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Necrotic Lymph Nodes
My 11 year old son was diagnosed with a necrotic lymph node in his neck and mono, is this possibly cancer? Or could it just be due to the mono?
Necrotic lymph node: A pathologist who evaluated your child's lymph node is the best person to answer your concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.) ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shape, size, locale: Shape, size and location are the biggest clues. Also, they have a different subjective "feel" to a trained set of hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: It depends a great deal on the cause. Since they are quite small(may even be normal), i would watch and check if they are growing in size any further. If they are not growing over the next few weeks/months, they may not be cause for any concern. But if they are enlarging then you need to go see your doctor for a medical examination soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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