Doctor insights on: Enlarged lymph node in chest
I been told I have2 enlarged lymph node in chest what could that be. They told me they are 2 centimeters and now I get very short of breath?
To make this diagnosis we would need a complete history and physical exam. Do you smoke cigarettes for instance? I am sure you have seen a doctor. Don't be shy of asking him direct questions, that's his job.
There are several possible causes of your symptoms and you certainly deserve to know what it is in your case. ...Read more
Get an exam: Please go to a Family Doctor's office or clinic for an exam as soon as possible. Although your condition could be benign if it is something more serious like cancer the cure rate is very good with early diagnosis and treatment. After a complete history and physical exam more studies may be indicated. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes in chest. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Swollen and painful joints. Puffy, swollen eyes. Headaches. What could be causing. This.
I have an enlarged lymph node in my chest that is causing pain. When I breathe I feel the pain. Was ill last week. Could this be left over from that?
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
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
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?
Why would I be prescribed delera for chest pains, fever, night sweats, joint pain, headaches, fatigue, and enlarged lymph nodes in thethe chest?
Left Supclavical lymph node is swollen. 25 y/o female. 50lbs weightloss. Last NOV found reactive enlarged subhilar lymph node in my chest. Nightsweats?
Enlarged Lymph nodes:
Weight loss and swollen mediastianal-supraclavicular lymph nodes will require a biopsy.
Enlarged lymph nodes inside the chest are usually suspected and diagnosed when tests such as a chest-ray or a CT scan are carried out during an illness such as fever for which no obvious cause is found (pyrexia of unknown origin). The patient may also have symptoms such as cough, diminished appetite or weight loss. In addition, the doctor may order certain blood tests to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes.
If along with enalarged lymph nodes in the chest there are lymph nodes in easily accessible areas such as the neck, under the armpits or groin doctors often get a needle sample from these (called fine needle aspiration cytology or FNAC) and send it to a pathologist.
For diagnosis of certain diseases, Lung, Ca, TB, aspergilosis,
lymphoma, the pathologist requires a large piece of the lymph node (biopsy). The biopsy may be carried out under local or general anaesthesia depending on the site of the enlarged nodes and patient and surgeon preference. In patients who only have enlarged lymph nodes in the chest but no nodes elsewhere that can be easily biopsied, the situation is slightly different. It may be possible to biopsy lymph nodes at some locations inside the chest under the guidance of a CT scan. The doctor pass a fine needle to the area of the enlarged lymph nodes under local anaesthesia as the area is being monitored on a CT scanner.
What are the advantages of a thoracoscopic lymph node biopsy?
• Ability to obtain adequate sample from lymph nodes under the magnified view
• Ability to remove even a single, small lymph node identified on the CT scan which may be difficult to biopsy under CT-guidance
• Less pain from the incisions after surgery
• Shorter hospital stay
• Shorter recovery time
• Faster return to work or normal activity
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Bothersome!: You didn't note whether it was there before the radiation. If not, a fna (fine needle aspiration) needs to be done to see what's goig on. Good luck! ...Read more
A CT of my chest showed an enlarged lymph node in the carina area. It measured 1.8 cm. What is the likelihood this could be a symptom of lung cancer?
I have an enlarged lymph node in right side of nech confirmed by ct scan doctor won't discuss anything until I do spinal ct in 2weeks. Its painful with pain going down my right chest and under armpit and right arm sometimes my chin and behind my ear?
Second opinion: This might be a good time to get a second medical opinion. ...Read more
Think I slightly inflamed my breast tissue from self-examining them too hard. Could this cause an enlarged lymph node in the area?
Maybe: Lymph nodes come and go and there's no explaining why. They're your friends. If the lymph node isn't obviously abnormal, ignore it and be thankful for good health. ...Read more
Found a small painful enlarged lymph node near my breast/under my armpit. Apart from things like cancer what else could it be?
Could lactose intolerance have any connection at all to a tender enlarged lymph node in the armpit/breast area? Just asking..
Lymph node: It is unlikely that lactose intolerance would be responsible for breast symptoms or an enlarged lymph node. Lactose intolerance is usually a GI problem. The node you are describing should be evaluated and examined by your doctor. ...Read more
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?
Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?
Infection vs tumor: Usually enlarged mediastinal and hilar nodes can represent granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis. In southwest coccidiodomycosis, in midwest brucellosis. Sometimes depends on age and immune system of individual. Most lymphomas either Hodgkins or Nonhodgkins can produce mediastinal and hilar nodes. Should seek physician for work up and therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer