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How is mesenteric lymphadenitis diagnosed?

Depending on your doctor, mesenteric lymphadenitis may be diagnosed through a number of different ways. Generally someone suspected to have mesenteric lymphadenitis would be asked their medical history and a couple of questions on their personal situation. Mesenteric lymphadenitis is usually diagnosed through symptoms alone, but your doctor may decide to do further testing through blood tests. A computerized tomography (CT) scan of the abdominal region may be useful if there is some doubt as to the cause of the symptoms. Another helpful way to diagnose mesenteric lymphadenitis is by testing a tissue sample through a culture.

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