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How does enlarged lymph node removal for microscopic exam aid in diagnosing certain disease?

How does 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

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How can examination of enlarged lymph node aid in diagnosing certain diseases?

Clinical exam: Clinical exam remains a very important thing in medicine. Examination of the lymph node will give us useful information in regard to the location, the size, the texture, mobility etc. And those characteristics are useful to narrow down the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Doctors can you tell me when should I start to worry over an enlarged lymph node?

Doctors can you tell me when should I start to worry over an enlarged lymph node?

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

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What is an enlarged lymph node on the neck?

What is an enlarged lymph node on the neck?

Swollen lymph node: It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. With infection/inflammation in mouth and/or throat as the most common cause. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. Talk to your doctor and have further evaluation accordingly. ...Read more

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What is enlarged lymph node in neck? What size?

What is enlarged lymph node in neck? What size?

4-5 mm: Any node larger than 4-5 mm and growing should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged lymph node on the pancreas?

What causes an enlarged lymph node on the pancreas?

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

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I am experiencing an enlarged lymph node on my neck

I am experiencing an enlarged lymph node on my neck

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

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What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

What to do if I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck. Is it normal?

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

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Does an enlarged lymph node in the periaortic region indicate cancer?

Does an enlarged lymph node in the periaortic region indicate cancer?

Depends: It may indicate cancer metastasis or spread… do you have a previous history of intra-abdominal malignancy such as: colon, pancreatic or liver cancer? ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node, ~1.5cm, rubbery, non-painful, not growing. Noticed 4 mo ago.?

Enlarged lymph node, ~1.5cm, rubbery, non-painful, not growing. Noticed 4 mo ago.?

Wait and watch: You should examine the node every couple of weeks and see a doctor if any of the following happens: It more than doubles in size, additional nodes become enlarged, node becomes painful, it ulcerates through the skin, you have unintended weight loss, you have fever. ...Read more

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What does it mean if an enlarged lymph node is positive for cd20 and cd3 follicular cells?

What does it mean if an enlarged lymph node is positive for cd20 and cd3 follicular cells?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Needs followup: Yes, the cyst is very common. The enlarged node should not occur from a benign cyst on the kidney. Most commonly that would be from infection, inflammation or cancer. Followup scan is appropriate to make sure it goes away after a few weeks ...Read more

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My 9m old daughter has an enlarged lymph node can it be caused by cancer please help?

My 9m old daughter has an enlarged lymph node can it be caused by cancer please help?

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

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Help! Can anal fissure cause enlarged lymph node in groin?

Help! Can anal fissure cause enlarged lymph node in groin?

Usually not unless: The fissure has got infected and you now have a perirectal abscess. Best to be examined by a colon and rectal surgeon to offer proper advice on management of either. ...Read more

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Can my wisdom tooth be causing the enlarged lymph node under my jaw?

Can my wisdom tooth be causing the enlarged lymph node under my jaw?

Yes, but: 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

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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?

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?

Likely 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

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Can lice cause enlarged lymph node?

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Can lice cause enlarged lymph node?

Yes.: Yes. Head lice infection can cause swollen lymph nodes at the back of the head. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node behind knee, help?

Enlarged lymph node behind knee, help?

.: It's probably not a lymph node, could be a baker's cyst. If your knee is swollen then get it checked out. If your whole knee is swollen then you also need evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I had enlarged lymph node in armpit?

What to do if I had enlarged lymph node in armpit?

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

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Can an infected tooth cause an enlarged lymph node?

Can an infected tooth cause an enlarged lymph node?

Yes: See a dentist asap as it is probably an
infection. ...Read more