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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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The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...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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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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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

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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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