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After CT scan found out that I have prominent lymph nodes around small intestine. What does this mean?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Several things

Bonnie, lymph nodes in the abdomen could mean many things.
The term reactive used by the doctor usually means in reaction to an infection of some sort (usually a virus) which is the most likely answer. The most ominous (but far less likely) possibility would be a lymphoma or other tumor. These are very uncommon, but I'm sure they recommended follow up, which you should definitely do.

In brief: Several things

Bonnie, lymph nodes in the abdomen could mean many things.
The term reactive used by the doctor usually means in reaction to an infection of some sort (usually a virus) which is the most likely answer. The most ominous (but far less likely) possibility would be a lymphoma or other tumor. These are very uncommon, but I'm sure they recommended follow up, which you should definitely do.
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