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Doctor insights on: What Does A Level 5 Lymph Node In Neck Mean

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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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Hard lymph node in neck for 3yrs, dull ache. Told possible scarring. How's that possible? High MCV & high RDW means distress to marrow?

Hard lymph node in neck for 3yrs, dull ache. Told possible scarring. How's that  possible? High MCV & high RDW means distress to marrow?

This node is nothing: Any lymph node that has been there for 3 years and has not changed or evolved is not likely to be anything of concern. So I will be inclined to ignore it and quit worrying about it. Tests like MCV and RDW can not be interpreted unless you send us your Hemoglobin/ HCT values . Unless you send me the CBC report, we are limited in giving you any useful advice. Your bone marrow is not likely in Distre ...Read more

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Follicular hyperplasia with active germinal centre and sinus histiocytosis. Level 2 cervical lymph node 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.5cm. What are the causes?

Nothing of concern: This is a benign biopsy of your lymph node. The reported changes are of no consequence. Although it is not possible to be certain about what caused these changes, infection/s in the throat(which are very common in healthy adults) is the most likely cause. ...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