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Can a blood test detect a lymphatic diseases?

Can a  blood test detect a lymphatic diseases?

Need other tests.: Blood tests might show signs pointing to lymphoma, like many lymphocytes, and lymphoblasts, but other signs are seen, like lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes). Also, there are many kinds of lymphomas, like follicular, and mantle cell, and they need tests like biopsy and flow cytometry to distinguish them, so other tests are needed. ...Read more

Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more


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Can a blood test detect all lymphatic diseases?

Can a blood test detect all lymphatic diseases?

No, may need biopsy.: A blood test can detect some lymphomas with high lymphocyte peripheral blood count, but fine needle aspiration of some lymph nodes, and/or a lymph node biopsy may be needed. This can be used to distinguish between types of lymphoma, like hodgkin's vs. Non-hodgkin's, mantle cell vs. B-cell, t-cell, infection, cancers, etc.. Specific markers for b and t cells are also used. ...Read more

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Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Yes, sorta: Depends on the type of lymphatic dz. If you are referring to lymphedema, it will help, but the mainstay of therapy is compression, special massage therapy, and compression pumps, depending on the severity of dz. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about any lymphatic diseases; and how do you get them?

Tissue swelling: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues.Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. Yes I am certified in lymphatic therapy. We use fda approved lymphedema laser therapy for lymph drainage. ...Read more

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Can you advise for lymphatic disease?

Can you advise for lymphatic disease?

Compression: of involved extremity is generally thee treatment along with lymphatic massage and lymphedema pump. Surgery generally does not work well. ...Read more

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Could you describe lymphatic disease?

Lymphatics are: microtubes in human body that carry lymph fluid (tissue fluid) back into venous system and blood stream. Lymphatic diseases occur typically due to blockage or underdevelopment of lymphatics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction?

What is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction?

MLD/CDT: Lymphatic obstruction usually leads to lymphedema. The most effective treatment for lymphedema is the proper application of manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy. See a vascular surgeon that has a special interest in lymphedema or chronic venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lymphatic cancer?

What is the best treatment for lymphatic cancer?

Depends: I assume you mean lymphoma. There are different kinds, from very aggressive to very slow growing. Treatment depends on the particular kind, the stage (how advanced), and the age and general health of the patient. It may include observation (yes, sometimes we do not need to treat them), chemotherapy (plus or minus Rituxan), or radiotherapy. Best to you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lymphatic filariasis?

What is the treatment for lymphatic filariasis?

Meds + specialist: Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas) treatment includes medication (diethelycarbamazine) and expert help from a lymphedema specialist. ...Read more

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Lymphatic Diseases (Definition)

Lymphatic diseases are medical conditions affecting an individual's lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts ...Read more