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Would A Swollen Lymph Node How On A Mri Without Contrast
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?
It depends: It depends on the size and number of enlarged lymph glands in the armpit. If there are only a few enlarged lymph nodes and they are only minimally enlarged (between 1.0 and 2.0 centimeters in size) then there is likely no problem. If there are many nodes and greater than 2.0 centimeters then you should be seen by your internist for further studies (blood tests and additional imaging studies). ...Read more
I have swollen lymph nodes in my lower back area, what can it be? Just had an MRI done and that was the diagnosis now I'm waiting to get a CT scan.
Usually benign: In a young person, most causes of swollen lymph nodes are infectious or reactive, therefore are benign. Localized lymph node swelling is frequently due to localized infection. Some infections can be serious however, such as tb. Rarely cancer can present as enlarged nodes (lymphoma, hodgkin disease), so, a biopsy/removal and further lab analysis may be necessary to determine cause. ...Read more
Which is better, MRI or CT scan, when trying to detect what's the nature of a cervical swollen lymph node? Is a CT scan of neck a lot of radiation?
Clinical issue: Choice of imaging study will depend upon what is being looked for. The best way to approach finding out what this is, is to biopsy it, but the diagnostic approach may be to assess first the extent of involvement and other areas which may also have structural abnormalities. Ct carries a fair amount of radiation but may be necessary under these circumstances, and one ct not likely to be harmful. ...Read more
Symptoms: swollen lymph nodes for 2+years, spots on spine (mri), sudden weight loss, severe pain starts from back no doctors here know what it is?
We need more informa: There is no way we can tell you what is wrong with you without a comprehensive history and physical examination, and review of all the reports including comprehensive blood test and reports of all the imaging including xrays, cat scans, mris done and if that is not conclusive you may need more tests to find out what your diagnosis is and what treatment you may need. Apparently you have a undiagnosed c. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes 3.5 months. Ultrasound showed lymphadenopathy. Mri showed many nodes but no evidence of lymphadenopathy. Itchy skin Biopsy needed?
FollowDoctor'sAdvice: We can not comment on just ultrasound and MRI reports without having more information, about the clinical history as to why the tests were ordered and what part of body was involved. I suggest you follow the doctor's who know your case advoice and find the diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more
MRI showed several swollen lymph nodes along chest bone and trachea. Should I be concerned. Dr is ordering CT of chest now.
Possibly: Reason for ordering an MRI of chest. The presence of several lymph nodes suggests more than a localized process. Nodes along the chest bone represent internal mammary nodes which usually drain tumor cells from medial breast. When para tracheal nodes are added if significant should suggest possible lymphoma. PET/CAT would show other sites of possible nodal involvememt. Bx necessary for dx. ...Read more
Depends on location: 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
Maybe: Has this been seen by the pediatrician? Cannot give helpful info without knowing more about the lymph node, age of baby, how it first arose, etc. Need help before could help you more. ...Read more
Evaluation is key: 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
Site of origin: Lumps represent any palpable mass anywhere in the body. An enlarged lymph node is also a lump when palpated. One however can suspect a node when present along major lymph node chains such as in the femoral tri angle along femoral vein, in the axilla along along the axillary vein and in the neck in the region of the jugular vein. ...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
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
Not necessarily: Most swollen lymph nodes are not cancerous, they are reactive or inflammatory. By that fact most lymph nodes that are tender will be benign. Unfortunately, a small percentage will still be malignant. If you are worried please see your doctor. ...Read more
Small lump: Skin is unlikely to be discolored. You may or may not actually see a small lump. Much more likely to recognize a groin lyph node by feel rather than by actually just seeing a small lump. ...Read more
Either: It can be either way depending on the cause of the swelling. ...Read more
Most folks have them: Especially as a teen, you can almost certainly find at least one palpable lymph node in your neck. I've got five today. They come and go. They're about as firm as the muscle that moves your thumb. They're generally freely movable. They're your friends. If they indicate disease, they are clearly abnormal. Keep learning about your body -- there are still surprises waiting. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, trauma/irritation/ inflammation, malignancy etc. Swollen lymph gland on the neck is usually a reactive process from something located on the mouth or other head and neck area. If swollen lymph nodes becomes persistent go to see your primary care doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more
Probably normal: "in my series", most adults have two or three palpable lymph nodes in their necks. ...Read more
Infection: Lymph nodes can be a source of infection. Have him checked to see if he needs treatment such as antibiotics or drainage. If it is tiny like pea sized it may be normal. All the best. ...Read more
Got a Swollen Lymph Node underarm how long does it take to go down? Lymph node been swollen for 5 weeks
Need to examine:
The lymph nodes enlarge in response to some lesion in the area drained by the node. It would be prudent to see a doctor to ascertain the cause of the enlargement and treat the cause.
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