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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

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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Ovoid subcutaneous hypoechoic focal lesion size1.6x0.9 echogenic central hilum. Minimally enlarged reactive node in neck.ultra sound 2012. Concern??

Ovoid subcutaneous hypoechoic focal lesion size1.6x0.9 echogenic central hilum. Minimally enlarged reactive node in neck.ultra sound 2012. Concern??

Lymph nodes: are normal structures. If they are mildly enlarged, it is usually due to benign causes. If it has been stable since 2012, in all likelihood it is of no concern. ...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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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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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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Long term reactive swollen node in neck, bloods normal, was sent for biopsy but surgeon said to small (7mmx4mm) - aches when drinking. Worry?

Long term reactive swollen node in neck, bloods normal, was sent for biopsy but surgeon said to small (7mmx4mm) - aches when drinking. Worry?

Leave it alone: The ache-when-drinking isn't specific for Hodgkin's. If this is what it were, it would have declared itself by now. Everybody's got a node or two like this if you look hard enough. Be thankful for health and enjoy being young. ...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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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