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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Swollen Lymph Nodes In Abdomen

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

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 lymph nodes/glands, no other symptoms. What could this be?

Hard to say: Its hard to say what this might be. It depends on things like how big it is, how long it's been there, whether it's growing, whether it's painful, and how it feels... It is probably worth getting checked out soon; however, if it is growing it would need to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes always a symptom of tick bite?

Are swollen lymph nodes always a symptom of tick bite?

Not per se: A tick bite by itself is not likely to cause lymph node enlargment, but infection transmitted through tick bite, e.g., lyme disease may cause swelling of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Hiv- at 6 mon, but still having symptoms. Swollen lymph nodes do i need more testing?

Hiv- at 6 mon, but still having symptoms. Swollen lymph nodes do i need more testing?

Yes: If you still have symptoms, you need to consult your doctor. HIV is not the only disease which makes people ill. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my hip area and no where else. Also I have no other symptoms.?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my hip area and no where else. Also I have no other symptoms.?

See a doctor: You do not describe the area involved with any specificity, nor do you indicate what these feel like (size, consistency, tenderness, mobility, etc.). Unless you are aware of some process which might have stimulated their appearance, it would be a good idea to have them seen by your local doctor. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this 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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Are painless swollen lymph nodes for 2 years likely yo be cancerous? No other symptoms. No other conditions related.

Are painless swollen lymph nodes for 2 years likely yo be cancerous? No other symptoms. No other conditions related.

How big?: That is a good long time. In a young woman it could be hodgkin's disease even with minimal symptoms. In an older patient it could be indolent non-hodgkin's lymphoma. This is worst case, but may be deserving of some work-up. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph nodes come and go for about 3 months now. No other symptoms, and I have used the same deodorant for over 10 years.

I have had swollen lymph nodes come and go for about 3 months now. No other symptoms, and I have used the same deodorant for over 10 years.

Where: Dependent on where the gland swelling is. But for this to be present for 3 months is not a normal occurrence I would suggest seeing your DR and getting a full exam to find the etiology of the swelling. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes only in left side of neck. For 5 years. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Could be anything: Persistant swollen lymph nodes for prolonged periods of time is likley to be a result of a resolved infection or other inflamitory state. The other concerns would of course be lymphoma or sarcodosis. Concerning symtpoms in the presence of lymph nodes in the neck would include difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, night sweats, weight loss ...Read more