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Reactive Lymph Node In Neck
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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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