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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Might it be that a gallstone cause swollen lymph nodes?

Yes, it can: Cause inflamed lymph nodes next to the gallbladder, when it gets inflamed. But you will not be able to feel these lymph nodes because they are deep inside. If you can feel enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin, these are not caused by gallstones. ...Read more

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Gallstone like pain under ribs and swollen lymph nodes, should I be concerned?

Gallstone like pain under ribs and swollen lymph nodes, should I be concerned?

See doctor: That is an interesting combination of symptoms that requires investigation from different points of view. I would see my doctor to get started in the right direction ...Read more

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Can anemia cause enlarged lymph nodes?

Can anemia cause enlarged lymph nodes?

No: But there are many diseases which could be associated with both anemia and lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes?

Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes?

Yes: Streptoccocal infections can cause enlarged lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more

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What infections are there that cause enlarged lymph nodes I've been told there is loads?

Many: It is a long list. Bacterial infections like strep commonly cause enlarged nodes. Tb, fungal infections and virus infections (like infectious mono) all can cause lymph node enlargement. Persistently enlarged, or growing nodes need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause enlarged lymph nodes in groin?

Typically not: Uncomplicated UTI should not cause enlarged ln in groin. ...Read more

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Can hsv1 cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collarbone?

Can hsv1 cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collarbone?

Yes: Hsv1, the virus that causes cold sores, can definitely make these lymph nodes enlarged. If you have an active sore on your mouth, and your neck and collarbone lymph nodes are enlarged and sore, they should improve as the sore improves. If you don't have a sore, they don't improve, or you have painless, enlarged lymph nodes, you should be examined by a doctor. Don't wait too long! ...Read more

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone?

Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone?

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 muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? Or submandible lymph region?

Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? Or submandible lymph region?

No: However, if you tend to be over-anxious and you're a young adult, you'll start noticing the lymph nodes that everybody has in their necks. A dangerous node is obviously very abnormal clinically. You need to learn to ignore the ones that aren't fixed to surrounding structures, stony-hard / tire-rubber hard, and not deforming. Please talk with your physician about overcoming these kinds of fear ...Read more

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Can HSV cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collor bone?

Can HSV cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collor bone?

Depends: My answer is yes, it can - but off course it will depend on where is the location of the hsv infection. There are many other things that can cause lymph nodes enlargement. See you doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sores in my nose could this cause enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and collar bone?

I have sores in my nose could this cause enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and collar bone?

Yes, but...: Sores in your nose can make your neck lymph nodes enlarged. But the lymph nodes above your collarbone are less likely to be enlarged from sores in your nose. These lymph nodes can be enlarged from something going on in your lungs, chest wall, thyroid, or mouth. Cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma) makes them rubbery and swollen but not painful. If these don't get better soon, see a doctor! ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

Enlarged Lymph Nodes: I assume these were seen on a ct scan. They could be from many different causes. Lymph nodes enlarge from inflammation, infection, cancer. I would talk to your doctor about the findings. They know your history and can give you an idea about why they are enlarged. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read more

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I have 6 enlarged lymph nodes on the left side of my neck. Just had one removed for biopsy yesterday. What could this be caused by?

I have 6 enlarged lymph nodes on the left side of my neck. Just had one removed for biopsy yesterday. What could this be caused by?

Let us wait: We have to wait for biopsy results. You have not described any other symptoms. It is hard to guess at this stage. ...Read more

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What might be causes for enlarged lymph nodes near ear, in front of it?

What might be causes for enlarged lymph nodes near ear, in front of it?

Inflammation: Lymph nodes enlarge in response to inflammation in the area in which they are located. You may have a minor infection in your ear canal, tooth or other nearby structure which is causing this. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes were over 400 with enlarged lymph nodes around the liver, could that also cause the major headache I had also?

Lymph nodes: If there are enlarged lymph nodes with liver function changes, you should have one of the lymph nodes evaluated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause prolonged enlarged lymph nodes in armpit and hands?

What can cause prolonged enlarged lymph nodes in armpit and hands?

Many things: This picture shows the lymph vessels in green. Anything that blocks flow can cause enlarged lymph nodes and swelling. This includes infection, cancer, or blood clots. There's also "superior vena cava syndrome" which causes swelling in the face, arms and hands on both sides. See a doctor soon to determine the cause! ...Read more

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5yrold lymphocytes 23% neutrophils69% positive initial test for lymes but negative confirmation for lymes. Enlarged lymph nodes for 4 months. Causes?

See a hematologist: If the nodes are quite large (not just the pea size ones), you need to consult a hematologist who may obtain a biopsy on the nodes. Does the child appear healthy otherwise? ...Read more

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Are enlarged lymph nodes always painful when caused by infection? Can they be hard, or are they soft w/infection? Ddx of hard, enlarged node by ear?

Lymph nodes: If swollen lymph node is related to an acute infection, it will be painful. However in chronic infections, like tuberculosis, syphillis-it can be painless. The consistency varies- it could be rubbery, firm- but when abscess starts to develop/ contains pus- the swollen lymph gland can be soft and fluctuant. Ddx in your case-would be process n the ear or around the ear or other area in the head/neck. ...Read more

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Can enlarged lymph nodes in chest and lung nodules cause chest and back pain?

Can enlarged lymph nodes in chest and lung nodules cause chest and back pain?

Probably not: Many young people have enlarged nodes visible on x-ray and unless they are so big that they suggest serious pathology, we never look for the cause. Look for some other explanation for your chest and back pain. ...Read more

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I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since I was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since I was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

Probably not: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more