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Dr. Michael Macari
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Mesenteric Lymphadenitis (Overview)

Mesenteric lymphadenitis is a condition in which the lymph nodes in the membrane that connects your bowel to your abdominal wall is swollen. It is usually caused by an infection, and common symptoms include abdominal pain and fever.


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If symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis don't clear within a week and a half what's the next step?

If  symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis don't clear within a week and a half what's the next step?

More time: Other serious causes have to be ruled out to make sure the inflammation is not from a surgical cause. If u have had this work up, symptoms go away with time and anti inflammatory meds. If not better, need to c ur doc to reassess and perhaps do another ct scan. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Macari
74 doctors shared insights

Mesenteric Lymphadenitis (Overview)

Mesenteric lymphadenitis is a condition in which the lymph nodes in the membrane that connects your bowel to your abdominal wall is swollen. It is usually caused by an infection, and common symptoms include abdominal pain and fever.


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How long does pain from mesenteric lymphadenitis last?

How long does pain from mesenteric lymphadenitis last?

Few days or weeks: Mild, uncomplicated cases of mesenteric lymphadenitis usually go away on their own within a few days or weeks. Over-the-counter (otc) pain relievers and anti-inflammatories (tylenol, motrin, advil) may help relieve discomfort. Antibiotics may be prescribed if there is suspicion of a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with mesenteric lymphadenitis 8 weeks ago. This along with back pain has not seemed to resolve. How long do you wait it out?

My son was diagnosed with mesenteric lymphadenitis 8 weeks ago. This along with back pain has not seemed to resolve.  How long do you wait it out?

A week...: Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually clears up in 7-10 days without a problem so still having symptoms at 8 weeks should bring up questions about other things going on. ...Read more

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Mesenteric lymphadenitis, fat attenuation in small bowel, raised WBC, Neutrophils and Lymphocytes. Next test do or specialist to see?

Mesenteric lymphadenitis, fat attenuation in small bowel, raised WBC, Neutrophils and Lymphocytes. Next test do or specialist to see?

Stool analysis: Mesenteric lymphadenitis is usually caused by a gastroenteritis, including bacterial and viral. If not already done, I would recommend stool cultures, including Yersinia, stool parasites, and stool test for blood. If symptoms do not resolve promptly, consider a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for mesenteric lymphadenitis?

What are the tests for mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Mesenteric adenitis: Us, ct. Mesenteric adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, & crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-gi inflammatory processes in the abdomen. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting sepsis is you have mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Not likely: Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestine, or bowel, to your abdominal wall. Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually results from an intestinal infection. Unlike appendicitis, however, mesenteric lymphadenitis is seldom serious and clears on its own. Very unlikely that you will become septic from this. ...Read more

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Son has had mesenteric lymphadenitis for weeks. Pediatrician says nothing to worry about. Should i get a second opinion?

Son has had mesenteric lymphadenitis for weeks. Pediatrician says nothing to worry about. Should i get a second opinion?

Yes: Another evaluation is in order. Mla should have subsided -- the lymph nodes should decrease in size and any pain and discomfort should have subsided. ...Read more

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What's mesenteric lymphadenitis like?

What's mesenteric lymphadenitis like?

Mesenteric adenitis: Mesenteric adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, & crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-gi inflammatory processes in the abdomen. ...Read more

Mesentery (Definition)

1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera. 2. A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops ...Read more