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What Is The Best Treatment For Enlarged Lymph Nodes
See your doctor: There are many causes of swollen lymph nodes. Most are benign and related to infection. These usually are gone quickly. Some have serious causes and may need significant treatment. In order to decide how to treat, we need to first know what we are treating. The diagnosis will tell us the best way to treat. Your doctor would need to evaluate the swollen nodes first. ...Read more
What is the treatment for seminoma if it is only find at paraaortic lymph node? And what is the duration?
Depends: Some cases of seminoma can present as a primary tumour outside the testis, most commonly in the mediastinum. It is usually managed with radiation and chemotherapy and often requires orchiectomy, but without knowing your overall evaluation and extent of disease it is best answered by your oncologist or urologist. ...Read more
Depends: I assume you mean lymphoma. There are different kinds, from very aggressive to very slow growing. Treatment depends on the particular kind, the stage (how advanced), and the age and general health of the patient. It may include observation (yes, sometimes we do not need to treat them), chemotherapy (plus or minus Rituxan), or radiotherapy. Best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Inflammation: I need much more info here. What lymph node where? Overwhelming possibility of benign cause. ...Read more
Hard to say: 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
BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more
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
Urological eval: to determine cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nothing or pills: How bad are your symptoms? If you just get up once a night, avoiding drinking in the evening may be the answer. With more severe symptoms there are medicines, alpha blockers( flomax), reductase inhibitors (proscar) sometimes taken together. Cialis taken long term may help which by the way improves erectile dysfunction. Each patient is different. I recommend assessment by an experienced urologist ...Read more
Options: Prostate size will shrink by 30% in many men on a combination of Alpha blocker (flomax (tamsulosin)) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor (proscar/avodart) after 6 months of therapy. Surgery obviously can reduce the size and is necessary sometimes if there is impingement of the urinary tract causing obstruction. Usually symptoms a re managed with Alpha blockers (flomax (tamsulosin) type meds) to improve urinary flow. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and prognosis for a benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia of the neck lymph node?
Asymptomatic: Nodes in neck enlarge primarily from metastatic disease of oral cavity (squamous Ca) or glands in neck such as thyroid or parotid. If there is primary enlargement noted, it is due to lymphoma or hyperplasia. Nodal disease in lymphoma, spreads and enlarges. Hyperplasia due to a local inflammatory process rarely causes pain and does not spread. Biopsy will resolve problem ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into 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. They shrink when all is better. ...Read more
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