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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. Ana Adelstein
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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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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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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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What does enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen that showed up on a CT scan mean?

What does enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen that showed up on a CT scan mean?

Something or Nothing: Depends in the situation. It could be a normal response to an infection or injury or could be something serious like lymphoma. Your doctor can help decide whether more investigation is needed or not. ...Read more

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The cause for enlarged lymph nodes, swelling the l/side of the head and form blisters dries in a honey color. Very painful. Ct scan done.

The cause for enlarged lymph nodes, swelling the l/side of the head and form blisters dries in a honey color. Very painful. Ct scan done.

Skin Infection: Could be viral (such as herpes zoster commonly called shingles) or bacterial (such as impetigo), most likely. Fungal infections would be a much less common cause for such an acute and inflammatory response. It is important to have the condition properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have persistent enlarged lymph nodes in my small intestines, i was diagnosed with illeus through a CT scan, I have anemia, low grade fevers no weigh?

Further eval needed: Your ct scan should be reviewed carefully, and an enteroscopy procedure may be necessary to evaluate the small bowel completely, in order to rule out a bleeding source. Although uncommon, certain types of small bowel tumors can sometimes cause anemia and lympaphadenopathy near the intestine, so careful evaluation by a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...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