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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

This may be a sign of infection or some inflammatory process.
Of course, you may be just feeling a cyst if it's one "node". Have your doctor examine you.

In brief: No

This may be a sign of infection or some inflammatory process.
Of course, you may be just feeling a cyst if it's one "node". Have your doctor examine you.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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