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Doctor insights on: Retro Lymph Nodes

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Swollen retro auricular lymph nodes noted from 1st month for a baby now at 10th month (two on one side and three on another side).?

Swollen retro auricular lymph nodes noted from 1st month for a baby now at 10th month (two on one side and three on another side).?

Benign: If not growing or painful, generally benign. Glands can swell in hours and take years to shrink if ever. To be sure ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can endometrosis cause mesternic and retro-penal lymph nodes to show in a CT scan. The radiologist noted them but did not say they were enlarged.?

Can endometrosis cause mesternic and retro-penal lymph nodes to show in a CT scan. The radiologist noted them but did not say they were enlarged.?

See below: Non-enlarged lymph nodes seen on a ct scan are likely just to be a normal finding in most anyone. Would not seem to be related to endometriosis to me. Ask the doctor who ordered the ct scan to review with you what the significance of the radiology reported findings means for you. ...Read more

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Had c.t scan done for abdomen. Flank pain and says prominent but not enlarged para aortic retro operational lymph nodes are identified?

Had c.t scan done for abdomen. Flank pain and says prominent but not enlarged para aortic retro operational lymph nodes are identified?

Complicated: Your doctor should follow up on this scan with you. I can't tell you definitively what those lymph nodes mean -- i'd need to know why you got the scan in the first place, what your flank plain was all about, what your other symptoms are and what your blood tests show. Please see your doctor soon to discuss this. ...Read more

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What would cause 3-4 days of high fever, high heart rate, upper abdominal discomfort, and swollen retro-peritoneal lymph nodes?

What would cause 3-4 days of high fever, high heart rate, upper abdominal discomfort, and swollen retro-peritoneal lymph nodes?

Talk to your doctor: I assume you have some types of imaging studies in order to see enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes. If that is the case, you need to talk to your doctor who ordered the test. The symptoms you describe need immediate in person medical attention since through this media is not enough. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Abdominal CT scan showed mesternic and retro-penal lymph nodes. They did not note if the were enlarged but put--- infections or maligant? /

Abdominal CT scan showed mesternic and retro-penal lymph nodes. They did not note if the were enlarged but put--- infections or maligant? /

Could be either: Depend on if they are enlarged as normal sized nodes are all over. I doubt they would have mentioned it though. If it is you and you're 29, then it may be mesenteric adenitis which is infectious. In this case, they tend to be only mildly enlarged. If this is case, you should get followup. If larger, then lymphoma should be excluded. Other rare infections like TB are possible but unlikely. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

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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Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Why do lymph nodes swell up?

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 more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

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 more

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Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them!
(It's called "lymphadenitis")
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

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 more

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Where are my lymph nodes located?

Where are my lymph nodes located?

Everywhere: 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 more

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Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

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 more

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Does pneuomonia affect lymph nodes?

It can: Depending on the organism involved, local lymph nodes may be enlarged due to inflammation. Viral pneumonia may be associated with general enlargement of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How common are reactive lymph nodes?

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 more

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What does the lymph nodes do for you?

What does the lymph nodes do for you?

A lot!: Lymph nodes are organized aggregates of lymphocytes with the main purpose to detect and inactivate foreign antigens arriving via lymph, collected principally from those organs in major contact with the environment (skin, respiratory and gastro-intestinal tract). They are involved in mounting a destructive response to the antigens and clearing them from the system. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in the shoulders?

Are there lymph nodes in the shoulders?

Sort of: You have lymph nodes in your axilla (armpit) but nope in the shoulder joint or directly surrounding the joint. ...Read more

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Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

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 more

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How big should lymph nodes normally be?

How big should lymph nodes normally be?

Usually not felt: 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 more

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Why do lymph nodes swell and cause pain?

Why do lymph nodes swell and cause pain?

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 more

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Do we have lymph nodes in the trapezeus?

Do we have lymph nodes in the trapezeus?

See this chart: It shows how lymph nodes are in relationship to upper trapezius area. REF: https://www. Google. Com/search? Rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS685US685&biw=1600&bih=794&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=swollen+trapezius+lymph+node&oq=trapezius+lymph+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.2.0i67k1j0j0i5i30k1.17517.17517.0.19706.1.1.0.0.0.0.147.147.0j1.1.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab. 0.1.146....0._KLnDP9SCMc#imgrc=rYFhFzhkUvGnAM: ...Read more

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Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

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 more

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What does subcentimeter lymph nodes mean?

What does subcentimeter lymph nodes mean?

Very small: 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. That term means < 1cm. ...Read more

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What could lead to my lymph nodes to swell?

What could lead to my lymph nodes to swell?

Many things: There are many things can cause enlarement of lymph nodes- including infection (bacterial, fungal, virus, paracytes etc); inflammation/ autoimmune process, malignancy (liquid and solid tumor) etc. ...Read more

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Where are the lymph nodes located in women?

Same as in men: 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 more