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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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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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How many lymph nodes are in your neck?

How many lymph nodes are in your neck?

Many: 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 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 scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

Reactive=monitoring: 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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Are you supposed to feel your lymph nodes in your neck?

Are you supposed to feel your lymph nodes in your neck?

Possibly: With a little time & effort most people can be taught to feel the small, non-tender pea sized lymph nodes in your neck. In that location they are often next to firm muscle & not buried in soft tissues like they are in most of the body. If they become tender & grow larger, they are reacting to something & may need to be evaluated.Most benign nodes swell & shrink over a 3wk cycle. ...Read more

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What is the effect of removing lymph nodes from the neck?

What is the effect of removing lymph nodes from the neck?

Why: do you want them removed? Lymph nodes are an important part of your bodies defense against infection. ...Read more

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What causes lymph nodes on a child's neck to swell up occasionally?

What causes lymph nodes on a child's neck to swell up occasionally?

Common finding: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They usually return to resting size in 3-4 wks.They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged neck lymph nodes?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged neck lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes: Increased size of the lymphatic structures which filter lymph & form lymphocytes . This can occur in response to inflammation or infection. In this case lymph nodes in the neck are involved. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the impact of removing lymph nodes from the neck?

Can you please discuss the impact of removing lymph nodes from the neck?

None: There is very little fuctional impact from removing cervical lymph nodes themselves. The risk comes from potential harm to adjacent structures during the dissection. ...Read more

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How large can neck lymph nodes get when sick (with for example, a cold)?

How large can neck lymph nodes get when sick (with for example, a cold)?

Fairly large. : Remember, the lymphs nodes are where your body is fighting infection. So if you do have a cold, those lymph nodes could be sore to the touch, tender and swollen. ...Read more

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What would cause the lymph nodes under my neck swell? I have no other symptoms.

What would cause the lymph nodes under my neck swell? I have no other symptoms.

Infection: Enlarged lymph nodes are usually in reaction to some kind of infection. However, there are also lymph cancers that could also cause it. Therefore you should see your doctor. Furthermore other things in your neck may enlarge and your doctor can tell if you are feeling lymph nodes or something else. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly where are the lymph nodes on the back of the neck located?

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" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to inflammation created when they react. They shrink when all is well. They are in chains besides the arteries/veins running along both sides of back of your neck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes at neck?

Can you tell me if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes at neck?

Nodes: yes it can be, lymph nodes respond to infections, and sometimes stay enlarged for a long time. If you are developing new node or have pain seek medical attention ...Read more

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Please advise if it's considered normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes on your neck?

Yes: 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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Does lymph nodes around the neck area subsides and disappear ? If it doesn't what does that mean ?

Lymphadenopathy: If the palpable nodes in neck don't go away within a few weeks, then see a doctor about a history, physical, and lab work. At your age it is most likely an infection, and usually viral and self-limited. After a few weeks, it needs a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can reactive neck lymph nodes feel like they're about 2cm x 1cm in size? Okay for nodes to feel longer than wide?

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

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My wife found 3 months ago 4 lymph nodes on the left side of her neck. They might already be there and appear to be 5 mm or less. Should worry?

I doubt it: If they are not growing, not stony-hard, and freely-movable, they sound like the lymph nodes that almost all of us have. She can ask her physician at her next physical. If they do start growing, get fixed to a nearby structure, or hurt bad, get seen. ...Read more

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I can feel the litle lymph nodes on the side of my 4 yearolds neck all the time they are not enlarged i can just feel them is that a bad thing ?

I can feel the litle lymph nodes on the side of my 4 yearolds neck all the time they are not enlarged i can just feel them is that a bad thing ?

Location and Size: Lymph nodes in 4 yr old are normal unless large, painful or in wrong location. Small, round, firm, painless along chain in front or back of neck is normal. Increase in size with response to inflammation, i.e. Allergies/uri. Abnormal if large, painful, external skin changes or associated with systemic symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weight loss, rash- and should be evaluated. ...Read more