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Doctor insights on: Palpable Purpura

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Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while soft, painful ones would point to infection. ...Read more

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Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Definition)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


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Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

The are completely: Different. Itp is the autoimmune destruction of platelets and is managed with immunosuppression - the first line is usually prednisone. Ttp is the microvascular consumption of platelets (small clots). This can be associated with anemia, renal failure, ha and fever. It is a medical emergency and is managed with plasma exchange. ...Read more

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Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Unknown: Sorry but I am not clear as to what your question is? Lymphadenopathy is defined as lymph nodes that are either enlarged or have an abnormal feel i.e. hardened, painful. ...Read more

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CTshows Spleen 17cm ,small Axillary Lymph nodes, retroperitoneal lymph nodes& mesentric lymph node noted, normal blood count &bone marrow,no infection?

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

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Splinter hemorrhages, janeway lesions and osler nodes. Is this endocarditis?

Splinter hemorrhages, janeway lesions and osler nodes. Is this endocarditis?

Do not self diagnose: Too important a question and a disease to be looking for a diagnosis over the internet or to self diagnose Have it checked thoroughly by a cardiologist or infectious disease specialist ASAP!!!! ...Read more

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High scl70, joint pain, fatigue,palmar erythema,telangiectasias,lung fibrosis,livedo reticularis,no hard skin! Can it be Scleroderma if no hard skin?

High scl70, joint pain, fatigue,palmar erythema,telangiectasias,lung fibrosis,livedo reticularis,no hard skin! Can it be Scleroderma if no hard skin?

Rheumatologist: The answer would be yes. These symptoms and signs are consistent with an autoimmune/connective tissue disorder. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you after ordering appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Hard,painful mass(enl.supracl lymph node,soft tissue,musle), 2" x 3"right fossa supraclav.behind sternocloid muscle.TB,lymphoma ruled out.Suggestion?

Hard,painful mass(enl.supracl lymph node,soft tissue,musle), 2" x 3"right fossa supraclav.behind sternocloid muscle.TB,lymphoma ruled out.Suggestion?

Probable tumor node: In the supraclavicular fossa few lesions arise spontaneously. Most have spread. Thyroid Ca can spread to that site as well as tumors of breast having reached level III of axilla. Other nodes can enlarge on the left side as metastasis from abdomen pelvis travelling up the lymphatic pathway to neck ...Read more

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Explain "irregular border abdominal soft tissue density" left external iliac vessels.Swollen lymph nodes sll in neck, abdomen, main portal vein.

Explain "irregular border abdominal soft tissue density" left external iliac vessels.Swollen lymph nodes sll in neck, abdomen, main portal vein.

This sounds like a .: Radiology report. It should be discussed with the patient by the treating physician and not in this type of forum. ...Read more

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Palpable abnormality left supraclavicular 2.1cm indeterminate partially calcified lesion w/internal vascularity, what does this mean??

Palpable abnormality left supraclavicular 2.1cm indeterminate partially calcified lesion w/internal vascularity, what does this mean??

Ask your doctor: Obviously someone ordered a test that showed this result because they were suspicious of an infection or a lymph node or even a cancer. You owe it to yourself and to that person to return for an explanation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a 1.5cm rim calcified lesion adjacent to the splenic hilum,there are prominent lymph nodes measuring 2.2cm?

I have a 1.5cm rim calcified lesion adjacent to the splenic hilum,there are prominent lymph nodes measuring 2.2cm?

Suspect infection: It may be old infections since there is calcification. You did not sya where you a re form but certain fungus infections are in certain parts of the country. The insert picture can suggest Arizona and we think of coccidiomycos. It you lived in the Ohio -Mississippi river valley we woudl consider histoplasmosis. What did your physicians tell you? ...Read more

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Are malignant breast lumps usually movable?

Are malignant breast lumps usually movable?

Yes: While the "classic" description of a breast cancer is "fixed" and "immovable", I have found many palpable breast cancers to be movable within the breast. The bottom line is that when a woman finds a new lump in her breast, she should seek out medical attention for further evaluation regardless of its mobility within the breast. ...Read more

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Multiple enlarged axilla lymph nodes (largest is 2cm) normal chest xray.High Wbc. High absolute neutropolis.High lymphocytes. Lymphoma Cancer?

Multiple enlarged axilla lymph nodes (largest is 2cm) normal chest xray.High Wbc. High absolute neutropolis.High lymphocytes. Lymphoma Cancer?

Dont assume cancer: never make assumptions regarding cancer...you are right to be concerned and you should pursue further work-up...this will include a history and complete exam with possible further x-rays....the enlarged nodes could represent infection and not cancer...be prepared for biopsy to make final diagnosis ...Read more

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10 swollen lymph nodes bilaterally in neck for 3 years. Painless; immobile, soft, rubbery about 1 to 2 cm. Normal chest xray. Fatigue is only symptom.

10 swollen lymph nodes bilaterally in neck for 3 years. Painless; immobile, soft, rubbery about 1 to 2 cm. Normal chest xray. Fatigue is only symptom.

Go to MD: Those are nodes of pathological size, >1cm, and likely not reactive as they have been there long time. Go to your doctor for evaluation and an excisional biopsy of one maybe necessary for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It is not likely to be cancer, however, you should discuss it with your doctor at the next opportunity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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2 firm <.5 CM swollen painful nodes + 2.5 CM soft borderless lump nearby (right supraclavicular), chills, lethargy, sudden acne everywhere.

2 firm <.5 CM swollen painful nodes + 2.5 CM soft borderless lump nearby (right supraclavicular), chills, lethargy, sudden acne everywhere.

See your doctor: You should see your doctor. Lymph nodes are common during infection, but not in the area you describe. In addition to obtaining a complete history and performing a thorough exam, your doctor may order blood test to help determine the cause of your symptoms/signs. ...Read more

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Could cervical lymph nodes be normaly palpable in children under 2 years?!

Could cervical lymph nodes be normaly palpable in children under 2 years?!

Yes: I routinely detect them on regular physical exams.Most will be less than a cm in size and move some. If there is any nearby bug bites, skin irritation, or recent throat infection; i will find them a bit larger. ...Read more

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Are cancerous swollen nodes hard or tender?

Are cancerous swollen nodes hard or tender?

How to tell: Malignant lymph nodes are usually non-tender, may be of any consistency but are usually firmer than other nodes, often stick to surrounding structures, and are simply not normal-feeling. At your age, having cancer announce itself as a node that's not obviously very abnormal is very unlikely. ...Read more

Purpura (Definition)

Purpura are non blanching red or purple spots caused by bleeding beneath the skin. The spots do not blanch with pressure. They can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more