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What causes lymphnode enlargement?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: I have had a biopsy on 12 mm x 7mm lymph node on right side of neck which has some vascularity ,it is in the ? Triangle (chain)also a smaller one at back of ear ,I now also have one on left side of neck in the same place as the first node the ? Triangle ,are they looking for cancer ,please advise
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Needs evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I went through your query and understood your concerns.

There are many causes for lymphnode enlargement. it ranges from infection to reactive diseases.

For my patients with similar complaints first I will take complete history and examination to look for any infection nearby- neck, throat, teeth breast, etc., Depending on examination findings I would get few relevant tests done. You may require ultrasound scan of neck, laryngoscope test done to look for cause first.
Increased vascularity is a nonspecific sign and seen in infection .Presence of cancer will show abnormal cancer cells in lymphnode study.


Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.

Wish you a good health.

Regards

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What causes lymphnode enlargement?

Brief Answer: Needs evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic. I went through your query and understood your concerns. There are many causes for lymphnode enlargement. it ranges from infection to reactive diseases. For my patients with similar complaints first I will take complete history and examination to look for any infection nearby- neck, throat, teeth breast, etc., Depending on examination findings I would get few relevant tests done. You may require ultrasound scan of neck, laryngoscope test done to look for cause first. Increased vascularity is a nonspecific sign and seen in infection .Presence of cancer will show abnormal cancer cells in lymphnode study. Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query. Wish you a good health. Regards