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Calcified Lymph Node
Is a person with lung calcification/ lymph node fit to travel? (plane ride, about 12 hours or more.)
Probably: It obviously depends upon the cause of the lung calcifications and whether or not you are symptomatic, and particularly if you are having symptoms of pulmonary insufficiency. As a generality, however, this should not prevent you from flying. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Without knowing the cause of the calcific lesions and adenopathy it is impossible to predict whether therapy is even necessary to say nothing about whether it would be effective. Good luck - go discuss this with the pulmonary specialist seeing you. ...Read more
Is there a cure for left mid lung calcification/ lymph node? Is there someway it can be healed? Maybe a certain type of food or drinks to clear it?
Depends: A calcified node is not a disease, it is a radiologic finding resulting from a wide variety of situations and events. Often represents scar tissue and as such it never goes away but it may be due to an active disease. The doctor who ordered the test needs to go over the implications of this finding with you. Best to you. ...Read more
Size and location: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, the immune system reacts and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. If calcified, they just feel hard. ...Read more
Tissue tells: Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/harden in response to the inflammation created when they react. They will eventually shrink whereas a tumor will not. A biopsy is the easiest way to tell to be 100% sure and can be done easily in the office. ...Read more
My daughter has a calcified lymph node in her neck. Anything I can do to get rid of it and what are the causes?
No; Multiple: There are multiudinous reasons why lymph nodes may calcify, most of them secondary to some infection that your child had awhile back. Ask yourself, does it bother her or does it bother you? If it really really bothers her take her to the best pediatric surgeon you can find and he'll cut it out and send it for a biopsy. The reason for a pediatric surgeon is he'll be meticulous about the suturing. ...Read more
My 13 yr old has a calcified lymph node in his lung, is short of breath, fatigued, naseous, light headed and hurts to touch his skin. Thoughts?
Seek Help: These symptoms and findings are concerning for an infectious process affecting you son. Furthermore, it needs prompt attention. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Is a finding of left hilar calcified lymph node common? I have chest pains and blood in sputum no smoker multiple CT scans yrs ago. No TB , cancer?
See a lung doc: This is a complicated question that requires a thorough review of your medical history, where you've lived, and what exposures you've had. You're prior cat scans would then need to be reviewed in order to come up with an intelligent diagnostic plan. See your family doc or a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Partially calcified lymph node right tracheobronchial angle on CT with contrast? Neg TB, cbc normal, tsh t3t4 norm. Night sweats swollen lymphs 12+mo?
Need more work up ,,: It looks like more work up is needed to determine if this is due to something related to your Hashimotos or a different cause altogether. At least it appears that you're negative for TB/Tuberculosis. However, your history of night sweats and swollen lymph nodes could still point to an infection or metabolic issue, so it would be good to go back to your doctor for more tests and another exam. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Taken by itself, out of context, this phrase from a ct report means nothing. But medicine, and your health, do not exist out of context, and this forum is not a good place to ask this question. The best place is in the office of a good doctor who can explain these findings in the context of your situation, but it still prbably means nothing of importance. ...Read more
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