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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

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Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Not related: 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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Can you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Can you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Usually: no ons on chest, if mass it may be neurofibroma. ...Read more

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Where is the sentinel lymph node located?

Where is the sentinel lymph node located?

Depends: The sentinel lymph node designation means it is the first node to which lymph fluid in a specific region of the body drains. Example, breast drains to nodes in the armpit; mouth, throat drain to neck nodes; leg tends to drain to groin nodes. ...Read more

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What is classed as a enlarged lymph node ?

What is classed as a enlarged lymph node ?

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 does it mean if a lymph node is dead?

Lymph node: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap, I am sorry I was trying to understand what do you mean by " dead".. Did you meant non-functional or atrophic ? Thank you ...Read more

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How do I know if my lymph node is lymphoma?

How do I know if my lymph node is lymphoma?

Biopsy: The best way to diagnose a lymph node with lymphoma is to have a biopsy sent to a pathologist for examination under the microscope and special tests for lymphoma. ...Read more

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Lymph node problems after mono, what to do?

Lymph node problems after mono, what to do?

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 a swollen painful lymph node mean?

What could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

Infection: At your age, a swollen and painful lymph node could represent an infection in that part of your body. If you have a primary physician it's a good idea to get checked. ...Read more

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How much time is lymph node removal for biopsy?

How much time is lymph node removal for biopsy?

Depends on location: Superficial nodes that are easily palpated etc..Can be biopsied more easily and quickly compare to deeper ones such as deep in chest or axillary area etc...Deep nodes/internal nodes such as those in chest are often just biospied and not removed--they do have important functions so don't remove unless you have to..Consult your doc..Good luck.. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a lymph node on your face?

Is it possible to have a lymph node on your face?

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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Can a 7mm intramammary lymph node reduce in size?

Can a 7mm intramammary lymph node reduce in size?

Ask your doc: Any lymph node can reduce in size, and can also increase in size. Haven't heard this precise term used in conjunction with a breast (presumably a study) but perhaps a radiologist will chime in. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

Many things: 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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Can a reactive post auricular lymph node be fixed?


Can a reactive post auricular lymph node be fixed?

Lymphadinopathy: This just means its been stimulated by something...like bacteria or an infection. The swelling which happens when our immune system see's something foreign should go down in the lymph node in time. ...Read more

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Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Infection or tumor: The usual cause is some infection in the area drained by that node. Less commonly tumors may present as a swollen node. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of lymphoma lymph node?

What are the characteristics of lymphoma lymph node?

Bad lymph node.: Concerning lymph nodes are generally rockhard, immovable with respect to the overlying skin, irregularly shaped. That being said, any lymph node that you have felt for more than one month should be examined. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a shotty lymph node?

Shotty lymph nodes: Check this link
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9902

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What does it mean when a collarbone lymph node hurts?

Most likely the --: Cause of the enlarged ln is due to an infection.
See your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Where is the lymph node located that is sentinel node?

Where is the lymph node located that is sentinel node?

Depends: The sentinel node is not a specific node but rather the node that first receives drainage from a cancer. Surgeons find it by injecting a tracer near the cancer and then seeing which node first takes up the tracer. The location depends on where the tumor is. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a procedure done by surgical oncologists for breast cancer, melanoma and some other cancers. ...Read more

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Explain complex lymph node with increased vascularity?

Explain complex lymph node with increased vascularity?

Imaging: It sounds as if this is the terminology that was used on an imaging study--either a ct scan or ultrasound. This indicates to me that your lymph node is not simply bean-shaped like normal, but is likely lobulated or perhaps composed of fluid-filled areas. Increased vascularity means that there are many blood vessels feeding it, likely because it is growing. A biopsy may be in order. ...Read more