Lymph nodes are throughout our bodies and these being present is of course normal...
At times they become reactive if an infection is affecting them
This is most common for the ones at the front of the neck ...
Sore throats / upper respiratory infections / dental infections --- these common infections will frequently be associated with reactive lymph nodes
Now normal lymph node dimesions are less than 1 cm =10 mm or about the size of a bean
Reactive lymph nodes usually settle go back toward normal within a few months ...
So it sounds that you probably have noted a reactive lymph node
It sounds that it has persisted for a bit longer than typical ...nothing extreme though
Have your doctor examine it for a baseline and plan a reasonable follow up if felt necessary...
Sometimes a large feeling node may be 2 together ..
If they feel unusually large and firm or enlarge over time then we may evaluate further at times with an ultrasound
At times we might refer to an ENT specialist and large firm lymph nodes that are suspicious in character may be removed for biopsy .
That is not usually necessary in the vast majority of cases that are brought to our attention such as your case presentation
I hope that this information is helpful for you
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Anthony Bray MD