Lymphadenopathy

What is Lymphadenopathy?

Lymphadenopathy is the swelling of lymph nodes. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and responds to infection and inflammation, and sometimes this results in swelling of lymph nodes.

Questions and answers on "Lymphadenopathy"

I have small benign appearing lymph nodes in left side of neck , also have severe pain in left upper thigh joint where it meets the hip and now have discovered a small lymph node above my dimple in back on left side. also recently discovered large lymph node swollen on my right side of groin . please need help in trying to fiqure out what is causing this. thank you.

doctor1 MD

hello,
by your history i can tell you that it is generalised lymphadenopathy.But it is very hard to find the cause in your case with this history.You beter consult doctor so that they will do more investigations for you to diagnose your disease.But i can tell you that generalised lympadenopathy...

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My 49 year old son was just diagnosed with lymphadenopathy. He has a swollen gland in his neck and up by his temple on his face. He was prescribed Clindamycin 150 mg 4 times a day. Is this treatment usually successful? If this doesn't clear up the swelling, what is our next step?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for consulting HealthcareMagic!

I am really sorry for your son's ill health. Lymphadenopathy has many causes ranging from mild viral infections to even some serious issues. Usually the cause is infectious in origin. Your treating doctor after...

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Hi! Last April I noticed a swollen lymph node on my groin area that appeared along with consistent low grade fever. I had a CBT but nothing came up. The node was about 1.5-2cm and stayed the same until September when I found another small swollen occipital lymph node. I also had rib cage pain in both sides with some red spots on my low abdomen. I visited the doctor (due to bone pain and extreme fatigue) who told me that it was shingles and diagnosed generalized lymphadenopathy and I was referred for FNAB in my inguinal lymph node. They told me that I might have lymphoma. The biopsy showed a reactive lymph node and it was recommended a follow up in January to check if the size of the lymph node changes. Additionally,I had a lump on my right rib cage but they said it is a lipoma.Meanwhile, last week my left parotid lymph node became visible and enlarged feels firm and extends from my left jaw to the ear.I do have low grade fever that comes and goes and I am always exhausted.

doctor1 MD

Good evening. Well from what your history looks like it could have been lymphoma but since the biopsy hasnt proved conclusive we have to look for other etiology. Do you have constantly dry mouth and dry eyes..like a feeling of sand particle in the eyes and you have to drink lotnof water. Have...

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Hi! I am 32 year old female with Sickle Cell Anemia. I have lower foot and ankle ulcers that have been infected over a period of time. Lately I have noticed that my groin lymph nodes on both sides are constantly swollen and painful to the touch. They tend swell up very large....then gets smaller but there is ALWAYS a section that is hot swollen and painful to the touch. I am now Extremely concerned...although I was told this is a complication duel to my SCD. Is this true? Should I seek more medical opinions?

doctor1 MD


Hi,

Thank you for the query.

I would like to know few more things which would help me in suggesting you better:

1.) Do you have Fever or bodyache?
2.) Do you have any Vision Problem?
3.) Are your Hands and legs swollen?

Sickle Cell Disease can lower immunity and your ability to fight infection....

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What does this mean

There is a fine reticular pattern seen throughout lung fields but with an upper zone predominance and minor subpleural pattern. The thickening is in a peri bronchial vascular and centrilobular distribution.

Minor thickening of the oblique fissures is seen superiority.

There is mild prominence of the hila.

I have sarcodosis and this is my latest ct scan.
Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

You are suffering from sarcoidosis, and as you probably know, it can affect the lungs and cause lymphadenopathy. Therefore, the features you have described on your CT scan suggest that you have a mild interstitial lung disease which is evident from the reticular pattern seen with...

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my 6 months baby tends to bend her neck more to the right side, her pediatrician noticed that at her 6 months vaccination appointment so he requested neck ultrasound, where they found upper cervical lymphadenopathy more on the left side, so the radiologist asked me if she had recent sore throat , I told her she had like fever and runny nose 3 days after the vaccine and still was having it at time of US. should I be worried about lymphoma or lukemia or it could be just because of vaccination or fever?

doctor1 MD

Hai im Dr.Subramanian

Welcome to HCM

Lymphnodes in our body enlarges in case of infection.
Cervical lymphnodes enlarges in case of URTI, throat infection.
You have taken an ultrasound of the neck and according to your description it seems to be insignificant.

