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how many lymph nodes are in the pelvic region

A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Varies per person: Females tend to have higher numbers of pelvic lymph nodes than males. Anatomical studies related to cancer spread have found that most people have at ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Many places: In general, they are near blood vessels - such as the aorta. In colon cancer, for example, the nodes are right next to the colon, but extend around ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lipoma?: Sounds like you palpated a lipoma or benign fatty tumor( non- cancerous). Unlikely area for lymph nodes. See your pcp for evaluation. Best of luck!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: lymph nodes are normal structures. If they are normal in shape and size, there is generally nothing to worry about.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Not up to drs: Best doctors can do is guess based on experience, however everyone is different. It's not up to us to tell anymore. My prayers go out to you.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Possible allergy: May want to consider removal of whole lymph node for more thorough evaluation. Could be allergy or some other chronic inflammatory state or some basic ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
These lymph nodes: may not mean anything, unless there is a readily diagnosed condition that will explain their existence, such as acute infection or tumor. Lymph nodes ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
11 years experience Radiology
Unsure: Ct is not the best way to image the female pelvis. This could be normal for you or there may be something abnormal. I would recommend a pelvic ultra ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Nodes not signif.: One has to know why the scan was done. Were there nodes in external chains that needed clarification. When nodes continue to enlarge in face of mil ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
It's most likely: your sigmoid colon (the last portion just above the rectum) Not to worry!
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