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Doctor insights on: Where Are The Lymph Nodes Located At On The Neck

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes on the neck?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes on the neck?

Usually inflammatioi: Usually swollen cervical nodes are caused by an infectioin in the skin above the nodal chain. It could also be a systemic infection or even a lymphoma. You shoud be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of swollen lymph nodes on the neck?

What could be a cause of swollen lymph nodes on the neck?

Many: Most common cause is a nearby infection or irritation causing the lymph nodes to enlarge, such as cold, flu, sore throat, ear ache, or dental/tooth problems. Sometimes scalp irritation can also cause enlarged cervical lymph nodes. Less common is lymphoma. Would need to see your doctor if the lymph nodes persist and do not resolve. ...Read more

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What does small, non enlarged incidental reactive lymph nodes that are noted on the neck, which are probably reactive, mean on an MRI of neck? Should I be scared about cancer?

What does small, non enlarged incidental reactive lymph nodes that are noted on the neck, which are probably reactive, mean on an MRI of neck? Should I be scared about cancer?

We all have lymph. .: Nodes, and radiologists see them all the time. The challenge is separating definitely benign from lymph nodes that need to be further evaluated.

Although no one can be 100% sure (nothing is in medicine), the description you list in the report (non enlarged, incidental probably reactive lymph nodes) is most consistent with a benign diagnosis. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Not likely: Because the lymph drainage from the breast is to axillary and internal mammary (inside the chest near the breast bone) lymph nodes. There might be something else going on. Consult surgeon who did your lump removal. ...Read more

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I got hit on the neck right below my jaw where my lymph nodes are by a piece of wood when moving furniture. Can this cause a stroke im scared.

I got hit on the neck right below my jaw where my lymph nodes are by a piece of wood when moving furniture. Can this cause a stroke im scared.

Blow to the neck: Stroke following a blow to the neck is extremely rare. The lymph nodes are not at issue. You are more likely to have some bruising and tenderness. Please seek attention for difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, or any numbness. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes on the neck no fever or sore throat tired all the time college student?

Enlarged lymph nodes on the neck no fever or sore throat tired all the time college student?

Lymph nodes can: Be an annoyance or a sign of real disease. If it does not bother you with pain or obstruction or such, just watch it hopefully start getting smaller over the next few weeks. If it does not, or if it continues to enlarge or become tender/hot/ swollen, then you should get to a healthcare provider as soon as possible to get help. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What are the lymph nodes located directly near the spine of your neck called?

What are the lymph nodes located directly near the spine of your neck called?

Probably paraspinal: You can call them whatever you like but check one of the great old anatomy books in the library. Do they use them any more? You know, that big, musty smelly building with lots of shelves lined with books and people sitting silently at desks staring at glowing computer screens! ...Read more

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

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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Where are the lymph nodes in my neck located?

Where are the lymph nodes in my neck located?

Alongside vessels: 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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Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Have it checked out: Lymph nodes that are swollen and painful constantly may be a reflection of chronic infection. The enlarged lymph nodes may also be a manifestation of lymphoma which is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells and is localized to the lymph nodes. This should be evaluated by your doctors. ...Read more

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Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Not Normal: Bilateral swelling of the cervical lymph nodes is not a normal finding. An evaluation with your primary care physician would be suggested to make sure that what you are feeling are lymph nodes and not another anatomical structure. ...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?

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 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