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Do I Need A Biopsy If My Lymph Node Is Big And Sore
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
I have a lump in my neck however the ENT said it is a swollen lymph node, why is it swollen and how do I fix it?
How dangerous is a swollen neck lymph node that went away with antibiotics? They did a CT and now want a biopsy.
Too much: Too soon. Nodes will take some time to "go back to normal". Rush to imaging will "still see things". Perhaps the tempo is fine, but you didn't tell me. I would ultrasound a node to see its character, and consider biopsy if it does not shrink and go away, but would not be in a rush to do that. If the node grows, does not go away, biopsy in order. ...Read more
Site of origin: Lumps represent any palpable mass anywhere in the body. An enlarged lymph node is also a lump when palpated. One however can suspect a node when present along major lymph node chains such as in the femoral tri angle along femoral vein, in the axilla along along the axillary vein and in the neck in the region of the jugular vein. ...Read more
I have had swollen lymph nodes for over a month that haven't got any smaller, is there a chance i would need a lymph node biopsy?
See physician.: Swollen lymph nodes can be caused by infection or tumor. You should consult physician forr physical exam. Physician accordingly may order imaging in form of chest xray, ultrasound, and or ct.Sometimes blood tests are also performed. Biopsy would be determined by size and configuration of nodes. ...Read more
I have a lump the size of a golf ball below chin. Had a CT and blood work not thyroid, not swollen lymph node, and not infection. What could it be?
Cyst: If one canbe sure that the lesionis not a submental node, thyroid is found below the hyoid bone and not in a submental position. L the most common pathology is a thyroglossal duct cytst. ...Read more
Lymph node: Can you post another question with the specific terminology they used? ...Read more
My lymph nodes are swollen so big that it is very painful to swallow, what should I do? I just got over a cold, but i still have a slight cough and stuffy nose. Now my lymph nodes are swollen so big it is very painful to swallow. I don't have a sore throa
Hello. : Hello. Your symptoms can't be diagnosed over an email format. However, since swollen lymph nodes are prominent after an upper respiratory infection, possibly it was mononucleosis. This is actually quite easy for the doctor to test for. I suggest being evaluated. In the meantime, warm salt water gargles four times a day can sometimes ameliorate the soreness some. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have one swollen lymph node in my neck. I believe it is cpuld be the cause for this one lymph node doing this?
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
I have a lump deep under armpit thats sore to touch an a lymph node for 2years on and of dr thinks its a cyst and given antibiotics, but im worried?
Listen to doc: Your doctor knows your personal history and should be giving you a proper diagnosis based on that and he/she is actually there to see the condition to make a diagnosis. I agree with your doctor, from the sounds of it it sounds like a cyst. No need to worry, continue to take your medication as prescribed and you should be fine :]. ...Read more
I have had a swollen lymph node behind my ear for my entire life. It is not painful and doesn't grow should I tell my doctor?
Had a cold sore and a moderately swollen lymph node pop up a day or two ago. Lymph node is about the size of small marble. Tender too. Overall I feel great though. Thoughts? Normal? I have read that it is common to get swollen lymph nodes with/herpes
Keep watch: A local lymph node usually gets large with primary herpes infection, which is what you may have had. Watch the lymph node and assess its size every week. If it doubles in size, other lymph nodes become larger, you get fever or the node becomes painful, it would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more
How do I know if a lumps is a cyst or lipoma? It's right under my rib, hard and the size of a marble. Doctor won't biopsy
Is it unusual to have one swollen lymph node? I also have an unbearably soar throat, i'm assuming its either mono or strep throat. Either way i need to see a physician, but I am currently without insurance.
The lymph node that is swollen is on the left s
If : If you have been exposed to someone with strep throat, then you should be evaluated and treated. Untreated strep throat can have other more serious complications. You should be evaluated. There are several urgent cares available that have generous policies for patients without insurance. Call around and see if you can find an option that you can afford. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard, painless immovable swollen node behind right ear. Dr was concerned and said if doesn't go down in a week need to get tests. Cancer?
ENT evaluation first: Lymph nodes act as filters to trap and destroy infection and prevent it from spreading. The nodes behind the ear can become enlarged from infections of the ear canal, scalp and possibly other sites. The fact that it is hard and painless is somewhat concerning. If it doesn't get smaller a referral for a careful ENT evaluation should be done first, and if no malignancy is seen a biopsy is in order. ...Read more
Make a diagnosis: You have given very little information, so my answer must be very general. A biopsy of a lymph node is done almost always when the node in question is enlarged, and so the biopsy is to see why: is there cancer, whether lymphoma or metastatic cancer, or is there infection, or is there some other condition such as sarcoidosis? Only a biopsy can give a definitive answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged lymph nodes in neck and crease of arm. Dr wont do a biopsy. Just a CT scan but only of my neck. how can i get her to do test for other nodes?
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