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I had a CT scan one of the impressions was prominent mesenteric and bilateral inguinal lymph nodes, and Prominent left para-aortic lymph nodes were also seen. Please explain. Thanks



Lymph nodes are very important part of our immune system. And when there is an infection in our body (viral, bacterial or fungal) our lymph nodes tend to get enlarged as a reaction to the infection. As we have lymph nodes all around our body, the ones that get enlarged show us were the infection might be. Are you suffering for any medical disorder right now? Do you take some medication? Sometimes this can be an allergic reaction to the medication.

The more severe problem might be that these lymph nodes got enlarged due to cancer. This is possibility and you have to be aware of this. Your doctor should now what cause the enlargement after some tests.