There are several causes of enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes.Viruses, bacteria and parasites all can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Inflammatory bowel diseases, connective tissue diseases, tuberculosis, terminal ileitis, diverticulitis all can cause enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes. Only isolated mesenteric lymph node enlargement is due to adenocarcinoma of the gut. Only size may not help in determining the cause. A clinical correlation with your symptoms and disease progression is very important. See a gastroenterologist. Keep me posted.
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