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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely , consult your doctor for treatment. Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Ct results lymph nodes no significant adenopathy by size or enhancement ctitetia. Lymph node margins are sharply defined. Normal?

Ct results lymph nodes no significant adenopathy by size or enhancement ctitetia. Lymph node margins are sharply defined. Normal?

Probably normal: Criteria for lymph node enlargement on ct is by size, usually smaller than 10 mm although benign nodes associated with inflammatory processes can be larger.Sometimes lymph nodes enhance with inflammation or tumor, irregular with tumor. Elongation of nodes is more for benign versus round of oval sometimes leans toward tumor. Impression by radiologist reading study is most important. ...Read more

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Need help. Husband had pneuomonia. Just getting over it. They want to do bronscopy cuz they can't see bronchial tube. Ct for lymph nodes. Cancet?

Need help. Husband had pneuomonia. Just getting over it.  They want to do bronscopy cuz they can't see bronchial tube.   Ct for lymph nodes. Cancet?

Hard to say: It's hard to answer your question without knowing all the specifics and seeing the ct images. When they say "they can't see bronchial tube" it probably means that a bronchus is obstructed on ct. Bronchoscopy is reasonable to see it it's a mucus plug (from sputum) or a tumor obstructing the tube. Lymph nodes (hilar or mediastinal) can be reactive to pneumonia or cancer so it's hard to tell. ...Read more

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Abd CT showed lymph nodes in right lower quad largest at 1.2 cm. Should this be followed up? My dr is putting me on prednisone but scared of side eff

Abd CT showed lymph nodes in right lower quad largest at 1.2 cm. Should this be followed up? My dr is putting me on prednisone but scared of side eff

Yes this should be f: Yet it is best to follow it up with a repeat ct scan in 6-8 weeks. I would avoid using any steroids without knowing what is causing the enlarged lymph nodes. Starting Prednisone will only muddy waters and confuse future diagnosis making completely!. I would suggest that you seek a second opinion. No steroids without a biopsy proof of some disease or another(?Lymphoma?). ...Read more

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After CT scan lymph nodes were found, concern of metastatic nodes are rounded in morphology in abdomina, doctor sugest to observe it till next CT ?

Consider biopsy if: Lymph nodes have increased in size and/or become more round (less like a kidney bean), especially in cancer patients, unless another possibility such as infection is likely. The lymph nodes need to be in a location where biopsy is possible, but the location is usually not a problem with ct guided biopsy. ...Read more

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Ct showed many lymph nodes in neck and one 3mm that's been there for three months. ct says no lymphoma. im not sick at all. why is that there still?

They're your friends: Everybody has these. If your nodes are a bit more prominent than the next person's, be glad -- your immune system may be better. Nobody really knows why. I'm also curious -- you say you're not sick at all, yet you list a gravely serious hepatitis diagnosis. You'd benefit -- even in our dysfunctional health care system -- from a relationship with a good primary care physician with time to guide. ...Read more

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Ct scan results "numerous lymph nodes in right and left neck. Stable in appearance" What does this mean?

Important facts: To fully answer, more details are needed, but this is what I know: You had a CT done of your neck to follow-up on the finding of some lymph nodes in your neck. Usually this is done to make sure someone doesn't have cancer or that someone who you know does have cancer does not have progressive disease. In your case, it is reassuring to find a "stable" appearance but you must meet with your doctor. ...Read more

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Incidental finding on CT of enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes only one at 1cm. Does it make sense to wait 90 days to repeat CT. ?

Yes: A size of 1cm is not significantly enlarged; lymph nodes act as filters so tend to enlarge when they filter things from the blood, such as bacteria causing infection. It is reasonable to repeat imaging in 6 weeks to see if the lymph nodes are enlarging or getting smaller. If they are decreasing in size there is no reason for concern ...Read more

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Does a chest CT show the axillary lymph nodes ?

Does a chest CT show the axillary lymph nodes ?

Yes, it usually does: Unless the chest size is very big, the ct scan shows the axillary area quite well. So the lymph nodes, if enlarged will show up on a chest ct scan. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a CT scan for enlarged lymph nodes?

Is it safe to get a CT scan for enlarged lymph nodes?

The balance between : Risk of a scan and benefit of finding out about nodes tips in favor of getting a ct scan + contrast. One + & - minus contrast doubles exposure, and might be needed to see calcifications. One should not trivialize exposure especially with ct's, but when they are indicated, they are invaluable. ...Read more

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Had a Ct scan for swollen lymph nodes results came back that no swollen lymph nodes were found. I can feel they are clearly there what does this mean?

Hard to: say without viewing the scan, but a CT in most cases should be able to easily visualize enlarged lymph nodes. Keep in mind that you may be able to feel normal lymph nodes, and also that an abnormal lymph node may be normal in size(and therefore look normal on CT). A hard or painful lymph node may still be normal in size. CT can only discern size and shape. ...Read more

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An oncologist on this site told me there are no lymph nodes in the arm there for the ct scan to show lymph nodes would not need to have my arms in the scan. I looked it up there are lymph nodes in the elbow area so why didnt the ct scan include the arms w

An oncologist on this site told me there are no lymph nodes in the arm there for the ct scan to show lymph nodes would not need to have my arms in the scan. I looked it up there are lymph nodes in the elbow area so why didnt the ct scan include the arms w

Test expectations: May be there was misunderstanding as the lymph nodes are present throughout your body. It depends upon what your doctors want to see in a particular test or imaging study. Pl discuss with your oncologist about need for these tests at your next appointment. Feel better ...Read more

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A CT scan revealed enlarged lymph nodes. Is it smart to wait 3-6 months for another scan to determine if it's cancer?

A CT scan revealed enlarged lymph nodes. Is it smart to wait 3-6 months for another scan to determine if it's cancer?

See a surgeon: Ct scans are fantastic tests but they identify a lot of "things" outside of what we may be looking for. You cannot isolate one finding-an enlarged lymph node-and get good advice about what to do. We need to ask a lot of questions, do a thorough examination+/-blood tests & review the ct scan before making a formal recommendation. Unfortunately, no short-cuts allowed in this situation. ...Read more

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Full body CT scan revealed 2 lymph nodes in neck, 2 in groin & pelvic area. All benign. This is my 3rd CT scan. What is my risk of future Cancer?

Full body CT scan revealed 2 lymph nodes in neck, 2 in groin & pelvic area. All benign. This is my 3rd CT scan. What is my risk of future Cancer?

Not much different: Check these links: http://www.xrayrisk.com/calculator/calculator.php http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/CT The first is a risk calculator. I got an increase of 0.7% over the baseline for your entire life with a baseline 44.9%. This represents a very small increase. This is based unsubstantiated data. It is not verified. So is the adjacent chart. ...Read more

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CT report says small lymph nodes throughout small bowel mesentery, but says no significant lymphadenopathy is seen. Normal blood work.Worried? Normal?

CT report says small lymph nodes throughout small bowel mesentery, but says no significant lymphadenopathy is seen. Normal blood work.Worried? Normal?

Lymphadenopathy: Hi, these lymph nodes could be just reactive lymph nodes, it means you possibly had some kind of inflammation in ur gut and caused the lymph nodes to react, if you have no other symptoms like night sweat, weight loss, fever then I suggest that you repeat the CT in 6 months. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons. Their purpose is to help fight infection and other inflammatory conditions and these may cause enlargement of the nodes. They can also suggest primary tumors of the lymphatic system. The only way to clearly differentiate is to biopsy, but most clinicians will not do this without a high degree of suspicion as to a malignant condition. ...Read more