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How long have you had the swelling for?
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About 5 weeks, swelling goes up and down, worse after being on feet
Is the swelling currently on the right foot only?
Alright, is it tender to touch?\
Yes it is
Okay, is it discolored? Bluish tinge or purple?
Im more concerned with LDH RESULT SHOULD I BE WORRIED in veiw of family histeory
No not discolored
Could I have enlarged lymph nodes to top of foot
LDH levels are not used to diagnose Lymphoma, they are used as an adjunct to monitor the response to treatment in most cases and LDH levels can be elevated due to many reasons, they are used as a prognostic indicator in many cancers. However, LDH can be raised due to tissue break down, red cell break down, liver disease, thyroid disease etc.
There are no lymph nodes in the feet.
Only lymph channels.
Lymphoma does not occur on the feet.
The nearest lymph node is behind the knee.
So why is it raised I wonder?
Yes, that warrants further investigation.
The swelling should be evaluated further as well.
A physical examination and then further by imaging modalities, like an MRI or an ultrasound if the doctor is suspecting phlebitis etc.
What could it be, and what next step of investigation should be taken
Would the swelling to foot if phlebitis cause raised ldh
Swellings and lumps are clinical diagnoses, your doctor should be able get an idea by physical examination about what kind of swelling this is and which imaging modality will be useful for further investigation.
That depends on what kind of swelling it is.
Would Ldh of 234 be considered high
What types of swelling could it be what do you mean?
Results vary from Lab to Lab, but most labs consider 140 - 280 U/L as the normal range.
Our lab had 214 has its top range
In march of this year I had excruciating pain to left knee, lasted 4 weeks and then just stopped has been fine sibce
Okay well ill get further investigations done thankyou
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