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What Do Swollen Lymph Nodes Mean On A Mammogram
Been having swollen lymph nodes come up in both armpits for 6 mnths now had mammogram and clear what should I do now still getting them?
Widen the search: You and your healthcare provider need to widen the search for possible enlarged lymph nodes. This often requires looking for various types of inflammatory pathology (problems) like different types of infections and even cancers (though you issues may have nothing to do with cancer). Please make sure you discuss this with your doctor if you haven't otherwise. ...Read more
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Enlarged Lymph Nodes: Both can, but not necessarily. If you feel an enlarged lymph node, point it out to your doctor, ultrasound then is indicated, followed by ultrasound guided biopsy. ...Read more
Often it is from inf:
Most often, infections cause lymph nodes to swell up; they are usually painful.
But painless swelling of lymph nodes can be more serious and often it is caused by cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma) or spread of cancer from inside into lymph nodes will cause them to swell up. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the location and the size of the lymph nodes. If they are bigger than 1.5-2 cm, or if they are continuing to increase in size, then a biopsy should done to find out the cause. Lymph nodes are commonly swollen due to infections or inflammation. They may also be increased in size due to cancer of the lymph nodes, a condition called lymphoma. ...Read more
Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor to have it evaluated. Many possible causes. ...Read more
Many things: Many causes for enlarged nodes, both malignant and not. You need to see a doc for a good physical exam and maybe additional tests. Do it asap. Best to you. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: It means that it absolutely needs to be evaluated to determine the cause. That includes, blood tests, scans and a possible biopsy of a node. Do not delay. ...Read more
Usually nothing.: This is the place where enlarged lymph glands are most often found. If not tender or hard, and if they are under 1 cm in diameter there usually is no problem. If that is not the case, or if there are other symptoms like fever, night sweats or weight loss, they might need to be biopsied. ...Read more
Several things: A few small nodes (less than 1 cm) are not uncommon in the groins. These are usually due to injury or infection and are usually harmless. However, if your groin nodes seem getting larger over times, you should check with your doctor since besides infection, many cancers can cause this. Some examples are lymphoma, melanoma, or testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (in women). ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. One red and one not. What does it mean if the red one is more sensitive?
What does it mean if my 5yr old son woke up with ping pong size swollen lymph nodes on both sides of his neck?
50/50 strep or viral: Very large anterior cervical lymph nodes are seen particularly in strep throat. A fever would almost certainly be going along with that. You can also see very large lymph nodes with mononucleosis and other viruses so in itself is just a warning sign to keep a close eye probably get a doctor to look at him and do a throat culture. ...Read more
Lymph node involvement indicates an immune response; usually the presence of an
infection. Some infections can enter a joint space, causing pain and swelling, heat and redness. ...Read more
Infection: Lymph node swelling usually is secondary to and inflammatory process though malignancies can also do this. Associated joint pain is usually present with infections or inflammatory diseases. ...Read more
It depends: While swollen lymph nodes and joint pain could be from an infection, these symptoms may be signs of a more serious condition. You should see your doctor for further testing to determine the cause. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes: Many times swollen lymph nodes happen as a reaction to something/a condition occurs in the head and neck area- like if you have any inflammation, infection, or other process including malignancy that happens in the mouth, tongue, throat etc. Your ENT will evaluate your ear, mouth and throat area to see if there is anything explaining the lymph nodes and do necessary work-up -may include a biopsy. ...Read more
Typically indicates: Some sort of infection. Best to be seen by your pcp. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I always get swollen lymph nodes come and go even when I was a child. Never feel sick or symptoms of anything. What could it mean? Usually behind ears
Great!!!: It suggests your immune system is functioning well! ...Read more
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