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Doctor insights on: Removal Of Lymph Nodes In Neck Side Effects

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My dad had neck dissection and lymph nodes removed what are the side effects or risks involved after this procedure?

My dad had neck dissection and lymph nodes removed what are the side effects or risks involved after this procedure?

Neck Dissection: The best person to ask is the surgeon who did the surgery. He will know exactly what was done and can tell you what to expect specifically for your dad. ...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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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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What are subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck?

What are subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck?

Submental?: 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 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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Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

Small bilateral subcentimeter lymph nodes in neck, is this normal?

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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Soft movable lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm No other symptoms If they don't change in size or the number is that mean they are safe Thank you :)?

Soft movable lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm No other symptoms If they don't change in size or the number is that mean they are safe Thank you :)?

Very possibly...: But I think you should get an expert opinion. I would advise you have your physician examine them and confirm your assessment that these lymph nodes are benign. Then you can agree together on whether it is safe for you to self-monitor them, or if she/he wants you to return for a recheck just to make sure all remains stable/benign. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Does matted lymph nodes in neck mean cancer?

Does matted lymph nodes in neck mean cancer?

May be tuberculosis: Matted lymph nodes usually applies to chronic lymph node involvement from tuberculosis. Can certainly happen from lymphoma, secondary cancers, other chronic inflammatory diseases involving lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How can you soothe swollen lymph nodes in neck?

How can you soothe swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually due to an infection in the area and some times due to tumors such as lymphoma. It is not feasible to know the casue without a history, physical examination and may be lab tests. ...Read more

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How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

No help needed: 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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Are you supposed to be able to feel lymph nodes in neck? I can feel a few in my submandibular/submental regions. All are either 1cm or smaller. I've heard conflicting views on this. 25yo f. Healthy.

Are you supposed to be able to feel lymph nodes in neck? I can feel a few in my submandibular/submental regions. All are either 1cm or smaller. I've heard conflicting views on this. 25yo f. Healthy.

Sometimes: Lymph nodes in the neck may be felt under normal circumstances and more so if you are fighting off a respiratory infection. 2 cm +, tell the doc. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed benign infamation of lymph nodes in neck. What does this mean?

Ultrasound showed benign infamation of lymph nodes in neck. What does this mean?

Inflamation: Presumably, you have enlarged lymph nodes and the ultrasound saw no evidence that the normal architecture of the nodes was not disrupted and therefore didn't think there was a tumor cause. Thus the benign designation. The cause could be some sort of infection. ...Read more

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I would like help with swollen lymph nodes in neck?

I would like help with swollen lymph nodes in neck?

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 could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords. In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X ray can help. Bx if necessary. ...Read more

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Have had swllon lymph nodes in neck for years, no doctor seems concerned! I'm scared its lymphoma or is going to turn into it. Should I be this scared?

Have had swllon lymph nodes in neck for years, no doctor seems concerned! I'm scared its lymphoma or is going to turn into it. Should I be this scared?

Probable not: Enlarged lymph nodes from lymphoma and other cancerous causes leads the lymph nodes to continue to grow over time, and it's usually pretty quick. If you have lumps in your neck that have been the same for many years, it's likely nothing to worry about. They may not even be lymph nodes. You may have lipomas anywhere in the skin, which is a benign growth of fat tissue. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Could be...: A few different things. Tender is usually a good sign. If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a cold, those could cause it. However if you have a very lg node/nodes, it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out. ...Read more

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If enlarged lymph nodes in neck are because of cancer somewhere else would it have to be in an area close to the neck?

If enlarged lymph nodes in neck are because of cancer somewhere else would it have to be in an area close to the neck?

Yes and no...: Neck lymph nodes may become enlarged with tumors of the head and neck, such as squamous cell carcinoma of the throat. (Smokers are prone to this problem.) This is because the lymphatic channels in the neck will filter through neck nodes before draining into a larger vessel in the chest. In contrast, lymphoma is a tumor of lymph nodes themselves, and can cause enlargement of any node. ...Read more

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Can sinus or rhintis cause lymph nodes in neck, they r very small n sometime they disappear. What to do?

Sometimes: Any infection of the sinuses, scalp, face, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, and throat could cause enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes. Usually, the lymph nodes would resolve when the infection clears. If lymph nodes are large (> 1-2 cm) and persist then consider evaluation further with ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Please let me know what is the connection between oral lichen planus and stiff palpable lymph nodes in neck?

Inflamation: Lichen planis is an autoimmune disorder which manifests in inflammatory responses. Your body will react to inflammation by trying to clean up the fluids and cells through your lymph system. The ones in your neck are the pathway, thus stiff nodes. Baylor university has a great clinic and support group that can help you understand this problem. Or see your dentist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

Maybe: Sometimes lymph nodes react to infections and when the infection is over they stay enlarged. If the node is not tender and stable probably nothing to worry about. You would need some type of Xray to tell if it is calcified. Don't think that is worth he trouble. ...Read more

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What can cause two swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection to ear, spread from parotid gland. In mid neck tumor can arise from metastatic thyroid and in supraclavicular fossa, an upward spread from lungs. Biopsy if persistent or enlarging can show lymphoma, infection or tumor metastatic tumor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Go see your doctor: Need more info: one or more? How big? Is it growing? Is it hard, painful, red etc? Any other swollen glands anywhere else? Any fevers, night sweats, weight loss etc... ...Read more

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Can hsv1 cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collarbone?

Can hsv1 cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collarbone?

Yes: Hsv1, the virus that causes cold sores, can definitely make these lymph nodes enlarged. If you have an active sore on your mouth, and your neck and collarbone lymph nodes are enlarged and sore, they should improve as the sore improves. If you don't have a sore, they don't improve, or you have painless, enlarged lymph nodes, you should be examined by a doctor. Don't wait too long! ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck. Could it be from post nasal drip?

Tender lymph nodes in neck. Could it be from post nasal drip?

Doubtful: Pnd is usually not a precipitating factor in lymphadenopathy. Infections and allergic reactions are more commonly causative factors in lymphadenopathy. If the condiiton persists, and the nodes do not get smaller and smaller in the next week or so, than see your dr. For an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that swollen lymph nodes in neck affect swallowing?

Is it possible that swollen lymph nodes in neck affect swallowing?

No: Lymph nodes enlargement in general will not affect swallowing. ...Read more

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Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Depends: Upper neck area nodes can been seen well. Lower neck nodes can be out of range of imaging. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck to clavical referred to an ENT what's this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck to clavical referred to an ENT what's this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes: Many times swollen lymph nodes happen as a reaction to something/a condition occurs in the head and neck area- like if you have any inflammation, infection, or other process including malignancy that happens in the mouth, tongue, throat etc. Your ENT will evaluate your ear, mouth and throat area to see if there is anything explaining the lymph nodes and do necessary work-up -may include a biopsy. ...Read more

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Very swollen glands and lymph nodes in neck, when should I visit the doctor?

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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Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal?

Feel more than 10 lymph nodes in neck/chin area. Smallest is bb sized while most are pea sized. Is this normal?

Perhaps: There are numerous nodes in the neck.
Many are the size you describe.
Most of us are fatter and do not feel them.
Enlarging?
Tender?
Other infection. Dental, sore throats etc may lead to feeling the nodes. ...Read more