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are lumps in shins swollen lymph nodes

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
See a provider: Although there are many benign causes of 'lumps' - specifically swollen lymph nodes can just appear when we are sick from a cold, you should go and se ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zaki Samman
35 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Many reasons: Multiple different problems could be causing swollen glands in the armpit ranging from infection to cancer. Persistent swollen glands need to checked ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cyst or lymph node: Lumps in the axillae/arm pit are usually sebaceous/glandular cysts or lymph nodes. The cysts will usually seem to be part of the skin or just below it ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would recommend an evaluation including chest imaging and pulmonary function testing. Once these are completed a virtual inbox consultation may be b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Lymph nodes: Not always. Imaging studies like ct scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only sympto ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
No: No, there aren't any lymph nodes around your ankle.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: Your symptoms warrant a physical examination and may be imaging studies and lab tests. If the enlargement of the lymph nodes persists, a biopsy may be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Several causes: The lymphs nodes can be enlarged secondary to inflammation, infection or even lymphoma. Have your doctor evaluate the situation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Along blood vessels: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Lymph nodes: can enlarge in response to numerous infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and other disorders. See your doc for an evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Can be: You must hey check up, it can be related.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Behind knee: Lymph nodes, veins, arteries and nerves almost all run together along the back of the knee.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Colon nodes: It depends on the way these were diagnosed. Benign indicated that a biopsy was done and reviewed under the microscope. If the diagnosis was made on CT ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
See doctor : The is no lymph node on the back of knee. Get it check.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infecti ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Needs evaluation: Widespread lymphadenopathy needs further evaluation. Please see your physician soon.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Many Causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
6 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Please tell us more: so we can help figure out the reason for this... Location of the lymph nodes and any other symptoms you have been having lately. Thanks!
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Enlarged glands: Lymph nodes are there to help fight off certain disorders. For example, when someone has an infection, it is not uncommon to have enlarged nodes. Th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see y ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
How to tell: Malignant lymph nodes are usually non-tender, may be of any consistency but are usually firmer than other nodes, often stick to surrounding structures ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Submental ?: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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