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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Board Certified, Radiology
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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?

Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
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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?

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

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Michael Khoury
Board Certified, Radiology
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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.

Dr. Michael Khoury
Board Certified, Radiology
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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 more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Board Certified, Radiology
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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?

Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
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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?

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

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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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?

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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Which lymph nodes are considered periaortic?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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Which lymph nodes are considered periaortic?

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

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David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How do you distinguish between lymph nodes and fatty deposits?

David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How do you distinguish between lymph nodes and fatty deposits?

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 more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Why do we have lymph nodes?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What causes lymph nodes to swell?

Dr. Michael Laccheo
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What causes lymph nodes to swell?

Several things: Cancer, infection or autoimmune diseases.

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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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Are two lymph nodes each one of them is 1 CM in size, matted, movable a cause for concern?

Dr. Michael Miller
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Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Felecia Sumner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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If u have two small hard lymph nodes. Not pain full at all. What could this be? No other symptoms. Been tested for everything.

Dr. Felecia Sumner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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If u have two small hard lymph nodes. Not pain full at all. What could this be? No other symptoms. Been tested for everything.

Need more info : The possibilities for causes runs quite a long list, but most commonly includes infection, just normal, and in rare cases, cancer. What do you mean by you've been tested for "everything"? It also depends on where the lymph node is located and change in size. Your info says you've had BV treated recently. If the lymph nodes are in your groin region, that could be the cause. See your dr to discuss. ...Read more

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