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If Chest Lymph Nodes Swollen Is It Hard To Breathe
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
I had septoplasty surgery in Oct 2014 which straighten my deviated septum &reduced my turbinates. It's May 2015 &my nose is swollen again, making it hard to breathe &causing mid chest discomfort with a little dry cough, what can I do?
Consult: an allergist since the problem is recurring and you could be tested for what you're allergic to and treated with effective medicines. Get well. ...Read more
I'm 18, woke up with chest pain, hard to breathe. Lower throat feels swollen, post nasal drip that hasn't stopped for years. Coughing. Cancer ??
Chest pain: There are several possible causes of your chest pain, but first would talk with your doctor and try and treat the post nasal drip. Other possibilities are gastroesophageal reflux or even a virus. At this time your symptoms are not representative of any malignancy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My lyphnodes are swollen but only on one side and at the base of my neck and are painful and I feel like I have a lump in my throat, hard to breathe?
It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections(tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But i would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm. ...Read more
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