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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 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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What is avg size of occipital lymph node? Both of my lymph nodes are about size of dime or nickel. Cant quite tell due to location. Is that abnormal?

What is avg size of occipital lymph node? Both of my lymph nodes are about size of dime or nickel. Cant quite tell due to location. Is that abnormal?

Head/neck lymph node: They are typically small, less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. Greater than 1.0 cm is considered enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the area they drain, which in the occipital area is typically the scalp. See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, as necessary. ...Read more

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Normal size of lymph nodes in the neck?

Normal size of lymph nodes in the 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 are the characteristics of a shotty lymph node?

Shotty lymph nodes: Check this link http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9902

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What is the size of a normal healthy lymnode?

Lymph Nodes: Human lymph nodes are bean-shaped and range in size from a few millimeters to about 1–2 cm in their normal state. ...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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What is the likelihood of enlarged right-sided lymph nodes in the neck being related to pap. Carcinoma on the left? No obvious lymph nodes on left.

What is the likelihood of enlarged right-sided lymph nodes in the neck being related to pap. Carcinoma on the left?  No obvious lymph nodes on left.

Need lymph biopsy.: It is very hard to tell if the lymph nodes are related to cancer without a biopsy or aspiration cytology. They may be related, but papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is not very aggressive and is not known to spread beyond the thyroid unless it is given a long time. Having said this, enlarged lymph nodes in conjunction with cancer is likely cancer until proven otherwise, so see dr. & get that bx. ...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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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 are the lymph nodes in the groin?

What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

All small sizes: 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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Hav a small,movable,soft lymph node that is not protruding.this lymph node is situated in the lowest part of my neck.its position is concerning?scared

Hav a small,movable,soft lymph node that is not protruding.this lymph node is situated in the lowest part of my neck.its position is concerning?scared

Unclear: It is not clear as to the location of the nodule. Is this over the thyroid? You need to have this looked at and also make sure there are not nodes any where else. Unlikely that it is serious but if mobile it is less concerning. See your doctor and recheck ...Read more

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What is the cause of swollen occipital lymph node in children?

What is the cause of swollen occipital lymph node in children?

LYMPHADENITIS: Any infection in the scalp will drain to the lymph node and cause adenitis. ...Read more

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What does "the axial diameter of the adjacent lymph nodes is 6mm or less" mean on a thyroid ultrasound?

What does "the axial diameter of the adjacent lymph nodes is 6mm or less" mean on a thyroid ultrasound?

Normal lymph node: Normal lymph nodes in the neck are 10 mm or less in axial diameter. We would expect to find lymph nodes this size under normal circumstances. ...Read more

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What is the size of inflamed tonsils?

What is the size of inflamed tonsils?

Any size: Size doesn't play a role in tonsil inflammation but inflammation can definitely make the tonsils swell up. If the tonsil swells up due to inflammation, you might have new onset of snoring or a sense of choking. When the inflammation decreases, the swelling may decrease as well. ...Read more

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What is the significance of "shotty" nodes in a child?

What is the significance of "shotty" nodes in a child?

Not much: This is a description used more to acknowledge that they are evident in a particular location but not of a size or character that deserves any special attention. ...Read more