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Multiple swollen neck lymph nodes. Excisional biopsy came back normal. Called them reactive nodes. Why is this?

Multiple swollen neck lymph nodes. Excisional biopsy came back normal. Called them reactive nodes. Why is this?

Not known: The pathologist will call enlarged nodes for which a cause can not be ascertained, "reactive". The good news is that there is no cancer. You may need to watch and wait. Do see your doctor again if the nodes get larger or nodes in other areas of the body get larger. ...Read more

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Partially calcified lymph node right tracheobronchial angle on CT with contrast? Neg TB, cbc normal, tsh t3t4 norm. Night sweats swollen lymphs 12+mo?

Partially calcified lymph node right tracheobronchial angle on CT with contrast? Neg TB, cbc normal, tsh t3t4 norm. Night sweats swollen lymphs 12+mo?

Need more work up ,,: It looks like more work up is needed to determine if this is due to something related to your Hashimotos or a different cause altogether. At least it appears that you're negative for TB/Tuberculosis. However, your history of night sweats and swollen lymph nodes could still point to an infection or metabolic issue, so it would be good to go back to your doctor for more tests and another exam. ...Read more

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Dr. said its mono. Been 3 weeks. Left collarbone lymph node swollen and very painful,Skin raised, jaw lymph node swollen mild night sweats. normal?

Dr. said its mono. Been 3 weeks.  Left collarbone lymph node swollen and very painful,Skin raised, jaw lymph node swollen mild night sweats. normal?

Expected : But you need to keep the follow up with your doctor, this looks like an aggressive form of mono, you may need more medicines to control the condition, or look for a different cause if no improvement/ progression, good luck ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck 3+ months neg for malignancy (ct scan). Cbc normal. No pain or discomfort. ?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck 3+ months neg for malignancy (ct scan). Cbc normal. No pain or discomfort. ?

Close observation: If they are growing in size, i would strongly consider an excisional biopsy to make sure there is not any evidence of lymphoma or any types of infection. ...Read more

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Stony hard lymph node above the left clavicle - growing (4 CM now). Night sweats, fevers, etc. Abs lymph count 1.3(WBC 4.61). Normal sed rate. Cancer?

Stony hard lymph node above the left clavicle - growing (4 CM now). Night sweats, fevers, etc. Abs lymph count 1.3(WBC 4.61). Normal sed rate. Cancer?

Need evaluation: This can be the sign of a malignancy so do not sit back and follow this. I would see an internist and you will likely need a surgical biopsy for diagnoses . If malignant you will require an oncologist. This is a serious situation and you must see a physican ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes for 7 months indicate?

What do swollen lymph nodes for 7 months indicate?

No a good sign: if u have swollen gland u need to see an oncologist /hematologist ...Read more

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0.9 CM hypoechoic lymph node, left cervical neck. Diffusly enlarged pal. Tonsils. New swelling dr thinks thyroid? Opinion?

0.9 CM hypoechoic lymph node, left cervical neck. Diffusly enlarged pal. Tonsils. New swelling dr thinks thyroid? Opinion?

LN/ tonsils: Where is the swelling? How did the thyroid look like on imaging? What are thyroid functions/antibodis? The LN could be from the tonsils. Are you having a sore throat? strep?mononucleosis? ear infection? allergies? If your throat /allergies symptoms resolve over the next month or 2 and the LN does not then consider a LN biopsy, or thyroid biopsy if there are thyroid nodules. Discuss with doc ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node between 1-1.5 CM in the left supraclavicular fossa, few shotty nodes in groin and armpit is it cancer? Been Ent. Norm X ray and cbc

Swollen lymph node between 1-1.5 CM in the left supraclavicular fossa, few shotty nodes in groin and armpit is it cancer? Been Ent. Norm X ray and cbc

Lymphadenopathy: The only absolute way to determine whether these are malignant is to excise and biopsy and examine under the microscope. This would usually not be done unless the nodes seemed hard, fixed to underlying tissues, etc. Not sure why you are so worried about this at your age, but having an exam by a PCP might be beneficial, and if you are still disturbed, perhaps a therapist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does lymphoma present with symptoms? Swollen lymph node pea size x7 months. Normal labs, CT & chest X-ray. Somewhat tired, occasional itching.

Does lymphoma present with symptoms? Swollen lymph node pea size x7 months. Normal labs, CT & chest X-ray. Somewhat tired, occasional itching.

Node biopsy possibly: A persistent swollen isolated node for seven months may be related to a number of causes. I would suggest a visit with your PCP. Sometimes infections and drainage to the affected lymph node is the underlying cause rather than malignancy. If the node needs to be biopsied then a surgical referral can be made. Small moveable nodes tend to be benign. Tissue diagnosis is usually quite definitive. ...Read more

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Causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes supra clavical?

