Lymphnodes

What is Lymphnodes?

Lymphnodes are small glands that can be found thoughout the body. They can be thought of as filters through which tissue fluid or lymph passes which is the filtrate from the blood stream that nurishes cells.

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What is the five year survival for a stage 1 invasive intraductal carcinoma after lumpectomy >

Oncotype is pending
Estrogen and progest pos and HERS negative
surgery shows clean margins Lymphnodes negative

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Brief Answer:
More than 90% survival rates!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this diagnosis. Am however comforted by the fact that you have been receiving great care. The 5 year survival of for this cancer is more than 90 percent. Specifically,...

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Understanding a pulmonary ct report.

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Brief Answer:
No need to worry for this report.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the CT report you have attached.
This CT report is normal. No need to worry for this report.
It is actually comparison study. This...

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I HAVE HAD A HIGH CRP SINCE I ENDED UP NOT BREATHING WEL AND A 20.000 WBC COUNT.THEY SAID I HAD ASTHMA/BRONCHITIS.NEVER HAD ASTHMA.THE CRP HAS NEVER GONE DOWN.LAST YEAR IT WAS 34,THIS YEARTHE HIGH SENSITIVITY CRP WAS 37.5.ACHINESS BUT NOT ANYTHING I CAN NOT STAND.I AM VERY TIRED BUT I AM A HOME HEALTH NURSE AND 62 YEARS OLD.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Examination of lymphnode necessary.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.

CRP levels are elevated in numerous condition and in the present scenario it is only mildly increased.
CRP levels can be increased mildly in the elderly and might not...

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Dear Doctor, Is it normal to be able to feel lymph nodes in the neck? i dont think they are swollen or very hard or painful but i can feel them. I dont remember always being able to feel them. I also have one behind my ear that i can see and feel but again it isnt painful to touch. Is this fairly normally or is this an indication of infection?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
non significant lymphnode enlargement. keep watch

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using HCM.
I went through the query and understood your concern.

Relax.
Lymphnodes are considered significant only if its size is more than 1-2 cm depending on different areas.

Usually the lymphnodes...

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For about 4-5 weeks I have had swollen lymph node behind left ear and on same side at hairline back of neck--nodes not painful and are somewhat fixed and rubbery firm, I also have had itchy scalp with some small swollen spots about 6 on that side of head, some with small scabbing and painful. I now also have today tender lower eyelid and red eyes and am unable to wear contacts more than a few hours. I am 48 years old and recall similar scalp condition off and on between age 20-40 but not this severe and not in many years. I am hypothyroid taking levothyroxine at very high dose 300 mcg to maintain normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It looks like Seborrheac dermatitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
As per your description, it looks like Seborrheac dermatitis.
Because of infection of the scalp,the lymph nodes were enlarged.
You should consult a Dermatologist for scalp lesions.
I prescribe Antibiotic like Cefuroxime...

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my wife aged 35 yrs is diganosed for Necrotizing granulomatus lymphadenitis on left side of neck , suggestive of koch's . Also performed the mantoux test with induration of 8 mm. she is having the lymphnodes from last 2 years with no fever, no weight loss and nothing in the chest and all other tests are ok. Lymphnodes use to reduce to minimum with mild antibiotics earlier.she was admitted to hospital for fever at 99 to 100 f from 15 days . she recovered in a day. Now, doctor advised to go for TB treatment. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I agree

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I am Dr Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you.
The symptoms and reports are suggestive of extra pulmonary TB.
I agree with your doctor.
At least 4 drug therapy should be initiated.
Watch her liver function test.
I have tried to make it...

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Endometrial cancer spread to lymphnodes. One in lung and one near peri aortic artery. Now taking 20 mg megestrol and 10mg tamoifin twice a day to shrink nodes. Already had radiation and chemo. Is this the recommended course of action?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello dear. Yes it can help you.

Detailed Answer:
hello dear I have gone through your details. You have stage 4 disease. You have already been treated with radiation and chemotherapy.
Also at this age only feasible option include further chemotherapy or hormonal therapy which you...

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will laproscopy detect lymphnodes effected by adenocarcenomy tumor of the stomach prior to Gastrectmy

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello. No it cannot detect all nodes

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Laparoscopy is done in a case of gastric cancer to detect the obvious inoperable disease like liver deposits or peritoneal disease or ascites. It cannot detect all nodes.
Thanks and...

