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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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How can I distinguish between fatty deposits under my arms and lymph nodes? Also what is the normal size of clavicle lymph nodes?

How can I distinguish between fatty deposits under my arms and lymph nodes? Also what is the normal size of clavicle lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes: It is best to have a physician examine your lumps and bumps. Don't rely on the home method for trying to figure them out. Usually, the clavicle lymph nodes cannot be felt. These definitely need to be looked at by a physician and further work-up may be necessary. ...Read more

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

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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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in our neck?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes in our neck?

Not palpable: 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 is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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 is the normal size of lymph nodes under neck? Can too much stress cause the lymph nodes get bigger?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes under neck? Can too much stress cause the lymph nodes get bigger?

1 cm or less: Lymph nodes under the neck are the 1st line of defense against bacterial and viral illness from the mouth. They form a protective barrier from the germs our mouth is exposed to. It has been a busy season with viral illness. If your are swollen then they are busy fighting infection. See your doctor if they are large and you are always tired. ...Read more

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Are lymph nodes in the neck that can be easily felt normal? What is the normal size of lymph nodes and when should be alarmed that there's wrong on it?

Are lymph nodes in the neck that can be easily felt normal? What is the normal size of lymph nodes and when should be alarmed that there's wrong on it?

2 cm or more: Lymph nodes in the neck are frequently palpable, particularyly in a thin neck. Nodes of concern are generally greater than 2 cm in diameter. Other worrisome signs are nodes that are very hard, immobile, multiple, or very tender. ...Read more

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What is a normal size [mm] lymph nodes in the mediastinum bilateral hilum? I have the sizes of mine, but not sure how large mine are in comparison.

What is a normal size [mm] lymph nodes in the mediastinum bilateral hilum? I have the sizes of mine, but not sure how large mine are in comparison.

Size not important: 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 is the normal size for a sub mandible lymph node? I had an ultrasound and they told me mine was less than 1cm.

What is the normal size for a sub mandible lymph node? I had an ultrasound and they told me mine was less than 1cm.

That sounds ok,: As long as it's not growing, sore, or associated with other enlarging lymph nodes. Have your doc help u keep an eye on it. ...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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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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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 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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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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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 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

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Is it normal to feel painless movable lymph node in armpit about 1cm or less for about 6-7 months with no changing in size or other symptoms?

Is it normal to feel painless movable lymph node in armpit about 1cm or less for about 6-7 months with no changing in size or other symptoms?

See below: While not normal, it may not reflect any disease either.
You may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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5 year old turned her neck and I see a lymph node sticking out, help is that normal never saw it before - do I get it checked, dime size not sick?

5 year old turned her neck and I see a lymph node sticking out, help is that normal never saw it before - do I get it checked, dime size not sick?

Lymph node rxns: This is likely a normal lymph node which typically swell in response to a stimulation derived from germs, bites or irritation of the skin (or throat)in their region. In most these are benign, with gradual enlargement followed by return to normal. Those in the head & neck are superficial & obvious. Failure to shrink within 3 wks may require add'l workup. Clarify issues with your Dr. ...Read more

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Occipital lymph node was very swollen almost two months ago. It is now smaller, but still not normal sized, and still quite painful. Is this normal?

Occipital lymph node was very swollen almost two months ago. It is now smaller, but still not normal sized, and still quite painful. Is this normal?

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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Cervical chain lymph node 3.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm. Upper limits normal size cervical chain lymph nodes in the region of concern. These are likely reactive.

Cervical chain lymph node 3.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm. Upper limits normal size cervical chain lymph nodes in the region of concern. These are likely reactive.

Reactive: When a lymph node is determined to be reactive, that usually means that it doesn't have the appearance of something cancerous. It would be good for you to follow up with your doc to make sure, though. Hope this helps! ...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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I've had a marble sized swollen lymph node on the back of my neck that can be felt when I look left. Is it normal for them to stay swollen that long?

I've had a marble sized swollen lymph node on the back of my neck that can be felt when I look left. Is it normal for them to stay swollen that long?

? Swollen nose??: You state that you have a swollen lymph node in neck. You don't state for how long, if painful, if hard, if it is growing in size or number, if you have any associated symptoms or signs, if you have raised these concerns with your doc, and what if any his response has been? Once you know, get back with a more targeted question. ...Read more

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Movable painless (about 1 cm)lymph node in left armpit for about 6-months no change in size No other symptoms Normal?

Movable painless (about 1 cm)lymph node in left armpit for about 6-months no change in size No other symptoms Normal?

No ghange in size: Let an md feel it and for its feel sot or hard and monitot and feel other nodes ...Read more

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Do I really need biopsy for 2cmx0.7cm lymph node that hasn't changed in size in 7 weeks & is movable? Cbc norm, all X-ray, u/s normal.

Do I really need biopsy for 2cmx0.7cm lymph node that hasn't changed in size in 7 weeks & is movable? Cbc norm, all X-ray, u/s normal.

Get 2nd opinion: If you have no fever, night sweats, or weight loss, and you feel well, and it stays stable, get another physician's opinion before removing a lymph node that is probably your friend. ...Read more

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I did a neck ultrasound and on the report is show: "largest lymph node 1.4 cm", impression: "lymph nodes normal size". How can it be normal size?

I did a neck ultrasound and on the report is show: "largest lymph node 1.4 cm", impression: "lymph nodes normal size". How can it be normal size?

The size: Of the lymph node is not the only factor in deciding whether a lymph node is abnormal. The shape of the lymph node, the vascularity, and the cortex thickness are all important in helping to determine whether it is abnormal. That said, a 1.4cm (long axis diameter) neck lymph node would be considered within normal range assuming the other features are also normal. ...Read more