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What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

Nodes: Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Generally the ones around the aorta would be enlarged because of processes in the body below their level such as the pelvis or lower extremities. This is not a firm rule however as some systemic problems can also cause it. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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I recently had ct & diagnosed with several swollen lymph nodes around my aorta. The largest at 4 cm. What can cause this ?

I recently had ct & diagnosed with several swollen lymph nodes around my aorta. The largest at 4 cm. What can cause this ?

Why was CT done?: They are markers of a reactive, inflammatory, or infectious process. There is concern for cancer but would need to know more history. Should have the doctor who ordered the scan explain the findings. ...Read more

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What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Many sources: There can be many sources for swollen lymph nodes. A dental infection can cause swollen lymph nodes. Any infection in the head can or throat can cause swollen lymph nodes to include cancer. If you can't find the source see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Is there anything that can cause swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, trauma/irritation/ inflammation, malignancy etc.Swollen lymph gland on the neck is usually a reactive process from something located on the mouth or other head and neck area.If swollen lymph nodes becomes persistent go to see your primary care doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more

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What are probable causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

What are probable causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Infection...: The most common cause of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck are infections caused by viruses and bacteria. Upper respiratory infections, mononucleosis, and strep throat are common infectious agents. After the infection is cleared by the body, the swollen lymph nodes can sometimes take 1-2 months to subside. Much rarer causes are cancers like lymphoma. ...Read more

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Today I noticed I have several swollen lymph nodes around my neck. Shud I be worry? Also I feel tired and weak. I have been stressed lately frm work

Today I noticed I have several swollen lymph nodes around my neck. Shud I be worry? Also I feel tired and weak. I have been stressed lately frm work

Stress/lymph nodes?: Stress did not cause the lymphnodes, but can cause poor sleep and thus tiredness etc...
Small nodes around your neck, if the come and go etc..Then not likely to be serious--often viral illnesses do that. If they are persistent and enlarging in sizes, consult with your doc.
In the meantime, stress relief, eat well, sleep well will make you feel better.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

Need a doctor visit: You would need to see either an allergist or ENT to be evaluated if you have chronic sinusitis and associated conditions. Enlarged cervical lymph nodes might relate to sinusisits. If it persist after sinus diseases are treated, a visit with a hematologist/oncologist might be needed. There are no effective otc regimen for those conditions. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

Dermatitis: If ALL the symptoms are on SAME side of your head and don't cross the midline then I'm worried about shingles which can later become painful. Starting treatment right away is critical
A chemical allergic reaction is also possible especially if your hair was dyed and should have it looked at. ...Read more

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I found a rock hard lump behind my ear today. It doesn't hurt, or itch. I have had a few swollen lymph nodes around my arms and legs lately. Related?

I found a rock hard lump behind my ear today. It doesn't hurt, or itch. I have had a few swollen lymph nodes around my arms and legs lately. Related?

Go to your Doctor: Hard lymph nodes are suspect. They should be checked by your doctor who may consider a biopsy and run other tests to find out the cause. watch and see if the lymph nodes/or the hard mass is growing in size which makes them suspect for a more serious condition than otherwise. ...Read more

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Ive been sick for 2 months!! Swollen lymph nodes on left side of body. Ive been to the Dr.s office 3 times.

More specifics: Do you mean the swollen nodes at the left side of the neck and not the whole body? If so, it may mean that there is a sinus infection or dental abscess. I can't think of a condition which causes nodes to be enlarged involving much of the left side of the body. Perhaps you need a second opinion by seeing another doctor ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

It must be reason: For that, the most common are:
1-nfection.
2-virus.
3-inflammation: infiltration with inflammatory cells during infection or inflammation in a region of a given lymph node.
4-cancer.
5-cancer of the blood: uncontrolled, malignant multiplication of lymphocytes as in lymphoma or leukemia. ...Read more

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What can having swollen lymph nodes cause?

Good health, maybe: Everybody has a few swollen lymph nodes around their bodies. If you feel well otherwise, and the nodes are not super-big or fixed to surrounding structures, they are your friends. Something as simple as going barefoot in the summer can make impressive nodes pop up in your groin. If you're asymptomatic, be happy. ...Read more

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How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more

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What can the cause of my swollen lymph nodes be?

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 can it mean that I have swollen lymph nodes?

It depends: It depends on the location and the size of the lymph nodes. If they are bigger than 1.5-2 cm, or if they are continuing to increase in size, then a biopsy should done to find out the cause.. Lymph nodes are commonly swollen due to infections or inflammation. They may also be increased in size due to cancer of the lymph nodes, a condition called lymphoma. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes i'm worried what should I do?

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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I've got swollen lymph nodes. Should i be worried?

It all Depends: Our lymph system is healthy when it is active, protecting us from infections, even if we cannot feel we have been exposed to a foreign bug or substance. So, in general lymph node activity should reassure us of our health. Now, if the nodes keep growing, become painful or persist well past the time of fighting off an infection then medical care should be sought for evaluation. ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes for 7 months indicate?

No a good sign: if u have swollen gland u need to see an oncologist /hematologist ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat swollen lymph nodes?

See your doctor: There are many causes of swollen lymph nodes. Most are benign and related to infection. These usually are gone quickly. Some have serious causes and may need significant treatment.
In order to decide how to treat, we need to first know what we are treating. The diagnosis will tell us the best way to treat.
Your doctor would need to evaluate the swollen nodes first. ...Read more

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What other things could my swollen lymph nodes mean?

Often it is from inf: Most often, infections cause lymph nodes to swell up; they are usually painful.
But painless swelling of lymph nodes can be more serious and often it is caused by cancer of the lymph nodes(lymphoma) or spread of cancer from inside into lymph nodes will cause them to swell up. ...Read more

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How would you know when you have swollen lymph nodes?

Slight tenderness: You will feel slight tenderness in a small spot that will feel like a little bump under the skin! ...Read more

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Do you have any tips for soothing swollen lymph nodes?

You need a physical: It is not normal to have swollen lymph nodes. The first thing that you need to figure out is why you are having such a problem. Many times infections are the cause of swollen lymph nodes but there are many other causes. Your pcp can help you figure that out and once that is figured out you can get appropriate treatment. Please call your pcp and ask for an appointment.
Best wishes,
ariel. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how to cure swollen lymph nodes?

I'd really like to know how to cure swollen lymph nodes?

Antibiotics: If this is not effective...May need to have doctor take a closer look including a biopsy of one of the nodes. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to measure swollen lymph nodes?

You can estimate the: Lymph nodes can be measured in size by you or by your physicians. You can grab the lymph node between your thumb and one of the fingers and mark the distance between the two borders and put a scale on the two dots along the borders. There you have the size, commonly expressed as diameter in centimeters. ...Read more

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My swollen lymph nodes are not going down. What should I do?

See a doctor.: Lymph nodes often enlarge with infections or inflammation. Persistent swelling, especially if tender, hard, or larger than around 1 cm (1/2 inch) diameter should be assessed by a physician. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes and no other symptoms. What is going on?

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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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more