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Mesentery (Definition)

1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera. 2. A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops ...Read more


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What is mesenteric adenitis and how can it be treated?

Inflammation: Mesenteric adenitis is a condition whereby an infection (usually a bacteria) causes inflammation that affects an area of the intestine. In particular the lymph nodes near the intestine become inflamed. It can be diagnosed by specialized tests or stool culture, and in most cases resolves without special treatment. ...Read more

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What should I know about mesenteric adenitis?

What should I know about mesenteric adenitis?

Mimic appendicites: Mostly seen in children present like appendices, self limiting disease most of the time. ...Read more

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How long does mesenteric adenitis last?

How long does mesenteric adenitis last?

It depends: On what is causing the adenitis in the first place. Lymph node swelling can occur for any number of reasons, the most common of which are infection or inflammation or cancers. The adenitis should last as long as the condition causing it is persisiting. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have mesenteric adenitis?

Lymph node: enlargement in the body part that connects the intestines to the major blood vessels. Main context is when it causes pain that mimics acute appendicitis, confounding the diagnosis. It is usually reactive to infection or inflammation, but if it is multiple and enlarged, it could be sign of lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease in rare instances. Ask your doctor for further explanation. ...Read more

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How long before mesenteric adenitis resolves?

It depends: On what is causing the adenitis in the first place. Lymph node swelling can occur for any number of reasons, the most common of which are infection or inflammation or cancers. The adenitis should last as long as the condition causing it is persisiting. ...Read more

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It's been three years, why is the pain from my supposed mesenteric adenitis getting worse each day? Could it be something else?

It's been three years, why is the pain from my supposed mesenteric adenitis getting worse each day? Could it be something else?

See your doctor: See your doctor for a good history and physical. Take a calendar with you marking off what days you had pain and some way of measuring that pain, as well as symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, fevers, rashes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mesenteric adenitis and still have sharp pains after 2 weeks?

What to do if I have mesenteric adenitis and still have sharp pains after 2 weeks?

You should: consult with your doctor about persistent pain, because it could be something other than mesenteric adenitis that is causing the pain. Possibilities include appendicitis, kidney stone, ovarian cyst, Crohn's disease, and a whole host of other things. ...Read more

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Does mesenteric adenitis hurt all the time and cause sharp pains?

Does mesenteric adenitis hurt all the time and cause sharp pains?

yes: It causes very bad stomach pain and people think it is appendicitis. There are not great treatments except for antiflammatories. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Macari
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Mesenteric Lymphadenitis (Definition)

Mesenteric lymphadenitis is a condition in which the lymph nodes in the membrane that connects your bowel to your abdominal wall is swollen. It is usually caused by an infection, and common symptoms include ...Read more