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Doctor insights on: Para Aortic Lymph Nodes Enlarged Causes

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Had c.t scan done for abdomen. Flank pain and says prominent but not enlarged para aortic retro operational lymph nodes are identified?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is my cervical cancer terminal if it has only metastasized to the para aortic lymph nodes?

Is my cervical cancer terminal if it has only metastasized to the para aortic lymph nodes?

Oncologist: When it comes to cancer, many details can play a significant role. It is best to discuss this situation with a specialist for female genital cancers, gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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A CT scan shows several prominent peripancreatic lymph nodes and mildly prominent para-aortic lymph nodes. What does this mean?

A CT scan shows several prominent peripancreatic lymph nodes and mildly prominent para-aortic lymph nodes. What does this mean?

Multiple reasons: What other symptoms to get CT scan. The presence of node enlargement may indicate infection, inflammation in the area, or even presenc of cancer nearby or in the lymph nodes themselves. Need more information ...Read more

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I have a couple reactive para aortic lymph nodes with sudden weight loss lingering fever hair loss. Could it be cancer?

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

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Findings on my ct scan say shotty left para aortic retroperitoneal lymph nodes what does this mean?

Findings on my ct scan say shotty left para aortic retroperitoneal lymph nodes what does this mean?

Explanation: You must discuss your results of this test with the doctor who knows your clinical symptoms because it could be something or could be an accidental finding which means nothing. ...Read more

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Multiple mesenteric lymph nodes enlarged, does it mean kochs abdomen?

Multiple mesenteric lymph nodes enlarged, does it mean kochs abdomen?

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

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Both cervical lymph nodes enlarged on both sides of my neck, but my right lymph node seems to be more enlarged than the other one. No pain. Why?

Both cervical lymph nodes enlarged on both sides of my neck, but my right lymph node seems to be more enlarged than the other one. No pain. Why?

Infection: Lymph nodes usually enlarge to fight off infection. That is their primary function. If they are larger than one centimeter (about a half inch) or if there are many of them and they are not going away, then see your doctor to make sure they are normal and not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What could cause lymphadenopathy for over a year? I've already had a needle biopsy which only showed that my lymph nodes are reactive.

What could cause lymphadenopathy for over a year? I've already had a needle biopsy which only showed that my lymph nodes are reactive.

In many cases,: A needle biopsy is not adequate for a diagnosis. There are a fair number of infections as well as other things that can do this. ...Read more

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If none of the lymph nodes enlarge in the body. No generalized lymphadenopathy, is there a chance of hiv? Maybe headache. H protective safe sex to add.

If none of the lymph nodes enlarge in the body. No generalized lymphadenopathy, is there a chance of hiv? Maybe headache. H protective safe sex to add.

Yes: Hiv can be present without any overt signs and symptoms until the profound immune suppression creates opportunistic infections or tumors. If you think there is any chance that you may have been infected please get tested. The earlier the diagnosis is made and treatment begun, the better the outcome. ...Read more

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My sister is 54 has been diagnosed with bone marrow edema? Lymph nodes enlarged in chest. Been referred to orthopedics. What dr best for lymph nodes?

My sister is 54 has been diagnosed with bone marrow edema? Lymph nodes enlarged in chest. Been referred to orthopedics. What dr best for lymph nodes?

Need correct terms: Your terms used are not correct or edema or the use of orthopedic doc are not making sense. Need verifications of actual written diagnosis for us to help you in the best. Take care. ...Read more

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2 groin lymph nodes excised both path showed dermatopathic lymphadenitis features. Had razor burn rash before lymph nodes enlarged is this why path?

2 groin lymph nodes excised both path showed dermatopathic lymphadenitis features. Had razor burn rash before lymph nodes enlarged is this why path?

Yes: Irritative, contact, active dermatitis like metal-allergic reactions or erosive abrasions on skin adjacent to lymph nodes elicit dermatopathic lymphadenitis; a benign condition characterized by pathology showing abnormal nodes with entrapped pigments cellular products inside immune protective/scavenging cells, big enough, to cause swelling and typical self limiting immune reactions. ...Read more

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Ct and/pelvis contrast for lymphadenopathy. They wrote multiple non enlarged retro peritoneal lymph nodes visualized. Is it normal to see them on ct?

