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Do swollen lymph nodes sometimes make it harder to breathe?

Do swollen lymph nodes sometimes make it harder to breathe?

Potentially: Lymph nodes in the neck can make it hard to swallow or breath if severely enlarged. The tonsils are lymphatic tissue in the throat that are a cause of sleep apnea. The are also lymph nodes around the trachea than can caress the airways within the chest causing shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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How do you treat swollen lymph nodes in neck and hard to swallow or breathe?

How do you treat swollen lymph nodes in neck and hard to swallow or breathe?

You need a medical e: A medical examination is advised in order to find out the cause of enlarged nodes. It can be due to an infection or cancer. Your doctor can tell the cause and guide you as to what is best next step. It may require a biopsy unless it is due to infection for which antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on my neck, what could this be please help?

What to do if I have 2 hard swollen lymph nodes on my neck, what could this be please help?

MD visit: Hopefully is not serious but could be. You need a good physical exam. Your doc will decide if further workup (like scans or a biopsy) is needed. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have multiple swollen lymph nodes on the left side of my neck in the suncavicular area. It's been two months and they are hard and rubbery. Thoughts?

I have multiple swollen lymph nodes on the left side of my neck in the suncavicular area. It's been two months and they are hard and rubbery. Thoughts?

Evaluation: 2 months of lymph node swelling should be evaluated. It may not be cancer, but you may have some other chronic condition that needs evaluation -- ear issues, sinusitis, clogged salivary glands, etc. Lymphoma is relatively common in 20 year olds as well and might be considered. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and it's hard to swallow. What's wrong with me?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and it's hard to swallow. What's wrong with me?

Infection: could ne infectious mono if not relieved in the next couple weeks should see a n oncologist ...Read more

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Do swollen lymph nodes hurt? I have a marble sized bump on the back of my neck right above the hairline. It is also hard. What could it be?

Do swollen lymph nodes hurt? I have a marble sized bump on the back of my neck right above the hairline. It is also hard. What could it be?

Sometimes : Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious. Your doctor, after doing a history and physical exam can help you and recommend a specialist if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more