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Can a ct scan of swollen neck lymph node determine if it is lymphoma?

No

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Imaging will give you size and other information which may lower or raise concern, but a biopsy is needed to make the diagnosis
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

When is it recommended to biopsy swollen neck lymph nodes?

Complicated

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Depends on what else is going on, where the nodes are located, what they feel like on exam, how many and how large, whether they are painful or tender. Single large nodes which are hard to the touch and fixed to underlying tissue will be biopsied quickly. Multiple small, mildly tender nodes will generally be observed. Anything in between is a judgement call by the doctor.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Is it possible to see swollen neck lymph nodes?

Depends on size

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Markedly enlarged lymphnode may form visible lumps under the skin.
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I have many swollen neck lymph nodes. should i do something or wait a wk or 2?

See your PCP

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Swollen lymph nodes in the neck could mean a few different things, but most often it means your body is fighting an infection. See your primary care physician to get a true diagnosis and next steps for possible treatment. Feel better!
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I have pain all over for months, it is aching that radiates all over. Also have joint pain and swollen neck lymph nodes. What could be wrong?

200 varieties of art

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200 varieties of arthritis and there are other causes. Evaluation by rheumatologist should provide explanation
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Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one swollen neck lymph node?

Virus

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Statistically, it's a viral infection. If fever accompanies the sore throat, or it lasts for more than 72 hours, or if your pain gets so bad to prevent even swallowing your saliva, then see your doctor.
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Recurrent flu symptoms, headaches, swollen neck lymph nodes, bruising, body pains?

See your doctor

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

I was reffered to ent for swollen neck lymph node because my family Doctor said i may have lymphoma. The ent is checking my estrogen levels, what for?

Beats me

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You are young for HPV associated throat cancer, but that presents with neck nodes, as does lymphoma. There is no association with neck nodes and estrogen levels. I have one case of metastatic cervix cancer to neck nodes...very rare. Seek a second opinion if you are not confident.
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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered:

Can a cat scan detect if a swollen neck lymph node is cancerous bc my Ent dr said it can? I thought only a biopsy can. Thanks.

Biopsy is gold stand

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Biopsy of the abnormal lymph node is the gold standard - looking at the tissue under the microscope will make the diagnosis. However, the appearance of a lymph node on CT can sometimes predict whether it is more likely benign or malignant. For example, if the center of the node looks like it is necrotic, that is more common with malignancy. Please see your doctor and keep working this up!!
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Dr. Kamran Janjua answered:

Ct scan: swollen neck lymph node for 2 mths. Dr said reactive of benign nature and to f/u in 3 mths. Insist biopsy?

Depends on imaging

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The node's characteristics matter most, and that can only be determined by reviewing the actual images. A Neck CT can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist.com in the next few weeks for an assessment that would better be able to answer your question.
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