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Can Retrosternal Goiters Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes
My daughter is 18 and had an ultrasound which found a multinodular goiter she also has swollen lymph nodes but these look good on the ultrasound w?
Nodules: If the thyroid nodules are smaller than 10mm, than nothing other than followup may be needed. Otherwise further workup may be needed. Swollen lymph nodes should improve with time and followup examation or ultrasound would be warranted. If they dont improve, further workup can be done. Talk with your physician. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: We need to know more . How long have you had these nodes and what is their size? Are they increasing in size? if they are bigger than 2 Cm and increasing in size in 1 to 2 months, you need to be examined by a physician. If the nodes are suspicious for Cancer, a biopsy is the best way to find out or exclude Cancer as the cause. Infections can also cause swelling of lymph nodes(Tender to touch) ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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