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What could be the differential diagnosis of post-auricular lymphadenopathy lasting for years? Associated symptoms mucus production andd tonsillitis

What could be the differential diagnosis of post-auricular lymphadenopathy lasting for years? Associated symptoms mucus production andd tonsillitis

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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I have pre auricular lymphadenopathy on both side and it is tender?

I have pre auricular lymphadenopathy on both side and it is tender?

Watch for change: Most such lymph node enlargements are due to viral infections and would settle down within 4-6 weeks. But you should watch and monitor for any further growth of the lymph nodes. If they continue to enlarge, then you need to go for a medical check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Approach to a patient with lymphadenopathy?

Approach to a patient with lymphadenopathy?

It depends...: You have to tell us more than the word lymphadenopathy...This could mean many different things. Please find out the location of lymph nodes that you are concerned about and their size and tell us if they are getting bigger over time or are static?
If the lymph node size is more than 1-2 cm, that would be of concern and should be checked by a doctor as to the cause, which can be: cancer or infectio. ...Read more

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What is a right internal mammary lymphadenopathy?

Substernal node diss: In previous years when large malighancies 5 cm or greater were common in medial breast, internal mammary node dissection employed by Urban. Here costochodral junctions from T2-T4 were removed with medial rt. Sternum, exposing internal mammary nodes for removal This, without chemo did improve survival about 10%. if left, these nodes remained substernally eventually ulcerating sternum. I ...Read more

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Does anyone know what cause bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy?

Links: Too long to answer here, however go to these links to read:
1) http://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20100318134216aae7eif
2)http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2429031/
3)http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/460652_3. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish reactive and malignant lymphadenopathy?

How do you distinguish reactive and malignant lymphadenopathy?

Bipspy: And blood testing. A frozen section biopsy specimen will be diagnostic and blood testing will be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis?

What is the difference between lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis?

No difference: Both of these terms are used interchangeably. They mean that the lymph nodes are enlarged due to some pathology. You need to have a doctor to explain the reasons why the nodes are abnormal...often it is an infection in the throat in case the nodes in the neck are affected. ...Read more

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How can lymphadenopathy be differentiated on clinical grounds. Common causes?

Some causes listed..: Lymphadenopathy is a term used to describe palpable lymph nodes. This usually means that the nodes are enlarged. They may or may not be pathological.
The common causes are infection especially throat infections and foot infections. Cancer can affect the nodes too. What helps us to determine the cause is the size of nodes, how many are enlarged and if they are painful or painless. Tell us more.... ...Read more

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What is lymphadenopathy in the head to neck?

What is lymphadenopathy in the head to neck?

Swollen lymph node: Lymphadenopathy refers to swollen/ enlargement of lymph node. It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. Talk to your doctor and have further evaluation accordingly. ...Read more

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What causes lymphadenopathy?

Many things: Infection is the largest issue but there is also sarcoid, lymphoma and a few other conditions. ...Read more

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What does "inactive lymphadenopathy" means?

What does "inactive lymphadenopathy" means?

Not sure: Enlarged ln are usually immunologically active, ie responding to injury or infection, or part of a lymphomatous process. ...Read more

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What causes retroperotaneal lymphadenopathy?

Inflammation, tumors: These are the most common causes of retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas, tumors of the intestinal tract, pancreas, kidneys are tumors that may do this. Inflammation and infections may also do this. ...Read more

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What is lymphadenopathy? How it is diagnosed? Is it serious condition?

What is lymphadenopathy? How it is diagnosed? Is it serious condition?

Enlarged nodes: Lymphadenopathy is a non-specific term for enlarged lymph glands. The seriousness depends on the cause of enlargement. Common causes are infections, non-infectious inflammation like sarcoidosis and tumors. You may consult this site for info, however, it would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor.
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/1998/1015/p1313.html. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause lymphadenopathy?

Yes: The drainage of mucus can cause increased size and even tenderness of lymph nodes in the head and neck region. Swelling in other locations is not common and needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can normochromic normocytic cause lymphadenopathy (generalized or localized)?

You are mixed up: Normocytic normochromic are terms sued to describe normal red cells. That has no real connection with Lymph node enlargment unless you have Anemia which can certainly be associated with certain diseases of Lymph nodes, like Lymphoma. If your nodes are getting progressively larger, then your doctor needs to find the cause....this may require a biopsy of the lymph node as well as of the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical lymphadenopathy?

It's not: Cervical (neck) or any other location lymphadenopathy isn't a disease. It is a sign/symptom. It may be anything on a huge differential diagnosis list. See discussion in this manuscript: http://www. Mayoclinicproceedings. Org/article/s0025-6196 (11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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What are causes and treatments for reactive lymphadenopathy of the neck?

Reactive: Reactive lymphadenopathy is commonly referred to enlarged lymph nodes secondary to a different cause- most likely infection, allergies, trauma, sometimes drugs. It is not a disease of the lymph node. The treatment is generally directed towards its cause, if found. ...Read more

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Is inguinal lymphadenopathy normal in pregnancy?

Don't assume: No, it is not normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. It can be a sign of infection in the vaginal area in some cases. It can also be the result of "varicosities" in the vulva - this is more normal. Go get examined by your ob/gyn and have them assess exactly what is going on! ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have cervical lymphadenopathy?

Probably: It likely would depend on how you feel. Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck can result from ear, nose, throat, or viral infections - and the lymphadenopathy may take days or weeks to resolve even after the infection has resolved. If you have a highly contagious infection, you should avoid exposing others regardless of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cervical lymphadenopathy?

Enlarged lymph: Nodes around the neck are very common, especially in children. Far and away the most common cause of these in the front of the neck is viral upper respiratory infections. Such nodes in the back of the neck can be a bit more concerning, particularly in adults. Other causes: strep throat, infected nodes (lymphadenitis), imflammatory conditions, malignancies (lymphoma and others). ...Read more

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Cervical lymphadenopathy with scan, can you tell me more about this?

Yes: Cervical lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes in the neck) can be caused by several things. They range from benign (such as an infection) to serious (as in cancer). Your doctor, after doing a thorough history and physical, can determine how serious it is and if you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of Shotty lymphadenopathy in the anterior mediastinum?

May be none: Shotty nodes in the mediastinum, per se, are not likely to produce any symptoms. The symptoms would be driven by the etiology of lymph node lesions.
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I wake up drenched in sweat. My skin is not itchy and I don't have lymphadenopathy.?

I wake up drenched in sweat. My skin is not itchy and I don't have lymphadenopathy.?

Many possibilities: Start by taking your temperature, ideally before you wake up soaked with sweat, because sweating is one way the body has of cooling you off when you have fever. Night sweats are classically associated with tuberculosis but there are many other causes. The best thing would be to see an infectious diseases doctor or start out with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Gp no help - which specialist is best to see to help diagnose lymphadenopathy please?

Lymphadenopathy: Where is the location of the lymphadenopathy? How big it is? Lymphadenopathy can be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, autoimmune disease, malignancy etc. It depends on the location, the size, symptoms and other result of blood work- oncologist as well as infectious disease deal with lymphadenopathy. If it is located on the neck- need to see ENT to chek head and neck area. ...Read more

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In any oral malignancy, is it possible that total leukocytes count is normal and no lymphadenopathy.

In any oral malignancy, is it possible that total leukocytes count is normal and no lymphadenopathy.

Yes, possible: Most oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. If early stage, there will be no spread to the lymph nodes. Also the total leukocyte count will not be affected. ...Read more