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I have quite a few swollen lymph nodes. I've had normal CBC and Ultrasounds and now been referred to an ENT. What will they do?

Biopsy? If usual tests and imaging has nor revealed the cause of lymph node enlargement, the usual next step is to remove one of the nodes and have the tissue examined by a pathologist. Wish you good health. Read more...

2 swollen lymph nodes below ear and a few other places and no other symptoms at all. Something to worry about? We are waiting for the blood results.

Catscratch disease? Single or few, large, mildly painful lymphnode(s) is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules(zit-like) at the site-of-infection/innoculation, usually 1-3 wks later. Most of the cases resolve on their own without treatment in 2-12 month, but some have fever/fatigue, headache, anorexia, joint pain, and other rare/severe symptoms. Consult to make sure this is catscratch. Read more...
Watch and wait. Blood test may or may not resolve the issue. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.

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Swollen lymph nodes for 9 months, relatively stable. Don't look like lymphoma in ultrasound, don't hurt. No other symptoms. What can they be then?

Immune function. They are a sign that your immune system is healthy, reactive, and doing its job. I imagine you are very healthy and thin. Teenagers often can feel their lymph nodes. As humans we often do not realize how many bugs we are exposed to on a daily basis. I would get that you are just fine. Your immune system is doing its job correctly. Read more...
Hard to say... There are numerous possible causes for enlarged lymph nodes including infection, chronic inflammatory states, lymphoma, other types of cancer. Ultimately, a biopsy is needed in order to provide a definitive diagnosis. Read more...

What does ultrasound show in assessing swollen lymph nodes in my neck?

Size Characteristics. The exam will show the size and evaluate if the normal architecture of the lymph nodes has been preserved or disrupted. The thyroid will probably be examined to check for any evidence of tumor. Read more...

Ultrasound done. They found a few swollen lymph nodes in my neck. What can cause this?

Usually "reactive" Enlargement from inflammation or infection in the throat or, sometimes, the scalp. These nodes are the ones that normally drain the lymph from these areas. Read more...
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" 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...

My daughter is 18 and had an ultrasound which found a multinodular goiter she also has swollen lymph nodes but these look good on the ultrasound w?

Nodules. If the thyroid nodules are smaller than 10mm, than nothing other than followup may be needed. Otherwise further workup may be needed. Swollen lymph nodes should improve with time and followup examation or ultrasound would be warranted. If they dont improve, further workup can be done. Talk with your physician. Read more...

I had swollen lymph nodes in my neck since 4 year ago, they never bigger than 12*6 mm, I did ultrasound 4 times, and many blood tests, all ok. Ideas?

Watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. Read more...