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Swollen lymph node on top of right CAROITED artery. It measures about 1.5 cm. Doc said its benign. Can this cause complications since its on artery?

Swollen lymph node on top of right CAROITED artery. It measures about 1.5 cm. Doc said its benign. Can this cause complications since its on artery?

Possibly: At node on the neurovascular bundle, that is carotid artery, jugular vein and vagus n. is in essence a jugular vein node which most often represents possible pathology. Frequently pharyngeal and thyroid lesions spread to this node. Without biopsy, if the node is firm a diagnosis cant be made. If an additional node or enlargement occurs then excisional biopsy needede ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Swollen lymph node on coroided neck artery. Can this kill me? No noticeable size change. Been there three years. Recent dizziness.

Swollen lymph node on coroided neck artery. Can this kill me? No noticeable size change. Been there three years. Recent dizziness.

Lymphadenopathy: 1) is your lymph node swollen (lymphadenopathy, lad) or just palpable? Somtimes thin people can feel lymph nodes easier than others, 2) is it stable (3yrs) or growing? 3) is the dizziness (a non-specific and common symptom) related to the dizziness. Lad has a broad ddx: http://www. Matheny. Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf - see table 3 especially - LAD a-z. ...Read more

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2cm lymph node on top of right carotid artery. Has not grown in 1 year. Is this okay as long as it does not grow or is it cutting off blood flow?

2cm lymph node on top of right carotid artery. Has not grown in 1 year. Is this okay as long as it does not grow or is it cutting off blood flow?

Probably ok: It's not cutting off circulation - your carotid artery is a thick walled, high pressure vessel that's not easily compressed. Lymph nodes in the neck are common and usually benign, but you should be carefully examined for other enlarged nodes in less common locations including on a chest x-ray before writing this 2 cm node off. The fact that it's not enlarging is very good. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node on top of coroided artery right side. Doc said its ok but I am always pushing to feel it. Will pushing on arteries kill me?

I have a swollen lymph node on top of coroided artery right side. Doc said its ok but I am always pushing to feel it. Will pushing on arteries kill me?

No: If you push on both sides at the same time it can make you pass out, but casual pushing on one side will not hurt anything. ...Read more

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Could my visible artery and pulse on the left side of my neck indicate swollen lymph nodes or a tumor in my neck?

Could my visible artery and pulse on the left side of my neck indicate swollen lymph nodes or a tumor in my neck?

Easy does it, Steve: Most people have a visible vein on each side of the neck, especially when they're lying down, and most people's carotid arteries are visible. These have nothing to do with your lymph nodes. Do you have palpable nodes? A palpable tumor? Is it possible you're just physically fit and your neck structures are thus more visible? The vast majority of swollen nodes in a young guy like you are harmless. ...Read more

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I was randomly checking my clavicle for swollen lymph nodes and I pushed on something and got dizzy. Did I push an artery? Will I be ok?

I was randomly checking my clavicle for swollen lymph nodes and I pushed on something and got dizzy. Did I push an artery? Will I be ok?

No worry: If you push hard enough, this can happen. The great vessels in the neck can be more superficial in some people; especially in thin individuals. I would not get overly concerned. ...Read more

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I have a hard pulsating knot in my carotid artery my doctor thinks it's a swollen lymph node but I think it's a carotid aneurysm nobody will tak me ER?

I have a hard pulsating knot in my carotid artery my doctor thinks it's a swollen lymph node but I think it's a carotid aneurysm nobody will tak me ER?

Not an aneurysm: It is not an aneurysm. You have an expert opinion. You think at age 17 you know better than the doctor who examined you? Unnecessary care in the ER could cost thousands of dollars. An aneurysm is not hard and it is not experienced as you describe. This thought is an obsession in your mind. It does not make it real because you think so. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a swollen lymph node?

How can I know if this is a swollen lymph node?

Depends on location: 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

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Ask about the symptoms about the swollen lymph node?

Ask about the symptoms about the swollen lymph node?

Pain, redness: A swollen lymph node means that infectious fluid passed through it or is in it. Its what lymph nodes do. They filter fluid and if anything needs respon ding to the immune cells inside multiply and the node swells. Its usually painful, but is rubbery and mobile It may be red too. It will usually go down in size...but sometimes may never get back to the original size of the node.. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a swollen lymph node feel like?

How will I know what does a swollen lymph node feel like?

Varies with cause: Enlarged lymphnodes may feel shotty, i.e. Like pellets under the skin; these may be rubbery, often due to lymphoma, may be soft and tender if due to infection and on its way to forming an abscess, lymphondes may be matted in case of TB and advanced metastatic tumors. ...Read more

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Baby has a swollen lymph node for nearly a year? Keep following it?

Baby has a swollen lymph node for nearly a year? Keep following it?

