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Doctor insights on: Are Necrotic Lymph Nodes Dangerous

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If tuberclosis dianosed on lymph nodes and necrotic. Is there any way for right medication quickly as culture takes too much time?

If tuberclosis dianosed on lymph nodes and necrotic. Is there any way for right medication quickly as culture takes too much time?

Complicated: The nature of the therapy will depend upon the species of mycobacterium you may have. If this is classic m. Tuberculosis the choice of drugs is very different than for, as an example, mycobacterium avium. This can all be worked out effectively by consultation with an infectious diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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Multiple mildly enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. Larget right paratracheal measures 26x18mm. No necrosis or calcifi?

Multiple mildly enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. Larget right paratracheal measures 26x18mm. No necrosis or calcifi?

Biopsy may be needed: Why was a CT done in the first place? If it was because you were feeling sick, then your doctor will probably want to figure out why you have these enlarged lymph nodes. That may take a biopsy. Generally speaking, enlarged lymph nodes are due to infection or cancer. (There are other rare causes.) ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. Largest 26x18mm. No necrosis or calcifi. Came up in regular body check. No symptoms?

Enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. Largest 26x18mm. No necrosis or calcifi. Came up in regular body check. No symptoms?

You need follow up: Enlarged nodes may be nothing, but could be serious. This requires you to see a physician. The person who ordered the study might be appropriate. At age 40 you should have a primary care doc. See him/her and if he refers to a specialist, follow up with that person. ...Read more

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Is 11mm enlarged chest lymph nodes dangerous, what is the cause of it?

Is 11mm enlarged chest lymph nodes dangerous, what is the cause of it?

Needs follow up: It may or not be a reason for concern, but needs follow up by your doctor. Lymph nodes enlarge to help us fight off infection. A persistent lymph node larger than one cm probably needs a biopsy or at least close follow up. ...Read more

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Good day! I had my neck ultrasound and they saw a lymph nodes measured 2.8... Is this dangerous?

Good day! I had my neck ultrasound and they saw a lymph nodes measured 2.8... Is this dangerous?

2.8cm or 2.8mm?: Size makes a huge difference in evaluating lymph nodes with imaging. That being said, size is not the only story and abnormal lymph nodes don't always have to be enlarged. Further imaging with PET/CT can be obtained but that's usually saved for known cancer pts. Confirm the measurement and follow up with your PCP / ENT regardless. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a lump in my neck is dangerous? It is not in the usual place for lymph nodes. It is closer to where my neck and shoulder meet.

How can I tell if a lump in my neck is dangerous? It is not in the usual place for lymph nodes. It is closer to where my neck and shoulder meet.

Neck mass/lump: There are a lot of characteristics of concerning or worrisome lumps in the neck. You do have lymph nodes throughout your neck, including the area you are describing. If the lump is hard or rubbery and non-tender, this is concerning. If it seems stuck and not very mobile when you push on it, these are also concerning signs. Ultimately, any neck mass should be evaluated by a practitioner. ...Read more

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Might laser hair removal be dangerous around front of the neck (lymph nodes)?

Might laser hair removal be dangerous around front of the neck (lymph nodes)?

No: Laser hair removal is an effective way to treat unwanted hair even on the neck. Potential problems include the risk of skin discoloration. Discuss the risks and benefits with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Lipomas? Pea to marble size lumps near inner tricepsx2, inner thigh near gracilisx2 and lumbarx2. PA said these are not lymph nodes No ins. Dangerous?

Lipomas? Pea to marble size lumps near inner tricepsx2, inner thigh near gracilisx2 and lumbarx2. PA said these are not lymph nodes No ins. Dangerous?

Lipomas R Benign: Nope. They are left alone unless they get infected, injured or become intolerably painful. These are cysts of fat cells and are very common. ...Read more

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I have been tested for 2 lymph nodes. 1 on my neck b/h ear, other in Rh armpit. What are lymph nodes & are they dangerous? Had biopsy's awaiting result

I have been tested for 2 lymph nodes. 1 on my neck b/h ear, other in Rh armpit. What are lymph nodes & are they dangerous? Had biopsy's awaiting result

Swollen lymph node: Enlargement of lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, trauma, autoimmune condition, malignancy etc. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. Wait for your biopsy result and discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can bad case of poison ivy get into lymph nodes/and/or bloodstream if all over front of neck is very itchy/oozing open blisters. Is this dangerous?

Can bad case of poison ivy get into lymph nodes/and/or bloodstream if all over front of neck is very itchy/oozing open blisters. Is this dangerous?

Not likely: However if you have a severe reaction, your lymph nodes may enlarge as an immune response to the exposure. Consider seeing your doctor to get a potent topical or even oral steroid. In the meanwhile, wash off every article that might have contact with poison ivy with dishwasher detergent (shoes, clothing, car mat, golf club etc). ...Read more

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Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Not Normal: Bilateral swelling of the cervical lymph nodes is not a normal finding. An evaluation with your primary care physician would be suggested to make sure that what you are feeling are lymph nodes and not another anatomical structure. ...Read more

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them!
(It's called "lymphadenitis")
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Do we have lymph nodes in the trapezeus?

Do we have lymph nodes in the trapezeus?

See this chart: It shows how lymph nodes are in relationship to upper trapezius area. REF: https://www. Google. Com/search? Rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS685US685&biw=1600&bih=794&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=swollen+trapezius+lymph+node&oq=trapezius+lymph+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.2.0i67k1j0j0i5i30k1.17517.17517.0.19706.1.1.0.0.0.0.147.147.0j1.1.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab. 0.1.146....0._KLnDP9SCMc#imgrc=rYFhFzhkUvGnAM: ...Read more

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I was wondering what are reactive lymph nodes exactly?

I was wondering what are reactive lymph nodes exactly?

Simple answer: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes are swollen.?

My lymph nodes are swollen.?

Could be sick.: Lymph nodes often enlarge in areas of infection or inflammation. If you have symptoms in that anatomic region, then perhaps there's a good reason for them to be swollen. If not, and they persist beyond one month, you might want to consider them getting checked out and perhaps even removed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do cancerous lymph nodes grow?

Do cancerous lymph nodes grow?

Yes: Most of the lymph nodes that you find are your friends. Malignant nodes are usually pretty early to recognize as abnormal. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes swollen?

Several causes: The lymphs nodes can be enlarged secondary to inflammation, infection or even lymphoma. Have your doctor evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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Is there lymph nodes on ur head?

Yes, several places: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

Usually not: Many people have lymph nodes that can be felt. This can result from common problems like allergies. If they are rapidly growing it can be a sign of a serious problem. ...Read more