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Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?

Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?

Unlikely TB: It is unusual to have TB with a normal chest x-ray. You need to see your doctor get a work-up ASAP. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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


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Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Unknown: Sorry but I am not clear as to what your question is? Lymphadenopathy is defined as lymph nodes that are either enlarged or have an abnormal feel i.e. hardened, painful. ...Read more

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What is the management of intra-abdominal diffuse lipomatosis measuring 22x10?

What is the management of intra-abdominal diffuse lipomatosis measuring 22x10?

Fat deposition: Abdominal diffuse lipomatosis is due to defective fat mobilization in the body is associated with obesity, some times diabetes, no symptoms to leave it alone, diet control exercise if there is pressure symptoms need relive by removing the compressing adipose tissue. ...Read more

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Reasons for bilat. Nonpalp intra abdominal testis? U/s says testis present. Doc says laproscpy only will confirm. Karetype says male&normal penisdeveloped

Reasons for bilat. Nonpalp intra abdominal testis? U/s says testis present. Doc says laproscpy only will confirm. Karetype says male&normal penisdeveloped

Here are some. ..: Various reasons to explain why both testes fail to "normally" descend into the scrotum in occasional male newborn have been speculated and none of them could be said firmly in 100%. Despite exhausting the imagination to speculate the causes, there has been nothing that could be done besides proceeding with what the Doc currently suggested based on the decades-long accumulated experience in... ...Read more

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Is u/s reliable forbilat nonpalp testis in 6 month old baby. If it says intra abdominal symmetric right and left testis can it be real testsor somethin?

Is u/s reliable forbilat nonpalp testis in 6 month old baby. If it says intra abdominal symmetric right and left testis can it be real testsor somethin?

Pretty reliable: The U/S simply detects "images/shadows", it is the reliability of the radiologist that determines the accuracy of the report. Radiologists are well trained to interpret what they are seeing on U/S and I would anticipate that this is true in this case. If you are concerned, asked to have the U/S read by a second radiologist for a second opinion ...Read more

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Can a baby with bilateral intra abdominal testis become a father naturally without ivr ifaproscopy done with in 1 yr age. Chances of fert/infert/subfer?

Can a baby with bilateral intra abdominal testis become a father naturally without ivr ifaproscopy done with in 1 yr age. Chances of fert/infert/subfer?

Here are some. ..: While knowing undescended testes have significant negative impact to sperm production in the future, at this time, one should focus on the attention to how to raise and make him to live on independently; the concern and worry for his fertility at this time is premature and even practically unnecessary. So, seek timely counseling for how to raise him well. .. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are the risks of performing an intra-abdominal liposuction not the same as omentectomy?

Can you tell me how are the risks of performing an intra-abdominal liposuction not the same as omentectomy?

Liposuction: Liposuction is not (intentionally) done intra-abdominally. This would likely result in intestinal perforation or organ injury.
Omentectomy - which is the traditional surgical removal of the fatty omentum - does not involve the use of liposuction equipment, but rather more standard surgical methods. ...Read more

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6 monthold babyboy. Non palp intra abd. Testes. U/s shows normal intra abdominal testes. Can it be accurate? If not why? What's visualized in u/s then?

6 monthold babyboy. Non palp intra abd. Testes. U/s shows normal intra abdominal testes. Can it be accurate? If not why? What's visualized in u/s then?

Testicles: Testicles normally pass from the abdomen into the scrotum during development. At 6 months your baby's testicles should be in the scrotum or you should be able to bring them into the scrotum. If they are in the abdomen they should be brought into the scrotum where their growth can be watched. See a Pediatric Urologist for advise. All the best. ...Read more

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I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

Possible mets.: Patients with familial adenomatous polyps due to APC mutation gradually develop hundreds colorectal polyps. These may bleed, leading to blood in the stool. Should malignancy develops, this may present with altered bowel habit, or even metastasis to the liver or elsewhere. When the polyposis is associated with osteomas, fibromas, desmoids the condition is termed Gardner's syndrome. ...Read more

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I have 2 intra abdominal Desmoid tumours, gardeners syndrome. My colon removed. A recent ct scan should white spots on my liver. What could this be?

I have 2 intra abdominal Desmoid tumours, gardeners syndrome. My colon removed. A recent ct scan should white spots on my liver. What could this be?

Possibilities: Actually this isn't so rare. Gardner's isn't so uncommon, it just gets missed or called common familial polyposis. Desmoids are very common in Gardner's. And Desmoids don't spread to the liver like this. I am hoping these are von Meyerburg complexes or hemangiomas or something, but my concern is a tiny colon cancer did metastasize. Your physician will follow up with radiologist input. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen? In a 12 year old? Was told that this something often seen in young girls?

Is it normal to have enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen? In a 12 year old? Was told that this something often seen in young girls?

Enlarged lymph nodes: In the abdomen, was that on an imaging study or by physical exam? At any rate it is common to have some enlarged lymph nodes in a region where there is an infection or inflammation, that how the lymph system functions till infection/inflammation is cleared. Whether it is often seen in young girls, is somehow a vague statement! ...Read more

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My Son is having Abdomen pain due to enlarged lymph nodes and also constipation. He is 4 years old. What should I do. Is it serious?

See answer: Constipation is a VERY COMMON cause of pain in abdomen, esp in children. Lymph glands in the abdomen are commonly enlarged, as they are elsewhere, in a 4 year old who is being constantly challenged by organisms 24/7. If the child is active, playful, eating well and not losing weight then u have not much to worry. If worried have him examined.& regardless take his constipation seriously. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes in the area?

