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What does a normal lymph node feel like?

What does a normal lymph node feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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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Is a small, flat, oval shaped, painless movable thing on the side of my neck a normal lymph node? Not visible, only palpable. My brother has it too.

Is a small, flat, oval shaped, painless movable thing on the side of my neck a normal lymph node? Not visible, only palpable. My brother has it too.

Could be..: Lymph node, lipoma (fat collection), cyst (pocket of fluid that is usually meaningless), fibrous scar. If you have sweats, fever, weight loss, or if it becomes painful or begins to enlarge; then have it checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a normal lymph node to make an obvious lump in the skin?

Is it normal for a normal lymph node to make an obvious lump in the skin?

No: if its obvious thay means its alredy big may meann nothing check it out donot squeeze it let md checkit ...Read more

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What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What is "Normal": Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins 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 come in all sizes from pea to lima bean. The are not usually easily felt. ...Read more

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How long after a lymph node has been treated for it to go back to normal? If it swells back with no other symptoms. Serious?

How long after a lymph node has been treated for it to go back to normal? If it swells back with no other symptoms. Serious?

Most lymph nodes are: Benign and due to reaction to a nearby bacterial or viral infection. They may or may not subside completely after treatment. See your dr for a follow up and reassurance. Take care! ...Read more

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What is normal size for a lymph node on a 2 yr. olds neck?

Lymph Node: there is no normal or abnormal size I would suggest you let his pediatrician have a look at it ...Read more

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I Still have a lymph node on my head on the lower right side it's now been 3 months. I just want to know if it's normal for it to still be there?

I Still have a lymph node on my head on the lower right side it's now been 3 months. I just want to know if it's normal for it to still be there?

Depends on the cause: With some infections, lymph node swelling can persist for months. However, with most infections it does not. You should have it checked. ...Read more

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Hi is it normal to have a "long" (jugulardidastrict)lymph node enlarged for years? I also have 2 smaller marbelsized ones on the other side. Ive had them checked but they all say not to worry. Im 19

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is it normal to have a "long"  (jugulardidastrict)lymph node enlarged for years? I also have 2 smaller marbelsized ones on the other side.
Ive had them checked but they all say not to worry. Im 19

Well what is normal?: Chronic lymph nodes that are enlarged usually indicate (if in the neck), chronic sinusitis, gingivitis, or other low grade infection. I would have your sinuses x-rayed! and i believe you have been given correct advice! ...Read more

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What's a normal sized neck lymph node? Is 2cm normal?

What's a normal sized neck lymph node? Is 2cm normal?

A little big: 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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I have a little ball mass on my craneo head is that normal? Like a lymph node

I have a little ball mass on my craneo head is that normal? Like a lymph node

Can be: If it does not go away or becomes painful or does not go away or concerned get it checked ...Read more

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I had mono 2 yrs ago and my lymph node won't go back to normal size. It's like a marble, you can't see it just feel it. 3 docs said not to worry. Help?

I had mono 2 yrs ago and my lymph node won't go back to normal size. It's like a marble, you can't see it just feel it. 3 docs said not to worry. Help?

Reactive node: Occasionally there are lymph nodes that just remain enlarged after they are stimulated by a disease. Accept this as normal lymph node, and keep observing it for signs of change. ...Read more

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Normal lymph node size in groin area?

Normal lymph node size in groin area?

BAsic info: 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 count as normal size of cervical lymph node?

What count as normal size of cervical lymph node?

Barely palpable: Head & neck has 300 to 400 lymph nodes , normal lyph nodes are barely palpable ( able to feel ) size less than 0.5 cm .or less If node is 2 cm or more need investigation . ...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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How to know if i'm sick with cancer, or is it just a lymph node that never returned to normal?

How to know if i'm sick with cancer, or is it just a lymph node that never returned to normal?

MD: You need to see a doctor. Nodes can get enlarged for many reasons but if they stay enlarged for a long time they should be evaluated. Visit your doc who will decide the course of action. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have lymph node on my neck that has been there for 3 years and it's been the Same size. Is that normal?

Get an Examination: Although it's a good sign that the size of your lymph node has not changed I would suggest a clinical exam to be on the safe side. You need a complete history and physical and standard lab tests to rule out any possible serious problems. Please make an appointment with your Family Doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in normal condition how a person feel submental lymph node which r located below middle of chin?

Can you tell me in normal condition how a person feel submental lymph node which r located below middle of chin?

No : Only an experienced health care professional should evaluate what is normal or not. Even then evaluation is tricky and may require judgement or further testing. ...Read more

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Noticed in left groin. I can feel my lymph node, no pain. Should i be able to feel this? Slightly can feel in right groin too? This normal ?

Noticed in left groin. I can feel my lymph node, no pain. Should i be able to feel this? Slightly can feel in right groin too? This normal ?

See MD: Lymph nodes in the groin area are not unusual however did need to be checked out as they may represent a disease that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Have deep and superficial swollen lymph node x4mths(1.3cm) US ordred but only gave size, is this normal shouldn’t there be a discription or no?

Have deep and superficial swollen lymph node x4mths(1.3cm) US ordred but only gave size, is this normal shouldn’t there be a discription or no?

U/S findings: The ultrasound report will usually include image(s) and a description. For a typical non-specific enlarged lymph node, the appearance is uniform and unremarkable, so may not be described unless it is unusual or abnormal. ...Read more

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Can you give a general approximation of the centimeter size of an linguinal lymph node in the groin area? What is a normal size and an abnormal size?

Can you give a general approximation of the centimeter size of an linguinal lymph node in the groin area? What is a normal size and an abnormal size?

Size doesn't matter: It's common to find nodes up to 25 mm or even more on physical exam or autopsy. If your lymph nodes are not woody or tire-rubber hard, preposterously enlarged, or very stuck to the nearby structures, stop worrying about them. When I was a kid going barefoot in the summers, I blew up a few big ones on either side. Life's hard enough without obsessing that your normal lymph nodes are lymphoma. ...Read more

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My doctors always say if the lymph node is moveable and soft and not growing it's normal. Is this true? What texture and size is a typical in lymphoma

My doctors always say if the lymph node is moveable and soft and not growing it's normal. Is this true? What texture and size is a typical in lymphoma

Soft, non-fixed: Normal lymph nodes may vary somewhat, but in general normal is non-fixed (movable), soft (not firm). Size < 1-2 cm. Enlarged lymph nodes may be a non-cancer and likewise cancer can be in normal sized lymph nodes. Very large lymph nodes are more likely to be lymphoma. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

It depends on the si: Small neck nodes are normal. So the size matters. If the node is 1 cm or larger, watch it and note down if it is growing in size. If it grows bigger than one centimeter, then i would advise you to get yourself examined by an ENT doctor or go see your family doctor first. ...Read more

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Why would only one lymph node swell in the neck.. Blood results are normal?

Why would only one lymph node swell in the neck.. Blood results are normal?

Lymph node: Lots of reasons. Nodes pick up inflammation or infection in their area and swell up. Sometimes they go away but it's not an absolute. You might get an ultrasound to look at the node. ...Read more

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Groin biopsy , lymph node was strongly attatched to underlying tissue is this normal?

Groin lymph node: I see lymph nodes from all over the body daily and i've noticed that nodes from the groin often have fibrosis. I wouldn't read to much into the fact the node was densely adherent to the surrounding tissue given its origin. Wait for the pathology report and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is normally the size of a cancerous lymph node in lymphoma? How big does it have to get

Lymphoma: The node can be of any size. If you find a suspicious or new node, see your primary doctor immediately. ...Read more