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Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Various causes: Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, please get in to be see. If you are having fever, get in now. There are many different types of infection that could cause this. Cancer is another sours of lymph node enlargement, but is less likely. Make sure you get seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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I have a right submandibular lymph node, 2 cm, non tender. What should I do?

I have a right submandibular lymph node, 2 cm, non tender. What should I do?

More info: Lymph node enlargement is not always a big concern. If it has been enlarged for some time or is getting bigger i would start by seeing my pcp. ...Read more

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Is a 1cm submandibular lymph node considered enlarged? I can feel it, but it's not visablly noticeable. Soft, can't move it much, normal? Sinus infect

Is a 1cm submandibular lymph node considered enlarged? I can feel it, but it's not visablly noticeable. Soft, can't move it much, normal? Sinus infect

Lymph nodes: These types of questions should be directed to a physician (or oral surgeon) who can go over your complete dental and medical history and clinically examine you in person. It's not that we don't want to answer your question, but rather that merely stating a few words in question form over the internet will only result in a meaningless answer. ...Read more

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I've had a submandibular lymph node that measures 0.54x1.9x1.0 cm /cortical thickening measuring 5-6 mm for 1-1/2 years. No change in size. Lymphoma?

I've had a submandibular lymph node that 
measures 0.54x1.9x1.0 cm /cortical thickening measuring
5-6 mm for 1-1/2 years. No change in size. Lymphoma?

Possible: Rare for submandibular lymph node to remain unchanged when over 1 cm. in size. It either continues to enlarge if pathology unresolved or regresses with healing of inflammatory process. We have seen enlarged cervical node remain and at bx 2-3 yrs. later, bx demonstrated low grade lymphoma. One might consider excisional bx, not aspiration which can be erroneous with lymphoma. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned. I have 2 hypoechoic solid exophytic nodules with increased blood flow 1.5-1 CM &isthmus is 8 mm &small submandibular lymph node?

Should I be concerned. I have 2 hypoechoic solid exophytic nodules with increased blood flow 1.5-1 CM &isthmus is 8 mm &small submandibular lymph node?

Need followup: Sounds like you need additional followup. If these are thyroid nodules then the next thing to know would be if they are functional (producing thyroid hormone) or not, that is usually done with a nuclear medicine scan. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. I wouldn't lose sleep over it, but certainly don't ignore it. Call the doctor who ordered this test and follow up. ...Read more

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What does a small non reactive left submandibular lymph node and a right side upper pole solid hypoechoic single thyroid nodule mean? worried..

Benign: small reactive node means just that,...... no worries just follow up Solitary solid nodule can be benign... rec thyroid I uptake scan if hot benign if cold on uptake scan consider biopsy ...Read more

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