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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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I have chest pain and chest report shows non-necrotic bilateral axillary lymph nodes. Is it cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I have been having chest pain on the left side. The chest report shows few subcentimetric non-necrotic lymph nodes in the bilateral axillary region. The largest lymph node on the right side measures (15 x 9 mm). Can you please suggest whether the report shows a...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, The subcentimetric lymph nodes are 99% insignificant. They indicate some minor infection that can be easily cured with antibiotics. However, if the pain persists, the lymph nodes start increasing in size, you start losing weight or start los...  Read Full »

I found a tiny lymphnode on the left side above the collar bone. Why has it occured?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on a rollercoaster, and I found a tiny lymphnode on the left side above the collar bone. So I went to my ENT, put a scope down my nose, he said to keep an eye on it, it has not grown since I found it. I got an ultrasound today, and I guess it is smaller than what I thought,...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The lymph node you are talking about is insignificant. You need not worry about it unless it grows in size or become painful. Some lymphnodes grow bigger in size due to hyper reaction, so you need not worry.  Read Full »

I have an unilateral submandibular lymph node swelling. Why?

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 »

Please look at my report and say whether I have HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, My routine blood report is as follows. WBC - 13700, neutrophils - 76%, lymphocytes - 19%, eosinophils - 02%, monocytes - 03%, basophil - 0%, RBC- 4.5, HCT - 39.8, MCV - 84.5, MCH - 27, MCHC - 32, Hb - 12.5, platelets - 410000 and vitamin B12 - 184. WBC is above the maximum for over a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Elevated WBC (white blood cell) count is secondary to increased neutrophils. Neutrophils here appear to be increased secondary to infections. Irregular periods and low bleeding were possibly due to hypothyroidism. Reduced...  Read Full »

I have thyroid nodules. Should I undergo surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old male. My weight is 196 lbs and height is 6 feet. I have nodules in the thyroid gland since last two years. Initially, it started as a feeling of imbalance in the head about two years back. The initial assumption was vertigo and later it was found to be a small nodul...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Basically, your scan reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are showing that you have thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland) along with a nodule in the thyroid gland. Because of this problem you are having the symptoms. Initially,you had hyperth...  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 a thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms, like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have slowly worsened. Is there any indication of a potential malignancy? Can you please review my re...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

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

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 matt...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for granulomatous mastitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an excisional biopsy of a lump just below my left breast last week. My biopsy report states that I have granulomatous mastitis. My surgeon has put me on an antibiotic called Claribid for three weeks. Please advise on the course of treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I concur with your surgeon's advice in principle. Though to be accurate and specific, I would like to go over your biopsy report, medical records, and surgeon's notes. So kindly follow-up with more information or continue treatment as advised by your doctor.   Read Full »

What does my FNAC report of breast depicts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am waiting to be booked for what my doctor calls a core-biopsy and it is taking too long. As I wait I would like to research and gain more information. I would like an interpretation of this report please. These are the results of a fine needle aspiration on left breast: The smears...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a picture suggestive of a fibroadenoma. It is not a malignant bump. But, FNAC identifies only the part that has been included in that needle. So to confirm, we do a trucut biopsy which tests the entire lump and is conclusive. 99 % this is a non-cancerous lump.  Read Full »

I have lymph node swelling and brain fog. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old male, currently on no medication, and have never taken any medication. I have no illnesses that I am aware of, but I have had brain fog for the past three years. It all started when I was around 15 years old. My acne also got worse during that time. The brain fog has ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You can go for lymph node FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) if it is increasing in size, painful, or tender. Is there any recent infection that could cause an increase in lymphadenitis? I hope this will...  Read Full »

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