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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?

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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.
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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?

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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.,
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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.

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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
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

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 dnt hv stomach problems. Sound right?

Yes, it is right

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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)
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Which lymph nodes are considered periaortic?

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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.
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Dr. Chaim B. Colen answered:

Does an enlarged lymph node in the periaortic region indicate cancer?

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It may indicate cancer metastasis or spread… Do you have a previous history of intra-abdominal malignancy such as: colon, pancreatic or liver cancer?
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Dr. Carlo Valencia answered:

Do lymph nodes itch?

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Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Can you pop a lymph node?

Not poppable

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Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph Nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity

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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.
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Dr. Sameer Gupta answered:

Do swollen lymph nodes itch?

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They can be painful or painless
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