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I have swollen lymph nodes in my lower back area, what can it be? Just had an MRI done and that was the diagnosis now I'm waiting to get a CT scan.

I have swollen lymph nodes in my lower back area, what can it be? Just had an MRI done and that was the diagnosis now I'm waiting to get a CT scan.

Usually benign: In a young person, most causes of swollen lymph nodes are infectious or reactive, therefore are benign. Localized lymph node swelling is frequently due to localized infection. Some infections can be serious however, such as tb. Rarely cancer can present as enlarged nodes (lymphoma, hodgkin disease), so, a biopsy/removal and further lab analysis may be necessary to determine cause. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck 3+ months neg for malignancy (ct scan). Cbc normal. No pain or discomfort.?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck 3+ months neg for malignancy (ct scan). Cbc normal. No pain or discomfort.?

Close observation: If they are growing in size, I would strongly consider an excisional biopsy to make sure there is not any evidence of lymphoma or any types of infection. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons. Their purpose is to help fight infection and other inflammatory conditions and these may cause enlargement of the nodes. They can also suggest primary tumors of the lymphatic system. The only way to clearly differentiate is to biopsy, but most clinicians will not do this without a high degree of suspicion as to a malignant condition. ...Read more

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Had a Ct scan for swollen lymph nodes results came back that no swollen lymph nodes were found. I can feel they are clearly there what does this mean?

Had a Ct scan for swollen lymph nodes results came back that no swollen lymph nodes were found. I can feel they are clearly there what does this mean?

Hard to: Say without viewing the scan, but a CT in most cases should be able to easily visualize enlarged lymph nodes. Keep in mind that you may be able to feel normal lymph nodes, and also that an abnormal lymph node may be normal in size (and therefore look normal on CT). A hard or painful lymph node may still be normal in size. CT can only discern size and shape. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having chest pains. Had a CT scan done and they found I had two swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms becides the chest pain.?

Hi I've been having chest pains. Had a CT scan done and they found I had two swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms becides the chest pain.?

Quite a few causes: Chestwall itself, esophagus/stomache, lungs, heart, pancreas, and even liver problems can cause chest pain. In the young, more likely chestwall itself or reflux is causing pain. As we get older heart disease becomes more common cause of concern. Since u gave only limitted info, it is diiffult to tell what you have. Please repost a more specific question or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I recently had ct & diagnosed with several swollen lymph nodes around my aorta. The largest at 4 cm. What can cause this?

I recently had ct & diagnosed with several swollen lymph nodes around my aorta. The largest at 4 cm. What can cause this?

Why was CT done?: They are markers of a reactive, inflammatory, or infectious process. There is concern for cancer but would need to know more history. Should have the doctor who ordered the scan explain the findings. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes all over body. All less than 2 cm but I keep getting more. Low grade temps over 6mths. Normal CT scan... What can it be?

Maybe nothing wrong: With small nodes and normal CT -- implying no enlarged nodes internally, no abnormalities of spleen or liver -- maybe nothing is wrong. Lymph nodes under 2 cm may not be enlarged at all -- assuming the lumps you feel are lymph nodes in the first place. Has your doctor confirmed them? Any lab results, e.g. HIV, syphilis, blood count? If your doc has reassured you all is well, I would agree. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan for your neck show swollen lymph nodes even if they are not present at the time?

Will a CT scan for your neck show swollen lymph nodes even if they are not present at the time?

No, or yes: Ct scans will show lumps that are present at the time of the study. It could also s how nodes that are too small or deep to be felt. ...Read more

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Ct scan or MRI for swollen lymph nodes which is better? What's the difference?

Depends on origin: You don't use MRI or ct scan just to look at a lymph node. They are used to evaluate where and what is causing the lymph node to enlarge and which one is best should be determined by the condition being worked up. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Would a full body angiogram CT scan show if their we're cancerous swollen lymph nodes?

Would a full body angiogram CT scan show if their we're cancerous swollen lymph nodes?

Probably: Ct scans would show enlarges nodes in the neck, chest and abdomen. Visualization of the chest and abdomen can be improved by vascular contrast agents which is technically not an angiogram. Abdominal images are also more specific if you drink oral contrast to delineate bowel structures as compared to potental nodes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes/reactive cells left elbow for 2 years. In remission from NHL for 9 years. CT scan/numerous tests clear. Left of body swollen. Why?