Could be many?: Swollen lymph nodes could indicate an infection by bacteria, virus or fungus. It could mean infiltration by tumor. The significance would be determined by your clinical presentatiion. Older patient? Younger patinet? Known acute illness? Known or unknown cancer? The lymph nodes above the clavicles drain/filter the head and neck. If this is new i would get checked. If old, ?. See md. ...Read more

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Submandibular lymph nodes havebeen palpable since15yrs, palpabl axillary nodes 5yrs.Both r movabl, tender n small.Pl suggest treatment.Feel tired alwys?

Submandibular lymph nodes havebeen palpable since15yrs, palpabl axillary nodes 5yrs.Both r movabl, tender n small.Pl suggest treatment.Feel tired alwys?

See your Doc: The lymph nodes are probably fibrosed due to previous infections. If you are tired all the time you need to see your doctor to be evaluated for something else, like anemia or mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Chances lymphoma with no noticeable enlarged lymph nodes? CBC, CMP normal. CT normal- mildly enlarged spleen 13cm

Chances lymphoma with no noticeable enlarged lymph nodes? CBC, CMP normal. CT normal- mildly enlarged spleen 13cm

Very Low chance: It is reassuring that there aren't any enlarged lymph nodes, and you have a normalCBC. If there is a lymphoma, it is a very hard to detect one. And it is not causing any problems to the body. I would leave it alone. Get a check up maybe in 6 months- just labs, ldh and a physical exam or ultrasound for the spleen. Spleen sizes also vary quite a lot, but good to keep an eye on it. ...Read more

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What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

Reactive=monitoring: 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

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Left Supclavical lymph node is swollen. 25 y/o female. 50lbs weightloss. last NOV found reactive enlarged subhilar lymph node in my chest. Nightsweats?

Left Supclavical lymph node is swollen. 25 y/o female. 50lbs weightloss. last NOV found reactive enlarged subhilar lymph node in my chest. Nightsweats?

Enlarged Lymph nodes: Weight loss and swollen mediastianal-supraclavicular lymph nodes will require a biopsy. Enlarged lymph nodes inside the chest are usually suspected and diagnosed when tests such as a chest-ray or a CT scan are carried out during an illness such as fever for which no obvious cause is found (pyrexia of unknown origin). The patient may also have symptoms such as cough, diminished appetite or weight loss. In addition, the doctor may order certain blood tests to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. If along with enalarged lymph nodes in the chest there are lymph nodes in easily accessible areas such as the neck, under the armpits or groin doctors often get a needle sample from these (called fine needle aspiration cytology or FNAC) and send it to a pathologist. For diagnosis of certain diseases, Lung, Ca, TB, aspergilosis, lymphoma, the pathologist requires a large piece of the lymph node (biopsy). The biopsy may be carried out under local or general anaesthesia depending on the site of the enlarged nodes and patient and surgeon preference. In patients who only have enlarged lymph nodes in the chest but no nodes elsewhere that can be easily biopsied, the situation is slightly different. It may be possible to biopsy lymph nodes at some locations inside the chest under the guidance of a CT scan. The doctor pass a fine needle to the area of the enlarged lymph nodes under local anaesthesia as the area is being monitored on a CT scanner. What are the advantages of a thoracoscopic lymph node biopsy? • Ability to obtain adequate sample from lymph nodes under the magnified view • Ability to remove even a single, small lymph node identified on the CT scan which may be difficult to biopsy under CT-guidance • Less pain from the incisions after surgery • Shorter hospital stay • Shorter recovery time • Faster return to work or normal activity • Better cosmetic healing ...Read more

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Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?

Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to  worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?

Impossible to say: That is impossible to say without knowing the entire clinical picture, being able to examine the area and not having access to the results of imaging studies. If you are concerned, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node, ~1.5cm, rubbery, non-painful, not growing. Noticed 4 mo ago. ?

Enlarged lymph node, ~1.5cm, rubbery, non-painful, not growing. Noticed 4 mo ago. ?

Wait and watch: You should examine the node every couple of weeks and see a doctor if any of the following happens: It more than doubles in size, additional nodes become enlarged, node becomes painful, it ulcerates through the skin, you have unintended weight loss, you have fever. ...Read more

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Swollen tender infraclavicular lymph node and low wbc. What do these indicate?

Swollen tender infraclavicular lymph node and low wbc. What do these indicate?

Further tests: You need to see a physician to get examined and get some clarification on how low the white count is, and which white cells are low. Tender lymph nodes in that area could represent a lung problem so you may need an imaging test of the chest as well. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons. Their purpose is to help fight infection and other inflammatory conditions and these may cause enlargement of the nodes. They can also suggest primary tumors of the lymphatic system. The only way to clearly differentiate is to biopsy, but most clinicians will not do this without a high degree of suspicion as to a malignant condition. ...Read more