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No: If normal, we don't call it lymphadenopathy. The word means inflamed or enlarged lymph nodes, which means the doctor finds the lymph nodes are bigger, tender, have warmth over them, have redness over them, less mobile, etc... In teens, a common cause is one of the many common infections people can catch. Lymphadenopathy is common in children and usually goes away after weeks or a few months. ...Read more
Appt to see dr in about 3 weeks for generalized lymphadenopathy. But just discovered 2 new (large~walnut sized) nodes.Do i need to be seen sooner?
Generalized lymphadenopathy over past 3 yrs! lymph nodes don't increase in size & all moveable. Some rubbery, some soft. Low grade temps-99.6!lymphoma?
Im having generalized lymphadenopathy, w/o fever. Nodes are under a cm, and painful. tested hiv negative out to 6 months. Leukemia lymphoma? Hiv?
If none of the lymph nodes enlarge in the body. No generalized lymphadenopathy, is there a chance of hiv?Maybe headache. H protective safe sex to add.
Yes: Hiv can be present without any overt signs and symptoms until the profound immune suppression creates opportunistic infections or tumors. If you think there is any chance that you may have been infected please get tested. The earlier the diagnosis is made and treatment begun, the better the outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently dx'd with "mono." Monospot negative. EBV IgG positive, but IgM negative. I have painless generalized lymphadenopathy. More testing?
27 y/o female with 4 days history of fever, night sweats, headache, generalized painful lymphadenopathy, fatigue, elevated liver enzymes? Mono neg
Guess u want DDx: Ddx=differential diagnosis involves the most important, under-used, under-appreciated, under-paid, complex tool a physician has: a trained/experienced mind, fueled by a good heart, driven by a mission to help others. Excellent history (listen!), careful physical exam leads to the answer, or at least to next step.?Viral illness?Drug reax. Rest, fluids, wait 2 wks; persists? Work up further. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
You are mixed up: Normocytic normochromic are terms sued to describe normal red cells. That has no real connection with Lymph node enlargment unless you have Anemia which can certainly be associated with certain diseases of Lymph nodes, like Lymphoma. If your nodes are getting progressively larger, then your doctor needs to find the cause....this may require a biopsy of the lymph node as well as of the bone marrow. ...Read more
Enlarged nodes: Lymphadenopathy is a non-specific term for enlarged lymph glands. The seriousness depends on the cause of enlargement. Common causes are infections, non-infectious inflammation like sarcoidosis and tumors.You may consult this site for info, however, it would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor. http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1313.html. ...Read more
It depends...: You have to tell us more than the word lymphadenopathy...This could mean many different things. Please find out the location of lymph nodes that you are concerned about and their size and tell us if they are getting bigger over time or are static? If the lymph node size is more than 1-2 cm, that would be of concern and should be checked by a doctor as to the cause, which can be: cancer or infectio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Substernal node diss: In previous years when large malighancies 5 cm or greater were common in medial breast , internal mammary node dissection employed by Urban. Here costochodral junctions from T2-T4 were removed with medial rt. sternum, exposing internal mammary nodes for removal This, without chemo did improve survival about 10%. if left, these nodes remained substernally eventually ulcerating sternum.i ...Read more
Links: Too long to answer here, however go to these links to read: 1) http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20100318134216aae7eif 2)http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2429031/ 3)http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/460652_3. ...Read more
No difference: Both of these terms are used interchangeably. They mean that the lymph nodes are enlarged due to some pathology.You need to have a doctor to explain the reasons why the nodes are abnormal...often it is an infection in the throat in case the nodes in the neck are affected. ...Read more
Some causes listed..: Lymphadenopathy is a term used to describe palpable lymph nodes. This usually means that the nodes are enlarged. They may or may not be pathological. The common causes are infection especially throat infections and foot infections. Cancer can affect the nodes too. What helps us to determine the cause is the size of nodes, how many are enlarged and if they are painful or painless. Tell us more.... ...Read more
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