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FNAC (fine-needle aspiration cytology) is a diagnostic procedure used to test the tissues and cells present in abnormal tissue growth. Here, a hollow needle is inserted into the mass and cells are collected for testing. These cells are examined under the microscope after staining.

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My 1-year-old son has enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and his blood tests are negative for viruses. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,I brought my 1-year-old son who is 22 Ibs and 33 inches to the doctor due to what I thought was a hernia in his groin. He also has an enlarged lymph node in his neck. However, the doctor said that it was not a hernia. The blood test showed elevated liver enzymes and borderline low plate...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. An enlarged lymph node points to an infection in the body, which can be tuberculosis or any other chronic illness. FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of the lymph node will tell about the size of the lymph node, whether they are matte...  Read Full »

Suspicious cancer in my breast scanning report. What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Suspicious cancer in my breast scanning report. What are the symptoms of breast cancer? The report mentioned there is a relatively well defined hypoechoic mass with small calcifications at periphery. There is no necrosis. Suspicious cancer. No enlarged axillary node. BI-RADS 5.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhatia Jatin Vinod

Answer: Hello,Welcome to at this report, the suspicious finding needs to be evaluated further (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to do the following things. Consult a breast surgeon or an oncologist, who takes complete history such as since when these symptoms sta...  Read Full »

Are swollen lymph nodes in the neck and groin without any symptoms concerning?

Query: Hello doctor, My 27-year-old daughter has had two enlarged lymph nodes in her neck and groin for four months. She had her blood tests done, and they have come back normal. She has no other symptoms. She is skinny, and so the doctor feels that the lymph nodes are noticeable for this reason. Is thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your daughter has had three palpable lymph nodes, two in the neck and one in the groin, for the last four months. Swollen lymph nodes generally develop due to previous or present...  Read Full »

What are the most common causes of groin and cervical lymph node enlargement?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has had two enlarged lymph nodes of size 4 mm for the past four weeks. One lymph node is present in the groin, and the other is beneath her ears. Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your daughter has two enlarged lymph nodes that are 4 mm in size, one in her groin and another one under her ear. The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is a bacterial or viral in...  Read Full »

Why am I having round lumps under jaw, ear and neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel one lump under my jaw and one on neck. They are movable and shape of them is round in size, may be to my fingers tip and one more lump behind my ear, it is hard. All three do not cause any pain and I have not checked with any doctor. I am worried I am suffering from any serious...  Read Full »

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query carefully as you told that you have movable fingertip-sized lumps and it does not cause pain, please do not worry about that. It does not look like a serious matter although if you want to be 100 % sure then you should go for a test called FNAC te...  Read Full »

Can FNAC be performed on a lymph node that measures 7 mm?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I went to an ENT clinic with a small, hard, fixed lymph node behind my jaw just below my ear for about four months. I have felt otherwise fine. The ENT palpated it and did not seem concerned. She then performed an ultrasound on the node and said that it measured 7x4x2 mm and ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing regarding the problem in concern. It is a thumb rule that when you palpate, the size of the swelling is much more than what it is since you will be considering other neighboring structures that have nothing to do with the enlarged lymph node. Lymph nod...  Read Full »

The pea-sized lymph node above my collarbone increased to the size of a marble after a flu shot. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I found a pea-sized lymph node nine months ago above the collarbone close to the neck. It is movable and round. It did not change in size for the past nine months, and only when I got flu vaccination (a month ago) did it become bigger marble size. After a week or so, it went down to pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest the following, It seems to be reactive lymph node enlargement according to provided history. However, to rule out the nature of the lesion, FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology), like investigation, can be planned for further ...  Read Full »

What could a mass on kidney be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old man who had a partial nephrectomy three years back. A 2.7 x 3.14 inches mass was removed without a biopsy. It was found to be papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC). There was no further trouble until the previous year when a 0.55 inch mass has been detected near the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fine needle aspiration cytology needs to be done to determine the nature of mass (whether neoplastic or benign). There is no need to worry about the spread of tumors due to manipulation of biopsy as these tumors do not spread via that, so no need to be afraid of biop...  Read Full »

FNAC of submandibular lymph node shows inflammatory lymph nodes. Should it be removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a unilateral submandibular lymph node swelling on the right hand side of the neck. I had an ultrasound and at this time the lymph node measure 5-6 cm and the onset were sudden with pain. After three-course of antibiotics (Augmentin two doses and Clindamycin one dose), I was refer...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want you to be completely calm because according to the course of the lymph node enlargement, symptoms, and investigations the lymph node enlargement is just an inflammatory reaction. It is not a tumor at all. Just complete your antibiotic treatment then follow up on th...  Read Full »

Am I suffering from any thyroid disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My height is 5'9" and weight is 92 kg. I got tested for thyroid yesterday and got an antithyroid panel test today. My reports are attached. Am I suffering from hypothyroidism or any thyroid disorder? Do I need to start medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you have hypothyroidism. Have you been previously diagnosed with hypothyroid, and if so, has treatment already been started? Additionally, are you experiencing any other sympt...  Read Full »

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