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Doctor insights on: Calcified Lymph Node

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Is a person with lung calcification/ lymph node fit to travel? (plane ride, about 12 hours or more.)

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

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Is there a cure for left mid lung calcification/lymph node? Please be specific. Thanks!

Is there a cure for left mid lung calcification/lymph node? Please be specific. Thanks!

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

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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

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Can you feel a calcified lymph node?

Can you feel a calcified lymph node?

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

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How would I know if this lump I have is a calcified lymph node, or a tumor?

How would I know if this lump I have is a calcified lymph node, or a tumor?

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

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My daughter has a calcified lymph node in her neck. Anything I can do to get rid of it and what are the causes?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Partially calcified lymph node right tracheobronchial angle on CT with contrast? Neg TB, cbc normal, tsh t3t4 norm. Night sweats swollen lymphs 12+mo?

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

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What is mildly prominent non calcified lymph nodes. In left lung?

What is mildly prominent non calcified lymph nodes. In left lung?

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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My CT results stares that I have calcified lymph nodes present within the mediastinum and right b hilum what does this mean?

My CT results stares that I have calcified lymph nodes present within the mediastinum and right b hilum what does this mean?

It is usually a sign: Of prior inflammation. There are a variety of causes...histoplasmosis, TB, and other infectious agents. Also, treated lymphoma, sarcoidosis, and silicosis. There may be no identifiable cause, and it is just an incidental finding. Talk to your doctor about what it might mean in your case. ...Read more

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What percentage of extensive calcified lymph nodes in pulmonary hila, combined with bright red blood in sputum are cancerous in nature?

What percentage of extensive calcified lymph nodes in pulmonary hila, combined with bright red blood in sputum are cancerous in nature?

Very low: Cancerous nodes very seldom calcify much. In my old home in Kansas City, many (maybe most) folks had some calcium flecks from old histoplasmosis. I'm very concerned though if you're coughing up blood. That's cancer until proved otherwise, and you're entitled to have calcified nodes from some other cause. Please get it properly worked up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

See doctor: New lumps are concerning and should be evaluated by a doctor. There are several possible causes, including inflammation, infection, and cancer. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have just had a CT scan for, routine cancer check up, was clear. My oncologist said I have calcified lymph nodes in my neck, but not worried. What?

I have just had a CT scan for, routine cancer check up, was clear. My oncologist said I have calcified lymph nodes in my neck, but not worried. What?

Common: Lymph nodes will frequently calcify as a result of various prior infections and are of no particular concern. Ct is very sensitive to such calcifications and may show them when plain x-rays will not. ...Read more

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Mother-i-law recently diagnosis w/ thyroid ca (follicular). On CT chest, it says she has non calcified lymph nodes. Could it be mets?

Mother-i-law recently diagnosis w/ thyroid ca (follicular). On CT chest, it says she has non calcified lymph nodes. Could it be mets?

Probably not, but: It is probably not a metastasis, but she needs to have a total body 131-i scan, after her thyroid and remaining normal thyroid are removed/ablated. It if is a met, it will likely "light up" on the scan. Talk to you endocrinologist. ...Read more

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found out I have a benign calcified axillary lymph node from ultra sound and mammagram. I was wondering if I should do any follow up such as a biopsy?

found out I have a benign calcified axillary lymph node from ultra sound and mammagram. I was wondering if I should do any follow up such as a biopsy?

It depends.: Dense calcifications are usually benign. Certain patterns of node calcification can be seen in metastatic breast cancer, thyroid or ovarian cancer. Coarse intranodal calcifications suggest benign fat necrosis or granulomatous disease. If your calcifications are typically benign, you probably don't need any follow up. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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28 yrs non smoker CA at 9.7 10.8 9.8 and 10.2 PTH at 38.9 hist of hemopsys chest pain normal CXR CT scn showed a calcified hilar lymph node. Cancer?

28 yrs non smoker CA at 9.7 10.8 9.8 and 10.2 PTH at 38.9 hist of hemopsys chest pain normal CXR CT scn showed a calcified hilar lymph node. Cancer?

Cells!: Hi. OK, so your serum calcium and PTH are normal (1 high calcium, 3 normal). If there's a hilar node your doc is concerned about, it needs a biopsy. That may be available by bronchoscopy or transthoracic needle, and not need an open biopsy. Diagnosis of cancer requires cells. ...Read more