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Enlarged Lymph Nodes In Abdomen In Children
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
Unlikely TB: It is unusual to have TB with a normal chest x-ray. You need to see your doctor get a work-up ASAP. ...Read more
My son is coughing and has enlarged lymph nodes. Two small ones on each side of his neck (for over 8 weeks) and a new one the size of a cherry pit.
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
Nodes are of porta: The liveer sits in the upper rt abdomen right under diaphragm. The outflow of the liver is at the porta hepatis, Here the common duct outflow is present with inflow of the protal vein. The hepatic artery enters the porta at this point to feed the liver. Associated lymph nodes are in close proximity to the portal vessel structures extending down to surface of the duodenum. ...Read more
My liver enzymes were over 400 with enlarged lymph nodes around the liver, could that also cause the major headache I had also?
Lymph nodes: If there are enlarged lymph nodes with liver function changes, you should have one of the lymph nodes evaluated. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Probably not: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort and , bloating, It has no known organic cause but may be initiated after a GI iinfectious process or some interaction with the CNS. Abnormalities can exist with the GI flora and in rare instances enlarges mesenteric nodes but not regional cutaneous nodes. ...Read more
I have enlarged lymph nodes between pancreas and liver. I had enlarge lymph nodes in neck. Neg for Hodgkin a year ago . Should I be worried?
Not really: Enlarged lymph nodes of concern are either inflammatory or malignant. If nodes in neck which are a common site for lymphoma were neg. for Hodgkins, then the chance of other sites are minimal for lymphoma. Nodes between pancreas and liver are usually those draining the liver from inflammatory or malignant lesions of the liver. If scan of liveri neg for malignancy then nodes would be inflammatory ...Read more
My son is 6, for 3 years he has bleeding from the bowel, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, ldh level 487, low hemoglobin, what could this be?
Bleeding: This history causes me some concern. I hope he is under the care of a physician and if not he needs to see one as soon as possible as this could be serious. See your physician! ...Read more
CT report says small lymph nodes throughout small bowel mesentery, but says no significant lymphadenopathy is seen. Normal blood work.Worried? Normal?
Hi, these lymph nodes could be just reactive lymph nodes, it means you possibly had some kind of inflammation in ur gut and caused the lymph nodes to react, if you have no other symptoms like night sweat, weight loss, fever then I suggest that you repeat the CT in 6 months.
Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read more
If persistent,yes: Large palpable lymph nodes in the neck are not consistent with normal findings. Depending on size, and presence of tenderness and if along the jugular chain, they should be carefully watched. Any increase in number and further enlargement in size should cause suspicion of underlying pathology and require surgical excision of one node for bx rather than aspiration. ...Read more
I have enlarged lymph nodes due to follicular lphoma, what are thoughts on massage? Will it cause any problems?
Likely not: There should be no issue, but would suggest you ask your oncologist first. ...Read more
How can you tell if you have enlarged lymph nodes in the neck? Because i can't tell what im suppose to see or feel
Monitoring Centers: 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
I have enlarged lymph nodes in my chest ranging from 12.9-16.3mm, and what size should I be concerned or get a biopsy.
Not now: A ln must get to be 2 cm (20 mm) to be considered enlarged. Based on your medication list you are being treated for infection. Ln "enlarge" as part of the healthy response to infection. No concern here. ...Read more
What is the chance to have HIV when 2 -ve 4th generation tests are negative after 6 months but still enlarged lymph nodes?
No chance: The 4th generation HIV tests are among the most accurate tests ever developed, for any medical condition. The results prove you do not have HIV. Anyway, HIV is a rare cause of enlarged lymph nodes; many other causes are much more likely. Keep working with your doctor on this. ...Read more
I have 6 enlarged lymph nodes on the left side of my neck. Just had one removed for biopsy yesterday. What could this be caused by?
Let us wait: We have to wait for biopsy results. You have not described any other symptoms. It is hard to guess at this stage. ...Read more
Inactive sarcoidosis w/enlarged lymph nodes, but nodes have grown 3mm more...Is this an indication that sarcoidosis is active again?
See details: That difference is minimal. However, the presence of enlarged nodes suggest that the disease is active although not active enough to be symptomatic. ...Read more
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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