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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.

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.

All of the : Labs you quote are normal. The monocytes being elevated shows an active healthy bone marrow. Your lymph nodes filter those vessels that drain areas of your body. You are likely very healthy. ...Read more

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How can examination of enlarged lymph node aid in diagnosing certain diseases?

Clinical exam: Clinical exam remains a very important thing in medicine.Examination of the lymph node will give us useful information in regard to the location, the size, the texture, mobility etc. And those characteristics are useful to narrow down the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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How does enlarged lymph node removal for microscopic exam aid in diagnosing certain disease?

How does enlarged lymph node removal for microscopic exam aid in diagnosing certain disease?

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

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What other diseases that cause swelling in armpits and feet lymph node?

What other diseases that cause swelling in armpits and feet lymph node?

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

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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?

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?

RO lymphoma or met.: This is an abnormal node that needs excisional bx. Path review defines dx. This can represent early lymphoma or met to node. Met can arise from perianal area Ca or region adjacent to vulva. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Any size: Hodgkin's disease can cause lymph node enlargement of any size. I have seen conglomerations of lymph nodes fill over half of the chest, and I have seen tiny lymph nodes (the size of a pea.). ...Read more

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Lymph node removed n biopsy result states "no definite evidence of lymphoma. Advised follow up to rule ojr hodgkins disease.Is it a problem?

Lymph node removed n biopsy result states "no definite evidence of lymphoma. Advised follow up to rule ojr hodgkins disease.Is it a problem?

May be: The pathology report has contradictory information. You should discuss it with your doctor to consider having a hematopathologist review the biopsy slides for a second opinion. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Mesenteric lymph node swelling......Possible crohns/celiac disease?

Mesenteric lymph node swelling......Possible crohns/celiac disease?

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