Yes,: Lymph nodes are normal structures. If they are normal in shape and size, there is generally nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Ct and/pelvis contrast for lymphadenopathy. Multiple non enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes visualized. Do you always see these nodes on ct? Normal?

Ct and/pelvis contrast for lymphadenopathy. Multiple non enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes visualized. Do you always see these nodes on ct? Normal?

These lymph nodes: May not mean anything, unless there is a readily diagnosed condition that will explain their existence, such as acute infection or tumor. Lymph nodes can pop in and out, without rhyme or reason. The existence of CHRONICALLY enlarging lymph nodes would be a red flag. Periodic followup CTs at intervals of 3 or 6 months would be recommended here. ...Read more

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2 or 3 neck lymph nodes smaller than 1 CM (between 3mm and 5mm) are considered lymphadenopathy, or are still within the parameters considered safe?

2 or 3 neck lymph nodes smaller than 1 CM (between 3mm and 5mm) are considered lymphadenopathy, or are still within the parameters considered safe?

Could be: Sounds like something we would call "shotty adenopathy" meaning feels like gun shot. The could be nothing might could also mean something so should be followed and evaluated. If they disappear, not likely a problem. If they persist, or grow, need to probably be biopsied.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is cervical lymphadenopathy? I have scattered subcentimeter lymph nodes throughout my neck should I worry?

What is cervical lymphadenopathy? I have scattered subcentimeter lymph nodes throughout my neck should I worry?

Depends: Can you feel the nodes? How long you been able to feel these? Have the nodes become larger, painful or ulcerated? Do you have fever? Did you lose weight?
You may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy. But my inguinal lymph nodes do not hurt at all? Does this diagnosis sound right?

I have been diagnosed with bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy. But my inguinal lymph nodes do not hurt at all? Does this diagnosis sound right?

Need work-up: Bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathies-mean-you have lymph nodes enlargement that are located on both groins area. Now, it is not a diagnosis-it is just a sign/clinical finding. Diagnosis still has to be made. There are different things that can cause above finding- inflammation, autoimmune problem, infection, malignancy etc. Please go to see your md for eval- ie-blood work, imaging, biopsy etc. ...Read more

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Generalised lymphadenopathy with rubbery lymph nodes at 3cm various locations n pelvic clusters of 7 small rock hard nodes a sigh of lymphoma?

Generalised lymphadenopathy with rubbery lymph nodes at 3cm various locations n pelvic clusters of 7 small rock hard nodes a sigh of lymphoma?

Biopsy: Generalized lymphadenopathy needs to get quick attention, there are several causes and lymphoma is one possible cause, only examination and texture is not adequate to make diagnosis. Need biopsy and pathology exam to make diagnosis. Need to see doc quickly. ...Read more

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Generalised lymphadenopathy with 8 or so swollen lymph nodes, no more than 2cm, fevers that come and go, loss of appetite, low white/red blood count?

Generalised lymphadenopathy with 8 or so swollen lymph nodes, no more than 2cm, fevers that come and go, loss of appetite, low white/red blood count?

Need evaluation: What you described deserves evaluation by additional history, physical examination and laboratory and imaging studies. It would be prudent to see your doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

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CT report says small lymph nodes throughout small bowel mesentery, but says no significant lymphadenopathy is seen. Normal blood work. Worried? Normal?

CT report says small lymph nodes throughout small bowel mesentery, but says no significant lymphadenopathy is seen. Normal blood work. Worried? Normal?

Lymphadenopathy: Hi, these lymph nodes could be just reactive lymph nodes, it means you possibly had some kind of inflammation in ur gut and caused the lymph nodes to react, if you have no other symptoms like night sweat, weight loss, fever then I suggest that you repeat the CT in 6 months.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma the most likely cause of enlarged spleen and para aortic lymph node? Are there other conditions that could cause this?

DDx LAD A-Z: The differential diagnosis (ddx) for lymphadenopathy is broad:
lymphadenopathy (lad) a-z ddx -- see table 3 -- http://www. Matheny. Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf. ...Read more

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