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Calcified Lymph Nodes Neck
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...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
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 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
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
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
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
I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?
Maybe: Sometimes lymph nodes react to infections and when the infection is over they stay enlarged. If the node is not tender and stable probably nothing to worry about. You would need some type of Xray to tell if it is calcified. Don't think that is worth he trouble. ...Read more
What does no m. calcific..mean on CT of chest"No mediastinal or hilar abnormally enlarged lymph nodes or masses.There is no mediastinal calcification"?
That means there: are no abnormal lymph nodes. In other words, it looks fine in that region. ...Read more
Unlikely: Look for other much more common causes first, especially infectious causes. ...Read more
Nodule in lthyroid vth faint focal calcification.Multiple enlargd lymph nodes l cervicl regn.Surgicl lvl3.Biopsy-bloody.Treatmnt vthout sugry?Ca risk?
First, right diagno: You have to see your doctor. Before any treatment you need to have fine needle aspiration procedure for diagnosis. It could be benign nodular goiter with calcifications, could be malignancy. Fine needle aspiration - good for palpable lymph nodes too. Thank you for question. ...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
Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?
Many: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Possibly: With a little time & effort most people can be taught to feel the small, non-tender pea sized lymph nodes in your neck. In that location they are often next to firm muscle & not buried in soft tissues like they are in most of the body. If they become tender & grow larger, they are reacting to something & may need to be evaluated.Most benign nodes swell & shrink over a 3wk cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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