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lymph node on mammogram

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
47 years experience Breast Surgery
Possibly: There are lymph nodes in the axillary area (armpit) as well as within the breast tissue called intramammary node. Enlarged as well as normal nodes ca ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A lymph node : can show up on a mammogram if it is in the breast or in the adjacent axillary tail. On standard X-ray, due to the inherent relatively low soft tissue ... Read More

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In performing the: Mammogram the radiologist can also see the lymph nodes in the axilla (arm pit). Depending on the size, it may or may not be of significance.
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
There are: numerous causes of adenopathy, in most cases related to inflammation/infection. However, occult breast cancer or other malignancy are also possibilit ... Read More
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A biopsy is needed: The presence of swallone lymph nodes in a 63 year old woman is likely a sign of pathology and a biopsy is warrented, especially if they have been pres ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
No: If the lymph nodes are normal sized and have been stable in size over a long period of time (>1year), then continue yearly mammograms. It is impor ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: 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
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No.: This is a common incidental finding. If the lymph nodes are normal in shape and size, no follow up is necessary.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be ok: but requires rechecking sonographic size of lesions, to be sure. Discuss timing of recheck with your doctor, if you note increasing or palpable masses ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope: "Reactive" means just what it sounds like...reaction to an infection (old) ...just doing it's job! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Lymph nodes: are normal structures commonly found in the breast on mammography. As long as the lymph node is normal in size and shape, it is considered a benign f ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Biopsy and/or I&D: Hi. You need to go to a breast clinic. You may need a biopsy of the lymph node and any other suspicious mass. The pain may be an abscess, which would ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast issues: A new dimple in your nipple is something you should have followed up by a breast surgeon. If you feel like your current doctor isn't taking you serio ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast lump: There are other possible causes but a biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis and get proper treatment underway. Even breast cancer has a high succe ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Well benign lymph: Nodes are not palpable. Also on breast MRI they can tell if it was a lymph node by its shape and enhancement pattern. The problem is that lymph node ... Read More

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