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What Do Lymph Nodes Look Like
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
Kidney bean: Normal cervical nodes are oval or flattened hypoechoic structures with varying amounts of hilar fat. The hilae are usually hypovascular. Malignant infiltration alters the features of the lymph nodes, resulting in enlarged nodes that are usually rounded and show peripheral or mixed vascularity. They may have thickened outer wall, internal echoes, cystic changes, internal nodules, and septations. ...Read more
Hello i had a cat scan done on pelvic and abdoan done today the are looking at lymph nodes what does lyphoma orlung cancer look like on cat scan?
A mass.: Lymph nodes are scattered throughout the body and are normal structures. They should not be larger than 1 cm in diameter. Lymph nodes that contain metastatic disease, or lymph nodes containing lymphoma, are detected on a cat scan based on size over 1 cm. A pet/ct has an additional criterion, increased glucose uptake, to suggest cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right by my jaw bone in the left hurts. If I turn my head to look, it feels like there's a lump and it hurts. I don't have swollen lymph nodes. ?
Pain: see a dentist and if o.k see a ENT specialist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
How long until lymph nodes swell after herpes lesions are present? Is it a matter of hours or usually more like days to a week after lesions present?
May not swell: The lymph nodes may not swell. No way to tell how long, if they do. ...Read more
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