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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 more
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
What could cause lymphadenopathy for over a year? I've already had a needle biopsy which only showed that my lymph nodes are reactive.
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
PET/CT report says upper deep level 3-4 cervical lymph nodes enlarged & uptake of 2.2 SUVmax. Are level 3-4 actually lower deep level nodes?
Nodes: They regions of the neck. Level 3 is mid neck, anterior to the SCM. Level 4 is low neck above clavicle and anterior to SCM ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
Generalized lymphadenopathy over past 3 yrs! Lymph nodes don't increase in size & all moveable. Some rubbery, some soft. Low grade temps-99.6! lymphoma?
What is cervical lymphadenopathy? I have scattered subcentimeter lymph nodes throughout my neck should I worry?
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
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
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 8 or so swollen lymph nodes, no more than 2cm, fevers that come and go, loss of appetite, low white/red blood count?
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
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 havin
Question incomplete.: There is a limited amount of space for questions (and answers). Refine and condense and then re-ask your question, so it can be complete and maybe we can help. ...Read more
CT report says small lymph nodes throughout small bowel mesentery, but says no significant lymphadenopathy is seen. Normal blood work. Worried? Normal?
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
Many answers: This needs be discussed with your doctor and soon. ...Read more
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