Swollen lymph nodes/reactive cells left elbow for 2 years. In remission from NHL for 9 years. CT scan/numerous tests clear. Left of body swollen. Why?

Follow with oncologi: You should follow with and ask your Oncologist why there is any swelling. Sometimes radiotherapy can leave you with Lymph-edema which appears many years after the treatment. Most important thing is to rule out any new complications like recurrence of your lymphoma or appearance of a new cancer for which you are at some risk. Regular follow up with your oncologist is a must, so he/she can figure ou ...Read more

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Can a CT of sinuses see swollen lymph nodes? I have one directly under my chin and half way down my neck

Can a CT of sinuses see swollen lymph nodes? I have one directly under my chin and half way down my neck

Yes: Ct scans show bone and soft tissue. Soft tissue windows will allow the identification of lymph nodes. The determination of a "swollen" lymph node is based on diameter. ...Read more

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Was diagnosis with bell's palsy had CT scan it was normal. I have swollen lymph nodes and can't hear. Ear feels swollen could this still be bells or neuroma?

Was diagnosis with bell's palsy had CT scan it was normal. I have swollen lymph nodes and can't hear. Ear feels swollen could this still be bells or neuroma?

Not likely: There may be some other underlying cause for all of this. It's possible that the bell's palsy was misdiagnosed and now with these other issues the true issue can b detected. The lymph nodes and decreased hearing are concerning and a visit to an ENT as well as imaging likely with a ct scan with contrast is indicated. If the nodes are large and mobile a biopsy may b easy to as well. Must see md. ...Read more

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I have had swollen glands in my neck and pelvic area since March and I’m not sure if it’s a cause for concern. The lymph nodes aren't very big.

I have had swollen glands in my neck and pelvic area since March and I’m not sure if it’s a cause for concern. The lymph nodes aren't very big.

Watch and wait: If you do not have any symptoms you may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Reading on Lymph Nodes in Lower Back & seeing conflicting Yes/No I'm Just diagnosed w/Swollen Lymph Nodes in Lower Back/Neck Can They be in these areas?

Reading on Lymph Nodes in Lower Back & seeing conflicting Yes/No I'm Just diagnosed w/Swollen Lymph Nodes in Lower Back/Neck Can They be in these areas?

Posterior neck: There are many lymph nodes through out the body. Neck is one of areas that has a lot of lymph nodes. Yes, lymph nodes can be swollen up as a reaction process in different settings like infection, inflammation, cancer, etc.
Since I am unable to examine you myself, you may want to discuss further with your doctor, ...Read more

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What can mean swollen lymph nodes in the groin area?

What can mean swollen lymph nodes in the groin area?

Several things: A few small nodes (less than 1 cm) are not uncommon in the groins. These are usually due to injury or infection and are usually harmless. However, if your groin nodes seem getting larger over times, you should check with your doctor since besides infection, many cancers can cause this. Some examples are lymphoma, melanoma, or testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (in women). ...Read more

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I have painful swollen lymph nodes in my groin area?

I have painful swollen lymph nodes in my groin area?

Infection or cancer: Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate infection or cancer. You should see a doctor to have this checked promptly. ...Read more

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Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph node. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my hip area and no where else. Also I have no other symptoms.?

See a doctor: You do not describe the area involved with any specificity, nor do you indicate what these feel like (size, consistency, tenderness, mobility, etc.). Unless you are aware of some process which might have stimulated their appearance, it would be a good idea to have them seen by your local doctor. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but I keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

Concerned.: You need to see your gyn to check out for possible infection which may wax and wane. This is certainly abnormal. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in these areas?

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. The lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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Feeling painful and slightly swollen lymph nodes in chest area, please help?

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

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Two swollen lymph nodes in groin area. Worried I have Hodgkin's. Is it curable?

See doctor: Could be infection or other cause which is more likely then Hodgkin's. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18

Exam: You should get a thorough medicial examination and blood testing for illnesses of the blood and immune system. Call for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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How to deal with swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin area?

How to deal with swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin area?

See a doctor: Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons. The cannot be dealt with until the cause is found. A doctor's visit is necessary to establish the reason for the enlarged nodes. ...Read more

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I think I might have two swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. If I have Hodgkin's or non Hodgkin's would I have more symptoms?

I think I might have two swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. If I have Hodgkin's or non Hodgkin's would I have more symptoms?

