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I recently had a follow up chest CT for benign pulmonary nodules.

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I recently had a follow up chest CT for benign pulmonary nodules. The report also says that there are "nonspecific diffuse, small shotty upper abdominal lymph nodes, increasing." My internist did not mention this but I am curious what this could be. I have no symptoms and all blood work is normal (other than chronic high platelet count).
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.



Non specific diffuse abdominal lymph increase can occur due to following causes;


1) Idiopathic; no reason is assigned and no cause can be ascertained.

2) Crohn's disease

3) Mild grade intestinal infection

4) Food allergies.


Usually no treatment is needed, specifically for them.


Please feel free for your follow up questions.


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