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Retroperitoneal Lymphadenopathy Symptoms
Right renal cell carcinoma extensive retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy IVC & renal vein infiltration. Can you tell stage or prognosis from this report?
Poor: This is high stage disease with a poor prognosis. ...Read more
73 yo with new L1 distribution of shingles and CT shows scattered nonspecific retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. Is follow up of lymphadenopathy needed?
Yes: You need to be follow by your doctor and if the nodes become larger after recovery from shingles, you may need biopsy to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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Richard has lymphadenopathy is both axillas. One node was 5 CM - removed for biopsy. He presents no b symptoms. What's the likelihood of lymphoma?
Lymphadenopathy: It is not a guessing game wait for the result of the biopsy could be anything or could be nothing from what you wrote. ...Read more
My mom has minimal atelectasis no mediastina or hilar lymphadenopathy her symptoms r still same I'm confused she is continously coughing plz help : (
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
Acase of neutrophilia pnls count 39000, low lymphocytic count, mild mesenteric and iliac lymphadenopathy by u/s.Symptoms included abdominal pain and vom?
See a doctor: You should talk to your doctor about further work up of your findings and labarotory results. ...Read more
My internal vb came back positive for thrush I have no symptom's other than 4cm inguinal lymphadenopathy could I have something else?
You could: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Pt with cervical lymphadenopathy sine 2 year without any symptoms and sign Only CRP ELEVATED ESR FBC LDH NORMAL WHAT OTHER INV CAN I ORDER?
A biopsy: A 2year history of enlarged lymph nodes is concerning. A simple biopsy would help in determining the cause ...Read more
Enlarged unilateral tonsil for several months, white patches, crypts, no other symptoms, mild anterior cervical lymphadenopathy, recurrent strep +3x?
Mom had CT chest after having bronchitis showed Mild mediastinal & left hilar lymphadenopathy, they did biopsy it was neg, no symptoms, why biopsy again?
Biopsy: I do not know when the initial biopsy was done. However, although the nodes may be negative on the initial biopsy if the hilar nodes remain swollen or are enlarging that may warrant another biopsy. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with supraclavicular and superior mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Sore throat and excessive phlum. No other symptoms. Please advice.
Two years of suffering. Lymphadenopathy, abnormal stools, gi/bladder symptoms. Painful bloating. Had biopsy/pet CT negative last yr. Any ddx ideas?
The differential diagnosis (ddx) of lymphadenopathy (lad) is broad. See this article from dr habermann and colleagues especially table 3 and work with a physician to evalute the probabilities and possibilities...
http://www. Matheny. Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.pdf. ...Read more
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
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
Bipspy: And blood testing. A frozen section biopsy specimen will be diagnostic and blood testing will be helpful. ...Read more
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
Appt to see dr in about 3 weeks for generalized lymphadenopathy. But just discovered 2 new (large~walnut sized) nodes. Do I need to be seen sooner?
LYMPHADENOPATHY: If you can be seen sooner-it will be better so that work up can be done earlier. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
No: This is a condition confined to the stomach. ...Read more
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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