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Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Is it normal to feel 1 lymph node in neck? Its like more flat oval... Couple mm big. Just never felt it before. Went to ENT twice- he says im ok-

Size matters: In adults we usually shouldn't be able to feel lymph nodes. Having said that we're not usually concerned until we feel something that is one cm or larger. Soft, easy to move lymph nodes, especially in the posterior neck, behind the sternocleidomastoid muscle, are fairly common. If you had it checked out, and it's not growing, it's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

What does a tender cervical lymph node on the right side of neck indicate?

It is reactive: Your lymph node could be reacting to infection or nonspecfic inflammation at a location that is drained by that lymph noce. ...Read more

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Swollen painful lymph node in neck, started after taking spironolactone 50mg, QD. NOT sick. No other symptoms. Is this a norm sideeffect of this med?

Swollen painful lymph node in neck, started after taking spironolactone 50mg, QD. NOT sick. No other symptoms. 
Is this a norm sideeffect of this med?

Not from medication: A swollen tender lymph gland is highly unlikely to be from taking a new medication. Lymph glands are situated around the body and serve to trap infectious organisms(bacteria or viruses) to prevent their spread to other areas in the body. A swollen gland will often decrease in size if there is no ongoing infection. Any swollen glands persisting after a month should by examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Sudden enlargement of lymph node in neck, 1 inch.very painful. Low grade fevers are also present. Possibly serious or just fighting something minor?

Sudden enlargement of lymph node in neck, 1 inch.very painful. Low grade fevers are also present. Possibly serious or just fighting something minor?

May need antibiotics: If a lymph node in the neck suddenly increases in size to one inch, over a time period of 1-2 days, there may be an infection such as strep throat, or there may be a bacterial infection in the lymph node without strep throat. In either case, the doctor may want to prescribe antibiotics if his evaluation suggests a bacterial (meaning not viral) infection. ...Read more

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

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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I have an enlarged cervical lymph node that measures 1.75x2.0 in. it is also hard and somewhat painful should I get it checked out or wait. ?

Lymph Node Swelling: Greetings. An enlarged lymph node should be evaluated and treated. In my practice, I would treat you with an antibiotic. After 14 days, the node should have shrunk in size. If it was still enlarging, then an image guided biopsy would be ordered. The sooner you are evaluated, the sooner you are treated. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

What size of lymph node in neck consider not normal in 40 years old women?

No exact size: There is no magic number in terms of size. Needs to be correlated with the overall clinical picture. If you have a persistently enlarged node or nodes, see an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

Same name: 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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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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What causes a swollen lymph node in neck and acne on the shoulder?

What causes a swollen lymph node in neck and acne on the shoulder?

Probably nothing: Acne confined to a shoulder may be from rubbing; we see this in men who bench-press large amounts of weight. Most adults have one or more palpable lymph nodes in the neck, and if they are not rock-hard, fixed to other structures, or growing rapidly, they're best ignored. Glad you're a good observer of the body. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph node in neck for a long time now what can I do about it?

I have had a swollen lymph node in neck for a long time now what can I do about it?

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, trauma/irritation/ inflammation, malignancy etc.Swollen lymph gland on the neck is usually a reactive process from something located on the mouth or other head and neck area.If swollen lymph nodes becomes persistent go to see your primary care doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared does it always mean something's wrong? Will i die? I feel fine

Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared 
does it always mean something's wrong? Will i die? I feel fine

No: We all have lymph nodes and sometimes they will swell. The lymph nodes are part of your natural defense. They help remove infections and other substances from your body. They can swell in response to infection, or cancer, or nonspecific inflammation. I suspect yours is from a viral infection. Your physician can help clarify this for you. ...Read more

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I have a lymph node in neck n its been swollen for years and now its big and wont go down. No bad side effects. Should I leave it alone and not worry?

Worrisome?: A lymphnode that changes or enlarges is very concerning. Duration is concerning. My advice is to get it checked out. It most likely should be biopsied. There are some bad reasons that lymph nodes in the neck swell and enlarge. Don't chance it! get chcked. See pcp, ent, surgeion, oncologist. ...Read more

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