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Mesenteric lymph nodes enlarged Ct scan

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: Hi, these lymph nodes could be just reactive lymph nodes, it means you possibly had some kind of inflammation in ur gut and caused the lymph nodes to ... Read More
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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
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 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nodes: They regions of the neck. Level 3 is mid neck, anterior to the SCM. Level 4 is low neck above clavicle and anterior to SCM
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
Yes you do: Less than 1.5 cm is by convention not enlarged, assuming CT was done on neck scanning your jugulogastric node area. The question next is how to verify ... Read More

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