refered to ENT. Worry?

Don't worry too much: There is a network of lymph nodes in the head/ neck region. When you have a cold or upper respiratory infection, sometimes they become more prominent. They usually go back to normal in time. Sometimes they don't. If they stay enlarged, then it's worth taking a closer look by having one removed and tested. Most times they are just chronic inflammation, but it can be infection or rarely cancer. ...Read more

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What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

Reactive=monitoring: 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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Reactive lymph node neck. last ultra sound 2012.blood test done 4 months ago (including FBE) no abnormalities. do I need to go for another ultrasound?

Reactive lymph node neck. last ultra sound 2012.blood test done 4 months ago (including FBE) no abnormalities. do I need to go for another ultrasound?

Not if stable: If the node has receded, then you need not go back for another one; if it has grown, or changed in character in any way, then you should go; ...Read more

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Hi i hve reactive lymph nodes in my neck under the jaw. What could be the reason for tht? Its been dere for over 2mnths nw

Hi i hve reactive lymph nodes in my neck under the jaw. What could be the reason for tht? Its been dere for over 2mnths nw

See your doc!: It's hard to say what is going on since we have no other information. Please see your doctor, and get evaluated to see what is going on. It might be something serious, or it could be something minor, but the fact that they have not gone away by now, means that this should be checked out. ...Read more

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Ultrasound-Reactive lymph node side of neck, pain comes and goes. Stays swollen, neck pain sometimes. no other symptoms. Antibiotic didn't help. Why?

Ultrasound-Reactive lymph node side of neck, pain comes and goes. Stays swollen, neck pain sometimes. no other symptoms. Antibiotic didn't help. Why?

Lymphadenopathy: Reactive nodes are responding to drainage from an inflammation in the area which drains to those nodes. If the antibiotics did not help then either it is not a sensitive bacterial infection, or the site of the infection is not being reached by the antibiotic (dental abscess, other). Have you ever been exposed to TB? ...Read more

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Recent CT report states:scattered reactive lymph nodes within the neck. Biapical pleural parenchymal fibrosis at the lung apices is noted. Please expl?

Recent CT report states:scattered reactive lymph nodes within the neck. Biapical pleural parenchymal fibrosis at the lung apices is noted. Please expl?

Nothing worrisome: Reactive lymph nodes are lymph nodes that are prominent but not worrisome, presumably secondary to a recent infection. Fibrosis is scarring. On it's own, not a terrible thing. Slightly unusual for a 37 yr old though. May be from an old infection. However, if you smoke, this would be secondary to damage. ...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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I have reactive enlarged lymph nodes in my neck, on the left , 15mm and on the right 18mm and I also have hypothyriodism. no infection. What's wrong?

I have reactive enlarged lymph nodes in my neck, on the left , 15mm and on the right 18mm and I also have hypothyriodism. no infection. What's wrong?

Reaction to virus: Reactive lymph nodes are often seen after a variety of infections and may not be related to the hypothyroidism. Hashimoto's disease, the autoimmune form of hypothyroidism, can be associated with lymph node enlargement. If the lymph nodes do not decrease in size with time, they should be further evaluated and possibly biopsied ...Read more

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Can one have bilateral posterior cervical reactive lymph node swelling on the neck after wisdom tooth extraction? If so, how long does it last for?

How long post-op?: When were your wisdom teeth removed? Do you have any pain at the site of the wisdom teeth? How did you learn you have bilateral posterior cervical reactive lymph node swelling? If your physician saw you, did you ask about the relationship to wisdom tooth extraction? Lymph node swelling which originates from an infection can either subside or they can fibrose (scar), which is not abnormal. ...Read more

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What does an eccentric hilum for a 2.2cmx1.2cm cervical lymph node with .5cm hypogenic area inside indicate? Lymphoma or just reactive node?

What does an eccentric hilum for a 2.2cmx1.2cm cervical lymph node with .5cm hypogenic area inside indicate? Lymphoma or just reactive node?

Impossible to tell: If this is the only area..Your doctor may elect to follow this..But if there are other areas or there are clinical issues..They may elect for a biopsy to determine the clinical importance. ...Read more

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Should i b scared if my MRI report cam bac sayin "small non enlarged incidental reactive lymph nodes r noted in the neck, which r probably reactive"?

Should i b scared if my MRI report cam bac sayin "small non enlarged incidental reactive lymph nodes r noted in the neck, which r probably reactive"?

Be happy: Radiologists are very good at reading what may be worrisome and what looks like just reactive nodes. I would be bothered if it said "can't be sure and recommend recheck in 3-6 months", but this basically says don't worry about things, so don't! call the ones you love tonight and say "i'm great, and i love you", take a walk with your significant other and enjoy life - you are fine! ...Read more

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What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

No exact size: There is no magic number in terms of size. Needs to be correlated with the overall clinical picture. If you have a persistently enlarged node or nodes, see an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden enlargement of lymph node in neck, 1 inch.very painful. Low grade fevers are also present. Possibly serious or just fighting something minor?

Sudden enlargement of lymph node in neck, 1 inch.very painful. Low grade fevers are also present. Possibly serious or just fighting something minor?

May need antibiotics: If a lymph node in the neck suddenly increases in size to one inch, over a time period of 1-2 days, there may be an infection such as strep throat, or there may be a bacterial infection in the lymph node without strep throat. In either case, the doctor may want to prescribe antibiotics if his evaluation suggests a bacterial (meaning not viral) infection. ...Read more