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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Enlarged Chest Lymph Nodes (Overview)

Enlarged chest 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, or immune system diseases.


Dr. Milroy Samuel
7 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Chest Lymph Nodes (Overview)

Enlarged chest 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, or immune system diseases.


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Lymph nodes in the middle of my chest mean high chance of cancer?

Lymph nodes in the middle of my chest mean high chance of cancer?

Perhaps: Abnormal lymph nodes anywhere in the body can be related to cancer. Visit your primary care physician or a medical oncologist to find out more. You might need a ct scan or a biopsy. ...Read more

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What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

Varies: In most cases you would feel nothing. It is only when the nodes are significantly enlarged and cause pressure on other areas of the chest that symptoms occur. Symptoms could result in pressure, cough or pain. ...Read more

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My son had enlarged lymph nodes in his chest what should our concerns be waiting on a cat scan?

My son had enlarged lymph nodes in his chest  what should our concerns be waiting on a cat scan?

First concern : Comes to everyone's mind is always cancer! that is why further diagnostic tests/ imaging are being done to help make a diagnosis and be more conclusive. Just wait for the results and hear from your doctor. Technology is far too advanced now, lots of treatment options are now available more than ever! good luck. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in my chest ranging from 12.9-16.3mm, and what size should I be concerned or get a biopsy.

Not now: A ln must get to be 2 cm (20 mm) to be considered enlarged. Based on your medication list you are being treated for infection. Ln "enlarge" as part of the healthy response to infection. No concern here. ...Read more

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Is 11mm enlarged chest lymph nodes dangerous, what is the cause of it ?

Is 11mm enlarged chest lymph nodes dangerous, what is the cause of it ?

Needs follow up: It may or not be a reason for concern, but needs follow up by your doctor. Lymph nodes enlarge to help us fight off infection. A persistent lymph node larger than one cm probably needs a biopsy or at least close follow up. ...Read more

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Have left side pain under ribs/abdo & in front of hip/ovary. Side pain worse when i bend over. Ct scan shows nothing but one enlarged chest lymph node?

Have left side pain under ribs/abdo & in front of hip/ovary. Side pain worse when i bend over. Ct scan shows nothing but one enlarged chest lymph node?

Non-specific: The description you give is too vague to make any immediate diagnosis from. You need to continue seeing the doctor and having this evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have any chest lymph nodes, are they palpable?

How can I know if I have any chest lymph nodes, are they palpable?

Lymphadenopathy: This depends upon where the nodes are located. If they are superficial, in the axillae or the supraclavicular area they are easily palpated, but nodes in the mediastinum must be detected using imaging studies. ...Read more

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Hello doctors. Can a biopsy of chest lymph nodes cause a collapsed lung?

Hello doctors. Can a biopsy of chest lymph nodes cause a collapsed lung?

Yes: Yes. Biopsy of certain chest lymph nodes can cause a collapsed lung. The risk is small though if procedure performed properly. ...Read more

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Hubby had MRI and CT. Both sides chest have enlarged lymph nodes.will have biopsy soon. should I worry. dipped snuff for years. No breathing problems.

Hubby had MRI and CT. Both sides chest have enlarged lymph nodes.will have biopsy soon. should I worry. dipped snuff for years. No breathing problems.

Lymph nodes: PET scan could give information about whether or not the masses are malignant. Good idea to have tissue to look at if suspicious. ...Read more

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What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

Varies: In most cases you would feel nothing. It is only when the nodes are significantly enlarged and cause pressure on other areas of the chest that symptoms occur. Symptoms could result in pressure, cough or pain. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in my chest ranging from 12.9-16.3mm, and what size should I be concerned or get a biopsy.

Not now: A ln must get to be 2 cm (20 mm) to be considered enlarged. Based on your medication list you are being treated for infection. Ln "enlarge" as part of the healthy response to infection. No concern here. ...Read more

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Do enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes show up on a chest X-ray?

Unlikely: While possible in a slim patient with a Very enlarged supraclavicular node, normally the chest x-ray would look unremarkable and you'd need a chest CT to identify this finding. ...Read more

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My son had enlarged lymph nodes in his chest what should our concerns be waiting on a cat scan?

First concern : Comes to everyone's mind is always cancer! that is why further diagnostic tests/ imaging are being done to help make a diagnosis and be more conclusive. Just wait for the results and hear from your doctor. Technology is far too advanced now, lots of treatment options are now available more than ever! good luck. ...Read more

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I have very enlarged lymph nodes in my chest, also have been sweating to where im drenched in the morning when i wake up. Should i be worried?

I have very enlarged lymph nodes in my chest, also have been sweating to where im drenched in the morning when i wake up. Should i be worried?

Where in your: Chet are the "lymph nodes"? You should go to an urgent care or private doctor tell them your story and have them examine you. Adenopathy (nodes), sweats, fever, weight loss can be signs of lymphoma at any age. ...Read more

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My sister is 54 has been diagnosed with bone marrow edema? Lymph nodes enlarged in chest. Been referred to orthopedics. What dr best for lymph nodes?

My sister is 54 has been diagnosed with bone marrow edema? Lymph nodes enlarged in chest. Been referred to orthopedics. What dr best for lymph nodes?

Need correct terms: Your terms used are not correct or edema or the use of orthopedic doc are not making sense. Need verifications of actual written diagnosis for us to help you in the best. Take care. ...Read more

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