Maybe: Has this been seen by the pediatrician? Cannot give helpful info without knowing more about the lymph node, age of baby, how it first arose, etc. Need help before could help you more. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve the pain from this swollen lymph node?

What do you suggest to relieve the pain from this swollen lymph node?

Stop Bacteria: Get rid of the infection. Lymph nodes collect bacteria and attempt to move them out of the area. Swelling means that they cannot move it out as fast as it is collecting it. ...Read more

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How do a cyst and a swollen lymph node differ?

How do a cyst and a swollen lymph node differ?

Fluid vs solid: A cyst is a fluid-filled sac like structure, usually benign
a swollen lymph node is a solid mass of variable size which could be benign or malignant
depends on size, location and clinical setting. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node for 6 month with no symptoms?

Swollen lymph node for 6 month with no symptoms?

Lymphadenopathy: Hi, you need to see an MD for evaluation and possible Ultrasound and biopsy of your node. ...Read more

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What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

What can be done for a swollen lymph node (neck)?

Evaluation is key: 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

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Swollen lymph node in neck for one year?

Swollen lymph node in neck for one year?

Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. In your case, be sure you're seen, . ...Read more

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Does having a swollen lymph node mean you have cancer?

Does having a swollen lymph node mean you have cancer?

No: The most common reason for a swollen lymph node is infection, like a sore throat with swollen, tender glands in the neck. One general rule is that if the lymph node is tender, it usually isn't cancer. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein.
Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in neck for several months, what's wrong?

Swollen lymph node in neck for several months, what's wrong?

Go see your DR: Most lymph nodes are benign/non-cancerous and can be due to recurring infection in your throat and surrounding skin.
But if they are numerous and getting bigger, you may need to be biopsied to rule out any serious ailment including lymphoma.
God bless! Http://www. Patient. Co.Uk/health/swollen-lymph-glands. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have a swollen lymph node on your shoulder blade?

Is it possible for you to have a swollen lymph node on your shoulder blade?

Possible but not --: Seen very commonly. There must be another reason for the swelling on the scapula. Between the scapula ; ribs, one could get a bursal sac, resulting in a bursitis.
Bony tumor can cause a swelling on the bone as well.
Get yourself seen by the pcp or an orthopod. ...Read more

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What does a swollen lymph node feel like in the neck? Is it squishy and moveable?

What does a swollen lymph node feel like in the neck? Is it squishy and moveable?

Most folks have them: Especially as a teen, you can almost certainly find at least one palpable lymph node in your neck. I've got five today. They come and go. They're about as firm as the muscle that moves your thumb. They're generally freely movable. They're your friends. If they indicate disease, they are clearly abnormal. Keep learning about your body -- there are still surprises waiting. ...Read more

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What does a sonogram on a swollen lymph node show?

What does a sonogram on a swollen lymph node show?

It depends: It depends on why the lymph node is swollen. Enlargement can be from the body's reaction to infection or inflammation, sometimes an abscess can form inside a lymph node. Cancer can also spread through lymph nodes. Typically, unless the lymph node is biopsied the exact cause of the enlargement is not 100% certain. Remember, it is normal to have enlarged lymph nodes from time to time. ...Read more

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Could having eaten mouldy bread cause a swollen lymph node in the neck?

Could having eaten mouldy bread cause a swollen lymph node in the neck?

Not likely: A swollen lymph gland in the neck would not be related to ingested food, but would be secondarily caused by infection/inflammation somewhere in that region as a rule. If that swollen node doesn't recede after a couple of weeks, if it enlarges or if other new nodes appear, consult your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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How big should the swollen lymph node be if it was affected by melanoma?

How big should the swollen lymph node be if it was affected by melanoma?

Might not be swollen: A lymph node that has metastatic melanoma may be the same size as a normal lymph node. ...Read more

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I have a small swelling underneath my buttocks. It might be a swollen lymph node?

I have a small swelling underneath my buttocks. It might be a swollen lymph node?

See a gyn doc: Several possibilities, doubt life threatening at this time but treatment has to be diagnosis specific ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph node grow from sweating?

Can a swollen lymph node grow from sweating?

No: Microbes are always attacking us and losing to our lymph nodes. Most of these are your friends. Unless they're clearning concerning for malignancy, leave them alone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in my neck could be from lexapro (escitalopram)?

I have a swollen lymph node in my neck could be from lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Was not able to find lymphadenopathy listed as a specific potential side effect from Lexapro (escitalopram) use (http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/lexapro-side-effects. Html). ...Read more

Carotid Arteries (Definition)

The carotid arteries start in the chest and progress up the sides of the neck. About mid neck they split and one branch supplies blood to the face the, the other continues without branches into the skull and supplies ...Read more