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Doctor insights on: Necrotic Lymph Nodes

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What is necrotic lymph node?

What is necrotic lymph node?

It depends on when a: How did you know or find out about this probelm? Is it seen on a ct scan? Why do not you ask the doctor who told you about it! If the lymph node is enlarged (? Cause is important here!) then it can have dead cells in the middle of the gland. That is what necrosis/necrotic means. But it is important to find out the cause which may need a biopsy. Your doctor should guide you.

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I have a 17mm x 3 CM cervical necrotic lymph node. Ct is scheduled. I had a bad sore throat 8 weeks ago & node very was painful. Could it be nothing?

I have a 17mm x 3 CM cervical necrotic lymph node. Ct is scheduled. I had a bad sore throat 8 weeks ago & node very was painful. Could it be nothing?

Yes: This simply could be secondary to your prior sore throat, but the way in which to find out is to undergo the ct and then determine if other diagnostic procedures are necessary.

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Is a necrotic groin lymph node cancer?

Is a necrotic groin lymph node cancer?

Maybe not: A necrotic lymph node can be a product of a nearby infection. However, a thorough pathology exam should be done of the node (s) to be certain there are no cancer cell present.

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If tuberclosis dianosed on lymph nodes and necrotic. Is there any way for right medication quickly as culture takes too much time?

If tuberclosis dianosed on lymph nodes and necrotic. Is there any way for right medication quickly as culture takes too much time?

Complicated: The nature of the therapy will depend upon the species of mycobacterium you may have. If this is classic m. Tuberculosis the choice of drugs is very different than for, as an example, mycobacterium avium. This can all be worked out effectively by consultation with an infectious diseases expert. Good luck.

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Multiple mildly enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. Larget right paratracheal measures 26x18mm. No necrosis or calcifi?

Multiple mildly enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. Larget right paratracheal measures 26x18mm. No necrosis or calcifi?

Biopsy may be needed: Why was a CT done in the first place? If it was because you were feeling sick, then your doctor will probably want to figure out why you have these enlarged lymph nodes. That may take a biopsy. Generally speaking, enlarged lymph nodes are due to infection or cancer. (There are other rare causes.)

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Enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. Largest 26x18mm. No necrosis or calcifi. Came up in regular body check. No symptoms?

Enlarged lymph nodes in pre-paratracheal, subcranial & right hilar. Largest 26x18mm. No necrosis or calcifi. Came up in regular body check. No symptoms?

You need follow up: Enlarged nodes may be nothing, but could be serious. This requires you to see a physician. The person who ordered the study might be appropriate. At age 40 you should have a primary care doc. See him/her and if he refers to a specialist, follow up with that person.

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft.

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Are there lymph nodes in the shoulders?

Are there lymph nodes in the shoulders?

Sort of: You have lymph nodes in your axilla (armpit) but nope in the shoulder joint or directly surrounding the joint.

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Which lymph nodes are considered periaortic?

Which lymph nodes are considered periaortic?

Name=location: The aorta is the largest artery in the body and carries blood from the left side of the heart starting upwards and then curving back down. It branches as it courses up then down. It is surrounded by lymphatic tissue including nodes and lymphatic vessels. "peri-aortic" means around the aorta.

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My lymph nodes are swollen.?

My lymph nodes are swollen.?

Could be sick.: Lymph nodes often enlarge in areas of infection or inflammation. If you have symptoms in that anatomic region, then perhaps there's a good reason for them to be swollen. If not, and they persist beyond one month, you might want to consider them getting checked out and perhaps even removed for diagnosis.

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Do cancerous lymph nodes grow?

Do cancerous lymph nodes grow?

Yes: Most of the lymph nodes that you find are your friends. Malignant nodes are usually pretty early to recognize as abnormal.

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Why are my lymph nodes swollen?

Several causes: The lymphs nodes can be enlarged secondary to inflammation, infection or even lymphoma. Have your doctor evaluate the situation.

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Is there lymph nodes on ur head?

Is there lymph nodes on ur head?

Yes, several places: 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.

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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.

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Why are my lymph nodes are swollen?

Why are my lymph nodes are swollen?

Lymph nodes: Can enlarge in response to numerous infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and other disorders. See your doc for an evaluation.

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Lymph nodes near spine, what to do?

Lymph nodes near spine, what to do?

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.

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Can lymph nodes cause stretch marks?

Can lymph nodes cause stretch marks?

No: Weight gain and tears in the skin cause stretch marks. Have your doctor check out the lymph nodes if you can feel them.

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Do we have lymph nodes in our tongues?

Do we have lymph nodes in our tongues?

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.

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How many lymph nodes are in your neck?

How many lymph nodes are in your neck?

Many: 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.