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When it comes to lymph nodes how big is bad. Like lymphoma?

When it comes to lymph nodes how big is bad. Like lymphoma?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes enlarge as a result of their normal activity in aiding in immunity, but may also enlarge because of malignancy of the lymphatics or extension of other cancers to the lymph nodes. When cancerous they are often hard to touch, fixed to underlying tissues, not tender. The best answer however, is that if concerned, they may need to be biopsied for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I can feel the litle lymph nodes on the side of my 4 yearolds neck all the time they are not enlarged i can just feel them is that a bad thing ?

I can feel the litle lymph nodes on the side of my 4 yearolds neck all the time they are not enlarged i can just feel them is that a bad thing ?

Location and Size: Lymph nodes in 4 yr old are normal unless large, painful or in wrong location. Small, round, firm, painless along chain in front or back of neck is normal. Increase in size with response to inflammation, i.e. Allergies/uri. Abnormal if large, painful, external skin changes or associated with systemic symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weight loss, rash- and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Have it checked out: Lymph nodes that are swollen and painful constantly may be a reflection of chronic infection. The enlarged lymph nodes may also be a manifestation of lymphoma which is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells and is localized to the lymph nodes. This should be evaluated by your doctors. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

If large, and hard: Lymphadenopathy comes with infections and other condition like lymphoma---how many lymph node, how large, how hard? Need doctor evaluation not just to figure why but also to treat infection, like cat scratch or more serious. ...Read more

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Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

It depends: It depends on the cause which can be either inflammatory (Infections like TB) or Granulomas like Sarcoid are not all that dangerous but if they are enlarged due to cancer, then it depends on which type of Cancer(Lymphomas are treatable but other Cancers are more serious. ...Read more

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How bad is bladder cancer when it invades the lymph nodes?

How bad is bladder cancer when it invades the lymph nodes?

High risk: Bladder cancer found to be in the lymph nodes at the time of bladder removal is considered "advanced" and 5 year survival estimates are on the order of 25-30%. However, some patients with relatively little involvement of the nodes can experience prolonged survival, if not cure, from thorough surgical removal of lymph node tissue at the time of surgery for bladder removal. Chemotherapy may help. ...Read more

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For the last week I've had a pain in my left armpit. Now it's severe pain. I can barely move without it hurting so bad. Could it be lymph nodes?

For the last week I've had a pain in my left armpit. Now it's severe pain. I can barely move without it hurting so bad. Could it be lymph nodes?

Yes possible: It is a possibility that these are lymph nodes but if its so painful that you can't lift your arm there could even be an underlying abscess developing or more rarely a clot in the aviary veins. Please see your doctor to get an examination ...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?

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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Bodybuilders with lymph nodes in the neck nsaids is it bad?

Bodybuilders with lymph nodes in the neck nsaids is it bad?

No, as long as you--: Have normal kidneys. Nsaids are to be used with caution in some one with poor kidney function. You are advised to get evaluated by your pcp/gen surgeon for proper diagnosis, to find out the cause of having large ln in the neck. Blood work like cbc, esr, chemistry profile would be some of the tests that i would like to see; ; further testing would depend on the results of the initial labs. ...Read more

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Bodybuilders with lymph nodes in the neck nsaids is is bad?

Bodybuilders with lymph nodes in the neck nsaids is is bad?

No a good choice: Lymphs node are d ue to infection o other cause.Nay be a cycle with antibiotics will be better NSAID are for pain and inflamation. Anyway go to see you pcp. ...Read more

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Cat scan from last year showed enlarged thymus and lymph nodes. Is this bad? My dr never told me about this

Cat scan from last year showed enlarged thymus and lymph nodes. Is this bad? My dr never told me about this

Probably not: Without knowing the sizes and measurements it is extremely unlikely that it is worrisome. It is very common for a younger person to have a "residual thymus" that is a remnant of our youth. Lymph nodes are in fact, normal when not enlarged. So, that's probably why you were not told. If you are still concerned, as your doc for the specifics. ...Read more

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19 y/o, 2 movable lymph nodes in right armpit. Not growing in size, sometimes aches, bad anxiety, docs don't seem bothered. Can't stop worrying.

19 y/o, 2 movable lymph nodes in right armpit. Not growing in size, sometimes aches, bad anxiety, docs don't seem bothered. Can't stop worrying.

See if this helps: It's good that they are moveable and sore. Malignancies often are fixed and painless. Also good that the doctors are untroubled. It 'd be better if they were able to convey relief as well as lack of concern, but tight schedules make that hard. A likely cause is an infection of some sort. A cyst is also a possibility (nothing to fret about). Don't use anti-perspirant. Give it time, then ask again. ...Read more

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I have a boil under my arm and the pain is severe but im not sure if its bad enough to get checked out ?? I feel like my lymph nodes may be swollen

I have a boil under my arm and the pain is severe but im not sure if its bad enough to get checked out ?? I feel like my lymph nodes may be swollen

Boil handled locally: If boil does not enlarge and is managed locally it should resolve. Most infections here are from skin appendages such as sebaceous cyst that is infected, a sweat gland infection or from hair follicle. Warm soaks, antibiotics if temp present should bring lesion down. If not incisional drainage may be needed. ...Read more

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I have 5 lymph nodes on my armpit since little from shaving and deodorants. I notice i got a pimple and it's pink and swollen near them. Is it bad?

I have 5 lymph nodes on my armpit since little from shaving and deodorants. I notice i got a pimple and it's pink and swollen near them. Is it bad?

Not good: Local pimple and infection can cause nodes to, enlarge, depending on bacteria, and infection and duration. Warm compresses, and may need antibiotics if fever, pain, spreading, pain. Be seen soon. ...Read more

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If you have a bad cold can the lymph nodes under your arm pits get swollen and/or sore? What are some things that can cause this, if not the cold?

If you have a bad cold can the lymph nodes under your arm pits get swollen and/or sore? What are some things that can cause this, if not the cold?

Could: happen. Lymph nodes will get sore when body trying to fight off infections. Could be due to the cold could be skin irritation. But wait until you feel better. If the nodes don't calm done look for other causes. Since you are not feeling well I believe this is the cause ...Read more