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Shotty Cervical Lymph Nodes
Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?
Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more
My MRI scan shows multiple shotty cervical lymph nodes, a sore throat ongoing and get headaches. I get very hot at night.
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Shotty lymph nodes usually mean small but many nodes. The important thing is to see if they have fatty centers (meaning they are likely benign) or not.
From your symptoms--sore throat, headaches, fever (hot at night?) I suspect some kind of infectious condition, but you need to be examined clinically. ...Read more
Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction to dental or gingival disease, or less often, malignancies. Chains of nodes drain from different areas and it might help to know whether this is behind or in front of the muscle running diagonally from the jay angle to the collarbone. ...Read more
Not much: The cortex of the lymph node can be thickened and is more of a descriptive term by pathologists. It is non-specific and can be seen in normal conditions, or in diseased conditions. This is typically information that the pathologist communicates to your primary care provider. ...Read more
Cervical lymph nodes enlarged 7days ago due to illness..how long til they shrink? Have been feeling better past 5 days
It may take several: weeks for them to go down. It takes a while after being sick. ...Read more
Are there lymph nodes in the lower back area? Are they near the surface that if they get enlarged can be felt like for example cervical lymph nodes?
Yes: There are chains of lymph nodes in the back of the neck on both sides, called posterior chain nodes. There are also anterior chain nodes. Nodes which can be felt may be associated with infection, irritation or sometimes oncologic reasons. Regardless, nodes should be brought to your physician's attention to be documented and measured. A followup visit is what I usually do in two weeks. ...Read more
Mmmm...: All normal humans have unenlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes, so that by itself has no special meaning. ...Read more
Inflammed : Reactive lymph nodes are usually swollen and or tender from allergy or infection. After treatment for the primary cause of the reaction, the reactive lymph nodes resolve and the swelling and or tenderness resolves. ...Read more
Are cervical lymph nodes generally not suspicious as long as they're smaller than 1cm? What if a small deep node feels somewhat fixed to tissue?
Clinical finding: Yes normally 2 cm nodes are biopsied , even size is small hard indurated fixed mass is clinical suspicion for malignancy so is usually done . ...Read more
Is it true that palpable posterior cervical lymph nodes are mostly malignant? Is a palpable node always enlarged?
No, yes: It may be inflammatory in nature...possible infection/infestation of scalp. They have to enlarge to be palpable. ...Read more
I have had enlarged supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph nodes for 3 years. Since I've had them so long do you think they aren't serious?
It is worrisome: Lymph nodes swell when there is something wrong. It can be something as simple as a sinus infection or as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis. The only way to decide if is is "serious" is to determine what is causing it. Three years of supraclavicular lymphadenopathy would make me worry about the possibility of lymphoma (a type of blood cancer). See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes. Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too.Lymphoma?
??: There are many causes of enlarged cervical lymph nodes.Any diagnosis online would be guessing.First see doctor to diagnose if it is lymph node or something else.Good luck. ...Read more
What are the names of the lymph nodes located directly underneath the top most portion of the breastbone-are these considered cervical lymph nodes?
Not cervical: If it's above your clavicles, i.e., breastbone, then it's supraclavicular lymph nodes. The cervical lymph nodes are around the neck either anteriorly under the chin/jaw, or posteriorly next to the cervical vertebrae. ...Read more
For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes. Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too.
Lympadenopathy: enlarged lymphnodes can be common and the thoughts of a serious cause such as lymphoma is always in the back of ones head. O good complete history and physical exam is important as well as some routine testing, including at the least a cbc-diff. The definitive diagnosis however for chronic lymphnode enlargement is a biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read more
Does enlarged thickened cortex of cervical lymph nodes always mean cancer? What else could cause that?
Infection: Infection can also cause enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
I've had two palpable cervical lymph nodes in my neck for 3 years, they are mobile and squishy but a big bigger than a CM doctors say they're ok?
Consider evaluation: There are several possible explanations. A history and examination with preliminary laboratory work is a good start. If your md has done this, it may be reaso able to observe for now. However if not resolving in the best few weeks an ENT examination may be in order. ...Read more
Both cervical lymph nodes enlarged on both sides of my neck, but my right lymph node seems to be more enlarged than the other one. No pain. Why?
Infection: Lymph nodes usually enlarge to fight off infection. That is their primary function. If they are larger than one centimeter (about a half inch) or if there are many of them and they are not going away, then see your doctor to make sure they are normal and not a cause for concern. ...Read more
I have a very large, very painful cervical lymph nodes with no cause, eventually had to go to accident and emergency unit because pain was unbearable. Doc wasnt very concerned, gave me anti inflammatories. Should I be concerned?
Not yet: A virus infection is the most likely cause. It should go away within a week or so. Sometimes the virus is mononucleosis, which usually causes severe fatigue. Occasionally a bacteria infects lymph nodes, in which case an antibiotic is needed. See your primary care doctor later next week if not improving. ...Read more
Spider bite: Hello. Yes, a spider bite can induce posterior lymph node activation and swelling. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Cervical lymph nodes enlarged overnight a few weeks ago-with Fever chills. Have gone down somewhat but R node still pretty big. Why one big?
Lymph node: Lymph nodes usually suddenly grow in size because the are reacting to a local infection, in your cause the throat, the ear, or the sinus. Also, the lymph node can itself become infected. This is called cervical lymphadenitis and it is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a chain of palpable cervical lymph nodes from back of my neck to 2 inches from clavicle. Some hurt some don't. Mostly all movable. What is this?
Many: Most of the time, they are likely from an infection at that side of the body above the neck area (tonsil, sinus gum, teeth etc) But if the node sizes get larger or the enlargement continues for more than 2 weeks, be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: If it gets disseminated, then yes it can spread to distant lymph nodes ...Read more
9 yr old daughter 2 enlarged cervical lymph nodes, mobile @ 4 wks normal CBC and U/S, at 6 wks inguilar nodes starting to enlarge. Reason to worry?
Did you mean inguinal nodes? A variety of causes.
Here is some general information:
Recommend for specifics and to work out how reassured or otherwise you should be about your normal tests seek a consult with a doctor licensed in your area as will need a good history and re-examination to help properly answer your question here. ...Read more
Deep cervical lymph nodes enlarging every 1-2 weeks. I have sle and sjogrens. Is this due to just the a.I.S or possibly cancer? What tests can I do?
Could be either: Sle and sjögren's syndrome can both cause enlarged lymph nodes. These diseases also can increase the risk of lymphoma - a type of cancer which can also cause these lymph nodes to swell. It is also possible that your swollen lymph nodes are due to sinus problems, an infection, or something unrelated to your autoimmune disease. You should see your doctor to determine the best course for you. ...Read more
Could there be a relation between my chronic hives and enlarged painless inguinal and cervical lymph nodes?
Yes: Yes, there could be a relationship between these symptoms. I would suggest visiting a physician and getting a full history and physical examination. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a firm pea sized lump near the deep jugular cervical lymph nodes, it seems to be getting bigger over time. What is it?
Be seen: Any lymph node that seems to be getting bigger should be evaluated. It is likely due to an infection, though it could also be other things as well. See your physician. ...Read more
Neck MRI shows "small cervical lymph nodes noted bilaterally prominent at level II with preserved helium". What does this mean?
Sounds normal.: We all have lymph nodes in our neck. Sometimes they get a little "prominent". The "preserved hilum" is a good thing because it means the lymph node looks normal otherwise. If there were no other findings, then this is OK. ...Read more