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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
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
Mother-i-law recently diagnosis w/ thyroid ca (follicular). On CT chest, it says she has non calcified lymph nodes. Could it be mets?
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
Unlikely: Look for other much more common causes first, especially infectious causes. ...Read more
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