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Mesenteric lymph nodes Ct scan enlarged

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Not necessarily : 8cm cyst ( depending on what it looks like on the scan) does not have to be cancer in someone your age. Lymph nodes are often visible on scans and as ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
35 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

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
These are: Descriptive terms used by the radiologist to describe anatomy. By themselves, they have little meaning. Your doctor will be able to correlate the find ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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See your doctor: Cant answer this question. Ct scan was ordered for a specific reason. Obviously you were having some pain, a mass was noted, or you were having excess ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
CT scan: These imaging studies are simply adjuncts to a good thorough clinical evaluation and cannot give you a diagnosis with any reliability. The doctor who ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pet Ct: You should have Pet Ct and if positive you need biopsy for final diagnosis and treatment.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Beene
31 years experience Hospital-based practice
Reactive = still pos: Sub centimeter is less than 1 centimeter Reactive means could still be infectious or resolving, however I see you are on Cellcept (mycophenolate mofe ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haluk Tezcan
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Not necessarily: Why was the ct done in the first place? Slightly enlarged lymph nodes in the mesentery are not specific for cancer. They may be normal variant or inf ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: But the degree of concern is uncertain until one knows why the lymph nodes are enlarged. Could be any one of a number of different things. I would b ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is a: non specific description of the lymph nodes. There are numerous conditions that could cause mildly enlarged lymph nodes. It also may be that they ar ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Nonspecific: Depends on why you got the CT. Presumably you had some symptoms that concerned someone to get it. The finding is nonspecific and just means that ther ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Need Bx: The CT can shoe the enlarged nodes, but is not necessarily diagnostic of cancer. A biopsy would be definitive for a diagnosis. Best wishes.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Young
57 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That is rare & they are not necessarily enlarged when they show. You need a gyn exam & further evaluation to be clear on the diagnosis.
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