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Doctor insights on: Hashimotos Thyroiditis And Enlarged Lymph Nodes With Neoplasm

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more


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CTshows enlarged lymp nodes(Lower cervical/mediastinal and hiller); Also possible hepato-spleanomegaly-No discrete lesion.is this sarcoid or Lymphoma?

CTshows enlarged lymp nodes(Lower cervical/mediastinal and hiller); Also possible hepato-spleanomegaly-No discrete lesion.is this sarcoid or Lymphoma?

Mgt: The CT report and image may be uploaded during a virtual consult to better assist, but from your description many possible conditions are possible. EBUS biopsy is one way to determine the cause. A TB test and blood work may also be indicated. ...Read more

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Reactive submandibular lymph nodes can persist with mild piorrhea?

Reactive submandibular lymph nodes can persist with mild piorrhea?

Perhaps, but: Pperhaps, but periodontal disease which is a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection, does not frequently drain to the lymph nodes. More frequently, mandibular infections from an unhealthy tooth will drain to the lymph nodes (and breast) on the same side. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more

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Are lymph glands big with lymphoma?

Are lymph glands big with lymphoma?

Maybe: Enlarged lymph nodes (lns) may be associated with lymphoma, but the differential diagnosis (other causes) includes infection, inflammation, etc. Likewise, lymphoma often causes enlarged lns but not always. I have a recent patient with normal sized lns that are pet+ ("active") but with lymphoma in bone marrow. Lns may not be palpable and "hidden" inside body as well. ...Read more

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Axilary & supraclavicular lymph nodes swollen both underarm, neck node not swollen beta2-microglobulin 2.21h, poss sarc dx, no infection, cancer issue?

Might need biopsy: You have significant lymphadenopathy which could be the result of an infection or could be related to a malignancy. Most primary care docs will treat with antibiotics and then refer for a biopsy if no improvement within a couple weeks. If a biopsy is needed it can often be done by an interventional radiologist (needle biopsy) and then sent to a pathologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a solitary slightly enlarged paratracheal lymph node to remain enlarged 11mm for 2 years? Malignancy?

What could cause a solitary slightly enlarged paratracheal lymph node to remain enlarged 11mm for 2 years? Malignancy?

Malignancy: highly unlikely with 2 years of stability. 11mm is only marginally enlarged, if it otherwise looks normal, probably just an outlier under the normal distribution curve. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. Now have all mediatinal lymph nodes & bilateral hilar enlarged w/virchow's node. No sarcoid. What?

Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer.  Now have all mediatinal lymph nodes & bilateral hilar enlarged w/virchow's node. No sarcoid.  What?

Investigation&biopsy: Need evaluation & investigation , virchow's node is most likely from abdominal metastasis , can be diagnosed by simple biopsy low risk procedure , nature nodes in the chest need pet scan evaluation first or vats ( video assisted thoracic surgery ) biopsy. ...Read more

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Can swollen, firm lymph nodes be predictive symptoms of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Maybe: Enlarged lymph nodes are present in many conditions, most commonly in viral illnesses. However, enlarged lymph nodes that persist beyond about 6 weeks should be evaluated for the possibility of lymphoma or other illness. ...Read more

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Post hyster for endo cancer - all mediastinal nodes enlarged, w/bilateral hilar & virchows node. No sarcoid/lung issue, have thyroid nodules. Ideas?

Post hyster for endo cancer - all mediastinal nodes enlarged, w/bilateral hilar & virchows node.  No sarcoid/lung issue, have thyroid nodules. Ideas?

Adenopathy: How do you know not sarcoidosis? Has it been biopsies? Otherwise consider some type of lymphoproliferative disorder. Need tissue diagnosis. Endometrial ca unlikely. ...Read more

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0.9 CM hypoechoic lymph node, left cervical neck. Diffusly enlarged pal. Tonsils. New swelling dr thinks thyroid? Opinion?

0.9 CM hypoechoic lymph node, left cervical neck. Diffusly enlarged pal. Tonsils. New swelling dr thinks thyroid? Opinion?

LN/ tonsils: Where is the swelling? How did the thyroid look like on imaging? What are thyroid functions/antibodis? The LN could be from the tonsils. Are you having a sore throat? strep?mononucleosis? ear infection? allergies? If your throat /allergies symptoms resolve over the next month or 2 and the LN does not then consider a LN biopsy, or thyroid biopsy if there are thyroid nodules. Discuss with doc ...Read more

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Are there swollen lymph nodes around an enlarged thyroid?

Are there swollen lymph nodes around an enlarged thyroid?

Need exam: Hard to know what you mean by swollen lymph nodes. These may be enlarged parathyroid glands, they may be lymph nodes draining an inflamed or cancerous thyroid. Sounds like you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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How should you diagnose swollen lymph nodes and an enlarged thyroid?

How should you diagnose swollen lymph nodes and an enlarged thyroid?

A biopsy may be in o: If there is definite enlargment of the thyroid, you need to go see a specialist(endocrinologist) or a ENT doctor who can examine you. If the lymph nodes are related to the thyroid problem a biopsy of the nodes may give us the answer. If the thyroid has any suspicios nodules an ultrsound of this gland can reveal if there may be a possible cancer in it. The size of the enlarged nodes matters in plan. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Yes: But we need to know more about you and the rest of your health. Other diseases can be associated such as another autoimmune disease. Before we jump to any conclusions you need a full evaluation by your physician or a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What are the differences between reactive lymph nodes and nonspecific inflammatory lymph nodes?

What are the differences between reactive lymph nodes and nonspecific inflammatory lymph nodes?

Not much: Lymph nodes are filters of disease processes and can react to infection, surgery, trauma, and tumor, nonspecific inflammatory nodes are reacting to inflammation of some sort can be tonsilllitis, sore throat, viral infection etc all these nodes are benign and usually will disappear once inciting process has resolved. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

No, not likely: This may be a coincidence; hypothyroidism doe snot do anything to the lymph nodes. Find some other reason for it. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more