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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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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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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Enlarged lymph nodes 1.5 CM high platelets high WBC 19 month old baby, what could it be? Spleen ok, weight 9.9 kg WBC 40000 platelets 12 lacs, no fever

Enlarged lymph nodes 1.5 CM high platelets high WBC 19 month old baby, what could it be? Spleen ok, weight 9.9 kg WBC 40000 platelets 12 lacs, no fever

2 cell lines affecte: 2 cell lines increased, and especially with high platelets look like inflammation/infection- but with 40000 WBC better get a smear review for blasts, cmv, ebv. ...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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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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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

Dr. John Comisi
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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