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What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What is "Normal": Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins 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 come in all sizes from pea to lima bean. The are not usually easily felt. ...Read more

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How serious are lymph node enlargements?

How serious are lymph node enlargements?

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 it did not hurt?

Have a lymph node but why it did not hurt?

Lymph node: We all have lymph nodes. They can swell in response to inflammation or infection. Swollen nodes may or may not be uncomfortable with pressure. If you have chronically enlarged nodes that would warrant evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the ramifications of a missing lymph node?

What is the ramifications of a missing lymph node?

Huge numbers: 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. There are many, many of them so missing even a few will not cause problems. ...Read more

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What happens if you constantly squeeze a lymph node?

Nothing really : Constantly squeezing lymph nodes can potentially cause inflammation if pressed too hard and pain is felt. Try not to do it, and get your primary doctor to check then at your next visit. If they are enlarged, already hurting, they need to be checked sooner. Feel better. ...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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Mass in lymph node what causes?

Mass in lymph node what causes?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...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 calcified lymph node?

Size and location: 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" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, the immune system reacts and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. If calcified, they just feel hard. ...Read more