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ENLARGED LYMPH NODES
Lymph nodes are small glands that filter lymph, the clear fluid that circulates through the lymphatic system. They are an important part of the immune system. Lymph nodes help the body recognize and fight germs, infections, and other foreign substances. Enlarged lymph nodes usually occur as a result of exposure to bacteria or viruses.
HOW IS ENLARGED LYMPH NODES DIAGNOSED?
The specialist will perform a physical examination and ask about medical history and symptoms. The other tests recommended are:
• Blood tests, including liver function tests, kidney function tests, and CBC with differential
• Lymph node biopsy
• Chest x-ray
• Liver-spleen scan
HOW IS ENLARGED LYMPH NODES TREATED?
Enlarged lymph node glands may become smaller on their own without any treatment. In the case of infections, the patient may be prescribed antibiotics or antiviral medications to eliminate the condition causing the problem. Enlarged lymph nodes caused by cancer may not shrink back to normal size until the cancer is treated. Chemotherapy may be suggestive to treat the tumor that has caused the cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
Complications of enlarged lymph nodes that are not attended to is either further enlargement of the node which compresses surrounding parts or formation of an abscess.