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Lymph Node Disease
Am 24 with a WBC of 3.9 w/ Monocytes at 10.7%. In 2012 WBC was 7.2. Currently have 8 swollen lymph nodes. No infectious disease . Was re-ended in Dec.
It's very helpful: Looking at the lymph node under a microscope can make the diagnosis if it's uncertain. If there is cancer present, then the pathologist can actually see the cancer cells and ascertain where the cancer is coming from and how aggressive it is. There are other causes of enlarged lns that can be identified as well - e.g. Fungi, or granulomatous diseases - these can be seen many times by microscopy. ...Read more
They react to all: 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
2.2 cm lymph node in groin. US showed abnormal structure, small hilum, thickened cortex. Can any disease process cause node to look like that?
In general how large would the lymph node swelling be in cases of hodgkin's disease. I've heard it can be as little as an inch on nodes of neck?
Lymph node removed n biopsy result states "no definite evidence of lymphoma. Advised follow up to rule ojr hodgkins disease.Is it a problem?
I have hashimoto's disease, and an enlarged lymph node adjacent to my jugular and thyroid. It is 2.12 CM in long, .9 CM in trans. Should I worry?
May need workup.: It is common to have enlarged lymph nodes in the setting of hashimoto's disease, since your immune system is revved up against a part of your own body, your thyroid. This causes lymph nodes to become enlarged. In expert radiologist hands, frequently a neck ultrasound can distinguish what is known as a "reactive", benign lymph node vs a suspicious one so that followup without biopsy can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could there be a link in any way of celiac disease and an enlarged and painful lymph node on my breast whichwas said to be part of systemic inflamatio?
Lymphadenopathy: Have you spoken to your doctor about this lymphadenopathy? If so, what makes you jump to crohn's or celiac disease? Lymph nodes can swell from lots of things most often due to infection but many many many causes. Don't jump to severe disease based on an incidental finding. ...Read more
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