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Enlarged mediastinal lymph node short axis 12mm. How long do I need to watch it for to ensure it is benign. Doesn't appear to have grown in 1 year.

Enlarged mediastinal lymph node short axis 12mm. How long do I need to watch it for to ensure it is benign. Doesn't appear to have grown in 1 year.

Any symptoms?: If the node has not changed in one year, it is benign. Do not worry about a radiology finding, if there are no symptoms.
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Breast ultsound reports a prominent lymph node 7mm on short axis, retains normal echogenic hilum, prominent retroareolar duct. What follow up is needed?

Breast ultsound reports a prominent lymph node 7mm on short axis, retains normal echogenic hilum, prominent retroareolar duct. What follow up is needed?

Why did you get one: At your age mammograms are not recommended unless you have a high risk to develop breast Cancer. So tell us the history and what did your doctor advise you to do next?
From my perspective, I do not find these changes alarming. Recheck with mammography is discretionary depending on your family history and risk factor/s. ...Read more

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Cta abdomen w/ runoff: radiologist notes small lymph nodes at celica access; suggests short term followup needed cta abdomen w/runoff yields radiologist noting small lymph nodes at celiac axis; suggests short term follow up if clinically indicated. What w

Cta abdomen w/ runoff: radiologist notes small lymph nodes at celica access; suggests short term followup needed cta abdomen w/runoff yields radiologist noting small lymph nodes at celiac axis; suggests short term follow up if clinically indicated. What w

Ok: There are always small nodes at celiac axis.
So if no change- should not be an issue!
it is an area where inflammation or malignancy can show and that's why we check.
Why was the cta needed? That needs the followup? ...Read more

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What is the "short-axis" diameter of a lymph node that is 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm? Is this large for a mesenteric lymph node?

What is the "short-axis" diameter of a lymph node that is 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm? Is this large for a mesenteric lymph node?

"short axis": Diameter is just what it sounds like... the shortest measurement of length, width, or height, which in your case is 0.6cm. Many find the short axis measurement a more reliable indicator of abnormality than the long axis measurement. Generally about 5mm is the upper limit of normal, so a 0.6cm node would be mildly enlarged. There are many potential causes, most benign. Shape is also important. ...Read more

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US revealed 3 enlarged jugulodisgastric lymph node, 3.1cm X 0, 87cm (biggest), benign. Is short axis -1cm fine, even with such a long axis?

Needs to be watched: Your lymph node size is more than it should normally be. Why did you have the test done? What did your doctor advise you to do next?
I would advise you to watch this node to see if it is growing in size. You should also have your doctor recheck these nodes periodically like in
3 months time from now to make sure that nothing serious is going on to cause this nodal enlargement. ...Read more

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Is it true when talking about lymph node size they are talking about short axis? So a node 3cm by 9mm is normal? Cause short axis is less than 1cm?

Is it true when talking about lymph node size they are talking about short axis? So a node 3cm by 9mm is normal? Cause short axis is less than 1cm?

Not true: A 3 cm node is quite large; no we do not consider short axis but take the longer axis as also relevant.
So I would not sit on a 3 cm sized node and ignore it. A medical exam should be done through your doctor and close monitoring for any further growth be carried out. If there is more than one palpable nodes, a biopsy may be considered, to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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A prominent left external illac lymph node measures 8mm in short axis no free fluid detected means what on CT should I be concerned?

A prominent left external illac lymph node measures 8mm in short axis no free fluid detected means what on CT should I be concerned?

Clinical context: Any radiological finding has to be considered in its proper clinical context. Your symptoms, signs and why the ct scan was done in the first place. Your physician who ordered the ct would be able to explain to you its significance or otherwise. ...Read more

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Fatigue two years Ct scan norm but mediastinal lymph node increased by 3 mm over this time to 7 mm short axis. Long axis increased to 12mm. Worried!

Appropriately so.: You need to discuss these findings with your health care professional who has you health history and can evaluate the significance of this. ...Read more

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Is a paratracheal lymph node that has increased in short axis from 7mm to 9 mm in 2 years worrying? Is it worth monitoring, worried about lung cancer.

Is a paratracheal lymph node that has increased in short axis from 7mm to 9 mm in 2 years worrying? Is it worth monitoring, worried about lung cancer.

