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Periaortic Lymph Nodes
I need a plain language translation of the following CT results. There is an enlargement of the left and right iliac lymph nodes. There are numerous periaortic lymph nodes.
It : It is difficult to translate, this would depend on many factors. One major factor would be the exact size of the nodes, this would indicate the relative significance. The other major factor is your medical history and why you had the exam in the first place. If you would like a second review of this study, we do offer this service in certain parts of the country. Dr. Khoury radiologist. Usradreview.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach ulcer like symptoms past 3 years when i eat or don't eat. Blood work normal but CT scan came back w/ multiple enlarged periaortic lymph nodes?
Enlarged lymph nodes: There are many causes for enlarged para aortic lymph nodes. Depending on the size and location different etiologies should be considered. The possibility of malignant lymph nodes must be considered. Correlation with blood tests, physical exam and possible biopsy or pet scan should be considered. ...Read more
Dr. Referring me to hematologist instead of GI dr. After ct-scan found enlarged periaortic lymph nodes? Ulcer like symptoms for 3yrs. Blood tests norm. Dr. Says i don't hv stomach problems. Sound right?
Yes, it is right: Your problem is in the abdomen( it is not the real stomach) but it is the enlarged lymph nodes which your dr. Is worried about. An oncologist/hematologist can find out the cause of these nodes and make a proper diagnosis. So proceed and see a specialist who deals with enlarged lymph nodes to make sure it is not cancer affecting the lymph nodes( it is called a lymphoma). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcer like symptoms for 3 yrs. Ctscan found enlarged periaortic lymph nodes- sending me to hematologist. What should I eat and not eat until diagnosis?
Enlarged lymph nodes: You can eat anything you want. If you have pain that feels like heartburn stay away from caffeine, chocolate, alcohol or anything that makes you feel bad. There are many causes for enlarged para aortic lymph nodes. Depending on the size and location different etiologies should be considered. Correlation with blood tests, physical exam and possible biopsy or pet scan should be considered., . ...Read more
Name=location: The aorta is the largest artery in the body and carries blood from the left side of the heart starting upwards and then curving back down. It branches as it courses up then down. It is surrounded by lymphatic tissue including nodes and lymphatic vessels. "peri-aortic" means around the aorta. ...Read more
Shape, size, locale: Shape, size and location are the biggest clues. Also, they have a different subjective "feel" to a trained set of hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: It depends a great deal on the cause. Since they are quite small(may even be normal), i would watch and check if they are growing in size any further. If they are not growing over the next few weeks/months, they may not be cause for any concern. But if they are enlarging then you need to go see your doctor for a medical examination soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph nodes: I like to think of lymph nodes as beads on the string of the lymphatic channels. The lymphatic system is the low pressure system that looks a lot like your blood vessels but without the heart. Your body is able to get that little extra fluid that accumulates in, say your ankles, back to your heart by the lymph channels.The nodes act like filters to catch bacteria and cancer cells, trapping them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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