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Lymph nodes on the ovary,chance of infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, an ultrasound scan on my ovaries revelaed that I had a 'lymph node' on my left ovary - does this mean that I have ovarian cancer?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   No , it do not say that
User :   ah right thank goodness - what does it mean?
Doctor :   the lymph nodes do indicate of inflammation
User :   Oh ok - so are you saying that the left ovary is infected?
Doctor :   not infection always
Doctor :   it could be a internal inflammatory reaction to the ovulation bleeding
User :   Oh ok - could you explain a little more what that means?
Doctor :   when the ovulation occurs the blood from the ruptured ovarian cyst leads to a local inflammatory reaction as it irritates the peritonium , this is the commonest cause for the lymph nodes around the ovary to be enlaged
User :   I see - will the lymph node have to be removed?
Doctor :   no , they are self regressing
Doctor :   need no assistence
User :   Ah good - will my GP, when I see him in 2 weeks time, give me medication for it?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   any antiinflammatories will work
Doctor :   like NSAIDS
User :   Brilliant. You mention at the beginning that it might not be infected - but is there a slim chance that it could be infected?
User :   If so, whats the treatment for it?
Doctor :   Antibiotics
Doctor :   but a detailed examination has to be made to know about the possible strain of the bacteria involved
User :   ok - what do you mean by 'the possible strain of the bacteria involved'?
Doctor :   the type of the bacteria , the class as the antibiotic choice may differ for different strains
User :   Great thank you. That's re-assured me! Goodbye Dr !
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   I certainly will take care
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