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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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


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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment: Complex process: research suggests that part i of gad is a heritable, but nonspecific tendency to manifest an emotional disorder. However, a psychological vulnerability, stress due to life events, the process of anxiety across multiple domains are also required for worry to be the predominant coping mechanism. See barlow (2002) anxiety and is disorders for a beautiful, research supported overview. ...Read more

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What causes "very subtle" cortical thickening of lymph node?

What causes "very subtle" cortical thickening of lymph node?

Subjective: lymph nodes enlarge when there is an infection, inflammation, or spread of tumor. subtle cortical thickening may be within normal limits or due to an early process above. ...Read more

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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: Genetics, stress, chronic use of alcohol or sedatives, or triggered by tobacco or caffeine dependency. ...Read more

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What causes regional neck lymphadenitis in the absence of cancer and bacteria?

What causes regional neck lymphadenitis in the absence of cancer and bacteria?

Many possibilities: Any number of viruses do this. If prolonged more than a couple of weeks, maybe mononucleosis, although you're quite old for mono (most cases before age 20). Mostly not serious, but syphilis, HIV, tuberculosis, land other serious infections are possible if at risk. If only a few days, sit tight; probably will clear up soon. If continuing more than 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is arthralgia a common symptom of chronic fatigue?

Is arthralgia a common symptom of chronic fatigue?

Yes: The diagnosis of cfs is unexplained persistent fatigue for 6 months with at least four of the following symptoms. Loss of memory/concentration, sore throat, lymph nodes, unexplained muscle pain, arthralgia, headache, unrefreshed sleep, extreme exhaustion lasting 24 hours after exercise. ...Read more

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Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Various causes: Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, please get in to be see. If you are having fever, get in now. There are many different types of infection that could cause this. Cancer is another sours of lymph node enlargement, but is less likely. Make sure you get seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are the common causes of swollen lymph nodes?

Infection or cancer: Lymph nodes are like little filters for your blood. Viruses and bacteria that get in your bloodstream end up in the lymph nodes, where immune cells build up like an army. This causes swelling and pain in the lymph nodes. Cancer can also cause lymph nodes to swell, but this is usually painless. Lymphoma is a type of cancer within the lymph noes which causes them to become enlarged. ...Read more

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What are the causes of inflamed abdominal lymph nodes?

What are the causes of inflamed abdominal lymph nodes?

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. A lymph node "tastes" 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 enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

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What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection ( especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Muscle symptoms of dermatomyositis include what?

Muscle symptoms of dermatomyositis include what?

Proximal weakness: Muscle symptoms are related to damage of large, proximal muscle groups (thighs, shoulders) and may include weakness getting out of a chair or bed, weakness reaching above your head or brushing your hair. There may also be muscle pain and soreness. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma the most likely cause of enlarged spleen and para aortic lymph node? Are there other conditions that could cause this?

Is lymphoma the most likely cause of enlarged spleen and para aortic lymph node?  Are there other conditions that could cause this?

DDx LAD A-Z: The differential diagnosis (ddx) for lymphadenopathy is broad: lymphadenopathy (lad) a-z ddx -- see table 3 -- http://www.Matheny.Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are causes of infections in your lymph nodes? Symptoms?

What are causes of infections in your lymph nodes? Symptoms?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Mono or Polyclonal: High levels of immunoglobulins (hypergammaglobulinemia) can be monoclonal (specific) - due to malignant proliferation of plasma cells or lymphocytes as in myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Polyclonal (many types) hypergammaglobulinemia is a benign condition due to infection, inflammation causing non-specific gamma globulin production such as in hepatitis, immune and allergic disorders. ...Read more

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Can normochromic normocytic cause lymphadenopathy(generalized or localized)?

Can normochromic normocytic cause lymphadenopathy(generalized or localized)?

You are mixed up: Normocytic normochromic are terms sued to describe normal red cells. That has no real connection with Lymph node enlargment unless you have Anemia which can certainly be associated with certain diseases of Lymph nodes, like Lymphoma. If your nodes are getting progressively larger, then your doctor needs to find the cause....this may require a biopsy of the lymph node as well as of the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What are causes and treatments for reactive lymphadenopathy of the neck?

Reactive: Reactive lymphadenopathy is commonly referred to enlarged lymph nodes secondary to a different cause- most likely infection, allergies, trauma, sometimes drugs. It is not a disease of the lymph node. The treatment is generally directed towards its cause, if found. ...Read more

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What could be the differential diagnosis of post-auricular lymphadenopathy lasting for years? Associated symptoms mucus production andd tonsillitis

What could  be the differential diagnosis of post-auricular lymphadenopathy lasting for years? Associated symptoms mucus production andd tonsillitis

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more