Lymph Node Enlargement

Lymph nodes drain the lymphatic fluid and offer protection. Any infection causes lymph node enlargement or lymphadenopathy. They become palpable and tender during an infection. It is usually accompanied by fever, cold, night sweats, etc. Based on the site of infection, the lymph nodes pertaining to the area swell. Hard and fixed nodes are a sign of malignancy. Leukemia and lymphoma are malignancies involving the lymphatic system.

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What is the treatment procedure for stomach cancer involving lymph nodes?

Query: Hi doctor, In pathology report there is asymmetric mural wall thickening in the antral pyloric region. There are enlarged lymph nodes in the perigastric and portal lymph nodes. I am attaching my pathology reports. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the attached pathology report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It has been diagnosed as stomach cancer. So, the first thing needed here is to know the stage of disease, and for that, a CT (computed tomography) scan of the thorax, abdo...  Read Full »

What does a lump under my armpit mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a lump in my left armpit, and it appeared six weeks ago and did not change physically. I have visited private hospitals and NHS for it. Each one gave me a different diagnosis. It was said to be a fat tissue (lipoma) by one, while the other said it is a swollen lymph node.I have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The lesion in focus is slightly hypoechoic (dark), so it is likely to represent a lymph node. Since I have not directly performed the USG (Ultrasonography) scan, I can only comment upon the ...  Read Full »

Are the lymph nodes on both sides of the groin enlarged due to follicular lymphoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have few lymph nodes on both sides of my groin for one year, but there is no pain in the groin and abdomen. Chest CT scan showed few subcentimeter lymph nodes in the stomach, mesenteric and is non-specific. However, other CT findings are normal, with no fever, weight loss, or other sym...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your level of confusion about transformed lymphocytes. Transformed lymphocyte means enlarged lymphocyte nucleus and prominent nucleoli. So, it will resemble a blast or malignant lymphocyte-like cell. But transformed lymphocytes do not always mean lym...  Read Full »

What are lymphomas and how are they treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have few lymph nodes on both sides of my groin for the past year, and there is no pain in the groin. There are no other lymph nodes in the body with pain, no fever, weight loss, or any other symptoms. I took antibiotics, but it did not work. My CBC and other blood tests are normal. My...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the investigation report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you sent. I found no clue about lymphoma. It seems reactive nodes to some local viral infection of the urogenital tract. It might be due to post-vaccination. All vaccines e...  Read Full »

Can bug bites cause cervical lymphadenopathy in children?

Query: Hi doctor, Welcome to My 8-year-old son had a painful lymph node two weeks ago and now smaller but still present. Location is my concern. Should I be able to palpate these nodes? Are they supraclavicular?. Right before that, he had two bug bites in the occipital neck. On palpation, th...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welocme back to Cervical lymphadenopathy in children is often reactive and as he had bug bites it is expected. However for other nodes, there is no need to worry. Size less than 1.5 cm is usually insignificant and in absence of any other symptoms should not be of concern. However ...  Read Full »

How to manage respiratory tract infections?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like I may be having walking pneumonia or CMV or something. Aside from this, hopefully, you can view my history. I have felt ill for three years on and off. I have subcentimeter swollen and painful lymph nodes all over, but the PET scan was negative and only showed reactive nodes ...  Read Full »

Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your query, and I saw all the images you have uploaded (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Do not worry. Few individuals tend to suffer from low respiratory immunity, which leads to recurrent low-grade respiratory infection manifesting ...  Read Full »

I have pain in my penis with a scar. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, After testing positive for celiac disease, I had an EGD and biopsy three weeks ago. The pathology report stated that I had marked acute and chronic inflammation with severe reactive epithelial changes including villus blunting and gastric metaplasia. I was negative for H. pylori as I was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Here according to your history, you were positive for gluten disease. So, you might have done tissue transglutaminase antibody testing. It is very sensitive for that and then, a biopsy for confirmation. In histopathology report, villous blunting present but intra-epithel...  Read Full »

Can a swollen lymph node in the neck cause jaw and head pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out on behalf of my spouse, and I am looking for a second opinion. The lymph node on the left side of the neck has been swollen for some time now, causing continuous pain in the head's neck, jaw, and back. Pain is now moving into the left arm, hand, and leg. It has been ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. With the symptoms you have mentioned, one of the possibilities I think is probable cervical spondylitis with possible nerve entrapment. It is very likely for a lymph node in the neck to be picked up by an ultrasound dev...  Read Full »

Why do I have a fever and finding it hard to swallow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old female with a weight of 68 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. While swallowing, I have pain in my throat. I think that my tonsils are swollen with a white strip-like substance on the surface. My lymph node on the neck is also swollen. I am taking Parace...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to the statement, you are suffering from fever with swelling of tonsils and lymph nodes in the neck with the pain while swallowing. Severe types of infections can cause white spots on the tonsils. It can be a bacterial or viral o...  Read Full »

What causes lymph node swelling, diarrhea, and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently noticed that the lymph node on the left side of my neck began to swell, and there is pain for the past two days, and it has not subsided. I also have chronic diarrhea for almost two days with a mild headache, night sweats, and congestion. Could this be a sign of flu or illness? ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. Diarrhea with headache and congestion could be due to acute viral gastroenteritis. There could be an anaerobic infection as well. I suggest the following treatment plan: Tablet Metrogyl 400 mg (Metronidazole) ...  Read Full »

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