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What Do Enlarged Lymph Nodes Mean
My son is coughing and has enlarged lymph nodes. Two small ones on each side of his neck (for over 8 weeks) and a new one the size of a cherry pit.
My 6 year old son has had enlarged lymph nodes of the neck for 4 years now, his LDH has gone from 487 to 522 in 3 months, what does this mean?
Many things: LDH is a rather nonspecific test. It can be elevated in cardiac, blood, liver, lung, muscle, kidney disease & malignancy. Your child's pediatrician or gastroenterologist are really the on's who you should be discussing this with, since they are familiar with & managing your child's health. ...Read more
Probably reactive: Your lymph nodes are "factories" for your immune system to produce a variety of substances and cells for fighting off infection. They can enlarge with even a cold. The swollen "glands" in the neck when you have strep throat are really lymph nodes. So, mildly enlarged nodes, especially if they have no or little FDG uptake on a pet/ct scan, are likely benign. Please see your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No lymph nodes in th: Inside the chest there is only one location for the lymph nodes and that area is in between the lungs.... It is called mediastinum. Enlarged nodes in the mediastinum are often caused by some serious illnesses. So it must be checked further by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cat scan for enlarged lymph nodes my report says some residual/reactive thymus what does that mean?
Residual thymus: The thymus gland, located within the anterior mediastinum of the chest, normally involutes, or shrinks, with age. By the age of 50, only about 15% of people have any thymic tissue visible on CT. So at your age, this is likely a normal finding. ...Read more
I have 6 enlarged lymph nodes,4 in my neck and two behind my ears.I know that one of them has been enlarged for 10 months,what does that mean?
Need to see doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
What does no m. calcific..mean on CT of chest"No mediastinal or hilar abnormally enlarged lymph nodes or masses.There is no mediastinal calcification"?
That means there: are no abnormal lymph nodes. In other words, it looks fine in that region. ...Read more
Dr did catscan of pelvis for enlarged lymph nodes night sweats. Ct found thick cervix. What does this mean? Thanks
Lymph nodes: If the cause is infection related or benign, mostly lymph nodes will go away; if cause is cancer related, they may continue to enlarge or new lymph nodes will show up. It ll be associated with weight loss and night sweats and it would require a lymph node biopsy to figure out what is going on? ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if there is bacteria/viruses/ cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. Sx - pain, feeling the node. ...Read more
Yes this would: Be possible. Do we know why the lymph nodes were enlarged? ...Read more
Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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