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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Lymph Nodes

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Babysitter was just told another kid in her care has enlarged lymph nodes. Should we worry?

Babysitter was just told another kid in her care has enlarged lymph nodes. Should we worry?

More info needed: You need more information. Are the children ill? Is the babysitter ill? What is causing the enlarged lymph nodes? ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of enlarged lymph nodes?

Cause?: Treatment is dependent on the etiology/cause/diagnosis of the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Babysitter was just told another kid in her care has enlarged lymph nodes. Should we worry?

More info needed: You need more information. Are the children ill? Is the babysitter ill? What is causing the enlarged lymph nodes? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes?

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

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Why do they do cxr with enlarged lymph nodes?

Check for more nodes: There can be a question as to the cause of the lymph node enlargement and the cxr is being obtained to look for evidence of node enlargement in the chest or any suggestion of tumor. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

Enlarged Lymph Nodes: I assume these were seen on a ct scan. They could be from many different causes. Lymph nodes enlarge from inflammation, infection, cancer. I would talk to your doctor about the findings. They know your history and can give you an idea about why they are enlarged. ...Read more

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How do I know if enlarged lymph nodes are cancerous?

How do I know if enlarged lymph nodes are cancerous?

Biopsy: The only way to know for sure is to undergo a biopsy. This can be tricky for lymph nodes since the nonsurgical approach that we favor (needle biopsy) may sometimes provide insufficient tissue for definitive diagnosis, necessitating surgical excisional biopsy. Often, we can safely watch enlarged lymph nodes in the right clinical situation. ...Read more

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What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

Varies: In most cases you would feel nothing. It is only when the nodes are significantly enlarged and cause pressure on other areas of the chest that symptoms occur. Symptoms could result in pressure, cough or pain. ...Read more

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Is enlarged lymph nodes a usual symptom of sporotrichosis?

Not usually: The disease is caused by an infection of a type of fungus. It usually involves the skin and lymph channels but not the lymph nodes. I recommend speaking with your physician to have an evaluation of the area in which the lymph nodes are located to see if further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Can having a thymoma also have enlarged lymph nodes nearby?

Enlarged lymph node: Where is the enlarged lymph node? Any unusually enlarged lymph node, if not from infection/inflammation, should be evaluated.
Thymoma is a benign tumor, usually do not cause lymphadenopathy.
Thymic carcinoma, however, is a cancer and can spread to local lymph node in advanced stage.
Hope helps. ...Read more

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Can enlarged lymph nodes be like the same shape as a chicklet?

While usually ovoid,: A chicklet-sized lumplet could be a small node. Change, pain, duration all important in discerning nexts steps. ...Read more

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My daughter has enlarged lymph nodes in her. The largest measuring 15x0.8x0.6.0, what to do?

Go to your doctor: Lymph nodes are the guardians of the body. They filter the lymph and swell in reaction to infection. But a lot of them being swollen at once could signal a significant health problem. Your doctor should perform a thorough exam to find out why. Good luck! ...Read more

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That lymph nodes take out cancer cell from the body, so would an enlarged lymph node be examined for abnormal cells?

That lymph nodes take out cancer cell from the body, so would an enlarged lymph node be examined for abnormal cells?

Yes: To make it simple, you can think of a lymph node as a recycle bin that filters infections and abnormal cells including cancer and non cancer aged or abnorml looking cells. Examining an abnormally enlarged lymph node can tell you a lot of information about the underlying cause including detection of infections or cancer cells. ...Read more