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Lyme Disease And Swollen Lymph Nodes
No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more
Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only symptom -- usually also sore throat, fever, skin rash. The vast majority of people with newly enlarged lymph nodes do not have HIV. Check with your doctor and/or get tested for HIV if exposed or concerned. ...Read more
Can bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes 0.5cm each be caused from Lyme disease? Moveable and rubbery.
Normal size: As far as size your lymph nodes ,they seem to be normal. If there is a history of a tick bite and a local rash see your PCP for further tests and possible treatment. In other words I do not see a connection in between Lyme and 2 symmetric lymph nodes. The history is critical in diagnosing Lyme disease. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes: I'm not quite sure what you are asking. If you are concerned about the lymph node swelling, often lymph nodes swell with infection of various types, then go back to normal, or close to normal. If persistent LN swelling and/or several enlarged nodes, and getting bigger, you need to be checked. ...Read more
Axilary & supraclavicular lymph nodes swollen both underarm, neck node not swollen beta2-microglobulin 2.21h, poss sarc dx, no infection, cancer issue?
Might need biopsy: You have significant lymphadenopathy which could be the result of an infection or could be related to a malignancy. Most primary care docs will treat with antibiotics and then refer for a biopsy if no improvement within a couple weeks. If a biopsy is needed it can often be done by an interventional radiologist (needle biopsy) and then sent to a pathologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Swollen groing lymph nodes and elevated ANA. Is ANA an indicator of cancer? I read both ANA and swollen lymph nodes can be due to melanoma.
Elevated ANA.: In and of itself, an elevated ANA is not suggestive of cancer. It usually represents the possibility of an inflammatory condition, such as lupus. If the lymph nodes are accessible, and they've been there for a few weeks at this point, then they should be taken out for evaluation in the lab (excisional biopsy). ...Read more
Mononucleosis: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensil with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more
Many Causes: 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
3 swollen lymph nodes in armpit, they are moveable and rubbery. Lymphoma possible? Can feel lymph nodes in neck under jaw, also moveable. No infection
Many causes: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have swollen lymph nodes in both parotid glands. Fna has r/o cancer and lymphoma. Autoimmune tests all negative, no dental infections. Now what?
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