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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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