Probably: You can get groin nodes from something as simple as going barefoot. Hodgkin's seldom starts there and when it does, the nodes are obviously abnormal. Your lymph nodes are your friends. Unless they are obviously pathological, just mention them to your physician next visit ...Read more

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1. Can swollen lymph nodes in groin be not visible or be felt when palpated? 2. Can lower back pain cause pain in pelvic area 3. Normal bowel & urinie

1. Can swollen lymph nodes in groin be not visible or be felt when palpated? 2. Can lower back pain cause pain in pelvic area 3. Normal bowel & urinie

Yes yes yes: Yes yes yes. MRSA can persist as can viral infections. I'm sorry you are having to ask these questions in this forum. Sometimes it takes a really dedicated doctor to get to the bottom of things. You are asking good questions. I trust you will find out why your white count is elevated. You may need to exclude uncommon conditions (abnormal white cell function or production, celiac disease, etc) ...Read more

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Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area (female), what could this be?

Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area (female), what could this be?

Possible tumor: Bilaterality of nodal disease in the groin is inflammatory or neoplastic. How large are the nodes and how firm? . Inflammation is tender. Tumor not tender. Area around anus should be checked for perianal lesion. If lesion is considered suspicious, the node must be removed for dx rather than needle bx which can be misinterpreted. ...Read more

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Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area (female), no pain, what could this b?

Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area (female), no pain, what could this b?

Inflammation: Lymph nodes enlarge because of some inflammation in their area of drainage. Sometimes this can occur if you have a herpes outbreak or any other infection in the genital area. Let your doctor know if this does not resolve withing a week ...Read more

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I have multiple swollen lymph nodes on the left side of my neck in the suncavicular area. It's been two months and they are hard and rubbery. Thoughts?

I have multiple swollen lymph nodes on the left side of my neck in the suncavicular area. It's been two months and they are hard and rubbery. Thoughts?

Evaluation: 2 months of lymph node swelling should be evaluated. It may not be cancer, but you may have some other chronic condition that needs evaluation -- ear issues, sinusitis, clogged salivary glands, etc. Lymphoma is relatively common in 20 year olds as well and might be considered. ...Read more

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I had swollen lymph nodes a long time ago and when I got rid of them the area between my neck and left shoulder got swollen it wasn't even painful its?

I had swollen lymph nodes a long time ago and when I got rid of them the area between my neck and left shoulder got swollen it wasn't even painful its?

How?: I don't understand "when I got rid of them" since I don't know of any way to reduce lymph swelling (until the disease process has been controlled or faded away by itself as in the case of a viral infection) without medication. Is the swelling still present? If it has been present for more than a couple of weeks or getting worse, better consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, armpit and groin area. What could be wrong?

Needs to be checked: You have swollen lymph glands in two different areas of your body and it needs to be evalated by your physician
usually you can have swollen nodes in armpit due to an infection in arm or from the breast. And same for swollen glands in your groin
but you have glands in two places and you need a detailed history and complete physical exam to find out the cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Area under my chin feels tight, but I don't feel and bumps or swollen lymph nodes. Could this just be my anxiety or something more serious?

Area under my chin feels tight, but I don't feel and bumps or swollen lymph nodes. Could this just be my anxiety or something more serious?

Platysma muscle: Often when you're a little wired-up, the skeletal muscle fibers here contract. That's almost certainly what you're feeling. Nasty stuff doesn't present like this. Hoping that whatever's on your mind is manageable. ...Read more

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I've noticed some swollen lymph nodes as well as a hard movable lump in my groin area with some pain in the hips. Any condition that would cause this?

I've noticed some swollen lymph nodes as well as a hard movable lump in my groin area with some pain in the hips. Any condition that would cause this?

Any nearby infection: Any nearby infection (leg, genitals, lower abdomen, or skin infection) can cause swelling of the inguinal lymph nodes. I would recommend seeing your doctor to determine where the infection is coming from and get appropriate treatment! Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have 2 swollen lymph nodes, one in my groin area and one between my boob n armpit, what could this be?!

I have 2 swollen lymph nodes, one in my groin area and one between my boob n armpit, what could this be?!

Infection or cancer: Go in right away and see your doctor. Lymph nodes get enlarged when they are fighting an infection or have cancer. A good history and physical with right blood tests and x-rays is the only way to figure it out. ...Read more