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Enlarged Lymph Nodes In Intestines
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.
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I have persistent enlarged lymph nodes in my small intestines, I was diagnosed with illeus through a CT scan, I have anemia, low grade fevers no weigh?
Need more info: You obviously have seen doctors for your issues. The ones who have examined you are in a much better position to advise, than any one on HealthTap. Your issues warrants additional history, physical examination, review of tests and images and may be more tests. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
While usually ovoid,: A chicklet-sized lumplet could be a small node. Change, pain, duration all important in discerning nexts steps. ...Read more
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
Is it possible that if you've got several enlarged lymph nodes and biopsy 1, the node that's biopsied may show nothing but another node might?
I have over a dozen enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of my neck most have been there for almost 6 years and only seem to swell when I squeeze them?
Cancer or infection: This can be life threatening and needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied. Don't wait any longer. ...Read more