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Doctor insights on: Lymph Nodes Scan

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Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding structures that it shouldn't be, or oversized enough for everybody to notice, it's your friend. It's helping you stay healthy. Leave it alone and stop worrying. I'm had a 1.5 cm submental node since med school. ...Read more

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CTshows Spleen 17cm ,small Axillary Lymph nodes, retroperitoneal lymph nodes& mesentric lymph node noted, normal blood count &bone marrow,no infection?

CTshows Spleen 17cm ,small Axillary Lymph nodes, retroperitoneal lymph nodes& mesentric lymph node noted, normal blood count &bone marrow,no infection?

Many possibilities: The combination of enlarged spleen and internal lymph nodes could be any of several infections (mononucleosis, syphilis, HIV, and several others, of course depeding on risk); inflammatory conditions like sarcoidosis; various malignancies like lymphoma and others. The doctor(s) who have been evaluating this problem and requested the CT scan are the only ones who can answer accurately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

Usually not: Many people have lymph nodes that can be felt. This can result from common problems like allergies. If they are rapidly growing it can be a sign of a serious problem. ...Read more

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Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while soft, painful ones would point to infection. ...Read more

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Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node lymphoma?

Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node lymphoma?

Not neccessarily: Ultrasonography itself cannot distinguish benign from malignant lesions, but an echographic appearance suggests malignancy and helps in the selection of the node to aspirate with ultrasonographically guided fnab, which is crucial for a final diagnosis. You need to have the node sampled with a needle to know if it is benign or otherwise. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Could ultrasound results detect swollen lymph nodes?

Could ultrasound results detect swollen lymph nodes?

Yes and No; depends.: Depending on body part being scanned, yes swollen lymph nodes can be detected. The deeper the location of the lymph node such as in abdomen or pelvis, the more likely a ct or MRI scan would be necessary to see these structures. U/s in the neck, groin, or extremities is much more able at finding enlarged lymph nodes than in deeper or thicker body parts. Ct is the preferred study of choice. ...Read more

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Can abnormal lymph nodes be detected on an ultrasound?neck lymph nodes

Can abnormal lymph nodes be detected on an ultrasound?neck lymph nodes

Yes: Most neck or cervical nodes can be visualized by ultrasound with characterization of texture, determination of size, and vasculature or hyperemia. Many times simple benign nodes are differentiated from infected and metastatic nodes. ...Read more

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What is hypoechoic lymph nodes neck?

What is hypoechoic lymph nodes neck?

Less echogenic: Meaning that the node will generate fewer internal echoes suggesting edema or loss of normal architecture of the node. The finding in and of itself is non specific and could suggest inflammation, infection, or tumor. ...Read more

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Do axillary lymph nodes appear in ultrasound?

Do axillary lymph nodes appear in ultrasound?

Yes, if enlarged: Yes, axillary lymph nodes can be seen in ultrasound if they are sufficiently enlarged. Small lymph nodes may not be seen. ...Read more

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Reactive lymph nodes, mean cancer?

Reactive lymph nodes, mean cancer?

No.: Generally, when someone describes lymph nodes as "reactive", they mean that the lymph node abnormality / enlargement is caused by a benign condition (such as an irritant or infection or inflammation) and not a malignancy. It is not always possible to determine to what a node is "reacting", but use of the wording "reactive" generally connotes a benign / non-malignant process. ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph nodes--are they cancer?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes--are they cancer?

Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see your primary care doctor to discuss in detail and have a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Lymphoma--what are non-tender lymph nodes?

Lymphoma--what are non-tender lymph nodes?

Unclear question: Lymphoma is a tumor (often malignant) of the lymphatic cells and there are different types (i.e., hodgkin's, non-hd, etc.). These can present with non-tender enlarged lymph nodes, along with other signs and symptoms. Some lymphomas are curable and some treatable and controllable for long time periods. ...Read more

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Do malignant lymph node aches?

Do malignant lymph node aches?

Very slightly so: But we all have lumph nodes that come and go. ...Read more

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Do swollen lymph nodes mean cancer?

Do swollen lymph nodes mean cancer?

Swollen lymph nodes: Although some types of cancer may present with enlarged lymph nodes that can also occur because of infections. ...Read more

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Multiple enlarged mediastinal, subcarinal, hilar and abdominal lymph nodes on CT scan.4.5mm lesion on spleen. Spleen 12.5cm.any cause for concern?

Multiple enlarged mediastinal, subcarinal, hilar and abdominal lymph nodes on CT scan.4.5mm lesion on spleen. Spleen 12.5cm.any cause for concern?

Lymphoma, infection: Most worrisome for malignancy such as lymphoma. Sometimes granulomlatous infections such as TB and other fungal lesions can produce these fndings. You should see physician for complete workup and therapy, ...Read more