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Doctor insights on: Reactive Lymphoid Follicular Hyperplasia

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My 9 yr old son had a biopsy which came back as reactive follicular lymphoid hyperplasia. What is this and will he need more testing?

My 9 yr old son had a biopsy which came back as reactive follicular lymphoid hyperplasia. What is this and will he need more testing?

Benign: This is a common pathology diagnosis for a benign lymph node that's enlarged because it got stimulated. I'm glad it turned out well. ...Read more

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I just checked the reports of the surgery I had when I was 9 and I was diagnosed with Reactive Follicular Hyperplasia. What does it mean.

I just checked the reports of the surgery I had when I was 9 and I was diagnosed with Reactive Follicular Hyperplasia. What does it mean.

No cancer: All it means is that your lymph nodes were reacting appropriately to an infection.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of reactive lymphoid hyperplasia?

What is the treatment of reactive lymphoid hyperplasia?

Underlying cause: A reactive lymphoid hyperplasia is usually due to another primary problem (ie infection, inflammation etc) the main treatment will be tailored against the underlying cause, should you find one. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reactive lymphoid hyperplasia?

What is the treatment for reactive lymphoid hyperplasia?

Nothing usually: Because reactive lymphoid hyperplasia is a normal immune response typically to an infection. Enlarged tonsils are primarily lymphoid hyperplasia. When the infection subsides the hyperplasia gradually declines. ...Read more

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Causes & treatment of reactive follicular hyperplasia of lymph node?

Causes & treatment of reactive follicular hyperplasia of lymph node?

Often unexplained: Most young adults have at least one palpable lymph node in the neck, and if it's sampled, it usually shows follicular hyperplasia. We usually don't find the cause and assume it was just a though node fighting germs. If a cause is found, it's often hiv, rheumatoid arthritis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, or common variable immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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Z-n stain for afb is negative imp: reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. Pls tell me is it cancer or not?

Z-n stain for afb is negative imp: reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. Pls tell me is it cancer or not?

Unlikely: By biopsy if it is reactive hyperplasia, means then it is not cancer, but need observation., AFB negative means did not see in lymph gland, also have to wait few wks to get culture report back, follow your doctor's advises ...Read more

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My wife got operated for "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia" of duodenum 2 weeks ago but unfortunately, it came back again please advise.

My wife got operated for "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia" of duodenum 2 weeks ago but unfortunately, it came back again please advise.

Rituximab & chemo: I take it by "reactive lymphiod hyperplasia" you mean primary intestinal follicular lymphoma (fl) of the intestine; pls clarify. Primary fl of the duodenum (fl-d) is a rare entity. Talk to your doctor about Rituximab monotherapy and/or chemotherapy w/ or w/o radiation. All seem to have a good response. Radiation can have serious undesirable effects on small bowek. ...Read more

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Hi, my biopsy says reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, does it means it is benign? What are chaces of malignancy? What precautions for future shud I take?

Hi, my biopsy says reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, does it means it is benign? What are chaces of malignancy? What precautions for future shud I take?

Not cancer: You don't say, but I assume that you had a lymph node biopsy. Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia means that the lymphocytes have increased in number in response to something. The diagnosis means that the lymphocytes are not unresponsive cancer cells. Unless there is a treatable infection, there is not likely to be additional therapy necessary. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and prognosis for a benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia of the neck lymph node?

What are the symptoms and prognosis for a benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia of the neck lymph node?

Asymptomatic: Nodes in neck enlarge primarily from metastatic disease of oral cavity (squamous Ca) or glands in neck such as thyroid or parotid.
If there is primary enlargement noted, it is due to lymphoma or hyperplasia. Nodal disease in lymphoma, spreads and enlarges. Hyperplasia due to a local inflammatory process rarely causes pain and does not spread. Biopsy will resolve problem ...Read more

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On hizentra for CVID still have very swollen/disfiguring Lymph nodes (3 yrs straight) any suggestions to control this reactive follicular hyperplasia?

On hizentra for CVID still have very swollen/disfiguring Lymph nodes (3 yrs straight) any suggestions to control this reactive follicular hyperplasia?

CVID: Common variable immunodeficiency is characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and recurrent infections. You are on gammaglobulin ie Hizentra. I would be worried about an underlying infection causing lymph node swelling. Your gammaglobulin level should be checked and cultures drawn. You may need a higher dose of Hizentra and specific treatment for an underlying infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?

Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?

Chronic inflammation: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and they did a biopsy and it came out : colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. What does this mean?

I had a colonoscopy and they did a biopsy and it came out : colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. What does this mean?

It means you have no: This means, no cancer was found. Lymphoid hyperplasia has no particular significance in this site. So you have no need to worry about cancer or anything else based on this biopsy report. Which is benign. ...Read more

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Biopsy done on nodule by tonsil states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia." does that mean I have oral HPV (oral warts)?

Not necessarily: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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Very sore throat, a lump in my right side of my neck, fna of right lymph node says "lymphocytes consistent with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia"?

