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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Nearby, not in: 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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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Essentially anything below the diaphragm can cause your lymph nodes to enlarge from the groin downward.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Pulsating mass: Go to the Emergency room and they may need to do CT exam. question of abdominal aortic aneurysm vs other issues depending on age
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Good question: Are we sure the problem is lymph node? Most lymphomas would be "hot" on pet. An infection could be low grade positive too. Not swollen? Is there an ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
No: even if you are thin iliac nodes are not palpable. Too deep. Inguinal nodes can be easily palpated- that's in the groin. Also, there other causes f ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
51 years experience Gastroenterology
A detective game: Sorting oout abdominal pain where the labs or ct do not give an immediate answer is like a detective game. It requires a dialogue (in person or on lin ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: It's more difficult, but still possible.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Bloom
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal lymph node: CT scanning is the appropriate imaging modality for evaluating lymphadenopathy in the abdomen. Ultrasound is not specific enough and MRI is more expe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymphadenopathy: Do not know whether these are actually lymph nodes without examining you, but if they are and are stony hard they should be examined by a doctor and p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
May or may not be!: Unless we know the size of the enlarged nodes, it is difficult to know what these nodes mean. You need to go see a specialist who can do further check ... Read More

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