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Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

Usually not: Many people have lymph nodes that can be felt. This can result from common problems like allergies. If they are rapidly growing it can be a sign of a serious problem. ...Read more

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What does the term shotty lymph nodes mean?

Cluster of nodes: This term refers to being able to palpate a group of small lymph nodes that are clustered together. ...Read more

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Could shotty lymph nodes cause headaches?

Could shotty lymph nodes cause headaches?

No.: Not directly, but an infection that causes shoddy lymphadenopathy can frequently produce a low grade fever which causes headache. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does shotty lymph nodes in the mediastinum and hila mean?

Can doctors tell me what does shotty lymph nodes in the mediastinum and hila mean?

Monitoring Centers: 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. The 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. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have multiple shotty lymph nodes under 2cm throughout head and neck and have one which is 2.5 CM very soft and moveable and fluctuates siz?

Is it ok to have multiple shotty lymph nodes under 2cm throughout head and neck and have one which is 2.5 CM very soft and moveable and fluctuates siz?

Needs follow up: Asymptomatic but persistent neck nodes can be due to chronic sinus or nasal issues, allergies, lymphadenopathy disorders such as castlemans disease, etc. And also sometimes due to lymphomas which are low grade in nature. If there is no satisfactory cause identified over time then evaluation by an infectitous disease or hematology specialist may be of use. ...Read more

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Can shotty lymph nodes be matted? Any possibility? Each one of them is the size of my smallest finger nail

Can shotty lymph nodes be matted? Any possibility? Each one of them is the size of my smallest finger nail

Matted lymph nodes: When several shoddy nodes are present they are palpated as as a unit and give the sensation of being matted together. ...Read more

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Can untreated, recurrent Tinea Versicolor all over the trunk & groin regions cause enlarged, or shotty, lymph nodes in groin, armpits, & neck?

Can untreated, recurrent Tinea Versicolor all over the trunk & groin regions cause enlarged, or shotty, lymph nodes in groin, armpits, & neck?

No- tests needed: Recurrent fungal Skin infections don't result in shotty lymph nodes. In a young adult, other conditions should be evaluated. This includes viral infections such as HIV. ...Read more

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6 yo had URI july/mid aug, possible CMV (igg+ high titer, IgM neg). Is it normal to still feel shotty lymph nodes-1.2 CM or less bilat?For how long?

6 yo had URI july/mid aug, possible CMV (igg+ high titer, IgM neg). Is it normal to still feel shotty  lymph nodes-1.2 CM or less bilat?For how long?

Depends: Shotty lymph nodes measuring 1.2 cm or less in diameter is not considered abnormal if the nodes are located at neck or inguinal region. ...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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