Very sore throat, a lump in my right side of my neck, fna of right lymph node says "lymphocytes consistent with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia"?

Benign report...: Fna of the lymph node is the first step in diagnosing the cause of lymphadenopathy. The quote from the pathology report means the findings of the aspirate are benign. Lymphoid hyperplasia means there is external stimulation of the lymph node by infection or possibly an autoimmune process. Please follow up closely with your doctor. Sometimes more tests are needed if it doesn't go down in size. ...Read more

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What is lymphoid hyperplasia?

What is lymphoid hyperplasia?

Lymphocyte expansion: Lymphocyte hyperplasia is an increased number of lymphocytes in a tissue. It is often a normal response to infection or chronic inflammation. Hyperplasia involves the expansion of numerous cells in response to a stimulus. This is unlike lymphoid malignancies, which involve autonomous growth starting from a single genetically abnormal cell. ...Read more

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Are polyps and these lymphoid hyperplasia related? Is there any treament

Are polyps and these lymphoid hyperplasia related? Is there any treament

Are different: Lymphoid hyperplasia is not serious and is common. Polyps that are of the adenomatous type often develop into cancer and should all be removed to prevent colon or rectal cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the duration of intenstinal follicular hyperplasia in children.

Can you tell me the duration of intenstinal follicular hyperplasia in children.

Indefinite: It may stick around until everybody forgets about it. It should not remain symptomatic for more than a few days. The important thing is that it's benign. Rarely, it can be a finding in an acute abdomen, if the sole cause it is best managed conservatively. I also trust this is not mesenteric adenitis caused by Yersinia, under called. ...Read more

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What is the difference between polyp and lymphoid hyperplasia?

What is the difference between polyp and lymphoid hyperplasia?

The polyp: Can be of multiple types such as hyper plastic or dysplastic. When a lymphoid follicle close to the mucosal surface expands it can form into a polypoid like structure. This can be seen microscopically. ...Read more

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What is the relation between lymphoid hyperplasia and lymphoma?

What is the relation between lymphoid hyperplasia and lymphoma?

Benign & malignant: Lymphoid hyperplasia is a normal response of the lymph nodes to infection in the local area, immunization and general infections such as epstein barr virus and cmv. The hyperplasia subsides once the stimulus is gone, e.g. Infection is under control. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph glands. Hyperplasia almost never leads to lymphoma, with the exception of transplant recipients. ...Read more

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What treatment needs a 4 years old child with follicular hyperplasia in terminal illeum?

What treatment needs a 4 years old child with follicular hyperplasia in terminal illeum?

None: This is simply big lymph nodes, biopsied to rule out anything serious. Junior needs to be eating sensibly, exercising, giving and receiving love, and learning skills for a competitive world. "Follicular hyperplasia" from a pathologist means "no cancer, you're okay." ...Read more

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What is benign lymphoid hyperplasia of bas of tongue. I really need to understand that. Thank you?

What is benign lymphoid hyperplasia of bas of tongue. I really need to understand that. Thank you?

Benign: It means that there is an increase of the number of a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are designed to fight infections, particularly viral infections. This conditions means you have a increase in their number which is a benign condition as the name implies.. ...Read more

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Does lymphoid hyperplasia and Lymphoma looks the same and is there a threatment for oral Lymphoid Hyperplasia?

Does lymphoid hyperplasia and Lymphoma looks the same and is there a threatment for oral Lymphoid Hyperplasia?

Lymphoid hyperplasia: Lymphoid hyperplasia is a benign condition and can be in virtually any organ but is common in pharynx/throat. Lymphoma is a malignant condition in which there are large numbers of malignant lymphocytes growing usually within a lymph node. Lymphoid hyperplasia require no treatment. ...Read more

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Had a tonsillectomy, pathology came back "follicular hyperplasia with acute inflammation". What does this mean, and should I be concerned?

Had a tonsillectomy, pathology came back "follicular hyperplasia with acute inflammation". What does this mean, and should I be concerned?

Sounds like: You had good reason for operation. You should not be concerned, but you also should discuss with your surgeon just to be sure. ...Read more

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Evidence of nasopharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia on MRI imaging what does that mean.?

Evidence of nasopharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia on MRI imaging what does that mean.?

Glands enlarged: The lymph glands (immune glands) in the nose and throat are enlarged on the MRI. (Probably from a viral infection though there are other causes. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My grand, Bella was 7 in Jan. For over 6months, she has had multiple lymph node swelling in neck, path showed follicular hyperplasia, what is cause?

My grand, Bella was 7 in Jan. For over 6months, she has had multiple lymph node swelling in neck, path showed follicular hyperplasia, what is cause?

Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are where the immune cells of the body process all the stimuli from various infectious and other foreign stimuli in our environment. In children these are very active areas as so many things are "new" to them. It is natural for these to swell and then subside. Only persistent enlargement is a cause for concern due to infection that isn't cleared, or neoplasia. ...Read more