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Hi , I have been feeling weakness in body, like less energy in nerves , less energy from last 40 days and I was having joints pain mainly knee joints too thats why I noticed, I did not feel feverish thats why did not measure temp that time , when I first noticed it , I was having piles with fresh blood. Because of weakness I noticed piles because earlier also whenever I had such fatigue feeling I was having piles. But this time fatigue did not went even after piles got treated, I had consulted doctor He prescribed me tube for pile and multivitamin for 20 days. I had taken all but still fatigue it there. Then around 10-12 days before I came down with viral with got resolved but again after five days I got viral again, but from first day , I have nausea feeling in early morning, I have been having mild fever means temp is fluctuating between 97.7 early morning to 99.6 in evening, but even though temp was 98.6 but my hands palms were hot, and I could feel temp inside. This has lasted more than 10 days, I have taken 5 azithromycin, 6 ciprofloxacin, but this mild grade fever is continue, today only i did not have this fever feeling from last five hours but I am worried. Just after taking azithromycing I have loose motion means as I have anything it will come out in liquid stool form, but only after eating, and still continues even though I have loose motion issue with a very minor improvement. From many time I have been having feeling that just after doing little work muscle got feeling like I have done exercise.
For piles and blood reason I have had colonoscopy , which showed internal piles or hemorrhoids. Almost two years before I had cervical lymphadenopathy for unknown reasons , for that I met two oncologist , they had me gone for ultrasound , and report said " Multiple enlarged bilateral cervical nodes with a central fatty hilum largest measuring 20x8 mm in Level IB (submandibular region) more likely inflammatory/infective nature . II b was 9x4, III 6x2 and on left levels II- 13x5 mm flat node largest 20x4. "
I have had ultrasound follow up for two years for lymphadenopathy and for two years and it was same albeit with lymph nodes size getting reduced. Last report I had on " few cervical lymphadenopathy with maintained fatty hilum measuring less than 1 cm in short axix diameter , and all represent reactive lymphadenopathy.
For recent fever thing I have visited physician who ordered lots of test like cbc (having abnormal reading is Eosinophills 7* range 2-6) LFT was all normal , fasting sugar was in range, urine test was normal, esr was normal serum creatinine is normal, malaria is negative, hiv and hcv negative.
only abnormal finding is in xray , it showed, : Both lung fields show perihilar mild congestion" suggested clinical correlation .
Doctor my queries are
1. I have searched on internet about perihilar mild congestion and it is showing bad things only like heart failure, or metastatis ( i got worried due to lymphadenopathy), Sir what could be the reasons for this perihilar mild congestion. How serious is this? Why did I got this symptom, I had xray chest PA almost one year before and it was normal, so what has happened in this last one year. Could it be serious thing.

2. What could be possible reasons for hilar congestion , why I have this, and what are treatments?

3. Could numbness feeling be due to heart issue, and why joint pain.

4. Earlier I have had bronchitis, can it play role too?

5. Shall I go for biopsy for cervical lymphadenopathy, although for two years reports were normal and showed little reduction in size. What is your opinion.
6. Can piles cause weakness?

Doctor please answer all queries.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You should definitely get done biopsy from the lymphnode.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.

Answer to your all question.

Peri hilar congestion is commonly seen in viral infection like bronchitis. It is also common in...

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Good afternoon Dr. Rynne...Few days ago while I was making my ponytail , my fiancee that was next to me notice that there is a bit visible arteria or vein behind my ear....I took a look with the mirror and realised that is more visible when I am moving my neck up and down on the left side.
I have quite problems with my neck very often, sometimes I go to kiropract to adjust it but fast go back on the place where it was and cosing me pain.
As well I am under Candida diet, if that can have anything to do with this problem.
Thank you in advance

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Just a superficial visible normal vein

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

Thank you for using HCM to post your question.
I saw carefully your photo and I read carefully your question too.

It seems like its a visible veins, more then the others. Our body has variations and one side always...

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I came with a bad sore throaton Tuesday also fever went to pa diaginosed strep without swabbing put me on z pack. Took last one today still have major sore throat 100.8 fever today. Everything swollen, tonsils uvula lymphnodes wondering if it is...

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will laproscopy detect lymphnodes effected by adenocarcenomy tumor of the stomach prior to Gastrectmy

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Hi Doctor I had fibroadenoma and have undergone surgery twice in 2010 and 2013.Now again i can feel it on both my breasts.Recently i did a ultrasound . In report its mentioned that there are 4 benign tumors in right and 3 in left breast which are...

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hi this is gayathri, my mother is not well from january,first she s diagnosed that she has TB with LYMPHNODES in all the parts ...n she has stomach pain also for that the doctor said to do for Endoscopy , with that report they said she has Adeno carcinoma.......first they gave the treatement for TB the tablet named AKT4 for 3 months and the doctor said to do the PET Scan .........again we have done PET Scan with that report they mentioned that she has only Lymphnodes and it may be sarcodoisis and she does not have anything in her stomach like adenocarcinoma .....after the PET Scan the doctor said to do for again Endoscopy with that reports her stomach wound became small,she has adenocarcinoma it has been mentioned in the lab report, but again doctor suggested to repeat the Endoscopy report to that lab.....again the lab report gives as its like signet like cells....doctor said its better to send the Blocks n Slides to Ranbaxy.we would have send it again the report says its adenocarcinoma.............................please help me some doctors......please suggest me some good doctor to find out her problem

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