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Could my swollen lymph nodes and weight loss be caused by my celiac disease?

Could my swollen lymph nodes and weight loss be caused by my celiac disease?

Possible: It could be possible but when there is swollen lymph with weight loss we want to make sure there is no cancer so you would want this checked out to be safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have some swollen lymph nodes in my abdomen (1.8x0.9) and one prepancreatic lymph node (1.4x1.1) a fatty liver and a ca19-9 level 46. No symptoms. Cea,Ceruplasmin,Ana,atrf,celiac disease neg.

I have some swollen lymph nodes in my abdomen (1.8x0.9) and one prepancreatic lymph node (1.4x1.1) a fatty liver and a ca19-9 level 46. No symptoms. Cea,Ceruplasmin,Ana,atrf,celiac disease neg.

A few ideas: Urine copper is a better way to rule out Wilson's. I trust hepatitis C was also negative. I'm not worried in the least about your lymph nodes; we see nodes like these all the time in healthy folks. Trusting you don't drink. Your fatty liver may just be your body's way of asking for a return to that fitness-focused lifestyle from your teens. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had unexplained weight loss(23lbs), night sweats up to 6 nights a weeks, and swollen lymph nodes, should I be worried?

I have had unexplained weight loss(23lbs), night sweats up to 6 nights a weeks, and swollen lymph nodes, should I be worried?

Yes: You need to see a doctor for evaluation. These symptoms could indicate an infection (TB, HIV, mono, etc) or malignancy (lymphoma). Do not delay, your life could be in danger ...Read more

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Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising  What could cause this? 

Itching Issues

There is a very: characteristic skin rash that accompanies celiac disease: dermatitis herpetiformis. Typically this is a skin manifestation of non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Extremely itchy bumps or blisters appear, especially on the forearms.The lab abnormalities you describe are not typical for celiac; in fact serum globulins may be low. I suspect more than one diagnosis; continue working closely with her Doctor ...Read more

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Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving.. How long it'll take them to go away?

Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving.. How long it'll take them to go away?

Difficult to say: There are several things to consider. It could be just run of the mill mild folliculitis...But there is also something called hydradinitis supperativa. The latter is more acne like and takes far long to treat and go away. For now..Stop shaving. Make sure you replace the razor frequently and sterilize it in chlorox or the like in between shaves. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?

I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?

Any : Inflammation can cause swelling of the lymph nodes. Most likely the contusion to the head caused inflammatory reaction. Which lead to the swelling if the nodes. Keep an eye on the swelling. If things change. See your doctor ...Read more

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I have most of the symptoms of celiac disease except for weight loss, so should I get tested?

I have most of the symptoms of celiac disease except for weight loss, so should I get tested?

Yes.: Yes. Other disease states have symptoms similar to celiac disease. Some have the potential to be more serious than gluten enteropathy. Beyond simple testing i recommend that you make an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is weight loss the main sign of celiac disease? What are the other signs and symptoms?

Is weight loss the main sign of celiac disease? What are the other signs and symptoms?

Many: Due to malabsorption of nutrients, iron and/or B12 deficiency are common leading to fatigue and nerve damage. Abdominal pain is common when exposed to gluten. If gone untreated for long, death may result. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a diet strategy for weight loss for me? I have celiac disease, have had my gallbladder out, and am borderline diabetic.

Can you recommend a diet strategy for weight loss for me? I have celiac disease, have had my gallbladder out, and am borderline diabetic.

Celiac: I would recommend what i call the neo paleo diet. It contains most of the original ideas of the paleo diet which consists of no gluten or dairy. It also says you should eat no processed foods and to eat as organic and locally grown as possible. It allows for nuts and seeds. I call it the neo paleo because i allow for all types of vegetables, brown, black, or wild rice, potatoes, and yams. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease? Does it cause a person to lose weight?

What is celiac disease? Does it cause a person to lose weight?

Yes: If you continue to consume gluten with a diagnosis of celiac disease, the gluten will damage the surface of the small intestine thus impairing your ability to absorb many nutrients leading to weight loss. However you need to consult your doctor to document the diagnosis since there are other conditions which can cause unexplained weight loss. ...Read more

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Can swollen lymph nodes and thinning hair be a sign of an auto immune disease?

Can swollen lymph nodes and thinning hair be a sign of an auto immune disease?

This could be: This could be a number things. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Am 24 with a WBC of 3.9 w/ Monocytes at 10.7%. In 2012 WBC was 7.2. Currently have 8 swollen lymph nodes. No infectious disease . Was re-ended in Dec.

Am 24 with a WBC of 3.9 w/ Monocytes at 10.7%. In 2012 WBC was 7.2. Currently have 8 swollen lymph nodes. No infectious disease . Was re-ended in Dec.

All of the : Labs you quote are normal. The monocytes being elevated shows an active healthy bone marrow. Your lymph nodes filter those vessels that drain areas of your body. You are likely very healthy. ...Read more

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Generalised lymphadenopathy with 8 or so swollen lymph nodes, no more than 2cm, fevers that come and go, loss of appetite, low white/red blood count?

Generalised lymphadenopathy with 8 or so swollen lymph nodes, no more than 2cm, fevers that come and go, loss of appetite, low white/red blood count?

Need evaluation: What you described deserves evaluation by additional history, physical examination and laboratory and imaging studies. It would be prudent to see your doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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I have literally every symptom of SLE except a positive ANA for 9 years. Now High LDH, CRP, Neutrophls, swollen lymph nodes & major hair loss. Ideas?

I have literally every symptom of SLE except a positive ANA for 9 years. Now High LDH, CRP, Neutrophls, swollen lymph nodes & major hair loss. Ideas?

Consider retest: Whether it is true that 1% of people with true lupus never test positive for anti-nuclear antibodies, the real decision is whether to treat you as if you had lupus. That's up to your physician. If you have "every symptom" then perhaps you'll meet the criteria for the disease (you need four of eleven for probable lupus). Try getting an ANA screen from a different lab; errors do get made. ...Read more

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What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes? How can they be treated?

What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes? How can they be treated?

Several things: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more

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I think there are swollen lymph nodes on each side of my neck for over 2 weeks..What could cause it?

I think there are swollen lymph nodes on each side of my neck for over 2 weeks..What could cause it?

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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What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

Infection: Possible infection especially sweat glands, but if does go away next time see your doctor. A so if you r having recurrent problem u need chek up by ur doctor. ...Read more

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I have lumps behind my ears. Big swollen hard lumps. Could it be swollen lymph nodes? What could cause this?

I have lumps behind my ears. Big swollen hard lumps. Could it be swollen lymph nodes? What could cause this?

Lumps-Head and Neck: Many possibilities- lymph nodes are among them, but so are skin lesions, cysts, salivary tumors and more unusual things like angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia. Correlation with other symptoms, duration, pain, mobility could help narrow the dx. A fine needle biopsy might be needed if no obviously benign cause is found clinically. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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