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Can a lymph node be swollen beyond the neck?

Can a lymph node be swollen beyond the neck?

No, my glands are swollen beyond my neck. The approach to gland swelling in areas outside of the neck or in multiple areas of the body is different from the approach to swollen glands confined to the neck. If you feel swollen lymph nodes in other areas of your body, please visit our Health Decision Guide called Swollen Glands (General).

Can a swollen lymph node be a symptom of cancer?

If the swollen lymph nodes on your neck are a cancer symptom, the swelling in your neck may feel rubbery and hard. If you notice soft bumps on either side of your groin, you may have swollen lymph nodes. Groin lymph nodes are also called inguinal lymph nodes.

What to do if your lymph nodes are swollen?

In some cases, the passage of time and warm compresses may be all you need to treat swollen lymph nodes. If an infection causes swollen lymph nodes, treatment depends on the cause.

What causes swollen lymph nodes below the jaw?

The inset shows three swollen lymph nodes below the lower jaw. Swollen lymph nodes usually occur as a result of infection from bacteria or viruses. Rarely, swollen lymph nodes are caused by cancer.

When it comes to lymph nodes, how big is bad?

Depends: It really depends on location. On ct scans, some nodes over 8 mm are considered abnormal, some need to be over 10 mm. However, in some cases, in certain areas, just seeing lymph nodes is abnormal. Also, sometimes we see too many nodes, even though they are not enlarged, and that is abnormal.

Where is the lymph node located on the neck?

Posterior lymph nodes are located along the back of the neck. Deep cervical lymph nodes are associated with their positions adjacent to the internal jugular vein, which runs near the sides of the neck. They are known as the lateral jugular, anterior jugular, and jugulo-digastric lymph nodes.

What causes multiple lymph nodes in neck?

Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes in Neck. Lymph nodes enlargement usually is caused by an infection or any malignant growth (tumors) in body. Less commonly, disorders of immune system like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, etc. can result in lymph nodes enlargements.

How big is a lymph node in the neck?

Your lymph nodes are functional organs of your body. They are always changing size. A lymph node in the neck can be anywhere from 1-2cm and still that would be quite normal in size.