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Swollen Lymph Node Carotid 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
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
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
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
I feel my carotid arteries and slightly above them I can barely feel some bumps. Is this the lymph nodes and if I can feel them are they swollen?
Hard to say: It coul dbe lymph nodes. Get your doctor to check them for you. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
See a gyn doc: Several possibilities, doubt life threatening at this time but treatment has to be diagnosis specific ...Read more
Can be: You must hey check up, it can be related. ...Read more