Yes, shotty lymph nodes are normal. The name ‘shotty’ refers to the fact that the nodes feel like pellets or buckshot. Doctors are more concerned if they find node sizes that are not symmetrical.

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  1. What are shotty lymph nodes? – http://www.chacha.com/question/what-are-shotty-lymph-nodes
  2. What is normal neck lymph node size? – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_normal_neck_lymph_node_size
  3. What is the normal size of an axillary lymph node? – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Size+of+lymph+node
  4. What is normal size of prevascular lymph node? – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_normal_size_of_prevascular_lymph_node