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I have enlarged lymph nodes in axilla, retroperitoneal and pelvic area in groin. 2 cm largest with suv 8 being the maximum. ? Feelings

I have enlarged lymph nodes in axilla, retroperitoneal and pelvic area in groin. 2 cm largest with suv 8 being the maximum.   ? Feelings

Possible lymphoma: The presence of lymph nodes that can be palpated in axilla would lead to evaluation of other sites as seen on CAT scan. This procedure must have been ordered to see if other nodal areas were involved as in retroperitoneum. Since there are many causes of multiple areas of enlarged nodes, dx must be determined by bx. Aspiration of no value since architecture of nodes required for proper dx. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Can a kidney infection cause retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy?

Can a kidney infection cause retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy?

Doubtful: Urinary tract infections rarely cause lymph node enlargement unless there is an unusual organism (bacterial, fungal, or viral), or may be seen in addition to (but not necessarily related to) other serious conditions that warrant additional evaluation. ...Read more

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Ct scan - it says left-sided parapelvic cyst and it also says prominent mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. What does this mean for me?

Ct scan - it says left-sided parapelvic cyst and it also says prominent mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy.  What does this mean for me?

The parapelvic: Renal cyst is of no significance. The lymphadenopathy is concerning and can occur in a number of cancers (metastases/lymphoma) but can also occur in the setting of infection and autoimmune disorders. Your doctor can tell you how the lymphadenopathy is going to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Left retroperitoneal and mesenteric lymphadenopathy in mesenteric root largest 3cm in a 69 yo woman with no symptoms. No external palpable lymph node?

Left retroperitoneal and mesenteric lymphadenopathy in mesenteric root largest 3cm in a 69 yo woman with no symptoms.  No external palpable lymph node?

Not normal but: ..Non specific. Any physical findings? Anything else on the scan? Abnormal labs? Your doc may order additional tests like a pet scan or a biopsy or may opt to take a watchful approach depending on the circumstances. Make sure he/she goes over the rationale of his strategy with you. Best to you. ...Read more

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Ct and/pelvis contrast for lymphadenopathy. multiple non enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes visualized. Do you always see these nodes on ct? Normal?

Ct and/pelvis contrast for lymphadenopathy. multiple non enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes visualized. Do you always see these nodes on ct? Normal?

These lymph nodes: may not mean anything, unless there is a readily diagnosed condition that will explain their existence, such as acute infection or tumor. Lymph nodes can pop in and out, without rhyme or reason. The existence of CHRONICALLY enlarging lymph nodes would be a red flag. Periodic followup CTs at intervals of 3 or 6 months would be recommended here. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in axilla, retroperitoneal and pelvic area in groin. 2 cm largest with suv 8 being the maximum. ? Feelings

Possible lymphoma: The presence of lymph nodes that can be palpated in axilla would lead to evaluation of other sites as seen on CAT scan. This procedure must have been ordered to see if other nodal areas were involved as in retroperitoneum. Since there are many causes of multiple areas of enlarged nodes, dx must be determined by bx. Aspiration of no value since architecture of nodes required for proper dx. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause lymphadenopathy?

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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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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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