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Where Are Shotty Nodes Abnormal
Not much: This is a description used more to acknowledge that they are evident in a particular location but not of a size or character that deserves any special attention. ...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
Yes: Lymph nodes involved by lymphoma usually grow progressively and would be significantly bigger after 1 year. Other signs and symptoms associated with lymphoma include unexplained weight loss, night sweats, lack of appetite, recurring fever, fatigue, enlarged liver and/or spleen, etc. Consulting your physician is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a few shotty nodes all checkedby dr. Some are kind of long maybe an inch, but they are very thin maybe 1/4 inch. Is this normal? Swollen?
Not "normal" but...: Not necessarily ominous! sounds like, despite your doctor's reassurance, you're losing sleep over these "shoddy nodes"! would you be willing to go to the trouble and expense of getting a biopsy? I think that would address your worst fears, then maybe you could let it go? ...Or get a second opinion from a specialist in infectious disease or internal medicine. ...Read more
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