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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Lymph Node Abdomen

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I have an enlarged lymph node under my arm where I got the flu shot. I also have an enlarged lymph node in my abdomen. Can these two be related?

I have an enlarged lymph node under my arm where I got the flu shot.  I also have an enlarged lymph node in my abdomen.  Can these two be related?

Lymphadenopathy: Possible, but not likely. This needs a full history and exam and possibly some labs and imaging studies for accurate diagnosis and this can only be done face to face with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes (groin, abdomen, cervical) nausea, fullness, low grade fever, but all my labs came back relatively normal. Now what?

I have enlarged lymph nodes (groin, abdomen, cervical) nausea, fullness, low grade fever, but all my labs came back relatively normal. Now what?

Lymphadenopathy: Do you have any recent infections? Persistent lymphadeopathy without clear infection should be further evaluted such as biopsy. Is your spleen enlarged (what is fullness)? What blood work have you done so far? See a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are some causes of new and enlarged lymph node in the abdomen? Tests ruled out: infection, acid, leak, twisted and kinked bowels/intestines.

What are some causes of new and enlarged lymph node in the abdomen? Tests ruled out: infection, acid, leak, twisted and kinked bowels/intestines.

It depends---: We need to know the medical history in terms of any symptoms/ medical complaints....especially why was your abdomen checked? what test did they use? US or CT scan. What was the size of the lymph nodes?. If the nodes are significant they will produce some symptoms. Then you should get repeat imaging studies done to see if the nodes get any larger or not. Right now I would not worry unless they grow ...Read more

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Can a enlarged lymph node in the abdomen be contagious? Is it caused by a viral infection?

Can a enlarged lymph node in the abdomen be contagious? Is it caused by a viral infection?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen ? In a 12 year old? Was told that this something often seen in young girls?

Is it normal to have enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen ? In a 12 year old? Was told that this something often seen in young girls?

Enlarged lymph nodes: in the abdomen, was that on an imaging study or by physical exam? At any rate it is common to have some enlarged lymph nodes in a region where there is an infection or inflammation, that how the lymph system functions till infection/inflammation is cleared. Whether it is often seen in young girls, is somehow a vague statement! ...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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Recent ultrasound of neck showed 3 abnormal but not enlarged lymph nodes. US of abdomen was normal as well as blood work for liver, kidneys and thyro?

Recent ultrasound of neck showed 3 abnormal but not enlarged lymph nodes.  US of abdomen was normal as well as blood work for liver, kidneys and thyro?

Have Dr. monitor: Depending if the nodes are on only one side or large, hard or soft, pea-size or marble size will determine what your doctor will do to make sure that nothing dangerous is happening. Good that your blood work and imaging are normal. If your nodes have been enlarged for some time, s/he will continue monitoring you. ...Read more

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What is an enlarged lymph node on the neck?

What is an enlarged lymph node on the neck?

Swollen lymph node: It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. With infection/inflammation in mouth and/or throat as the most common cause. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. Talk to your doctor and have further evaluation accordingly. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged lymph node on the pancreas?

What causes an enlarged lymph node on the pancreas?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. There are many causes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing an enlarged lymph node on my neck

I am experiencing  an enlarged lymph node on my neck

Any other details?: An enlarged lymph node may just be a benign finding. It could be due to a simple infection. Any sickness.? Lymph nodes are important filters of lymph fluid in the body. Because it is enlarged it is abnormal.Any other areas of enlarged glands. Axilla, neck, groin? Please get a check up and labs to further find out what is causing it to become enlarged. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

It depends on the si: Small neck nodes are normal. So the size matters. If the node is 1 cm or larger, watch it and note down if it is growing in size. If it grows bigger than one centimeter, then i would advise you to get yourself examined by an ENT doctor or go see your family doctor first. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged lymph node in the periaortic region indicate cancer?

Does an enlarged lymph node in the periaortic region indicate cancer?

Depends: It may indicate cancer metastasis or spread… do you have a previous history of intra-abdominal malignancy such as: colon, pancreatic or liver cancer? ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node, ~1.5cm, rubbery, non-painful, not growing. Noticed 4 mo ago. ?

Enlarged lymph node, ~1.5cm, rubbery, non-painful, not growing. Noticed 4 mo ago. ?

Wait and watch: You should examine the node every couple of weeks and see a doctor if any of the following happens: It more than doubles in size, additional nodes become enlarged, node becomes painful, it ulcerates through the skin, you have unintended weight loss, you have fever. ...Read more

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How does enlarged lymph node removal for microscopic exam aid in diagnosing certain disease?

How does enlarged lymph node removal for microscopic exam aid in diagnosing certain disease?

It's very helpful: Looking at the lymph node under a microscope can make the diagnosis if it's uncertain. If there is cancer present, then the pathologist can actually see the cancer cells and ascertain where the cancer is coming from and how aggressive it is. There are other causes of enlarged lns that can be identified as well - e.g. Fungi, or granulomatous diseases - these can be seen many times by microscopy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if an enlarged lymph node is positive for cd20 and cd3 follicular cells?

What does it mean if an enlarged lymph  node is positive for cd20  and cd3 follicular cells?

B and T cells: We were just checking. All benign lymph nodes have both. If the report wasn't worrisome, be glad it was just a big lymph node and get on with your life. ...Read more

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A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this ?

A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this ?

See prior biopsy...: Probably related to the same reason the first node was enlarged. Would have to see biopsy of that first node. You should talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Wondering about a cyst that appeared on the kidney which I know can be common in males (its very small), but an enlarged lymph node in same area.

Wondering about a cyst that appeared on the kidney which I know can be common in males (its very small), but an enlarged lymph node in same area.

Needs followup: Yes, the cyst is very common. The enlarged node should not occur from a benign cyst on the kidney. Most commonly that would be from infection, inflammation or cancer. Followup scan is appropriate to make sure it goes away after a few weeks ...Read more