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What Is Lymph Bloodwork
Tissue fluid: Arteries and veins carry blood cells and a serum, some of which leaks out from capillaries and bathes your tissues. It gradually accumulates and is collected in lymph channels which empty back into the heart. It traverses nodes (lymph nodes) which can be the first line of defense against infection and cancer. When blocked, like after lymph node dissection, it can accumulate causing lymphedema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: 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
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
What does it mean on an MRI report of "bilateral reactive lymph nodes"? Doc isn't concerned about it says don't need to biopsy it...I'm concerned
Reactive: Nodes appear somewhat larger than normal but overall maintain a normal lymph node appearance. They are quite common and often seen in the groin, neck, and axillae. ...Read more
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
My uncle have lymph node on neck after diagnosis report shows "tuberculous lymphadenitis" what does that mean is it dangerous. .?
Make a diagnosis: You have given very little information, so my answer must be very general. A biopsy of a lymph node is done almost always when the node in question is enlarged, and so the biopsy is to see why: is there cancer, whether lymphoma or metastatic cancer, or is there infection, or is there some other condition such as sarcoidosis? Only a biopsy can give a definitive answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph node: A normal lymph node looks something like a little kidney. Shape is similar and on doppler small arteries can be seen entering the hilus of the node. There is a peripheral and central zone kind of like renal cortex and medulla. Abnormal nodes enlarge, show loss of normal architecture, and may show signs of mass invasion if there is tumor involvement. ...Read more
Lower neck: Most likely this is referring to nodes located in the lower part of your neck closer to the sternum and clavicles. ...Read more
Depends on...: Whether or not a lymph node is called swollen depends on the size of the node and the average size of nodes in that part of the body, in people of that age group. A node about the diameter of a dime may be called enlarged, and one that is half the width of a dime is called normal sized. In children neck nodes usually get larger than dime-width in strep throat or other infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B and T cells: We were just checking. All benign lymph nodes have both. If the report wasn't worrisome, be glad it was just a big lymph node and get on with your life. ...Read more
Had biopsy on axillary lymph node. Results came back "lymphoid hyperplasia". I understand that this is benign, but what could be the cause?
Often unknown: Something as simple as a hangnail can do this. Your defense team does a good job keeping you safe. ...Read more
Ultrasound shows reactive supraclavicular lymph node 7mm (been there 3 months) normal blood results, referred to ent.. What could cause this? worry?
I had a lymph node biopsy (neck) that came back atypical cells. What does this mean and how likely is this cancer?
More investigation: Atypical cells means that the pathologist saw cells that weren't definitive for cancer, but were abnormal. These can be due to a number of things (infection, poor fixation, radiation, cancer, etc.), but rendering this diagnosis either means the pathologist will do special tests to determine this or lets your clinician know they may need more tissue if they are still suspicious. ...Read more
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