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Calcified Lymph Node Neck
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 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?
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
Need more info: Where, when, how, why, and other questions. You should be asking the doctors who ordered the imaging studies that detected this. Commonly, calcified lymph nodes occur as a result of burned out granulomatous diseases like histoplasmosis, occasionally tb, and others, but without full history and other labs cannot speculate as to what this may be. Ask the doctor. ...Read 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
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
Should i be concerned if i had a chest X-ray done and they said I have calcification on my lymph node?
No: These are typically innocent findings.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also round lymph node on other side of neck?
Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC(needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices ...Read more
My mom has left mid lung calcification, it was found in her x ray, in her CT scan, it says lymph node in her left lung. She has no past illness. Help?
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