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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Lymph Nodes

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Overview)

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, or immune system diseases.


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
982 Doctors shared insights

Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Overview)

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, or immune system diseases.


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What does it mean when there are enlarged lymph nodes in the lung area?

What does it mean when there are enlarged lymph nodes in the lung area?

No lymph nodes in th: Inside the chest there is only one location for the lymph nodes and that area is in between the lungs.... It is called mediastinum. Enlarged nodes in the mediastinum are often caused by some serious illnesses. So it must be checked further by your doctor.

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How can I treat enlarged lymph nodes?

How can I treat enlarged lymph nodes?

See a doctor: Enlarged lymph nodes have many causes. You should see a health care professional to evaluate the cause.

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Reoccuring swollen lymph nodes. What can I do to prevent this?

Reoccuring swollen lymph nodes. What can I do to prevent this?

Prevent the cause: Usually swollen lymph is sign of either disease close by or disease of the lymph node itself. Please check it out.

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Nodule in l thyroid lobe with faint focal calcification, multiple enlarged lymph nodes in cervical region. Fna aspirate bloody. Risk of ca? Surgery reqrd?

Nodule in l thyroid lobe with faint focal calcification, multiple enlarged lymph nodes in cervical region. Fna aspirate bloody. Risk of ca? Surgery reqrd?

Thyroid nodule: You have problem with cervical nodes and thyroid nodule. Need more information about neck nodes. Did you have biopsy of any one of those nodes? First you need ct of neck and chest for these nodes and biopsy. Also for thyroid us, thyroid scan, again fna by specialist. Your doctor and endocrinologist have to work with pathologist and surgeon if necessary. See http://doctorrajput. Com thanks.

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in axilla, retroperitoneal and pelvic area in groin. 2 cm largest with suv 8 being the maximum.? Feelings

I have enlarged lymph nodes in axilla, retroperitoneal and pelvic area in groin. 2 cm largest with suv 8 being the maximum.? Feelings

Possible lymphoma: The presence of lymph nodes that can be palpated in axilla would lead to evaluation of other sites as seen on CAT scan. This procedure must have been ordered to see if other nodal areas were involved as in retroperitoneum. Since there are many causes of multiple areas of enlarged nodes, dx must be determined by bx. Aspiration of no value since architecture of nodes required for proper dx.

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Will enlarged lymph nodes go away?

Lymph nodes: If the cause is infection related or benign, mostly lymph nodes will go away; if cause is cancer related, they may continue to enlarge or new lymph nodes will show up. It ll be associated with weight loss and night sweats and it would require a lymph node biopsy to figure out what is going on?

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How can I treat enlarged lymph nodes?

See a doctor: Enlarged lymph nodes have many causes. You should see a health care professional to evaluate the cause.

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Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

If large, and hard: Lymphadenopathy comes with infections and other condition like lymphoma---how many lymph node, how large, how hard? Need doctor evaluation not just to figure why but also to treat infection, like cat scratch or more serious.

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What symptoms are common in enlarged lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if there is bacteria/viruses/ cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. Sx - pain, feeling the node.

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I was wondering are enlarged lymph nodes visible?

Can be: If the enlargement occurs in the neck, and is significant, then it is easily seen. In the chest and abdomen, no. In the armpit and groin, it depends on who is looking and how carefully.

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Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

It depends: It depends on the cause which can be either inflammatory (Infections like TB) or Granulomas like Sarcoid are not all that dangerous but if they are enlarged due to cancer, then it depends on which type of Cancer (Lymphomas are treatable but other Cancers are more serious.

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Does eating foods you are allergic to enlarge lymph nodes?

Does eating foods you are allergic to enlarge lymph nodes?

Possibly: 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.

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes?

Yes: Streptoccocal infections can cause enlarged lymph nodes in your neck.