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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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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. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 bacteria...  Read Full »

I have a painful swollen lymph node in my neck area. Is it due to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, and I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, from the past five years. It is well controlled by Synthroid and natural thyroid. Over the last few months, I have been having some worrying symptoms. I am literally so tired all the time, and I am severely anemic even if I t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get a thyroid profile and complete hemogram done. Your symptoms are very vague and they do not point to any one disease. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physi...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with benign multinodular goiter. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with multinodular goiter and have done FNAC, which turned to be benign. Is there any other way to get rid of the enlargement of the goiter and the nodules? My thyroid is full of them ranging from 0.5 to 0.9 mm. What should I do? I feel lost, and I have a con...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can I see the FNAC (fine needle aspiration), and ultrasound of the thyroid reports? Do you have a family history of thyroid illness? Revert with more information to an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologist  Read Full »

My 3D mammography shows calcifications in my right breast. Is it a cause for concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I just moved, so I do not have an OB or internist to ask these questions. I did my yearly mammogram in 3D for the first time. I did bring my past images, but they were not in 3D. I got a call back for calcifications of the right breast, and it was recommended that I get three addition...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your mammogram report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is very vague, no information about size and number of calcified areas. Calcification is due deposition of calcium over years, as is normally benign. Ther is a minimal chance of it getti...  Read Full »

Do lumps in the throat indicate malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt two lumps in my throat next to my thyroid, so I was sent for thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have been slowly getting worse. Can you please review my reports and give me your opinion on it? Is...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a dark area in the right lobe of the thyroid, which is of concern to me. Usually, thyroid nodules are of different types, and cancer cannot be always predicted from an ultrasound scan. The...  Read Full »

Does periampullary carcinoma require a PET scan for treatment?

Query: Hi doctor,A patient has abdomen pain and vomiting with fever one month back. She was admitted to the hospital and came back home. Again last week, she had pain, and a lot of tests were performed. In which her FNAC reports showed cancer. Based on these reports, we require what should be the following...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports provided (attachments are removed to protect the patient's report). Based on this, my final analysis is periampullary carcinoma, biopsy papillary tubular neoplasm, and MRCP CT (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatograph...  Read Full »

Is chronic granulomatous lymphadenitis a serious disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have swelling in the throat for the last three months that increase in size and feeling pain when I touch. I am taking antibiotics for infection. The report of the sample taken from the throat says chronic granulomatous lymphadenitis. I want to ask about this disease's seriousness. Wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I have looked at the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) shows chronic granulomatous lymphadenitis, suggestive of Koch's pathology. This mean...  Read Full »

My X-ray shows nodules in my right lung. Does it indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a persistent cough with phlegm, chest pain, exhaustion after a short duration and nodules in the right lung. The x-ray revealed that signs of atelectasis are present. After using three different types of medicine and steroid inhaler, the symptoms are still present. The most recent...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the CT scan report that you had done. The x-rays are showing nodules; hence, it might be pneumonic consolidations that should be considered first rather than directly thinking about malignancy. Sputum cytology and examination study should be done i...  Read Full »

Is it possible to detect a cancerous lesion with an HRCT?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had COVID-19 before a month and 10 days. We did CT 11 days ago to be on the safer side, and the report is attached herewith. It looks like a terrifying report. Her oxygen level is around 95 to 96 %. There is no cough and breathing issue as of now, just on and off fever. Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother is suffering from fever now and then, and she was COVID positive a month and 10 days ago. However, her recent HRCT (high resolution-computed tomography) of the chest report (attachment removed to ...  Read Full »

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