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Lymph Node Biopsy

Collecting a tissue sample from the lymph node to check for diseases is called a lymph node biopsy. The types of lymph node biopsy are needle biopsy, open biopsy, and sentinel biopsy. It is used to diagnose breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung cancer, and leukemia.

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Kindly clear my doubts regarding my lymph node enlargement.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have a neck swelling (lump in my neck) in the posterior triangle area for a few weeks. X-ray chest and USG whole abdomen are clear. I went to the doctor and done FNAC which showed reactive lymphoid hyperplasia and started Augmentin antibiotic and later Ceftum...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tuberculosis can present with single or multiple enlarged neck nodes. It is unlikely that one lymph node will be due to lymphoma and another due to tuberculosis. Your doctor did the right thing by taking a biopsy from one area of lymph node only. No need to take fro...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for inguinal lymphadenopathy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55 year old male. I am suffering from inguinal lymphadenopathy. 2 years ago I have this on the right side and now on the left side. There is a square shallow knot present on the right side now. I have stiffness and rigidity especially in the left arm and occasional limited movement...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I assure you not to worry as all things may get settled with proper care and follow-up. Inguinal lymph nodes usually get prominent due to some infection (that you say have been ruled out) or some primary pathology of the nodes themselves. The knots you are talking about ...  Read Full »

I have swollen lymph nodes in armpits, groin and neck. Is it lymphoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed swollen lymph nodes on both my armpits and groin area as well on the right side of my neck. They have been there for six weeks now and are not painful. I had a blood test and they are normal. I am having a CT scan this week. I have no other symptom. Do you think it is lymph...  Read Full »

Dr. Elina Angelova Beleva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your condition requires a definite verification with a biopsy of a lymph node in order to exclude the presence of lymphoma. A case of generalized enlarged lymph nodes is always very concerning. I would advise you to undergo a biopsy test for sure, regardless of the CT s...  Read Full »

I have a soft bump behind my ear for a year. Is it infection or cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a soft bump behind my left ear and that is about 0.59 inches wide and 0.98 inches long. It has been there for about a year now and in the last four months or so it has become sore. I have photos of it too if that will help. I am wondering what it might be. I thought it would just g...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: It appears to be a lymph node. It usually indicates some surrounding area infection like the scalp. As it is painful, probably in response to infection....  Read Full »

How to cure the two swollen inguinal lymph nodes in my right thigh for the past two months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had two swollen inguinal lymph nodes in my right thigh for the past two months. I had an ultrasound done, and one measured 1.2 x 0.7 x 1.0 cm, heterogeneous, mildly hyperechoic, the other 1.3 x 0.6 heterogeneous, hyperechoic, small solid nodular structures appearing to reflect lym...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The inguinal nodes up to 2 cm are not significant. They could be because of infection in the genitals or leg areas. I would suggest a course of antibiotics tablet Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Potassium clavulanate) 625 mg thrice daily for seven days and observe. If it ...  Read Full »

What does a lump under collar bone on right side mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I consulted two doctors regarding a lump that I could feel above my left collarbone, whenever I strain or turn my neck. Both the doctors said that it was just a prominent tendon, but gave me an ultrasound to ease my mind. The ultrasound said 'there is a 6 by 4 mm hypoechoic nodule in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a lymph node in the left supraclavicular region called as Virchow's node. If enlarged, it may indicate a malignancy of the abdominal region as that is the draining pathway of the lymph from that area. A lymph node from cancer is generally very hard to palpa...  Read Full »

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