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What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

What is a reactive lymph node in neck called?

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

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What does a reactive lymph node mean? Ive had a fever for 3 months now along with severe fatigue and night sweats. High basophils and monocytes.

What does a reactive lymph node mean? Ive had a fever for 3 months  now along with severe fatigue and night sweats. High basophils and monocytes.

Uncertain diagnosis: This is a diagnosis given when the lymph node biopsy is not clearly normal or clearly cancerous. This should lead you to seek a second oipninion either with a lymphoma expert of a expert lymphoma Pathologist. Request your oncologist to help you in this regard. As long as you have fever and enlarged lymph nodes, the question of lymphoma as the cause has to be on our minds. Good luck ...Read more

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What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

What is scattered reactive lymph nodes within neck?

Reactive=monitoring: 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 could cause reactive lymph nodes in both inguinal regions (as noted on a CT scan)?

What could cause reactive lymph nodes in both inguinal regions (as noted on a CT scan)?

Lots of things: A reactive lymph node is a pathology finding, that is something you can diagnose with a biopsy, but not with a ct scan. There are lots of lymph nodes in the inguinal region, and a few slightly enlarged nodes is not a big finding. If your doctor thinks more needs to be done, a biopsy might be needed. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are reactive lymph nodes exactly?

I was wondering what are reactive lymph nodes exactly?

Simple answer: 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 are reactive lymph nodes exactly? What then is an unreactive one?

What are reactive lymph nodes exactly?  What then is an unreactive one?

Immune system work: Lymph nodes are places in the body where the immune system identifies foreign invaders and launches a response. The node enlarges when it is working to fight something. "reactive" means the node is working to handle something, as apposed to a lymphoma, a cancer arising in the lymph node. There are many potential causes of reactive lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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What is a reactive axillary lymph nodes, should I worry?

What is a reactive axillary lymph nodes, should I worry?

Immune System: You should celebrate not worry. An active or reactive lymph system represents immune health. Your immune system is doing its job and functioning normally. ...Read more

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What causes reactive periarticular lymph nodes in the temple?

What causes reactive periarticular lymph nodes in the temple?

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. A lymph node "tastes" 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 enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What do reactive lymph nodes from a CT report mean?

Reactive lymph: nodes generally refer to lymph nodes enlarged by benign inflammatory/infectious processes. ...Read more

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What are the differences between reactive lymph nodes and nonspecific inflammatory lymph nodes?

What are the differences between reactive lymph nodes and nonspecific inflammatory lymph nodes?

Not much: Lymph nodes are filters of disease processes and can react to infection, surgery, trauma, and tumor, nonspecific inflammatory nodes are reacting to inflammation of some sort can be tonsilllitis, sore throat, viral infection etc all these nodes are benign and usually will disappear once inciting process has resolved. ...Read more