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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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Can enlarged lymph nodes in chest and lung nodules cause chest and back pain?

Can enlarged lymph nodes in chest and lung nodules cause chest and back pain?

Probably not: Many young people have enlarged nodes visible on x-ray and unless they are so big that they suggest serious pathology, we never look for the cause. Look for some other explanation for your chest and back pain. ...Read more

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Multiple enlarged axilla lymph nodes (largest is 2cm) normal chest xray.High Wbc. High absolute neutropolis.High lymphocytes. Lymphoma Cancer?

Multiple enlarged axilla lymph nodes (largest is 2cm) normal chest xray.High Wbc. High absolute neutropolis.High lymphocytes. Lymphoma Cancer?

Dont assume cancer: never make assumptions regarding cancer...you are right to be concerned and you should pursue further work-up...this will include a history and complete exam with possible further x-rays....the enlarged nodes could represent infection and not cancer...be prepared for biopsy to make final diagnosis ...Read more

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Lymph nodes neck & chest enlarged over last year, antibiotics x4, now pain under left rib cage/ shoulder on insp, dyspnea. Ct show splenic lesions?

Lymph nodes neck & chest enlarged over last year, antibiotics x4, now pain under left rib cage/ shoulder on insp, dyspnea.  Ct   show splenic lesions?

Biopsy: I would recommend getting a biopsy of one of the enlarged lymph nodes. Antibiotics may not help here. Further studies need to be done. Ask your physician what they are thinking... ...Read more

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Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?

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 more

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