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lymph nodes are noted of questionable significance

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"A few prominent mesenteric lymph nodes are noted of questionable significance."
My doctor raised her brows but didn't do any futher testing. I am worried because when I try to google it lot of people are associating lymph nodes with cancer. Can that be a cancer

Could you please tell me if I need any further tests to be done and what should be that?


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replied August 27th, 2012
Womens Conditions Answer A38215
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Mesenteric lymph nodes are present around the intestine and can get enlarged in any infection of the intestine. However, they are of importance only if they are > 1 cm in size. If they are sub-centimetric, then they do not need any further evaluation. However, if they are larger than 1 cm, then one should look for lymph nodes in other areas of the body like the neck, in the armpits and the groin. The mesenteric lymph nodes can be assessed by doing an ultrasound or CT guided fine needle aspiration and then evaluation by a microbiologist. Hopefully, there shouldn’t be anything serious, if your doctor has ignored those lymph nodes.I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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