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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
Had a mole removed on my neck that was suspicious of a possible melanoma. The doctor said it most likely wasn't though.. Biopsy results are next week. Neck lymph node is bean size and tender. Is it connected/cancer spreading or could it be nothing?
Sore, swollen lymph nodes under my right arm for 8 months. Spread to groin, & behind both knees. Ct scan neg. Had two sonograms under right arm, but surgeons say nodes not big enough to biopsy?
May need 2nd opinion: Sore lymph nodes are usually inflammatory and not malignant. I'm assuming that your nodes are less than 1 cm in size if your surgeon says they are too small to biopsy. Malignant nodes usually grow slowly to greater than 1cm. That is not an absolute rule and biopsy can be considered if nodes are persistent and are otherwise unexplained. If they persist and are concerning, get another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post lymph node biopsy, egg sized solid lump, not bruised or painful just very hard and big is this a hematoma? Are they colourless and pain free?
Maybe: A hard knot at the site of the lymph node excision could be fluid(seroma), blood( hematoma), infection(abscess) or possibly inflammation. Most of these conditions except an abscess should resolve spontaneously but may take a few weeks. Id recommend you have it checked by your surgeon. ...Read more
I've had a small pea sized lymph node on the left side neck (1inch above collarbone) for almost two years. It hasn't changed. do I need a biopsy?
No: It's your friend. Everybody has a few of these ...Read more
Persistent Lymph node slightly bigger than 1/2 inch(.59 inch) in armpit. Painless. 18 years old. Lymphoma? Biopsy in two weeks.
I had a lymph node biopsy 8 days ago. Still no results. Told pathologist need to run more test on samples. Should I be worried?
Await results: not knowing all details it would be impossible for any doctor on healthtap to guess. ...Read more
Consult your doctor: Swelling in the cheek is not likely to be due to lymphnode as there are no lymph nodes in the cheek. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
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