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Symptoms Of Swollen Lymph Nodes In Abdomen
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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