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My niece has suffered from systemic lupus and rosai-dorfman for 14 years. How can her swollen lymph nodes be drained? By whom?

My niece has suffered from systemic lupus and rosai-dorfman for 14 years.
How can her swollen lymph nodes be drained?  By whom?

Nothing to drain: They are solid lymph nodes enlargement that are formed from histiocytes-. They are not abscess where they are filled with pus - so really , there is nothing that you are going to drain here. Discuss treatment options in detail with her doctor that may include chemotherapy agents, plasmapheresis etc. Read more at www.Histio.Org. ...Read more

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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I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.

I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.

Treatment needed: With lupus all infections and fevers need to be looked at and if necessary treated. See your primary M.D. Or rheumatologist. It sounds like an ear infection. ...Read more

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Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.

Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.

Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis ...Read more

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My rheumatologist wants me to see a hematologist because I've had some swollen lymph nodes. Do I need a hematologist or a PCP? It may be due to lupus.

My rheumatologist wants me to see a hematologist because I've had some swollen lymph nodes. Do I need a hematologist or a PCP? It may be due to lupus.

Choice of specialty: You need to discuss this with the rheumatologist since they know far more info than you have provided here. It sounds as if the rheumatologist may feel that the node needs biopsy and wants another opinion. ...Read more

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Can teething cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: It's not common for teething to cause swollen lymph nodes but it is possible. Have child checked by a physician to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: Lymph nodes enlarge as a reaction to inflammation so if the skin inflammation is significant then enlargement can occur. ...Read more

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Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Sure: Gingivitis is caused by bacteria, it's an infection. And the lymph nodes in the neck are scavengers for anything coming from your mouth. Too much bacteria, and they too get inflammed. ...Read more

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What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many can: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's lymphoma commonly cause swelling of lymph nodes. But any cancer that spreads to a lymph node can cause swelling of the involved lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can metformin cause swollen lymph nodes?

No: I have never heard of that happening with metformin. See your doctor for an evaluation of the swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

A number of things: Infections, malignancy, and autoimmune diseases can all cause swollen lymph nodes in the lungs. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

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 poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Definitely: Swollen lymph nodes are one of the body's chief ways to ward off disease from infection, tumors, etc. Small lymph vessels connect each node like a string of pearls trapping cellular debris and fluid to be filtered, drained, and diseases destroyed by this lymphatic system located everywhere throughout the body. Poor oral hygiene can lead to infection which drains to the nearby lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can a spider bite cause swollen lymph nodes thru my body?

Can a spider bite cause swollen lymph nodes thru my body?

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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Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph node. ...Read more