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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read more

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Does lymphoma present with symptoms? Swollen lymph node pea size x7 months. Normal labs, CT & chest X-ray. Somewhat tired, occasional itching.

Does lymphoma present with symptoms? Swollen lymph node pea size x7 months. Normal labs, CT & chest X-ray. Somewhat tired, occasional itching.

Node biopsy possibly: A persistent swollen isolated node for seven months may be related to a number of causes. I would suggest a visit with your PCP. Sometimes infections and drainage to the affected lymph node is the underlying cause rather than malignancy. If the node needs to be biopsied then a surgical referral can be made. Small moveable nodes tend to be benign. Tissue diagnosis is usually quite definitive. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm about to have blood tests, worried. I have lots of swollen lymph nodes (not big in size) and have been feeling disoriented + weak for a while?

Hi, I'm about to have blood tests, worried. I have lots of swollen lymph nodes (not big in size) and have been feeling disoriented + weak for a while?

Bloodwork: Sorry to hear that, but not sure what to do at this time besides to encourage you to go forth and do the bloodwork. If negative, it'll be a great relief! ...Read more

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Had excisional biopsy everything came back clear. Still have swollen lymph nodes in neck. Same size. why is that? Was told there reactive nodes

? mononucleosis: When a node in any node bearing area is enlarged, a biopsy must reveal cause of node alteration. If FNA performed, findings can be neg. since architecture of node must be examined, Excisional bx needed and if totally normal a second area must be examined to look for I.M. or lymphoma. If inflammation , source must be defined. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node under chin size of a pea from 3weeks. It is movable and soft and my blood test and urine test are normal. Tensed please help?

I have a swollen lymph node under chin size of a pea from 3weeks. It is movable and soft and my blood test and urine test are normal. Tensed please help?

Observe for now.: Lymph nodes in the neck or under the jaw usually enlarge due to infections, and will regress in time. With no symptoms, the lymph node soft and less than 1 cm, it can be observed for up to 3 months. If it increases in size, is tender or associated with other symptoms such as fever, night sweats or weight loss, or if additional lymph nodes become enlarged, then a biopsy might be needed. ...Read more

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Sore swollen lymph node about 1cm size on left midjugular chain for 2 1/2 months now. ENT said it's nothing. GP's ultrasound neg. should I be worried?

Sore swollen lymph node about 1cm size on left midjugular chain for 2 1/2 months now. ENT said it's nothing. GP's ultrasound neg. should I be worried?

No: If two doctors have examined and are not concerned, you should not worry. Check the area about once a month and if the nodes double in size or number, then see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Jawline lymph nodes swollen, about the size of a pea. OD put me on AMOX/K CLAV 4 days ago... not much improvement. When should I see a difference?

Jawline lymph nodes swollen, about the size of a pea. OD put me on AMOX/K CLAV 4 days ago... not much improvement. When should I see a difference?

Can takes weeks: Even after infection is eliminated by antibiotics the nodes can stay enlarged for days-weeks. Constant feeling them can irritate the surround tissue and make them stay bigger longer ...Read more

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Are swollen pea sized lymph nodes swollen longer than a year with no growth a concern? One on top of caroided artery

Are swollen pea sized lymph nodes swollen longer than a year with no growth a concern? One on top of caroided artery

No: Pea sized nontender, mobile, nongrowing nodes may result from infection, trauma, bites and the like.They may sacr and are permanant.Generally harmless. ...Read more