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What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Various causes: Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, please get in to be see. If you are having fever, get in now. There are many different types of infection that could cause this. Cancer is another sours of lymph node enlargement, but is less likely. Make sure you get seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes supra clavical?

Causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes supra clavical?

Could be many?: Swollen lymph nodes could indicate an infection by bacteria, virus or fungus. It could mean infiltration by tumor. The significance would be determined by your clinical presentatiion. Older patient? Younger patinet? Known acute illness? Known or unknown cancer? The lymph nodes above the clavicles drain/filter the head and neck. If this is new i would get checked. If old, ?. See md. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal lymph nodes near lungs?

What causes abnormal lymph nodes near lungs?

Varies: If bilateral hilar consider sarcoidosis, others include lung infections like tb, lung tumors and metastatic cancer. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged jugular chain lymph nodes?

What causes enlarged jugular chain lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: 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

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What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection ( especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Depends: Usually lymph drains centrally, so suggests throat/sinus/ear infection--unless limited to nodes at base of neck/upper chest, then possible. See dr for exam. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

If large, and hard: Lymphadenopathy comes with infections and other condition like lymphoma---how many lymph node, how large, how hard? Need doctor evaluation not just to figure why but also to treat infection, like cat scratch or more serious. ...Read more

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What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many can: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's lymphoma commonly cause swelling of lymph nodes. But any cancer that spreads to a lymph node can cause swelling of the involved lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? or submandible lymph region?

Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? or submandible lymph region?

No: However, if you tend to be over-anxious and you're a young adult, you'll start noticing the lymph nodes that everybody has in their necks. A dangerous node is obviously very abnormal clinically. You need to learn to ignore the ones that aren't fixed to surrounding structures, stony-hard / tire-rubber hard, and not deforming. Please talk with your physician about overcoming these kinds of fear ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

Enlarged Lymph Nodes: I assume these were seen on a ct scan. They could be from many different causes. Lymph nodes enlarge from inflammation, infection, cancer. I would talk to your doctor about the findings. They know your history and can give you an idea about why they are enlarged. ...Read more

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Can allergy cause large anerior cervical lymph node?

Uncommon: Most enlarged lymph nodes are due to a response to an infection such as a viral or bacterial infection. The exception would be a drug rash called "serum sickness" where there is fever, swollen lymph nodes, hive-like rash and joint symptoms. Other more serious causes can result in swollen lymph nodes such as tumors like lymphoma. ...Read more

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Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding structures that it shouldn't be, or oversized enough for everybody to notice, it's your friend. It's helping you stay healthy. Leave it alone and stop worrying. I'm had a 1.5 cm submental node since med school. ...Read more

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Could shotty lymph nodes cause headaches?

No.: Not directly, but an infection that causes shoddy lymphadenopathy can frequently produce a low grade fever which causes headache. ...Read more

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Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?

Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?

Supraclavicular: It is very unlikely that stomach cancer would cause enlarged posterior cervical nodes without other symptoms. Even supraclavicular node enlargement as the first sign is distinctly uncommon. If you have concern, see your doctor for an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What can ultrasound of neck lymph nodes show?

What can ultrasound of neck lymph nodes show?

Normal lymph nodes: Have a kidney bean appearance with fat in the central part of the node. This configuration usually persists when nodes are enlarged by a benign inflammatory response. Nodes involved with cancer cells often loose the central fat, enlarge asymmetrically, have an irregular outer surface, and show increased blood flow in the outer surface of the node. ...Read more

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What causes reactive periarticular lymph nodes in the temple?

What causes reactive periarticular lymph nodes in the temple?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" 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 enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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Had a CTA of Abdomen Retroperitoneal : Multiple sub pathologic lymph nodes the largest of which measures .68x.53cm. Lymph nodes reactive. Lymphoma?

Had a CTA of Abdomen Retroperitoneal :
Multiple sub pathologic lymph nodes the largest of which measures .68x.53cm. Lymph nodes reactive. Lymphoma?

Probably OK. : The nodes you mention do not meet criteria to be called abnormal at this point. That said... please follow up to ensure they don't get larger. Your doctor will order a scan in a few months. ...Read more

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Mass in lymph node what causes?

Mass in lymph node what causes?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

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Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?

Supraclavicular: It is very unlikely that stomach cancer would cause enlarged posterior cervical nodes without other symptoms. Even supraclavicular node enlargement as the first sign is distinctly uncommon. If you have concern, see your doctor for an endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Yes: But we need to know more about you and the rest of your health. Other diseases can be associated such as another autoimmune disease. Before we jump to any conclusions you need a full evaluation by your physician or a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Cervical MRI revealed enlarged left retropharyngeal and deep cervical lymph nodes. What can cause this? Ultrasounds have been inconsistent in findings

Cervical MRI revealed enlarged left retropharyngeal and deep cervical lymph nodes. What can cause this? Ultrasounds have been inconsistent in findings

Viral ?: if your step throat rapid test is negative then this most likely viral.. You may get testing for mono too which is also viral.. If this issues did not resolve in 3 weeks then u need further testing for lymphoma ...Read more

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9 yr old daughter 2 enlarged cervical lymph nodes, mobile @ 4 wks normal CBC and U/S, at 6 wks inguilar nodes starting to enlarge. Reason to worry?

