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nodes are body's defense mechanism. Whenever a particular region in the body gets infected or cancer the cells from there, try to spread to the other parts of body. Lymph nodes act as the first barrier and they try to contain these cells. If you have TB or cancer then the cells are picked up on FNA and warrants treatment. TB and some lymphomas can directly too affect the lymph nodes. But mostly in cancer cases, it is important to search the origin of the cells too. However the lymph nodes also enlarge to a variety of minor infections and injuries too e.g if there is a trauma to the leg then lymph nodes of the groin enlarge or if there is throat infection
, the neck nodes enlarge. FNA reveals simple Reactive changes in these cases. You need not worry about them. They may take days to years to get back to normal size. One should be concerned only if they show a very rapid increase in size. Then we may need to repeat a FNA or do a biopsy
too. If you are on anti TB treatment, then it will take care of the nodes too (just in case they are affected). So you should not worry. Reactive Lymph nodes are not a cause of worry.
Hope that helps
God bless you
Dr Anand Sinha