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Shape Of A Lymph Node
Echo character: Tells very little. It is usually used to aid in finding the node to perform an aspiration. Hypechoic zone can indicate solid or fluid filled space. Size would help, but only cells, and in lymphoma, perhaps an excisional biopsy and test for gene re-arrangements would help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not palpable: 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
Hi what means a hypoechoic elongated lymph node in my neck.. And a prominent lymph node with loss of tbe normal fatty hilum.. That means have malignan?
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Probably normal: May be a small lymph node reacting to some local inflammation, but without examining it impossible to be sure. The location, the fact that it is mobile, and the absence of other symptoms suggests this is nothing to worry about, but should it get larger, hard to the touch, fixed to underlying tissue, other symptoms develop, more appear, it becomes tender and painful, see a doctor. ...Read more
What it contains: Lymph nodes drain a region of a body of its toxins, pathogens, & dead cells through the lymphatic system. This parallels the venous system. Once the lymphatic fluid from distant cells reaches a node, white blood cells either kill or process the contents. Cancerous nodes simply collected cancerous cells that drained from its territory. The cells then were able to multiply in that node as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not really: Lymph nodes are not considered swollen or enlarged unless they are bigger than one CM(>10 mm). But watch out, Intramammary lymph nodes can be a tumor as well. So this needs to be followed over the next 6 months either with repeat Ultrasound or a mammogram to make sure that it is not getting bigger in size(growing, which may imply that it is more likely to be breast cancer nodule). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While usually ovoid,: A chicklet-sized lumplet could be a small node. Change, pain, duration all important in discerning nexts steps. ...Read more
Can you give a general approximation of the centimeter size of an linguinal lymph node in the groin area? What is a normal size and an abnormal size?
Size doesn't matter: It's common to find nodes up to 25 mm or even more on physical exam or autopsy. If your lymph nodes are not woody or tire-rubber hard, preposterously enlarged, or very stuck to the nearby structures, stop worrying about them. When I was a kid going barefoot in the summers, I blew up a few big ones on either side. Life's hard enough without obsessing that your normal lymph nodes are lymphoma. ...Read more
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
Infection most commo: Infection is the most common cause of an enlarged lymph node in any location. If it has been present less than two to four weeks then keep an eye on it. If swelling and redness is severe then you may need antibiotics to clear. If the lymph node is present more than four weeks then see your physician to make sure more serious things are not present. Get your mammogram done also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple: A fine needle aspiration biopsy means using a thin needle (like the ones used to draw blood) to draw a very small tissue or cell sample from the lymph node. The sample is examined under microscope by a pathologist who can often make a diagnosis without the need for a surgical procedure to remove an entire node ...Read more
Is a 11mm neck node in the jugular region an average size for a node ? A lot of pain in neck and ear. I'm not sick. What is the normal size of a node?
Neck lymph nodes: They are typically small , less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. 1.1 cm is borderline enlarged. Jugular nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the tonsils. See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Semantics: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes/nodules "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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
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