if chest lymph nodes swollen is it hard to breathe

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Chest pain with deep breath. Enlargd rght neck lymph node. Gingvitis. FEVER 37, Xrays ok,Blood tests ok. Swollen bone right chest. I work o heavy load?

Why the concern?

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Chest pain on deep inspiration only is almost certainly chest wall pain and is no concern. All young men have at least one enlarged neck lymph node. A temperature of 37C isn't a fever. Different people have different-shaped bones on their chests. Your dentist can advise you about your gum disease; I'd urge you simply to be grateful for good health and to continue enjoying your youth.
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Hard,untender,swollen lymph nodes(3 on right neck+4 on left,1 by each underarm).No fever,no night sweats.Lymphocytes normal,Chest X-ray results=Normal?

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How long you have been noticing the enlarged LNs? Do you have enlarged spleen or liver? most common cause for enlarged LNs is reaction to inflammation that drains to the LNs (In oral cavity in case of the enlarged neck LNs). I would recommend to watch the LNs since you experience no symptoms and initial workup is normal.
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Do swollen lymph nodes sometimes make it harder to breathe?

Potentially

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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.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

How do you treat swollen lymph nodes in neck and hard to swallow or breathe?

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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.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

It depends on size

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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.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Imaging studies

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They might, but interpretation might be difficult depending upon their size. CT scan would be much more valuable.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov answered:

Swollen lymph nodes in chest and lung nodule, Cancer? Reason to be scared?

Maybe

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Consult a specialist. May be anything from scarring through infection to cancer. You may need a biopsy or further tests such as a PET scan.
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Dr. Marianna Post answered:

Metallic taste, chest pain, swollen lymph nodes. What are these symptoms of?

Might be CA

Those might be symptoms of infection or cancer, you really need to see doctor and get checked ASAP.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Feeling painful and slightly swollen lymph nodes in chest area, please help?

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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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