So you dont have to worry about it....

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this is in continuation to my earlier question about my son lymphadenopathy

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take treatment under pediatrician guidance

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through all reports.
In view of recurrent fever, lymphadenopathy, x Ray features, montoux and family history, ATT may be added.
The dose is according to weight of child.
Diet rich in protein and...

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What are the criteria used to determine abnormality and possible malignancy in an ultrasound of an axiliary lymph node? When a scan leads to a biopsy, what factors typically were observed in the scan to suggest further testing?

Should a doctor consider how long the lymphadenopathy has occured when considering if a scan or biopsy should be done? For example, if a person has lived with frequent episodes swollen nodes for the last 17 years and has no health issues other than the node soreness, would this fact eliminate the suspicion that the current episode of inflammation is due to malignancy? Do doctors regard client reported information such as length of occurance as irrelevant hearsay?

How can a normal node have an adjacent blood vessel or be "vascular" if these traits are indicitive of malignancy? What causes vascularity in a non cancerous node?

Do do doctors err on the side of unnecessary biopsy to protect themselves against litigation?

Can one tell from an ultrasound what type of cancer might be present in a lymph node? For example does metastasized cancer appear different from lymphoma, etc?

Would breast implant related ALCL typically be present in nearby lymph nodes?
Should a late onset seroma cause chronic (lasting 17 years)lymphadenopathy to be suspect for malignancy?
If a person had a late onset seroma that resolved spontaneously after 4 weeks should a dr be less suspicious of ALCL in a subsequent seroma?

Can sports activity related irritation in an implant capsule cause lymph node inflamation?

doctor1 MD

Lymphadenopathy is best evaluated with a biopsy when suspicious.it can be due malignancy, histiocytoses, granulomatous disorders, and storage diseases. Specific infections can be diagnosed if tissues are appropriately stained.

Ultrasound features can be distinguishable for benign and maligant...

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21 year old female presents withn chief complaint of difficulty in swallowing for both solid and liquid foods.since two days. she has history of asthma since childhood. hse has been coughing since two days. the cough is mixed with blood. she has not taken any medicine for the same. she snores sometimes in night. there is no lymphadenopathy. there is hypertrophy of both tonsills. no exudates . no any ear infection. so what will be the potential differential diagnosis?? and managment for the same.
thanks

doctor1 MD

Rule out sleep apnoea., Tonsillitis, bad viral infection in view of cough with blood, tuberculosis max. Start on antibiotics, anti inflammatories. Anti reflux medication.. allergies can also give rise to something like this.... if tonsillitis need to be removed. Montelukast1 can be started soon...

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Recent questions on  Lymphadenopathy

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I have a daughter that s28, they found what they said was an enlarged lymph node on the back of her head due to seborrhea but she is having excruciating headaches and neck pain.Sometimes she gags feeling nausea and doing certain things she does she has to put pressure on the back of her head because it hurts so bad.Could you please give me advice on what to do.Thank you

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Hi I am 28 have low blood suger and blood pressure is normal. And cholesterol is very low. I am within my bmi. I have had thus dull headache for the last 9 days . It sometimes gets worse in the evenings and nothing seems to take it completely away. The last 2 days though my head has been feeling swollen as if there is too much liquid in my head and when I move my head it feels like water moving around. Ears are not blocked and don t have sinus problems. No swollen glands if lymph nodes and no flu.

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For the last few months Ive been having symptoms of GERD , thats what my PCP is treating me for. I told him I have pain on the left side just above my clavicle in the hollow area. He felt to see if I have any swollen lymph nodes and says I dont. Now the pain has spread to my right side, and feels like it is in my collarbone towards my sternum and Im having bad pain in my chest just below collarbone on right side. At its peak I feel bubbling. Any idea what this could be? It is not relieved with any pain killers.

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my son is 2; has had a swollen lymph node since May 2010 that varies in size but has never gone back down. Originally he had a double ear infection; it s even larger now due to a recurrent double ear infection diagnosed today. I want to know if it could be something more than this; it is not normal to have a visible lymph node 7mos. They keep saying it is ok.

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