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Question: 4mm Lump on my lymphnode
|letsallydrive - Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:04 pm|
I had a CT scan today for stomach issues. When the Dr called with the results he said that aside from the hernia they found, the radiologist found a 4mm lump on my lymphnode on or behind my esophagus near the diaphragm.
I don't know the first thing about lymph nodes or what they do. He has recommended that I get an MRI to "check it out further" although he assured me that it may just be a cyst, it may be nothing or it might be something.
Thats what I am curious about. I don't know what lymphnodes do and what types of "things" that can grow on them IE-could this be cancerous or is it most likely just a cyst or is this a common normal occurance?
|Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi - Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:36 pm|
Lymph nodes are very important to get rid of the waste products of the body...and they are crucial in immune system...they fight hard against invaders :)
so is it a lymph node or something on it?!
If it's a 4mm lymph node...that is not significant... and i am surprised they recognized a 4mm node by CT scan!
it's probably inflammatory due to your stomach condition?
If it is a cyst (an abnormal site for a cyst)...an ultasound can rule that out.
|letsallydrive - Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:49 pm|
It's a 4mm LUMP on the node. Thats whats so darn confusing for me. If it was the node itself I wouldn't be concerned but he specifically stated it was a LUMP ON the node. I know through family experience that if it's a lump it is generally some type of growth.....
He recommended an MRI. Is that unusual?
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