I feel a small lump that hurts in the center of my neck right under my adam's apple, is it possibly a swollen lymph node?

Possibly. It is possibly a lymph node; alternatively, it could be a nodule on your thyroid, or even an abscess. If it is worrisome, you should see your doctor for further evaluation.

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I have swollen lymph node on neck by Adam's apple for months, I guess another on upper arm and another I guess high back neck. All left side. Not sick?

They're your friends. All teens and young adults have a few palpable nodes. Different folks have them in different places. If they're not preposterously large, not fixed to nearby structures, and not accompanied by fever / weight loss / night sweats, leave them alone. Read more...

Have a small moveable lump at bottom of neck. Have runny and stuffy nose for the past week. What is it? How to tell if it's a swollen lymph node??

Seems like a node. Your movable lump at the bottom of neck along with your symptoms suggest a reaction to infections but check higher up below your jawbones or behind ears if you also have small moveable lumps. If these go on for longer time past your symptoms, enlarges or become harder, check in with your doctor to see if you need more testing done. Otherwise, a frequently Seen good sign As normal reactions. Read more...

Can anybody give me advice about lump/swollen lymph node gland on neck?

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...

What does swollen lymph node in the neck feels like? How common is swollen lymph node in the neck WITHOUT any Lump?

Always a lump. The lymph nodes in the neck as in other areas like arm pit and groin serve to protect the patient immunologically from infection. Tumors in the region of these nodes spread to the nodes and cause them to enlarge and become firm. Infections that induce somewhat larger than normal lymph glands do not develop the firmness. If tumor arises denovo in the nodes think of lymphoma. Read more...

How to tell when a lump in the neck is a swollen lymph node or something else? My lump is not sore either. On left side only!

Get examined. I believe these are reactive or benign reactions to your previous story of runny nose but since it is low on neck and on left, have a clinic doc examine that for you. The definite way to tell noninvasively is by radiologic imaging or even a biopsy But those procedures are only planned if your clinic doc saw your person, evaluated your lump and decides. We can not tell by just reading your notes. Read more...

How often does someone have swollen lymph node in the neck that doesn't have a lump? For HIV in particular does swollen lymph nodes always have lump

Can you explain? All swollen lymph nodes are lymps, though they may be deep and you can't feel them. And every male in his twenties, like you, has at least one or two palpable lymph nodes somewhere in the neck. Please do yourself a major favor right now, and go back to your physician and ask to be screened for HIV. Worrying like this is draining you of energy you need for other things. Best wishes. Read more...

I have had this lump in my neck all my life that fits the description of a swollen lymph node. The doctor says its harmless but swollen lymph nodes are only suppose to last like a few weeks and I've always had it. What should ido?

Some . Some lymph nodes are bigger than others, and if this has truly been stable throughout your life, then it's not something to worry about. Lumps in the neck aren't always lymph nodes. There can also be congenital cysts of various type that look and feel like a node but are actually just contained fluid. Again, the long-term stability of this in your case would argue pretty strongly against it being anything bad. Read more...
Not a lymph node. Lymph nodes swell when there is infection present somewhere in the vicinity. After the infection is cleared they will return to their normal size. Read more...
LN can stay big. Sometimes after a lymph node has enlarged due to an infection, it doesn't return to its previous size. I have two that got big when i had pneumonia over 20 years ago that i can still feel. I'd be more concerned if they were new and getting bigger, but if you've had them for years and they're the same size, they're probably nothing. If you're still worried, tell your doc. Read more...

I have a lump in my neck however the ENT said it is a swollen lymph node, why is it swollen and how do I fix it?

Removal. There are 300 lymph nodes in the head and neck and all respond to infection. Persistent swelling over 4 weeks is worrisome. Temporary swelling is not. Needle biopsy or excision can be diagnostic. 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...