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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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What might cause swollen lymph nodes or stomach virus?

What might cause swollen lymph nodes or stomach virus?

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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What cause swollen lymph nodes in the stomach? I have two in my lower right quarent at tht root of the mesentery. Nonspecific subcentimeter!

What cause swollen lymph nodes in the stomach? I have two in my lower right quarent at tht root of the mesentery. Nonspecific subcentimeter!

Nothing serious: Slightly enlarged lymph nodes are sometimes seen on ct scans. If they are small (subcentimeter) they are nothing to worry about. We think they could be caused by a mild viral infection. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections(tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But i would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are some causes of swollen lymph nodes?

Many....: The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection (bacterial or viral). It sometimes can take 1-2 months for the enlarged lymph nodes to return to their normal size after an infection. If the lymph nodes continue to grow, occur in different areas of the body, or you start getting sick symptoms (fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue), i would go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are the common causes of swollen lymph nodes?

Infection or cancer: Lymph nodes are like little filters for your blood. Viruses and bacteria that get in your bloodstream end up in the lymph nodes, where immune cells build up like an army. This causes swelling and pain in the lymph nodes. Cancer can also cause lymph nodes to swell, but this is usually painless. Lymphoma is a type of cancer within the lymph noes which causes them to become enlarged. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my swollen lymph nodes?

What could be the cause of my swollen lymph nodes?

Many possibilities. : Possible causes are: 1) infection- viruses, e.g., mono, herpes, hiv; bacteria e.g., strep, staph, etc; inflammation from autoimmune disorders 2) primary malignancies e.g., lymphoma, hodgkins 3) secondary malignancies e.g., metastatic cancers- breast, lung cancer, others 4) rare inherited metabolism disorders 5) rare poorly characterized disorders e.g., angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes for years?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes for years?

DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) for swollen lymph nodes includes: infection, inflammation, cancer. More information is needed including a history and physical examination. If the lymph nodes are bothersome, imaging and a possible biopsy might be done. ...Read more

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What are common causes of constantly swollen lymph nodes?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph gland swelling may occur with localized or systemic infections, HIV, autoimmune disorders, malignancies. LNs > 1 cm. that persist for more than 4 weeks, should be evaluated and perhaps biopsied ...Read more