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Are normal teens able to feel their lymph nodes throughout neck and collar bone. All 1cm or less moveable just able to feel normal?

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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Children and teenagers often have many small moveable lymph nodes in their neck and shoulder area.
If they become red, grow larger, firm and stop moving or develop drainage, then it's time to see your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Children and teenagers often have many small moveable lymph nodes in their neck and shoulder area.
If they become red, grow larger, firm and stop moving or develop drainage, then it's time to see your doctor.
Dr. Traci Buxton
Dr. Traci Buxton
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Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky
Family Medicine

In brief: Sometimes

Reactive lymph nodes from infection or inflammation can sometimes persist for long periods of time and be palpable in otherwise healthy people.
However, there are certainly other potential causes of palpable lymph nodes as well and family history of medical conditions need to be factored in to making a diagnosis as well. If ther is continued concern imaging may need to be done.

In brief: Sometimes

Reactive lymph nodes from infection or inflammation can sometimes persist for long periods of time and be palpable in otherwise healthy people.
However, there are certainly other potential causes of palpable lymph nodes as well and family history of medical conditions need to be factored in to making a diagnosis as well. If ther is continued concern imaging may need to be done.
Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky
Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky
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