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Possible to interpret this CT report. Yes don't quite

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Possible to interpret this CT report.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I have a mildly enlarged rounded 18mm portacaval lymph node

Hello. This is Dr Geyik and I will be assisting you today.

Please bear with me while I go through the report. 

The report states that there are no stones in your urinary tract (kidney and bladder or in between).

There is a lymph node measuring 18 mm near two adjoining vessels called portocaval.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Is it normal for it to be enlarged at 18mm

Lymph nodes can become quite enlarged if there is any infection or inflammation.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
don't have any infection. Blood tests are normal. Whats the average normal size of that lymph node when it is not enlarged
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Also with where that lymph node is positioned is there any way of finding out what is causing that inflammation
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Etc what are likely causes of inflammation to cause that lymph node to be enlarged

The normal size is around 10 mm.

The CT scan does not mention any possible sources of inflammation so you need to discuss it with your specialist or GP to see if you need further tests or just to monitor this for now.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok thank you very much

You are most welcome.

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