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Is Generalized lymphadenopathy normal in 14 year olds?

Is Generalized lymphadenopathy normal in 14 year olds?

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

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Is it normal for 14 year olds to have Generalized lymphadenopathy?

Is it normal for 14 year olds to have Generalized lymphadenopathy?

Lymphadenopathy: Generalized lymphadenopathy is not normal in anybody. At age 14-19, the most common cause is infectious mononucleosis, but there are several other possibilities. S/He should see a doctor to determine the cause and possible treatment. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Can strep throat cause generalized lymphadenopathy?

Yes,especially: if you had scarlet fever((strep throat,rash,fever)as presenting complaint of your strep. But if lymphadenopathy does not get better,see your Dr for a checkup. You could have had mononucleosis instead of strep,which would also cause generalized lymphadenopathy ...Read more

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27 y/o female with 4 days history of fever, night sweats, headache, generalized painful lymphadenopathy, fatigue, elevated liver enzymes? Mono neg

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 more

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Can normochromic normocytic cause lymphadenopathy(generalized or localized)?

Can normochromic normocytic cause lymphadenopathy(generalized or localized)?

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

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What causes lymphadenopathy?

Many things: Infection is the largest issue but there is also sarcoid, lymphoma and a few other conditions. ...Read more

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What does "inactive lymphadenopathy" means?

Not sure: Enlarged ln are usually immunologically active, ie responding to injury or infection, or part of a lymphomatous process. ...Read more

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What causes retroperotaneal lymphadenopathy?

Inflammation, tumors: These are the most common causes of retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas, tumors of the intestinal tract, pancreas, kidneys are tumors that may do this. Inflammation and infections may also do this. ...Read more

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What is lymphadenopathy? How it is diagnosed? Is it serious condition?

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

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Approach to a patient with lymphadenopathy?

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 more

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What is a right internal mammary lymphadenopathy?

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

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Does anyone know what cause bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy?

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

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How do you distinguish reactive and malignant lymphadenopathy?

How do you distinguish reactive and malignant lymphadenopathy?

Bipspy: and blood testing. A frozen section biopsy specimen will be diagnostic and blood testing will be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis?

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

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How can lymphadenopathy be differentiated on clinical grounds.common causes ?

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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