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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
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
My father had laparoscopic mesentric lymph node biopsy.It shows retroperitoneal lymph node enlargement. What it is?
May or may not be!: Unless we know the size of the enlarged nodes, it is difficult to know what these nodes mean. You need to go see a specialist who can do further checking especially if you have any abdominal symptoms like pain, poor appetite, weight loss or fever. If you are well, you can wait and repeat the imaging study that showed these nodes in the first instance. A 2-3 month interval might show if they change. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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
Regional spread: Many tumors, as they evolve, develop the potential to spread. The lesions develop matrix metalloproteinase which forms small e-cadherin from the cell cement and allows for spread. Regional nodes are a common site and for lesions on the arm and chest, spread is to the axilla. Lt. breast carcinomas as they grow and spread frequently are noted in the left axillary lymph nodes as metastatic adenoca ...Read more
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
Male 32,Abdominal CT shows Shotty mesenteric & periaortic Lymph node likely reactive.multiple SB transient intussusception before,can it be cancer?
No: doesn't sound like, however the explanation of the CT findings should be in context with the clinical picture, hence the ordering physician would be able to explain better, best wishes ...Read more
No: Mesenteric panniculitis is a nonspecific, benign inflammatory disease of the adipose tissue of the intestinal mesentery that can occur independently or in association with other disorders.Presentation ranges from an asymptomatic finding to one of pain or intestinal obstruction.Treatment with anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive agents, or occasional surgery, is indicated for symptomatic patients ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
CT showed left lymph node 12x10mm, supraclavicular left lymph node 12x8mm, and left lymph node near internal jugular 14x8mm, thyroid enlarged, dysphag?
You need your lungs: and thyroid evaluated immediately by a doctor. ...Read more
Mesenteric lymph node bx showed possible reactive lymphoid process.Now Oncology consult due to mult.enlarged lymph nodes/lung nodules.Being cautious?
Yes: Plan for a normal future. These biopsies are often difficult and you'd do well to have a few pathologists look at it. ...Read more
Size not important: 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
Flow: Relative T-cell lymphocytosis
CBC: Relative lymphocytosis(+low abs. neutrophil)
1 year-Swollen lymph node @left jaw/neck area
Pls get evaluated: by your primary doctor who would refer you if needed, what you are describing is sketchy and variable and needs to be put in context with other findings in your history, physical examination and other studies, good luck ...Read more
Prom Pericardial LNS; Axillary LNS w/ Prom Fat Hila; Incr prevasc LNS; Sm non-pathog LNS w/in Sup Medistinum; Enlarged R Hilar LNS. - All means what?
Lymph nodes: What symptoms did you have or do you have that made your doctor look for those nodes in your chest? Do you have a cough, wt loss, night sweats? As a 40 year old female, if the node had been a non caveating granuloma I would say sounds like sarcoidosis. May want to see an oncologist who deals with enlarged nodes or possible a rheumatologist. Biopsy of non cancer is relieving. ...Read more