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How do you know if your lymph nodes are swollen?

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  • Posted By: Juicer name
  • March 10, 2009
  • 03:01 AM

I mean, how are they supposed to feel?

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  • Truthfully I dont know, but I think I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and crotch area. They feel like a skittle or M & M under my skin...very distict and hard. One is a little new that the other and it is a little farther under the skin but they both fell like Skittles. Hopefully, that helps you.
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  • Normal lymph nodes can measure between 1 and 2 cm. They can be hard to touch or spongy & can move about or stay still, it is hard to tell if they change if you don't know what a normal one feels like. So the best thing to do if your worried & feeling unwell, see your doctor. If they are large this can me for many common reasons such as fighting an infection, so don't be alarmed and don't think the worst, its most likely something very simple. My daughter's were inlarged once through-out her entire body, it was caused my an infection due to a belly button peircing......thats just an example. Best wishes......:)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
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