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What do swollen lymph nodes feel like?

What do swollen lymph nodes feel like?

It depends on their: Size. In general, they are bean shaped and feel firm but not hard. They may be tender to the touch. Lymph nodes that are cancerous tend to be fixed in one place, while "benign" nodes wiggle somewhat under the skin. Nodes that pop up over a short period of time are usually caused by nearby infection. Strep throat, for example can cause noticeable swell of nodes in the neck. Dr. anne ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes feel like? Can they get irritated if you feel for them too much?

What do swollen lymph nodes feel like? Can they get irritated if you feel for them too much?

Lymph nodes: Are the part of lymphatic system that get enlarged or allerted when the body is attacked by infection
viral or bacterial
can get enlarged with neoplasia
they need a physician to examine and find the cause
it will not change if you feel for them ...Read more

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What do cancerous lymph nodes look/feel like, and how mobile can they be? Also, where are lymph nodes located in the groin?

What do cancerous lymph nodes look/feel like, and how mobile can they be? Also, where are lymph nodes located in the groin?

Involved answer: Cancerous lymph nodes may be rubbery, if lymphomatous; hard if involved by metastatic tumor; may involve one or multiple nodes, in early stages nodes are moblie but later may be matted and immobile. See the image for location of groin nodes. If you have concerns, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do cancerous lymph nodes feel like?

How do cancerous lymph nodes feel like?

Nodes.: Usually, cancerous lymph nodes are firm, larger than normal, not tender, and continue to enlarge over weeks/months. ...Read more

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Can reactive neck lymph nodes feel like they're about 2cm x 1cm in size? Okay for nodes to feel longer than wide?

Can reactive neck lymph nodes feel like they're about 2cm x 1cm in size? Okay for nodes to feel longer than wide?

Lymph nodes: Yes, Reactive lymph nodes can become large. But, they become worrisome for cancerous if large lymph nodes becomes firm/hard, matted, or/and immobile. Then see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. Doctor may perform biopsy or fine needle aspiration to make a diagnosis and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Do? Lymph nodes feel differently from? Superficial thrombosis?

Do? Lymph nodes feel differently from? Superficial thrombosis?

Yes: Lymph nodes appear as small pea size nodules palpable in groin, axillary, neck, above the collarbone, inner elbow areas, and they can enlarge with infection, malignancy, injury to become firm, rubbery, tender and present as a mass effect. Superficial thrombosis appears red, painful cords in vv, IV sites often in the soft tissue parts of the body. ...Read more

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When it comes to lymph nodes how big is bad. Like lymphoma?

When it comes to lymph nodes how big is bad. Like lymphoma?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes enlarge as a result of their normal activity in aiding in immunity, but may also enlarge because of malignancy of the lymphatics or extension of other cancers to the lymph nodes. When cancerous they are often hard to touch, fixed to underlying tissues, not tender. The best answer however, is that if concerned, they may need to be biopsied for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lymohoma lymph nodes never shrink right? Like shrink grow. Shrink grow. Etc.

Yes, it can: In indolent lymphoma or slow growing lymphoma, the lymph nodes can be waxing and waning. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen? How do I tell? What do they normally feel like? What do they feel like swollen? How do I check?

Llymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes may feel like a marble sized watermelon and a bit rubbery. They may be found all over your body but most often people notice them under their chin or in their armpits or in the groin. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is draining fluid from, the white blood cells start to build up to fight it. This causes swelling in that node. ...Read more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: 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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Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them!
(It's called "lymphadenitis")
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Monitoring Centers: 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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Where are my lymph nodes located?

Where are my lymph nodes located?

Everywhere: 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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Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

Monitoring Centers: 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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Does pneuomonia affect lymph nodes?

It can: Depending on the organism involved, local lymph nodes may be enlarged due to inflammation. Viral pneumonia may be associated with general enlargement of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How common are reactive lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: 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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What does the lymph nodes do for you?

What does the lymph nodes do for you?

A lot!: Lymph nodes are organized aggregates of lymphocytes with the main purpose to detect and inactivate foreign antigens arriving via lymph, collected principally from those organs in major contact with the environment (skin, respiratory and gastro-intestinal tract). They are involved in mounting a destructive response to the antigens and clearing them from the system. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in the shoulders?

Are there lymph nodes in the shoulders?

Sort of: You have lymph nodes in your axilla (armpit) but nope in the shoulder joint or directly surrounding the joint. ...Read more

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Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: 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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How big should lymph nodes normally be?

How big should lymph nodes normally be?

Usually not felt: 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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Why do lymph nodes swell and cause pain?

Why do lymph nodes swell and cause pain?

Monitoring Centers: 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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Do we have lymph nodes in the trapezeus?

Do we have lymph nodes in the trapezeus?

See this chart: It shows how lymph nodes are in relationship to upper trapezius area. REF: https://www. Google. Com/search? Rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS685US685&biw=1600&bih=794&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=swollen+trapezius+lymph+node&oq=trapezius+lymph+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.2.0i67k1j0j0i5i30k1.17517.17517.0.19706.1.1.0.0.0.0.147.147.0j1.1.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab. 0.1.146....0._KLnDP9SCMc#imgrc=rYFhFzhkUvGnAM: ...Read more

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Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

Monitoring Centers: 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