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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

If large, and hard: Lymphadenopathy comes with infections and other condition like lymphoma---how many lymph node, how large, how hard? Need doctor evaluation not just to figure why but also to treat infection, like cat scratch or more serious. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in enlarged lymph nodes?

What symptoms are common in enlarged lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if there is bacteria/viruses/ cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. Sx - pain, feeling the node. ...Read more

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Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

It depends: It depends on the cause which can be either inflammatory (Infections like TB) or Granulomas like Sarcoid are not all that dangerous but if they are enlarged due to cancer, then it depends on which type of Cancer(Lymphomas are treatable but other Cancers are more serious. ...Read more

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Is enlarged lymph nodes a usual symptom of sporotrichosis?

Not usually: The disease is caused by an infection of a type of fungus. It usually involves the skin and lymph channels but not the lymph nodes. I recommend speaking with your physician to have an evaluation of the area in which the lymph nodes are located to see if further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What are these symptoms of?

Different areas: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it sees a problem, it alerts immune system and the body reacts. They enlarge when they react. The locations suggest your problems are not related, a doc can help untangle this. ...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?

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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If child had mono would lymphoma show up at the same time or yrs later? I read theres an assoc. Between the 2. Other symptoms besides enlarged lymph nodes?

If child had mono would lymphoma show up at the same time or yrs later? I read theres an assoc. Between the 2. Other symptoms besides enlarged lymph nodes?

See below...: Even though there is an association, the vast majority of children and teenagers with infectious mononucleosis never develop lymphoma. If that happens, it's usually years after. Other signs include unexplained weight loss, night sweats, loss of appetite, fatigue, etc. If you are still worried, consulting your pediatrician is recommended. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes can be a one of the symptoms of HPV or cervical cancer?

Enlarged lymph nodes can be a one of the symptoms of HPV or cervical cancer?

Maybe: This would depend on how advanced the tumor is. If it is a small minimally invasive tumor it is unlikely that enlarged lymph nodes have tumor deposits within them. Most of the time lymph nodes are enlarged because they are simply reacting to an infection or other process and not because one has cancer. ...Read more

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I have constant deep aching pain in my bones and joints. Symptoms have increased over the last 3 months. I do get enlarged lymph nodes sometimes.

I have constant deep aching pain in my bones and joints. Symptoms have increased over the last 3 months. I do get enlarged lymph nodes sometimes.

Be seen: I would certainly be seen. An exam and appropriate studies can often determine the cause, which can include viral illnesses such as mono among other possibilities. Be seen. ...Read more