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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely, consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What does ultrasound show in assessing swollen lymph nodes in my neck?

What does ultrasound show in assessing swollen lymph nodes in my neck?

Size Characteristics: The exam will show the size and evaluate if the normal architecture of the lymph nodes has been preserved or disrupted. The thyroid will probably be examined to check for any evidence of tumor. ...Read more

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I have quite a few swollen lymph nodes. I've had normal CBC and Ultrasounds and now been referred to an ENT. What will they do?

I have quite a few swollen lymph nodes. I've had normal CBC and Ultrasounds and now been referred to an ENT. What will they do?

Biopsy?: If usual tests and imaging has nor revealed the cause of lymph node enlargement, the usual next step is to remove one of the nodes and have the tissue examined by a pathologist.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Will a cat scan show if you have or have swollen lymph nodes even if they are not present?

Will a cat scan show if you have or have swollen lymph nodes even if they are not present?

Cat scan: A ct scan is a very good test to show enlargement of lymph nodes whether it is mild, moderate or severe. ...Read more

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Would a MRI show swollen lymph nodes in neck? Even if they are not present

Would a MRI show swollen lymph nodes in neck? Even if they are not present

Yes: Mri is sensitive for any masses including the lymph node even if you cannot feel them. ...Read more

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Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Depends: Upper neck area nodes can been seen well. Lower neck nodes can be out of range of imaging. ...Read more

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Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Imaging studies: They might, but interpretation might be difficult depending upon their size. Ct scan would be much more valuable. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan for your neck show swollen lymph nodes even if they are not present at the time?

Will a CT scan for your neck show swollen lymph nodes even if they are not present at the time?

No, or yes: Ct scans will show lumps that are present at the time of the study. It could also s how nodes that are too small or deep to be felt. ...Read more

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Would a full body angiogram CT scan show if their we're cancerous swollen lymph nodes?

Would a full body angiogram CT scan show if their we're cancerous swollen lymph nodes?

Probably: Ct scans would show enlarges nodes in the neck, chest and abdomen. Visualization of the chest and abdomen can be improved by vascular contrast agents which is technically not an angiogram. Abdominal images are also more specific if you drink oral contrast to delineate bowel structures as compared to potental nodes. ...Read more

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Male 25yrs I have had swollen lymph nodes in my right groin for about two years. Blood test are negitive and ultrasounds show mutiple? Doctors unsure?

Male 25yrs I have had swollen lymph nodes in my right groin for about two years. Blood test are negitive and ultrasounds show mutiple? Doctors unsure?

Probably nothing: Lymph nodes may become enlarged and remain that way because of inflammation in a surrounding area. The pelvis is a "dirty" region of the body, and inguinal or groin nodes are commonly enlarged. If these have been stable 2 years it is probably benign, but if you remain concerned, biopsy may provide the answer to your question. ...Read more

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Could ultrasound results detect swollen lymph nodes?

Could ultrasound results detect swollen lymph nodes?

Yes and No; depends.: Depending on body part being scanned, yes swollen lymph nodes can be detected. The deeper the location of the lymph node such as in abdomen or pelvis, the more likely a ct or MRI scan would be necessary to see these structures. U/s in the neck, groin, or extremities is much more able at finding enlarged lymph nodes than in deeper or thicker body parts. Ct is the preferred study of choice. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes for 9 months, relatively stable. Don't look like lymphoma in ultrasound, don't hurt. No other symptoms. What can they be then?

Swollen lymph nodes for 9 months, relatively stable. Don't look like lymphoma in ultrasound, don't hurt. No other symptoms. What can they be then?

Immune function: They are a sign that your immune system is healthy, reactive, and doing its job. I imagine you are very healthy and thin. Teenagers often can feel their lymph nodes. As humans we often do not realize how many bugs we are exposed to on a daily basis. I would get that you are just fine. Your immune system is doing its job correctly. ...Read more

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Ultrasound done. They found a few swollen lymph nodes in my neck. What can cause this?

Ultrasound done. They found a few swollen lymph nodes in my neck. What can cause this?

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

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My daughter is 18 and had an ultrasound which found a multinodular goiter she also has swollen lymph nodes but these look good on the ultrasound w?

My daughter is 18 and had an ultrasound which found a multinodular goiter she also has swollen lymph nodes but these look good on the ultrasound w?

Nodules: If the thyroid nodules are smaller than 10mm, than nothing other than followup may be needed. Otherwise further workup may be needed. Swollen lymph nodes should improve with time and followup examation or ultrasound would be warranted. If they don't improve, further workup can be done.

Talk with your physician. ...Read more

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I had swollen lymph nodes in my neck since 4 year ago, they never bigger than 12*6 mm, I did ultrasound 4 times, and many blood tests, all ok. Ideas?

I had swollen lymph nodes in my neck since 4 year ago, they never bigger than 12*6 mm, I did ultrasound 4 times, and many blood tests, all ok. Ideas?

Watch and wait: You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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The ultrasound report on my swollen lymph nodes under my jaw said they are hypoechoic and vascular. Fnab to come. What % that it's benign?

The ultrasound report on my swollen lymph nodes under my jaw said they are hypoechoic and vascular. Fnab to come. What % that it's benign?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are throughout your neck and body. They can enlarge for a variety of reasons including infection, inflammation and even cancer. Often, a needle aspiration of lymph nodes helps to tell what is going on with a lymph node, so this is the right step in the process of evaluation. The ultrasound characteristics are somewhat concerning, so get the needle test so you'll know what it is. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound on jugulodigastric lymph node that measured at its greatest at 3.5cm but then I had a ct scan that said no lymphodenpathy. Why would ct say I had no swollen lymph nodes when the ultrasound measured it so large and is that considered enlar

A Good clinical exam: ....Exam will help. This node can be easily palpated by any experienced doctor. Unless the physical exam shows presence of an enlarged node in this area, I am inclined to disregard the Ultrasound (report), which can often give false abnormalities. I would rely on doctors hands first and foremost. The imaging test of choice would be CT scan of the neck. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

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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Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

Why do I have a lot swollen lymph nodes?

It must be reason: For that, the most common are:
1-nfection.
2-virus.
3-inflammation: infiltration with inflammatory cells during infection or inflammation in a region of a given lymph node.
4-cancer.
5-cancer of the blood: uncontrolled, malignant multiplication of lymphocytes as in lymphoma or leukemia. ...Read more

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What can having swollen lymph nodes cause?

Good health, maybe: Everybody has a few swollen lymph nodes around their bodies. If you feel well otherwise, and the nodes are not super-big or fixed to surrounding structures, they are your friends. Something as simple as going barefoot in the summer can make impressive nodes pop up in your groin. If you're asymptomatic, be happy. ...Read more

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How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more

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What can the cause of my swollen lymph nodes be?

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

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What can it mean that I have swollen lymph nodes?

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

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Swollen lymph nodes I'm worried what should I do?

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

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I've got swollen lymph nodes. Should I be worried?

It all Depends: Our lymph system is healthy when it is active, protecting us from infections, even if we cannot feel we have been exposed to a foreign bug or substance. So, in general lymph node activity should reassure us of our health. Now, if the nodes keep growing, become painful or persist well past the time of fighting off an infection then medical care should be sought for evaluation. ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes for 7 months indicate?

No a good sign: If u have swollen gland u need to see an oncologist /hematologist ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more