Worth watching: Not worth worrying. ..if your physician is concerned he/she will order advanced imaging eg: CAT scan with Contrast of your lungs/mediastinum!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why are lymph nodes measured by their short axis? What does this mean?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are oval, so there is a length and shorter width. The width is measured to determine if they may be enlarged, as normal lymph nodes can be long but still have a normal waist. ...Read more

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Mediastinal lymph nodes are normally considered abnormal when 10mm short axis. Do we worry about the long axis if over 10mm, e.g. 13mm for R4 node TY

Mediastinal lymph nodes are normally considered abnormal when 10mm short axis. Do we worry about the long axis if over 10mm, e.g. 13mm for R4 node TY

Lymph node: I gather you're reading the scan report details. You should just focus on the bottom summary. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, you should thinking about what is causing them to be enlarged. Infection? Cancer? Better take the report to your doctor, who ordered it and review the results with him. He'll give a good idea what to do next. ...Read more

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A sonography specialist after evaluating said lymph nodes in my neck are less than 5mm in short axis& it's normal even long axis greater than 1Cm? Idea

A sonography specialist after evaluating said lymph nodes in my neck are less than 5mm in short axis& it's normal even long axis greater than 1Cm? Idea

Lymphnodes in neck: That's right. Needs to constant watch it thouugh. If ilt increases in size or becomes painful or you start having fever then you must see physician. ...Read more

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In my Lumbar MRI, it reported "Incidentally noted tiny enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes; all measuring under 5 mm short axis diameter"?

In my Lumbar MRI, it reported "Incidentally noted tiny enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes; all measuring under 5 mm short axis diameter"?

Just as it says-: -like"O by the way " we noticed these nodes. Said that way as it was not the reason the MRI was done. It does not imply that U should not worry. They may B related 2 a prior infection or could B sentinel nodes from a tumor. They need 2 B evaluated & find the cause 4 their presence! ...Read more

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Night sweats with no other symptoms at all, normal CBC, ESR, peripheral blood smear. Lymph nodes under 5mm in short axis in neck. Any Ideas?

Night sweats with no other symptoms at all, normal CBC, ESR, peripheral blood smear. Lymph nodes under 5mm in short axis in neck. Any Ideas?

Night sweats: Two things to consider since all labs are normal:
1: Shower before going to bed.
2: Go to bed with lightweight PJs.

If you have been doing something like this for a while without change, a consult to a "Sleep" study would be in order ...Read more

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Feel small &hard nodes in groin low grade pain. Lymph nodes in neck under 5mm in short axis. Normal cbc, esr, blood smear, no symptoms except night sweats.

Feel small &hard nodes in groin low grade pain. Lymph nodes in neck under 5mm in short axis. Normal cbc, esr, blood smear, no symptoms except night sweats.

Symptoms: No symptoms is fine except for night sweats You need to find out why.

Far more important is a visit to your doctor about your nodes. Do not put it off. May be nothing to worry about but it could also require further evaluation.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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If you're young like 20's and have lymphoma how long on average (days, weeks, months) would it take for a lymph node enlarge enough to notice it easily?

If you're young like 20's and have lymphoma how long on average (days, weeks, months) would it take for a lymph node enlarge enough to notice it easily?

Variable: There are many different types of lymphomas and each has a different growth rate. If you were to develop a malignant cell in a lymph node today, it would, on average, take a few years for it to become easily noticeable. ...Read more

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What happens to lymph fluid when the lymph node/s are removed?

What happens to lymph fluid when the lymph node/s are removed?

Lymphedema: Removing lymph nodes may lead to a problem called lymphedema. This is build up of fluid beyond where the lymph nodes were removed. For instance if lymph nodes were removed from under the arm, there may be chronic swelling of that arm. ...Read more

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What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What are the normal lymph node sizes?

What is "Normal": Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins 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 come in all sizes from pea to lima bean. The are not usually easily felt. ...Read more

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How serious are lymph node enlargements?

How serious are lymph node enlargements?

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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Have a lymph node but why it did not hurt?

Have a lymph node but why it did not hurt?

Lymph node: We all have lymph nodes. They can swell in response to inflammation or infection. Swollen nodes may or may not be uncomfortable with pressure. If you have chronically enlarged nodes that would warrant evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the ramifications of a missing lymph node?

What is the ramifications of a missing lymph node?

Huge numbers: 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. 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. There are many, many of them so missing even a few will not cause problems. ...Read more

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What happens if you constantly squeeze a lymph node?

Nothing really: Constantly squeezing lymph nodes can potentially cause inflammation if pressed too hard and pain is felt. Try not to do it, and get your primary doctor to check then at your next visit. If they are enlarged, already hurting, they need to be checked sooner. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

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

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Mass in lymph node what causes?

Mass in lymph node what causes?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a lymph node aspiration?

What is a lymph node aspiration?

See below: When a needle is inserted into an enlarged or abnormal lymph node and fluid is pulled out of the node. ...Read more