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How Can Enlarged Lymph Node Removal For Microscopic Exam Aid In Diagnosing Certain Disease
It's very helpful: Looking at the lymph node under a microscope can make the diagnosis if it's uncertain. If there is cancer present, then the pathologist can actually see the cancer cells and ascertain where the cancer is coming from and how aggressive it is. There are other causes of enlarged lns that can be identified as well - e.g. Fungi, or granulomatous diseases - these can be seen many times by microscopy. ...Read more
Serendipitous discovery of enlarged lymph node in nf1 sufferer by pet - removal/biopsy planned. Should I be worried or is this likely to be benign nf?
Removal is better: Lymph mode needle biopsies are sometimes difficult to interpret thoroughly. If an excision of the node is possible, that may be a better option. That way the pathologist reviewing your case will be able to asses the complete nodal architecture. The only worry to have at this point is getting the best sample possible to correlate with the pet. ...Read more
I have hashimoto's disease, and an enlarged lymph node adjacent to my jugular and thyroid. It is 2.12 CM in long, . 9 CM in trans. Should I worry?
May need workup.: It is common to have enlarged lymph nodes in the setting of hashimoto's disease, since your immune system is revved up against a part of your own body, your thyroid. This causes lymph nodes to become enlarged. In expert radiologist hands, frequently a neck ultrasound can distinguish what is known as a "reactive", benign lymph node vs a suspicious one so that followup without biopsy can be done. ...Read more
My 18 year old daughter recently noticed an enlarged lymph node left side of her groin (inguinal). She had a normal pelvic and physicial exam 2/2016. s?
Lymph node: For an enlarged node (or 2-3 of them) on only one side of the groin, the most common cause is some sort of infection or inflammation in the leg or foot on the same side. It can be as minor as an ingrown toenail. If exposure to cats, cat scratch fever is a common cause. It could an STD (e.g. herpes, syphilis) if she is sexually active and at risk, but unlikely with only one side involved. See MD. ...Read more
Ct report says"nonspecific enlarged lymph node. No gross necrosis by this study to suggest metastatic disease or neoplasm otherwise."do I need a bx?
Likely not.....: Based on what you told me thus far, my index of suspicion is quite low....Best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. If not gone in a week, seek care. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. There are many causes. ...Read more
Any other details?:
An enlarged lymph node may just be a benign finding. It could be due to a simple infection. Any sickness.?
Lymph nodes are important filters of lymph fluid in the body. Because it is enlarged it is abnormal. Any other areas of enlarged glands. Axilla, neck, groin?
Please get a check up and labs to further find out what is causing it to become enlarged. ...Read more
It depends on the si: Small neck nodes are normal. So the size matters. If the node is 1 cm or larger, watch it and note down if it is growing in size. If it grows bigger than one centimeter, then I would advise you to get yourself examined by an ENT doctor or go see your family doctor first. ...Read more
Yes: If a lymph node is palpable, it is enlarged or large. ...Read more
B and T cells: We were just checking. All benign lymph nodes have both. If the report wasn't worrisome, be glad it was just a big lymph node and get on with your life. ...Read more
A very enlarged lymph node on neck was removed but was not cancerous now another one has appeared next to it what could cause this?
See prior biopsy...: Probably related to the same reason the first node was enlarged. Would have to see biopsy of that first node. You should talk to your doc. ...Read more
I have a enlarged lymph node right internal jugular chain. 3.4cm x 1.9 x 1.5. It has grown from 3.1 x 1.5 over 6 months. Mono 6 months ago.
Biopsy: Since it has enlarged over a period of time, it would be best to go to your Pcp for a biopsy referral ...Read more
Wondering about a cyst that appeared on the kidney which I know can be common in males (its very small), but an enlarged lymph node in same area.
Likely not the case:
I am not sure where the lymphnode is, how large, and how long has it been there? Viral infection is much much more common cause of lymphnode enlargement, particularly on the sides and back of neck.
Fortunately, cancer is very uncommon in a 9-month old. I would advise checking with her doc for an evaluation to assure your worry. Good luck. ...Read more
I have an enlarged lymph node on the right side of my groin. I've had it for 6 years and it's the size of an almond. Cancer? Causes?
Yes, if infected.
However, in your age group. Don't assume it is a wisdom tooth problem. See an ENT doc to make sure you don't have a tumor. ...Read more
What is it? I have one enlarged lymph node behind my ear - and just recently had my cartilage pierced on that ear. Is this normal?
Did the piercing get infected? Any inflammation in the drainage area of lymph node can result in the enlargement of the node. If there is no inflammation, the node will subside in a few months.
You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Found a small painful enlarged lymph node near my breast/under my armpit. Apart from things like cancer what else could it be?
Wait: Wait for pathology results report. Anything else is just a guess. ...Read more
See your doctor: Most likely cause is reactive, meaning reacting to something. Also depends on how large. Other possibilities include such things as infection, malignant, inflammatory. Hope this helps. ...Read more
See a dentist asap as it is probably an
infection. ...Read more
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