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What Is A Lymph Node Specialist Called
A Doctor: All of us are trained to evaluate lymph nodes. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria. 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. ...Read more
Resection/excision: Lymph node resection or excision or lymph node dissection. ...Read more
Same name: 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
Swollen tender lymph node with no other symptoms, mayo clinic says to call a doct as this isn't normal. What is worrisome about this? Can it be ok?
Infection: A lymph node that is swollen and tender is typically a sign of infection. Often, if it's is a single lymph node that is swollen and tender, there is a bacterial infection in the region drained by that lymph node. Bacterial infections are best treated with an appropriate antibiotic in most cases. ...Read more
Hello, Please let me know what is the reason for occur metastatic lymph node cancer??? 2nd Question : Is Adenocarcinoma is called tumor??? What happen
Yes it is a cancer: Adenocarcinoma is one type of common Cancer which can arise from any gland forming organ such as Breast, Colon and lung. If left untreated for a long time, cancer cells spread and can involve regional lymph nodes and later spread to the internal organs. I hope you are under the care of a cancer specialist (Oncologist) who can guide you further and offer the required treatments. ...Read more
Hi, I Have a swollen Lymph node on the right side of my neck. Posterior Triangle I think its called. Can a abcessed tooth cause this?
I have been on Omnicef for 8 days for Strep. My right lymph node is swollen, tender and my right ear aches. Is this a normal reaction or call an ENT?
Strept throat: Don't call ENT. See the Dr. Who diagnosed your strept. Only way to make DX is to do throat swab BTW. ...Read more
I've had a bilateral neck dissection for thyroid cancer in 2011. My neck has been swollen for 3 years. Should I see a lymph node specialist?
No: Lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer at age 22 is essentially cureable. In standard radical neck dissections for squamous Ca the jugular vein is taken. While vein resection is not usually a part of the node dissection for thyroid Ca, these veins may have been taken leading to this problem. As such drainage out of the H&N is limited. Warm compresses to the neck on a daily basis may help. ...Read more
My lymph node has been swollen for over 5 yrs was first told it will go have not felt right since what kind of specialist should I see. Thankyou?
It depends: If the node is the size of a pea and is not growing you should see your family doctor. If it is painful and growing than you should go to urgent care to check it out. If on the other hand if its a bit larger and non painful. Finally if you want a complete evaluation a hematologist/onchologist will get the job done. ...Read more
If two different specialists found lymph nodes in right side of neck to feel hard but ultrasound showed nothing, what else could cause?
Probably normal: Small lymph nodes often can be felt in entirely healthy people. Usually they are just a bit prominent after some distant past inflammation. The absence of significantly enlarged lymph nodes by ultrasound is reassuring and probably means nothing is abnormal. To be sure, check back with the specialist who recommended the ultrasound. ...Read more
A sonography specialist after evaluating said lymph nodes in my neck are less than 5mm in short axis& it's normal even long axis greater than 1Cm? Idea
I have been given a diagnosis of abnormal lymph nodes in lungs however a specialist says I can not have a biopsy until I stop coughing??? is this normal?? I have multiple auto immune diseases and have been coughing chronically for 5 weeks now
Abnormal lymph nodes: In your chest, requiring further investigations, your specialist definitely has a valid reason for his/her decision to get a biopsy and for getting your cough under control first before attempting any procedure, complex cases as yours require complex decisions and team approach, a second opinion might help, if feasible, meanwhile trust your physicians, bear with them tell you get through tough times ...Read more
As the salivary glands and lymph nodes look the same, so how a sonography specialist can find out that the lymph node is swollen or salivary glands?
Anatomy: The anatomical position helps to make the sonographic differentiation. But it is always a presumptive determination.....real tissue dx is always needed with obvious clinical features. ...Read more
My brother is reporting that his lymph nodes feel sore and are swollen. How much does it cost to see an ENT specialist without insurance?
A specialist who deal with swollen lymph nodes in armpit??? I have this problem 3 times already, 2012, 2014 both times removed and now is back again.
Are these cyts: Unusual to have repetition of nodal enlargement with repeated resection. Nodes in axilla for the most part are under the axillary vein and when thee nodes are palpable there is some form of pathology. Rather additional nodules that appear as nodes can be related to sweat gland lesions under the skin or sebaceous cysts of skin of axilla. Check path to get better idea of what is causing problem. ...Read more
Swollen occipital & cervical lymph nodes. Painless but there for months. Wbc is just below normal. Pcp says don't worry. Should I see a specialist?
Yes: If they are 1 cm or larger then that warrants investigation. CBC doesn't always mirror a lymphoma, hiv, or other causes of multiply enlarged nodes. I am concerned because you have enlarged nodes in diverse locations especially if they continue to increase in number or size. If they don't decline with antibiotics then get one remover for analysis. ...Read more
My father has a lagre bump on the forehead his kidney specialist thinks it's cancerous. Can it be just a cyst or a lymph node?
No lymph nodes: On the forehead, cannot give you a diagnosis with the limited information you provided, I appreciate the concern for your father's health, which would behoove you to get down to the root of the problem and pursue further diagnostic studies, or seek a second opinion, it's your right ...Read more
The lymph nodes were swollen in his arm the ct scan didn't include the arms and the specialist said the ct scan was clear. Was the test done right.
R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY: LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON. Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more
Sore throat coming back every two week and a swollen lymph node that won't go away, should I see my primary care or a specialist?
Yes: Repeated infections warrant an evaluation. Start with the primary care physician who would be in a better position to decided if a specialist is needed. If one is needed s/he can then decide which specialist. ...Read more
Low grade fevers, fatigue & swollen lymph nodes for over 3 months. Blood work ok. Doc referring me to infectious disease specialist. What will they do?
Infectious Diseases: Experts in this area have some familiarity with almost every other area of medical practice, as it regards infection or diseases that present as inflammation, and so they are the detectives of medicine. They will take an extensive history, perform a detailed exam, labs and imaging. In this case they may follow the golden rule (Go where the money is), and biopsy a lymph node. ...Read more
Lymph nodes are part of the immune system, present in the neck, armpits, groin, abdomen etc. Lymph nodes become enlarged due to infections and tumors. In some cases an enlarged lymph node is removed, biopsy, for examination by a pathologist for diagnosis. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/swollen-lymph-nodes/ds00880. ...Read more
Subjective criteria: In the imaging (computed tomography) world a node greater than 1.0 cm was considered suspicious for disease. Therer are 2.5 cm per inch. This enlargement could represent infection/inflammation, reactive to disease process in proximity, and tumor. Generally infectious/inflammatory nodes may be tender and tumoral nodes are firmer. This subject has a lot of variability. ...Read more
Nodes: Anatomical location (site and depth) as well as consistency, mobility and relationship to other structures. The best way is to have a physician examine you ...Read more
I have what I think is a lymph node in my neck (cervical) it feels long like a sausage, probably 1.5cm but thin. It's mobile and squishy, ok?
Inches/centimeters?: Are you speaking of inches or centimeters? If you are measuring in centimeters, then this would be a relatively normal to small lymph node in a 14 yr old. If inches were used to measure, this would be in the larger range but still probably normal. More importantly, are the nodes tender or reddened? Are they growing in size? Is there generalized or local fever? It would be wise to visit your doctor. ...Read more
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