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Posted on Fri, 27 Jun 2014
Question: I recently went in to my Dr for what felt like an enlarged lymph node between my neck and shoulder. My dr had me go in for an ultra sound, and I had blood work done.
my blood work came back normal except for low vitiam D chick came in at 27
I just got my ultra sound results back.
my results are attached, I have no the r symptoms, no weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, or headaches.
I am freaking out a bit and thinking this all means cancer. do I have reason to worry?
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Wait for other tests results...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history and understood your concerns.

If the blood work resulted normal, and you are not having any other symptoms (as mentioned earlier), so, I do not see any reason why you are freaking out.

It is true that your ultrasound reported abnormal appearing lymph node, but further investigations are needed to determine its nature. So, I advise to follow up with ct-scan with iv contras and biopsy as advised by ultrasound doctor.

Abnormal appearing lymph node does not necessarily mean it is cancer. Let's wait for the biopsy to determine the real problem.

Looking forward to have the Ct-scan and biopsy reports in for a second opinion!
Dr.Albana
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Brief Answer: Wait for other tests results... Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history and understood your concerns. If the blood work resulted normal, and you are not having any other symptoms (as mentioned earlier), so, I do not see any reason why you are freaking out. It is true that your ultrasound reported abnormal appearing lymph node, but further investigations are needed to determine its nature. So, I advise to follow up with ct-scan with iv contras and biopsy as advised by ultrasound doctor. Abnormal appearing lymph node does not necessarily mean it is cancer. Let's wait for the biopsy to determine the real problem. Looking forward to have the Ct-scan and biopsy reports in for a second opinion! Dr.Albana