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College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?
May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may be infection or a lymphoid neoplasm. Do see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
See below: Hilar adenopathy is a term used by radiologists when describing bulky tissue findings near the blood vessels of the lungs, typically seen on a chest x-ray or chest ct scan. It implies typically that there are enlarged lymph nodes present. Like any finding on an imaging study however, it must be interpreted in context of the patient. You should discuss this with the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes: Reactive bilateral axillary andenopathy refers to enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of the body in the armpit area that is thought to be a reaction to infections as it is the job of lymph nodes to filter infection from the body. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes: I presume that you mean bilateral hilar adenopathy. This means swollen lymph nodes near the center of the chest. I can be associated with both benign and malignant conditions. ...Read more
Node response: REACTIVE adenopathy is the benign and reversible enlargement of lymphoid tissue secondary to antigen stimulus. The lymph node reacts to external stimuli in variable ways Node follicles can increase in size and number; sinuses can enlarge and fill with histiocytes, . At times the node can be replaced by sheets of lymphocytes, immunoblasts and macrophages. In some cases there is a mixture seen. ...Read more
Malignant: Usually refers to cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. For example, cancers of the head and neck (tonsil, larynx, mouth, sinus) can have involvement of nodes in the neck. If they do this typically suggest local spread and may require additional therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Hope this helps. Other cancers can spread to the neck as well. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Sara, adenopathy means swollen gland, but metastatic almost always means that something has come from a cancer. If this is your diagnosis and your doctor has not explained to you where it came from, you really must see him or her and ask the question directly. Take someone with you so that you can remember the answers. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Small nodes: Means they saw tiny lymph nodes in the posterior part of the abdomen. The clinical significance can vary from person to person. The doc who ordered the test will judge what to do next with that info depending on the clinical setting. Best to you. ...Read more
If someone has mediastinal adenopathy and brochiectasis, what would be some of the common causes?
Many possible causes: Neck nodes can enlarge, most often due to throat infections caused by Upper respiratory viruses. Sometimes it is strept throat. Less common causes are cancer originating either in the mouth and throat spreading into the lymph nodes in the neck. Or a lymph node cancer (Lymphomas). A good clinical exam by your physician can help to find the cause and offer treatment. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph gland: This means that your lymph nodes in the pelvis area are enlarged. You should get this investigated further by consulting your doctor and find out the cause. Also follow up on this in the future so that the nodes are not enlarged due to any serious disease like cancer. ...Read more
My husband was told last night that he posibliy has hilar adenopathy in his lungs what does that mean?
Refers to: Swelling of lymph nodes in the center of the lung fields. ...Read more
Are cervical adenopathy and cervical adentints the same thing?! they keep diagnosing me with differnt things!
They are the same.: Take care! Http://www. Rch. Org. Au/clinicalguide/guideline_index/cervical_lymphadenopathy/.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just got a copy of my report of my MRI. It says "shows some stable retro peritoneal adenopathy, may be reactive." What does that mean?
Impression not a dia: If the nodes are under 2 cm less likely to be cancerous. Ie inflammatory or in response to something else ...Read more
My 2 year old brother has adenopathy. The wound was swollen and now is open, taking a long time to heal also he has lost sensitivity in the area, does not hurt. What is that and what is the best treat?
Adenopathy is enlargement of lymph nodes.
If he ad a wound and a lymph node close tot he wound enlarged it might be infected. It is important he is examined by his physician because he might need antibiotics. A frequent cause of adenpathy in pediatrics is cat scratch disease. If he had contact with cats request a test for cat scratch disease. ...Read more
If adenopathy in lungs (hilar, mediastinal, aortopulomonary) doesn't resolve in 8 months time, what is next step? Could an infection cause this?
See pulmonologist: There are many potential causes and I presume that your chest doctor my obtain another scan to check the progress on a periodic basis. ...Read more
Merkel Cancer dg 6/2017. 3 mths later. FINDINGS significant interval worsening, with increased adenopathy, involvement of liver and osseous structur?
Seek Medical Oncolog: Merkel cell Carcinoma is an uncommon cancer of the skin which can spread inside the body quite rapidly. But there is now a good treatment for this type of cancer. Unless you already have a specialist taking care of you, you should go to a medical Oncologist or to a cancer Hospital where doctors can take care of all types of cancers including rare cancers like Merkel cell cancer. ...Read more
Possible reactive posterior cervical adenopathy: lymph nodes size 18 x 10 x 5 mm & 15 x 10 x 6 mm. Are these normal?
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
How long it takes for a reactive adenopathy (dueto a bacteria infection) to disappear after taking the antibiotic. Might it stay for 2 months?
Lymphadenitis: Bacterial lymphadenitis should resolve in a couple of weeks. Mycobacterium /fungal lymphadenitis will take longer from several weeks to months. If you have significant lymphadenopathy and does not resolve after antibiotic and remains bigger for 2 months- you should f/u with your md and gets further evaluation- to rule out other conditions like lymphoma, autoimmune disease etc. ...Read more
I have cervical adenopathy due to a dental abcess im on clindmaycin 150mg 3 times a day can it spread somewhere else in my body?!
Yes, but unlikely: A dental abscess is an infection. Your swollen lymph nodes are immune cells trying to fight and clean up that infection. Antibiotics will help kill the bacteria. Rarely, these bacteria can get in your bloodstream and move to other places in your body. If that happens you will have fevers, chills, and feel worse. Let your doctor know right away if you aren't getting better! I think you'll be fine. ...Read more