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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of Lymph Nodes

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What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes in neck in cm?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Ct scan showed appendix stone n/v x 1 week and waves of intense pain labs ok also showed inflammation of lymph nodes ER sent home should I b worried?

Ct scan showed appendix stone n/v x 1 week and waves of intense pain labs ok also showed inflammation of lymph nodes ER sent home should I b worried?

Why are you at home?: Please go to another ER now and be evaluated by another surgeon. When you feel up to it please let me know how it went.... ...Read more

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Ct scan showed appendix stone n/v x 1 week and waves of intense pain labs ok also showed inflammation of lymph nodes ER sent home should I b worried?

Ct scan showed appendix stone n/v x 1 week and waves of intense pain labs ok also showed inflammation of lymph nodes ER sent home should I b worried?

If do not improve: Usually CT very accurate at detecting acute appendicitis. Inflamed nodes in mesentery can be self limited mesenteric amenities or reaction to bowel inflammation such as gastroenteritis. If symptoms do not improve should return to doctor for reevaluation. There are many causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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If there is inflammation of lymph nodes, would the erp, HS crp, white blood cell count be higher than normal? Would the erp and CRP both be high?

If there is inflammation of lymph nodes, would the erp, HS crp, white blood cell count be higher than normal? Would the erp and CRP both be high?

Lab data: These two tests are non-specific indicators of inflammation and mean absolutely nothing in the absence of clinical correlation by history and physical exam. Whether the wbcs would change would depend upon the source of the inflammatory process if these were elevated. ...Read more

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What is the cause/treatment of inflammation of abdominal lymph nodes and gallbladder colic?

What is the cause/treatment of inflammation of abdominal lymph nodes and gallbladder colic?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: Gb colic is caused by stone while the abdominal lymphadenitis occurs in any kind of infection like strep tonsillitis or acute abdomen. ...Read more

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Can liver disease or inflammation relate to having swollen lymph nodes in groin (tender) for 7 months? Started near time of shingles outbreak. Tired.

Can liver disease or inflammation relate to having swollen lymph nodes in groin (tender) for 7 months?  Started near time of shingles outbreak. Tired.

Maybe: What was the cause of the liver disease? Shingles are a recurrence of dormant virus living in a nerve root. The shingles is an opportunist that comes as a rash, when the immune system is compromised. In itself it can make you very poorly. The liver disease is important to know about. How bad is the liver? ...Read more

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Inflammation leftface salivary glands & lymph nodes-no bacterial viralfungal & immune-spinal tap high protein-hx metastatic breast cancer w bone mets?

Inflammation leftface salivary glands & lymph nodes-no bacterial viralfungal & immune-spinal tap high protein-hx metastatic breast cancer w bone mets?

Possible mets: There is a type of breast cancer called lobular breast cancer that tends to metastasize to lymph nodes and salivary glands. Her2 positive breast cancer can also behave this way. I think your swollen salivary glands and lymph nodes are due to metastatic breast cancer. Make sure your doctor considers this possibility. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will inflammation from rmj cause pain in lymph nodes?

Need doctor's help! will inflammation from rmj cause pain in lymph nodes?

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