9 yr old daughter 2 enlarged cervical lymph nodes, mobile @ 4 wks normal CBC and U/S, at 6 wks inguilar nodes starting to enlarge. Reason to worry?

Lymphadenopathy: Did you mean inguinal nodes? A variety of causes. Here is some general information: https://patient.info/health/swollen-lymph-glands Recommend for specifics and to work out how reassured or otherwise you should be about your normal tests seek a consult with a doctor licensed in your area as will need a good history and re-examination to help properly answer your question here. ...Read more

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What causes cervical lymph nodes to be reactive?

Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction to dental or gingival disease, or less often, malignancies. Chains of nodes drain from different areas and it might help to know whether this is behind or in front of the muscle running diagonally from the jay angle to the collarbone. ...Read more

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Painful cervical lymph nodes what could cause this?

Likely infection: This could be a viral or bacterial infection. If your pain is increasing, not resolving or accompanied by fever, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a firm, fixed mass that is slowly growing & is located in the region of the superior deep cervical lymph nodes?

Upper neck mass: Many possibilities. Parotid tumor, lymphoma, branchial cleft cyst are the more likely causes in a 26 year old. See ENT asap. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in the lower back area? Are they near the surface that if they get enlarged can be felt like for example cervical lymph nodes?

Yes: There are chains of lymph nodes in the back of the neck on both sides, called posterior chain nodes. There are also anterior chain nodes. Nodes which can be felt may be associated with infection, irritation or sometimes oncologic reasons. Regardless, nodes should be brought to your physician's attention to be documented and measured. A followup visit is what I usually do in two weeks. ...Read more

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I have had enlarged supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph nodes for 3 years. Since I've had them so long do you think they aren't serious?

I have had enlarged supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph nodes for 3 years. Since I've had them so long do you think they aren't serious?

It is worrisome: Lymph nodes swell when there is something wrong. It can be something as simple as a sinus infection or as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis. The only way to decide if is is "serious" is to determine what is causing it. Three years of supraclavicular lymphadenopathy would make me worry about the possibility of lymphoma (a type of blood cancer). See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes. Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too.Lymphoma?

For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes.  Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too.Lymphoma?

??: There are many causes of enlarged cervical lymph nodes.Any diagnosis online would be guessing.First see doctor to diagnose if it is lymph node or something else.Good luck. ...Read more

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For 1/2-1 yr, I have enlarged neck (cervical) lymph nodes. Always a large 1 (size of thumbprint) on left neck & sometimes smaller 1s too. Lymphoma?

Lympadenopathy: enlarged lymphnodes can be common and the thoughts of a serious cause such as lymphoma is always in the back of ones head. O good complete history and physical exam is important as well as some routine testing, including at the least a cbc-diff. The definitive diagnosis however for chronic lymphnode enlargement is a biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Both cervical lymph nodes enlarged on both sides of my neck, but my right lymph node seems to be more enlarged than the other one. No pain. Why?

Both cervical lymph nodes enlarged on both sides of my neck, but my right lymph node seems to be more enlarged than the other one. No pain. Why?

Infection: Lymph nodes usually enlarge to fight off infection. That is their primary function. If they are larger than one centimeter (about a half inch) or if there are many of them and they are not going away, then see your doctor to make sure they are normal and not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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I have a very large, very painful cervical lymph nodes with no cause, eventually had to go to accident and emergency unit because pain was unbearable. Doc wasnt very concerned, gave me anti inflammatories. Should I be concerned?

I have a very large, very painful cervical lymph nodes with no cause, eventually had to go to accident and emergency unit because pain was unbearable. Doc wasnt very concerned, gave me anti inflammatories. Should I be concerned?

Not yet: A virus infection is the most likely cause. It should go away within a week or so. Sometimes the virus is mononucleosis, which usually causes severe fatigue. Occasionally a bacteria infects lymph nodes, in which case an antibiotic is needed. See your primary care doctor later next week if not improving. ...Read more

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Cervical lymph nodes enlarged overnight a few weeks ago-with Fever chills. Have gone down somewhat but R node still pretty big. Why one big?

Lymph node: Lymph nodes usually suddenly grow in size because the are reacting to a local infection, in your cause the throat, the ear, or the sinus. Also, the lymph node can itself become infected. This is called cervical lymphadenitis and it is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could there be a relation between my chronic hives and enlarged painless inguinal and cervical lymph nodes?

Could there be a relation between my chronic hives and enlarged painless inguinal and cervical lymph nodes?

Yes: Yes, there could be a relationship between these symptoms. I would suggest visiting a physician and getting a full history and physical examination. Best wishes. ...Read more