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If Chest Lymph Nodes Swollen Is It Hard To Breathe
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
Flu and swollen, painful lymph node on right side of neck. It hurts to swallow. How long will lymph node be swollen and causing so much pain?
Complicated: Depends on what else is going on, where the nodes are located, what they feel like on exam, how many and how large, whether they are painful or tender. Single large nodes which are hard to the touch and fixed to underlying tissue will be biopsied quickly. Multiple small, mildly tender nodes will generally be observed. Anything in between is a judgement call by the doctor. ...Read more
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
Cold sore on tongue caused a swollen lymph node under jaw. No longer painful but lymph node stayed and it wont go down. Is the lymph node a problem?
Not necessarily: You could watch and wait. If the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, you should see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have a small hard lump next to my jaw lymph node, it may be the node itself but it's hard and very mobile and hurts with pressure?
Lymph nodes.: How long has it been there? Can take up to 8 weeks for a reactive node to go away. Any recent cold? Longer than 8 weeks I would see a doctor. ...Read more
Is a persistently enlarged preauricular lymph node nothing to worry about since it's not on neck or above collar bone?
Lymph nodes: That are swollen always need to be evaluated by a physician. Once you have been seen and testing is negative then you can rest assured. Take care! ...Read more
Very enlarged lymph nodes in neck and upper back and collarbone and chest. Why is it hard to swallow? Feels like I have thick phlegm that wont go dwn
Right lymph node in neck throat swollen, nothing on left, don't feel sick at all just the lymph node, what could this be? Feel it swallowing & yawning
Uncertain: This could be a lot of reasons and it is not clear why this is enlarged. Consider a lot of medical reasons from infectious reasons to other. This is something you will need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more
My trachea (I think) hurts to touch it and when I swallow. Not like when I have swollen lymph nodes or strep. What could this be?
Time to see doctor: When having issues with neck and throat best to see doctor for exam. Very important area and you do not want to have any breathing issues ...Read more
Is it normal to feel small soft moveable axillary lymph nodes while nursing? Not sure if it's fat tissue or lymph nodes.
Left supraclavicular node palpable mobile and not very hard pea sz. Egd showed gastritis and esophagitis. Could this be why i can feel the lymph node?
Shoulder with armpit feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. Per my physician it's NOT swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?
Examination: If your doctor who examined you did not find a cause for your feeling of a "swelling" it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may wish to consult a different physician. ...Read more
Sometimes: Lymph nodes are commonly felt in the head and neck because they are not buried in fat or muscle like they are in the rest of the body. Skin irritation,bug bites,acne and or illness can cause transient swelling in nodes. They usually enlarge/shrink over a 3-6 wk cycle but may persist when the triggering problems remain. ...Read more
Not ususally: There are lymph nodes in various places and you generally have no reason to seek them out. Even the tonsils are lymph tissue. ...Read more
Sore throat and occasionally dry cough swollen lymph nodes not visible but you can feel them strep was negative what can it be ?
When taking antibiotics for swollen lymph nodes, is it normal to feel a little sore and tender where the node was?
Yes: The swelling of the lymph node stretches itts surrounding capsule. This stretch can cause pain in that node. Once the swelling goes down, there may be some residual soreness, but it should quickly resolve. ...Read more
Just woke up with what seems to be enlarged lymph node under left jaw. Not very movable, but soft. Not visabilly noticeable. Lymphoma? 26 yo f.
Not sure if have swollen lymph node armpit, but feels a bit large, sore. Had allergy shot in same arm this week near armpit. Will cause lymph to swell?
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