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Para Aortic Lymph Nodes Enlarged Causes
Had c.t scan done for abdomen . Flank pain and says prominent but not enlarged para aortic retro operational lymph nodes are identified ?
Complicated: Your doctor should follow up on this scan with you. I can't tell you definitively what those lymph nodes mean -- i'd need to know why you got the scan in the first place, what your flank plain was all about, what your other symptoms are and what your blood tests show. Please see your doctor soon to discuss this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes chronic elevated wbc's , on no meds , mention of lymph nodes in para aortic are and retroperitoneal, also they have been noted in axilla?
This pattern: Could be seen in indolent non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Would not say more without details on the degree and type of wbcs increased and the size of the nodes. ...Read more
What does "scattered small retroperitoneal, and primary left para-aortic lymph nodes noted, likely reactive" mean?
A CT scan shows several prominent peripancreatic lymph nodes and mildly prominent para-aortic lymph nodes. What does this mean?
I have a couple reactive para aortic lymph nodes with sudden weight loss lingering fever hair loss. Could it be cancer?
Possibly: There are several other potential explanations, such as TB, fungal infections, non-infectious inflammatory conditions like sarcoidosis. There is no question that cancer must be considered, but you should be fully evaluated by a pulmonologist, general internist or your family doctor and then referred onward if necessary. ...Read more
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
Bilateral occipital lymph nodes enlarged, ~1.5 cm, 2 months. Are they supposed to be movable, and very soft? could it be permanent? Doctor not worried
Yes: A lymph node is typically small on the order of 1cm, soft and mobile. Depending upon what has casued them to become enlarged it could be permanant ...Read more
Cervical lymph nodes enlarged overnight a few weeks ago-with Fever chills. Have gone down somewhat but R node still pretty big. Why one big?
Lymph node: Lymph nodes usually suddenly grow in size because the are reacting to a local infection, in your cause the throat, the ear, or the sinus. Also, the lymph node can itself become infected. This is called cervical lymphadenitis and it is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Cervical lymph nodes enlarged 7days ago due to illness..how long til they shrink? Have been feeling better past 5 days
It may take several: weeks for them to go down. It takes a while after being sick. ...Read more
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