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Dr. Mark Rettenmaier
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Lymphangitis (Definition)

Lymphangitis = bacterial ...Read more


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Could a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and rsd?

Could a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and rsd?

Almost impossible: That would seem to be virtually impossible as the symptoms of each are totally different. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with lymphangitis?

Yes: Yes, lymphangitis is fairly common. Your lymphatic system runs with your blood vessels and helps transport "lymph" back from your arms, legs, head and neck to your lymph nodes as part of your immune system. Lymphangitis (lymph inflammation) is typically caused by an infection. The lymph channels can become red and painful, sometimes streaky. Antibiotics are usually needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and tumor?

Can a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and tumor?

Yes: Laryngitis and tumors can both cause hoarseness or throat pain. If laryngitis doesn't clear up quickly, especially if someone is a smoker or heavy drinker, then tumor needs to be ruled out! ...Read more

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Can a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and infection?

Maybe: Lymphangitis is is manifestation of an infection that has involved the lymphatic system. This is usually identified by a red streak that extends longitudinally up an extremity. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor? I think I jammed my finger in gym class today, but I'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when I'm writing, typing or texting.

Should I go to the doctor? I think I jammed my finger in gym class today, but I'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when I'm writing, typing or texting.

I: I would ice the finger and take Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) to help prevent swelling. Also refrain from using the finger (e.G typing / texting). If the pain does not subside in a day then have the finger examined, and if necessary x-ray'd. Even though it may not be broken, you could have sustained ligament damage. If you find that you have lost the range of motion in the finger you should seek help. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have lymphangitis?

OK to work: Lymphangitis is not directly contagious to others unless there is weeping fluid through the skin over the infected area. So whether you go to work really depends on how you feel. If you have fever, chills, pain, or really feel bad, then don't go to work. Also, if the infection is in the lower part of your body (legs), then prolonged sitting or standing will make the swelling worse. ...Read more

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Is inguinal lymphangitis a serious condition?

Is inguinal lymphangitis a serious condition?

Can be.: Inguinal lymph nodes enlarge as a result of infection. Lymph nodes are channels that carry immune substances. They enlarge in the presence of infection. People with cellulitis or other types of infections of the lower extremities would also get this condition. If the infection is severe enough it can be bad. You need to be evaluated to determine the reason that you have enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is nodular lymphangitis? And is it dangerous?

Nodular Lymphangitis: These are inflammatory nodules which develop as a result of a primary skin infection. The term is used to describe the clinical presentation, which results in raised, nodular lesions, following the lymphatic drainage from skin. The responsible organisms, include bacteria and fungus, Well known, Sporothrix, is from rose gardening. Like most infections, they range from mild-severe and need treatment ...Read more

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Will penile sclerosing lymphangitis resolve on its own?

Will penile sclerosing lymphangitis resolve on its own?

No.: Lymphatic channels that become inflamed and undergo scarring or sclerosis will not heal or return to their normal state. However, the progression of sclerosing lymphangitis is unpredictable, and it may stop progressing without any intervention. Alternative routes for lymph may be established, and the damage limited. Progression is always a risk, however. Most recommend avoiding local irritation. ...Read more

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Lymphangitis is an infection of the lymph channels. What is a major sign of lymphangitis?

Lymphangitis is an infection of the lymph channels. What is a major sign of lymphangitis?

Red streaks: Lymphangitis causes red lines to spread up the involved arm or leg starting distally and progressing proximally. Regional lymph nodes are usually enlarged and tender. Fever is usually present. ...Read more

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Can you explain lymphangitis?

Can you explain lymphangitis?

Infection likely: Lymphangitis is inflammation of the lymphatic channel in the affected part of the body. The lymph system s part f the immune system and includes lymph nodes that swell with infection. The main signs are redness, swelling, pain, and often a red streak up that channel, and may have swollen glands. It is often called "blood poisoning" and usually represents infection. ...Read more

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How serious is the diagnosis of lymphangitis?

How serious is the diagnosis of lymphangitis?

Inflammation: Inguinal lymph nodes enlarge as a result of infection. Lymph nodes are channels that carry immune substances. They enlarge in the presence of infection. People with cellulitis or other types of infections of the lower extremities would also get this condition. If the infection is severe enough it can be bad. You need to be evaluated to determine the reason that you have enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sclerosing lymphangitis?

Swelling/pain/inflam: Sclerosing lymphangitis is a process in which the lymphatic channels become scared and the surrounding tissues inflammed. This most commonly affects the extremities which can become painful and swollen. Use of compression garments and early use of antibiotics when infection occurs are the keys to controlling this problem. ...Read more

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What is sclerosing lymphangitis? How can it be treated?

See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's a inflammation of the lymph vessels. ...Read more

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I have been told I have lymphangitis. Is this something treatable at home?

No.: Lymphangitis is an acute inflammation and/or infection of the lymph glands. Lymphatic vessels drain all areas of the body and if there is an infection present, it will drain to local lymph nodes via lymphatic vessels. But lymphangiitis usually means a serious infection where the vessels themselves are spreading infection and could become sepsis (blood-borne). Needs antibiotic. See your doc. ...Read more

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What is inguinal lymphangitis?

