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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Can hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

No, not likely

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This may be a coincidence; hypothyroidism doe snot do anything to the lymph nodes. Find some other reason for it.
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Dr. Philip A. Kern answered:

Could hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly

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A common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Your thyroid has some element of inflammation, and you may have an enlarged thyroid. Because of this inflammation, nearby swollen lymph nodes are common. If an ultrasound of the thyroid is done, they can look at these lymph nodes to make sure there is nothing suspicious about them.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

How quickly do lymph nodes enlarge w/NHL? Is it more rapid w/Hashi's & hypothyroid? How quickly do swollen nodes return to normal size after infection

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swollen lymph nodes related to ACUTE infection may last 1-2 weeks. if swollen lymph glands persists more than 3-4 weeks- needs to be evaluated further. In Hashimoto's -symptoms of hypothyroidism usually would be the most common presentation- not so much presented with swollen lymph glands. Swollen lymph gland in NHL will depend on the agressiveness of the NHL. in agressive NHL,it can be rapid.
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Dr. Sameer Gupta answered:

Do swollen lymph nodes itch?

Depends

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They can be painful or painless
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

What are swollen lymph nodes?

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Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph Nodes "taste" the lymph EVERYWHERE for bad stuff 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
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Are swollen lymph nodes visible?

Lymph nodes

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Not always. Imaging studies like CT scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable.
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Swollen lymph nodes in wide pipe?

Wind pipe, u mean?

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Enlarged nodes in the chest can be the result of many things, some more serious than others. Rather than speculating and giving you a mile long list, I would suggest you talk to the doc who ordered the scan and ask him/her about the implications of the scan and what to do next. Best to you.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Why do I have swollen Lymph nodes?

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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
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Do swollen lymph nodes come and go?

Sure

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Depends on the cause. Swollen nodes caused by infection or inflammation would be expected to go back to normal whereas those caused by cancer normally keep on growing (there are exceptions even to this, though). Moral of the story: unexplained enlargement of nodes should be evaluated by your doc. Best to you.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

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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. The Lymph Nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react
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