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How long does pain from Mesenteric Lymphadenitis (Mesenteric Adenitis or MA) usually last?


I was diagnosed with this 6 weeks ago. At first I believed I had appendicitis but the CT scan showed Mesenteric Lymphadenitis. The doc said only 2 weeks but it's almost been 6... what gives?
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is mesenteric adenitis the same as mesenteric lymphadenitis?


K , this is really botherring me i might have the second one ,,,,,, but then wen i search it the adenitis come up....


ARE THEY THE SAME THING ???
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Hi Lovee, YES, they are the same thing. The mesentery is an apron-like membrane in the abdomen which contains blood vessels, fat, and lymph nodes. There are some lymph nodes near the appendix. When these nodes become inflamed, the person may be wrongly diagnosed as having acute appendicitis - something which commonly and unavoidably happens. The correct term is "mesenteric lymphadenitis" which means inflammed, often enlarged lymph nodes in the mesentery. Your search is now over.  (+ info)

Appendicitis or Mesenteric lymphadenitis?


I am not sure which one because I have all the symptoms of both of them. From my symptoms which oe sounds more likely?
*Pain has gradually got worse.
*Originally round the belly button but pain has now moved to lower right
*Nausea (no vomiting)
*Pain keeps me up at night
*Constipation
*Fever on and off
*Sometimes it is hard to walk
*The pain is sudden, and feels like sharp jabbing pains

And that's about it, if anyone can relate to this then i would be grateful for any advice, or experiences if you have had any of these. Thanks to anyone who submits a helpful answer ;)
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In my experience after over 40 years as an RN, there is no way to differentiate the two on the basis of symptoms and signs alone. I've seen many surgeries performed over the years when appendicitis was the diagnosis, only to reveal a true diagnosis of mesenteric adenitis.  (+ info)

Cardiology: Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome, What do my Mesenteric Heart Vessel test results mean?


Can someone help interpret these test results: Measurements in mesenteric vessels are within normal limits. There is borderline elevation of velocity seen in the celiac trunk on the post prandial measurements with a peak systolic measurement of 202.5cm/sec and suggests possibility of significant stenosis greater than 60%.
What does this mean? Is it something that can be treated and if so, how? Symptoms for which he was referred for testing is upper abdominal pain, weight loss, and a sick feeling in the stomach. What may cause this problem? Thanks for your answers.
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Mesenteric vessels are the three major arteries that supply blood to the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. A normal reading is good signaling no narrowing/blockages.

Stenosis is a narrowing or blockage.

The celiac trunk is also an atery originating in the abdominal aorta. Boderline elevation means that your aterial pressure is slightly or near high.

So basically he is saying that your celiac artery is blocked greater than 60%.

A stenosis (blockage) greater than 60% depending on the status of other vessels that feed your intestines may or may not cause the symptoms your doctor described. This type of blockage causes discomfort after eating resulting from poor (mesenteric )circulation the discomfort can be so severe people stop eating.

You should first get a diagnosis to determine what condition you have and ask your doctor to speak english and not use any technical jargon.

Have you been diagnosised with Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome (CACS) and not Celiac artery stenosis (CAS) I ask because CACS is extremely rare and is best diagnosed after a CT angiograph. CAS which is more common is atherosclerotic in nature (a disease which affects arterial blood vessels). CACS on the other hand is intestenial agina you would be in pain and probably had a significant weight loss and the treatment for this is surgery.

Hope this explanation works. Good luck.  (+ info)

What happens if you go for an opperation to remove the appendix and... *Mesenteric Adinitis*?


... they find the appendix is perfectly healthy?
Will they still take it out or will they leave it there?

Also, if they find it is Mesenteric Adinitis, what happens then? And what actually is Mesenteric Adinitis?

Please help!!
I thought the appendix was useless? What is its job, just out of intrest?
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Wow De Mac what a load. IT IS PART OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM:


"Lymphoid tissue begins to accumulate in the appendix shortly after birth and reaches a peak between the second and third decades of life, decreasing rapidly thereafter and practically disappearing after the age of 60. During the early years of development, however, the appendix has been shown to function as a lymphoid organ, assisting with the maturation of B lymphocytes (one variety of white blood cell) and in the production of the class of antibodies known as immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies. Researchers have also shown that the appendix is involved in the production of molecules that help to direct the movement of lymphocytes to various other locations in the body."  (+ info)

Mesenteric Adenitis How long should it last?


I went to the ER last month and I was diagnosed with Mesenteric Adenitis, they told me it would only last for 2 weeks. I am still having pain in my stomach. I don't have health insurance, I am only 22 years old, I was wondering could it really last for a full month? What should I do? I tried to health insurance, still waiting for the approval.
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Here's a good website about mesenteric adenitis:

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/m/mesenteric_adenitis/intro.htm  (+ info)

why anti tubercular drug does not respond in TB lymphadenitis?


i am 30 years old male.I am suffering from fever and cough last 3 months.I have done my right supraclavicular lymph node biopsy.the biopsy result is TB lymphadenitis. I am taking my antiTB drug almost 3 months.but still no improvement.Lymph node size is increased and fever and cough is persistent.Now i am taking steroid therapy.I am worried about my sickness.why this drug does not respond at all?
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Why is distal third of transverse colon drained by superior mesenteric vein?


Why doesn't it stop at the junction of proximal 2/3 and distal 1/3 of transverse colon like others? Why is SMV extra keen to go that extra 1/3?
I gather some people hate the end of school year. I am sorry to hear that. Now back the original question: why is distal third of transverse colon drained by superior mesenteric vein (and not inferior mesenteric vein as one would expect?) ? Many thanks.
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another problem with the human body  (+ info)

If there is mesenteric lymphadenopathy in the right lumbar and iliac region, what could be the diagnosis?


Is this simple inflammation? if the condition is associated with fever and pain abdomen, will this condition turn out to be appendicites?
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you are on right track. take other diagnostic helps immediately.  (+ info)

Anyone ever heard of systemic mesenteric syndrome?


I need to do a pre clinical nursing assisgnment. The pt. has a medical diagnosis of systemic mesenteric syndrome. I cannot find this in my diagnosis book and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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I am not aware of such a diagnosis - perhaps there could have been a mispelling or misprint in your assignment question??

Systemic implies that the condition occurs throughout the body... but mesenteric pertains to the blood supply of the intestines. There is simply no such entity as systemic mesenteric syndrome.  (+ info)

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