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swollen mesenteric lymph nodes

I am a 31yr old mother of two with chronice abdominal symptoms for 7 months.  Originally diagnosed as IBS but after two months on meds with no relief i stopped taking them.  About three months ago the pain started getting worse.  Went for CT and found enlarged abdominal lymph nodes, ovarian cyst and a 7-8mm hypodensity on my spleen.  Dr takes wait and see approach and wants to repeat CT in three months.  Well 3 weeks ago i would up with severe RLQ pain and went to ER where they did another CT to rule out appy.  Turns out there is a new "cluster of swollen lmesenteric lymph nodes.

Symptoms are: extremely tired all the time.  I almost fall asleep in the car and at my desk. And bowel problems.  Severe diarrhea and then constipation.

just looking for any help!
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one more thing.....I am scheduled for exploratory lap on 8/28.  I am just nervous of what they are looking for.  Imaging shows no organ involvment and WBC is only slightly elevated.  What else can be causing these swollen lymph nodes?
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Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?  Unexplained swollen mesenteric lymph nodes?  I would love some input.

Thank you
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Good doctor, how do you deterine who is worthy of a response and who is not? Just wondering what it takes to get someone to pay attention to your posts on this forum!
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Has your doctor suggested doing a biopsy on the enlarged lymph nodes? A ct scan I had two years ago showed I had multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the mesentery which, when biopsied, confirmed I had lymphoma. I have a similar pain to yours in the left lower pelvis but, as my lymph nodes are no longer enlarged due to treatment, I have no idea what is now causing my pain. I hope you find answers soon.
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