Enlarged Lymph Node

The lymph nodes can get enlarged or swollen as a result of infection, stress, immune disorder, or cancer. During infection, the lymph node gets enlarged due to immune cell activity in them. Any infection of an organ causes swelling of the nearby lymph nodes.

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I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism since four years. I take Eltroxin daily and go for a thyroid sonar once a year. I went for an ultrasound yesterday and my report stated that my thyroid features are consistent with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. But, what reall...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you do have some enlarged lymph nodes. Yes, there are two possibilities but it is more likely that these are due to: The upper respiratory tr...  Read Full »

Why my son's WBC, echinocytes, lymphocytes, and neutrophils counts are low?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a two-year-old male child. He gets frequent colds and illnesses since infancy. He also took three courses of antibiotics to clear an ear infection. He has dropped from seventh percentile weight to third percentile weight, now gaining back to the eighth percentile. Weight loss and e...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If we analyze your data, a raised IgE (immunoglobulin E) shows he has some allergies. Raised IgG (immunoglobulin G) shows, he has got recent infections. Low WBC (white blood cells) and low neutrophils are probably due to antibiotic-induced suppr...  Read Full »

What is the lump at the base of my chin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lump at the base of chin in the middle, where it meets the curve of neck. The size is a little smaller than a dime. Only you can feel that but not see. I was having discomfort for a month on the left side like I have to move my neck but has stopped now. Then noticed the round l...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to examine either this is lipoma or enlarged lymph nodes. If possible, send images.  Read Full »

What causes enlarged pericecal lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, I just want to start off by saying that I am a 24-year-old male. I have been diagnosed with IBS in the past, and for about a good seven months I have had stomach issues on and off. Nothing serious, no weight loss or any large amounts of blood in the stool. I had one CT scan the first ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. See as such mesenteric lymphadenitis does not directly represent colon cancer. It is very commonly seen post infection. So what we do is that we give antibiotics for seven days and later repeat an ultrasound abdomen after one month to check for the size of lymph nodes. ...  Read Full »

Why is my lymph node swelling not going away even after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, I caught the flu with a cold, and my lymph nodes started to swell after two days. I took antibiotics. It has been a month, and it has not disappeared yet, but I could see a difference in the size; now it looks like the size of the pea. I am worried as I do not have any other symptoms....  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. These enlarged lymph nodes can take time to regress even after treatment. As these are not symptomatic and there is no pain or increase in size over time, you do not need to worry. After a month, observe the size of the lymph ...  Read Full »

The physician has refused any follow-up tests because my nodules are not large enough. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I got an ultrasound done and found multiple nodules that have changed in shape and size. TIRADS 4 complexes mixed with large echogenic focus one nodule over two adjacent (0.9 X0.8 X0.9) cm, and lobulated. Nodule two (0.8 X0.7X0.8) cm completely solid hypoechoic with a well-defin...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The nodules are low-risk ROM (risk of malignancy) which I could see in the pictures. Real-time imaging is always better.Which one of the nodules has the radiologist given TIRADS 4 score?Is nodule one (2.8X0.7X0.8) cm or nodule two is (0.8X0.7X0.8) cm?The hypoechoic nodule i...  Read Full »

What can be done for a lump on the neck of a 5 year old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 year old son has a lump on his neck. He had a similar lump about two years back, but it disappeared. The size of the lump is a little bigger this time. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. E Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lump in the neck is due to an enlarged lymph node caused by an infection. If the node is enlarged, then a course of antibiotic has to be given after consulting a pediatrician. If it responds to the antibiotics, then nothing more is required. But if the lump is increasi...  Read Full »

I have mild left axillary adenopathy. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female with a height of 5'6 feet and a weight of 220 lb. I take tablet Propranolol for fast heart rate. I am not diagnosed with anything other than this. I recently had a neck CT because of some swelling. It was ectopic thyroid tissue. But in the impression, it also no...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for making a clear and elaborate account of your medical findings and pointing out your concerns. I understand that you are worried about the following: 1) Why was one of the left axillary lymph nodes enlarged? 2) How could they even be seen on a neck CT?...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a neck dissection just by suspicion of malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have 4 enlarged cervical lymph nodes in my neck. Two are cystic and have calcification inside. There are also 3 small nodules on my thyroid. Two are about 2 mm and one is 6 mm. All blood and thyroid tests came back normal. Full body PET-CT showed no abnormal activity in thyroid or lymp...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer which if detected in early stage has good prognosis. It spreads locally mostly to adjacent structures including lymph nodes. ...  Read Full »

Can the small lump near my right testis be due to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to have testicular cancer for five years and not know it? I have had a small lump near my right testis for five years now and my doctor says it is nothing to worry about. However, my lymph node on that side is swollen and I have frequent stomachaches. But it has been thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is impossible to have a testicular carcinoma for such a long period without any manifestations. Testicular carcinoma is one of the most aggressive carcinomas which worsens like a fire in a forest. So, it cannot go undetected for such a long period. Besides, the sym...  Read Full »

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