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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?
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
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
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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