Can an abdominal ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes in the area?

Sometimes,: But it is not uncommon for ultrasound to not visualize lymph nodes due to the technical limitations of ultrasound. CT or MRI are more accurate at assessing intrabdominal lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Went to the dermatologist to have her look at 2 hard small lumps on my abdomen. Dr said too deep to tell, maybe swollen lymph nodes...what else?

Went to the dermatologist to have her look at 2 hard small lumps on my abdomen. Dr said too deep to tell, maybe swollen lymph nodes...what else?

Bumps on abdomen: There are many things this could be, most are benign. The most common would be an epidermal inclusion cyst or a lipoma. The abdomen in an unusual place for a lymph node. There are several lymph nodes within the groin and the axilla (armpit) but not the abdomen. In women other things such as an endometrioma can occur as well as benign skin appendage tumor usually benign as well. ...Read more

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What does enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen that showed up on a CT scan mean?

What does enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen that showed up on a CT scan mean?

Something or Nothing: Depends in the situation. It could be a normal response to an infection or injury or could be something serious like lymphoma. Your doctor can help decide whether more investigation is needed or not. ...Read more

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My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?

My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?

Symptoms?: By themselves, these test results are not at all concerning. The total IgE level is slightly elevated, but well within "normal" range as this fluctuates for persons with and without clinically significant allergy. Lymph nodes also fluctuate in size depending on immune system activity and other factors. If he has specific symptoms, that could help us point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes along my ribcage has been 3 months w soreness off and on along w abdominal pain that docs can t figure out?

Mgt: An imaging study of your thoracic cage should be completed, along with screening labs including a CBC, diff and ESR. I would advise follow up include a TB test. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in abdomen x2 weeks now, today noticed armpit, groin and leg lymph swollen as well. Lots of symptoms, should I be worried?

I have swollen lymph nodes in abdomen x2 weeks now, today noticed armpit, groin and leg lymph swollen as well. Lots of symptoms, should I be worried?

Swollen LN: Please go to ER/ urgent care or doc to be evaluated. We always check up on swollen LN. Could be infection- cat scratch fever, or castleman's disease, mass like ovarian, or lymphoma. Also a swollen leg is worrisome for a clots which can cause a clot in lung. Please f/u today ...Read more

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Recent ultrasound of neck showed 3 abnormal but not enlarged lymph nodes. US of abdomen was normal as well as blood work for liver, kidneys and thyro?

Recent ultrasound of neck showed 3 abnormal but not enlarged lymph nodes. US of abdomen was normal as well as blood work for liver, kidneys and thyro?

Have Dr. Monitor: Depending if the nodes are on only one side or large, hard or soft, pea-size or marble size will determine what your doctor will do to make sure that nothing dangerous is happening. Good that your blood work and imaging are normal. If your nodes have been enlarged for some time, s/he will continue monitoring you. ...Read more

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Would an ultrasound of the neck, abdomen, and pelvis show swollen lymph nodes, if present? I had all 3 and supposedly none were found.

Would an ultrasound of the neck, abdomen, and pelvis show swollen lymph nodes, if present? I had all 3 and supposedly none were found.

Most of the time: Ultrasound can pick up enlarged swollen lymph nodes in neck, abdomen, pelvis and other parts of the body. If lymph nodes are enlarged best follow up with CT scan to confirm their presence and other pathological conditions ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph nodes on right side of pelvic area. Pain in right leg lower back and abdomen. Cyst on right side of ovaries what going on?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Your symptoms warrant a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain in the upper abdomen; diagnosed as stress related. Now have multiple swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. Emergency or wait and see?

Abdominal pain in the upper abdomen; diagnosed as stress related. Now have multiple swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. Emergency or wait and see?

Need a check up: Swollen lymph nodes in the axilla, if defiinitly present require confirmation from a doctor and further testing to find the cause. Normally one should not feel any lymph nodes in the axilla. It could be something serious (? cancer), so do not wait and see. Yet it is not an emergency, but do get an examination done from your primary care physician ASAP (1-2 weeks time is fine). ...Read more

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I had a CT scan of my abdominal two weeks ago and it showed I had two swollen lymph nodes and my GI wants a CT scan agian. Why could they be swollen?

I had a CT scan of my abdominal two weeks ago and it showed I had two swollen lymph nodes and my GI wants a CT scan agian. Why could they be swollen?

Don't know - depends: Hi lemur - just be careful about getting too many ct scans - the extra radiation may not be needed.

Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes can be from multiple different things. Inflammation, infection, or cancer. If it's just two - it depends how big they are. Typically ct criteria for "enlargement' is over 1cm. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes (groin, abdomen, cervical) nausea, fullness, low grade fever, but all my labs came back relatively normal. Now what?

I have enlarged lymph nodes (groin, abdomen, cervical) nausea, fullness, low grade fever, but all my labs came back relatively normal. Now what?

Lymphadenopathy: Do you have any recent infections? Persistent lymphadeopathy without clear infection should be further evaluted such as biopsy. Is your spleen enlarged (what is fullness)? What blood work have you done so far? See a hematologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have swollen glands and white spots on my tonsils but also ache everywhere on my body and have sharp stabbing pains in my back and abdomen.

Hi, I have swollen glands and white spots on my tonsils but also ache everywhere on my body and have sharp stabbing pains in my back and abdomen.

Plan: Conditions of your tonsils and glands need to be evaluated by the doctor and may be the blood work. Bodyache, back pain as well. It may be some connection between them or not. But it impossible to make any suggestions on the base your description without evaluation. ...Read more