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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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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

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, ...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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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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Ct scan showed enlarged lymph nodes in neck and between liver and pancreas. I'm nauseous, fatigue, abdominal swelling & pain. What is causing this?

Ct scan showed enlarged lymph nodes in neck and between liver and pancreas. I'm nauseous, fatigue, abdominal swelling & pain. What is causing this?

Don't ignore: Hi. I assume the doc who ordered the CT had some list of possible problems she/he was looking for. Diffuse lymph node enlargement is concerning. Lymph node biopsy may be very helpful. I trust the doc who ordered the CT is making the appropriate referrals. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can an abdominal ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes in the area?

Can an abdominal ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes in the area?

Sometimes,: but it is not uncommon for ultrasound to not visualize lymph nodes due to the technical limitations of ultrasound. CT or MRI are more accurate at assessing intrabdominal lymph nodes. ...Read more

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17 y/o post appendectomial ascites(small amounts), enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea(sometimes), mild abdominal pain, history of gastritis/ulcer?

17 y/o post appendectomial ascites(small amounts), enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea(sometimes), mild abdominal pain, history of gastritis/ulcer?

Complex issues: Ascites is not normal , it should not be present . Enlarged lymph nodes if in the gut are not normal either . Be sides you are symptomatic . I would recommend to see your pcp , he /she will know what to do ( where to refer you to). Good luck. ...Read more

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Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Unknown: Sorry but I am not clear as to what your question is? Lymphadenopathy is defined as lymph nodes that are either enlarged or have an abnormal feel i.e. hardened, painful. ...Read more

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Could I have cat scratch fever, I have enlarged swollen lymph nodes, low grade fever abdominal soreness, CBC is normal cat licks me all the time?

Could I have cat scratch fever, I have enlarged swollen lymph nodes, low grade fever abdominal soreness, CBC is normal cat licks me all the time?

Cat scratch: I have never heard or read about cases of cat scratch fever from just cat licking - it's called "scratch fever" for a reason. However, you are obviously around cats a lot, and the scratch does not have to be very significant to contract the disease. So it's a simple blood test and you would know the answer one way or the other - talk to your doc about getting the test done. ...Read more

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What can cause progressively rising WBC count, now 23, 000, enlarged lymph nodes, and severe side cramps under ribs mainly on right side?

What can cause progressively rising WBC count, now 23, 000, enlarged lymph nodes, and severe side cramps under ribs mainly on right side?

Family practice: An elevated WBC count in indication on inflammation and possible infection. With enlarged ln's another sign of infection , your body trying to filter out your body. Pain right side under rib cage can be gallbladder disease. Other possibilities come to mind but list is fairly long. You will need an ultrasound or ct of the abdomen. See your dr for evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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