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Rapid Growth Of Lymph Nodes
Are persistent lymph nodes/cyst always cancer? Ive had a cyst near prominent node for five yearsNo growth U/S looks normalbut doc ordered biopsy Im 18
I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?
Nodes: Dengue is a serious disease. The body fights many diseases by trapping damaged cells/etc in lymph nodes which causes them to swell. Sometimes they stay swollen for a variety of reasons. Your doc is right. This is a normal finding under the circumstances. ...Read more
Are swollen pea sized lymph nodes swollen longer than a year with no growth a concern? One on top of caroided artery
No: Pea sized nontender, mobile, nongrowing nodes may result from infection, trauma, bites and the like.They may sacr and are permanant.Generally harmless. ...Read more
I have had a hard immovable lump for 4 years without growth and swollen lymph nodes nearby. Can a cyst make these lymph nodes enlarge?
Medical examination : A physician should examine you to determine if further testing is necessary. ...Read more
I have multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell, hemoglobin and hemicritic. Fatty liver and now 3 large growths?
Erythrocytosis: It could be secondary polycythemia which is caused by either natural or artificial increases in the production of erythropoietin, hence an increased production of erythrocytes. The causes could be an adaptive response to hypoxic conditions or other such as EPO-producing mass or use of anabolic steroids. It certainly requires a thorough hematology work-up to determine the cause. ...Read more
Extensive sclc in lung, mediastinal lymph nodes and spot on liver, I am 80 years old and still active.
After 6 rounds of chemo (carboplatin/etoposide) my scan revealed stable lung and lymph tumours but slight growth in the liver.
I am now receiving cav
Keep it up: It sounds as if you responded well, and more importantly, you are tolerating the treatment well. ...Read more
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
Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is draining fluid from, the white blood cells start to build up to fight it. This causes swelling in that node. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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