What is inguinal lymphangitis?

Inflammation: Inguinal lymph nodes enlarge as a result of infection. Lymph nodes are channels that carry immune substances. They enlarge in the presence of infection. People with cellulitis or other types of infections of the lower extremities would also get this condition. If the infection is severe enough it can be bad. You need to be evaluated to determine the reason that you have enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Is inguinal lymphangitis serious?

Is inguinal lymphangitis serious?

Possibly: Inguinal lymphangitis can lead to an infection and lead to scarring in the lymphatics. This can lead to lymphedema in the legs. ...Read more

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Anybody know if inguinal lymphangitis is bad?

Anybody know if inguinal lymphangitis is bad?

Can be.: Inguinal lymph nodes enlarge as a result of infection. Lymph nodes are channels that carry immune substances. They enlarge in the presence of infection. People with cellulitis or other types of infections of the lower extremities would also get this condition. If the infection is severe enough it can be bad. You need to be evaluated to determine the reason that you have enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Could I have lymphangitis even if the lymph nodes are not painful?

Could I have lymphangitis even if the lymph nodes are not painful?

Infrequent: But certainly possible. Generally, inflammation produces pain and tenderness, but this may not always be clinically appreciated. ...Read more

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I was prescribed dicloxacillin 1000mg per day for 3 weeks for lymphangitis on chest. It recurred within 1 week of finishing course. What should I do?

Go back to the doc: You apparently have some sort of resistant bug. You probably need to get a culture and sensitivity test to different antibiotics if it hasn't resolved. You definitely need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis?

Minor: This is just a minor problem caused by irritation during intercourse generally goes away on own. ...Read more

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Could I have sclerosing lymphangitis on my penis?

See a specialist.: Sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis is a scar forming inflammation of penile lymphatic channels. It is extremely rare, and can be confused with other penile skin abnormalities such as peyronie's disease. I would recommend evaluation by a urologist or dermatologist, with a thorough history and physical examination. In certain cases, a biopsy may be warranted and can aid in diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis. What is it?

I have sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis. What is it?

Get treated STAT: It's an infection that probably started at the distal end (further out) of the penis, drained into the lymphatic channels and is a form of blood poisoning. Sclerosing means that it is destroying tissue in its path, and most common cause is a group strep a (streptococcus pyogenes). Don't fool around: it could cost you your penis...Or your life. ...Read more

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Does lymphangitis usually cause pain of the swollen lymph node?

Does lymphangitis usually cause pain of the swollen lymph node?

Yes: Lymphangitis is an infection that travels in the lymphatic channels to the lymph nodes, which become swollen and usually very tender. This is a serious condition that can lead to sepsis if not treated with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Most probably I have sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis, how that can be treated? And could it be healed totally and permenantly?

Difficult to treat.: Lymphatic channels that become inflamed and undergo scarring or sclerosis will not heal or return to their normal state. However, the progression of sclerosing lymphangitis is unpredictable, and it may stop progressing without any intervention. Alternative routes for lymph may be established, and the damage limited. Progression is always a risk, however. Most recommend avoiding local irritation. ...Read more

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Ever since I had mild cellulitis with lymphangitis in my leg I've had no appetite. It's been 2 weeks. How do I get appetite back I am losing weight?

Ever since I had mild cellulitis with lymphangitis in my leg I've had no appetite. It's been 2 weeks. How do I get appetite back I am losing weight?

Supplements: Try protein shakes, Ensure, Instant Carnation breakfast to get started. Increasing activity helps. Should this persist seek help of your doctor who prescribed the sulfa medication for you. ...Read more

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Is lymphangitis painful?

Lymphangiitis: Quite often, lymphangiitis is painful. If the underlying cause is infectious in nature, then pain, swelling, redness become part of the process. ...Read more

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What is cure for lymphangitis?

Antibiotics: Lymphangitis usually presents as a red streak running up the inner aspect of the leg or arm. It may be associated with fever or malaise. Oral or intravenous antibiotics is the mainstay. If there is a nidus of infection, like an ulcer or abscess, this also needs to be addressed. Hot compresses and non-steroidal medications may also be helpful in relieving pain. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lymphangitis?

Depends: On cause. If due to infection proper medication can cure the problem. ...Read more

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What is sclerosing lymphangitis & how is it treated?

Scarring of lymph: Sclerosis is scaring/ narrowing
lymph channels are numerous
lymphangitis is inflammation

there are areas of the body susceptible to this!
if in the penis- one should see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have penile Sclerosing lymphangitis can it heal on its own what is the treatment I have also some thing like popules on my pennis what is the trtmnt?

No treatment needed: Penile sclerosing lymphangitis is a harmless condition that typically clears up on its own over a few weeks or months, without treatment. Not sure what kind of papules are on your penis, but if your doctor called them "pearly penile papules", this is entirely normal, harmless, and needs no treatment. Google it; you can easily find pictures to compare with your own penis. ...Read more