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I have pain on my lower left rib, when I try to feel the area, I think feel a very small and hard bump. Could this be a lymph node? What’d cause this?

I have pain on my lower left rib, when I try to feel the area, I think feel a very small and hard bump. Could this be a lymph node? What’d cause this?

Doubt it is a lymph: This may be from an old fracture. Or other injury. If hard it could be other type of bone. Rarely it is a tumor. Just get it checked out. ...Read more

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The last lower rib on my back, right side hurts. Constant dull to sharp pain. Seems to be getting worse over time. Is there a lymph node there, ideas?

The last lower rib on my back, right side hurts. Constant dull to sharp pain. Seems to be getting worse over time. Is there a lymph node there, ideas?

Rib pain: Often just a twisted rib and not serious but sometimes a warning of something deeper. See you doc if a hot bath with epson salts added doesn't clear it up. ...Read more

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Have pain to touch on left rib cage starting at bottom rib up to almost my arm pit. No injury. Doesn't bother me otherwise. Could this be lymph node?

Have pain to touch on left rib cage starting at bottom rib up to almost my arm pit. No injury. Doesn't bother me otherwise. Could this be lymph node?

No: This may represent a chest wall inflammation or infection. Get examined and get an xray. Additionally this may be a prodrome of shingles: watch for a blistering rash and seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can a fractured left eleventh rib close to the spine cause a retroperitoneal lymph node to swell?

Can a fractured left eleventh rib close to the spine cause a retroperitoneal lymph node to swell?

How: How was the rib fractured? Was it pathological? Or due to forced trauma? Lymph nodes increases in size due to infection, inflammation or cancers. If you have Any other symptoms besides the broken rib, voice your concerns with your doctor. They can perform other tests including blood work and/ or imagery studies such as a bone scan or pet scan ...Read more

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My two side of the ribs bbelow armpit is pain when I press. Is it problem with lung. Or lymph node. Pls advise

My two side of the ribs bbelow armpit is pain when I press. Is it problem with lung. Or lymph node. Pls advise

Unusual: No nodes in that area.
Nodes are far up in armpit- axillary area.
Sore ribs are common with certain exercizes, trauma, and coughing excessively.
There are many causes however, and if persists, evaluation is relevant to be sure no significant issue. ...Read more

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Sudden pain down rt side rib cage overnight last night. Woke up w pain. Still all day today. Lymph node behind rt ear swollen. Labs clean. No injury.

Sudden pain down rt side rib cage overnight last night. Woke up w pain. Still all day today. Lymph node behind rt ear swollen. Labs clean. No injury.

Possible muscle: Sounds like pain from muscles or bones. If short of breath or symptoms persist check with your doctor as it is important to exclude conditions like pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a small bump under my left rib cage. I went to my primary physician and he said it was most likely a lymph node but it's gotten bigger.?

Hello, I have a small bump under my left rib cage. I went to my primary physician and he said it was most likely a lymph node but it's gotten bigger.?

Biopsy the bump: Any bump, that grows should be looked at again. It this is a lymph node your doc may want to, biopsy it to send to, pathology for evaluation. While this is most likely benign, you sound nervous and this way you can find out for certain. ...Read more

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Feels like a lymph node between my ribs inside my breast on the right side. I've been having breast issues and systemic lymph node swelling. Is it tissue or something else?

Feels like a lymph node between my ribs inside my breast on the right side. I've been having breast issues and systemic lymph node swelling. Is it tissue or something else?

See your doctor: Your lump you feel between your ribs inside your breast could be a lymph node or something else. You have to get examined, perhaps the mass evaluated In pathology to be sure it is not related to breast or a benign growth tissue. Systemic, increased lymph nodes in number and size, Is concerning. NEEDS biopsy unless it is a common viral reaction. See your private MD for a professional opinion now. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause a palpable lymph node on the rib cage (specifically lower left rib cage)?

Can lung cancer cause a palpable lymph node on the rib cage (specifically lower left rib cage)?

Not a lymph node: There are no lymph nodes at the location you describe, so what you are referring to may be a soft tissue mass like lipoma lung cancer can spread to lymph nodes inside the chest or to those above the clavicle (collarbone) or in the armpit ...Read more

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6yr old having random pains under right rib, And looks like neck lymph node. He gets random pains in his joints, always gassy. Food sensitivity? Any ideas?

6yr old having random pains under right rib, And looks like neck lymph node. He gets random pains in his joints, always gassy. Food sensitivity? Any ideas?

Abdominal hernia?: Wonder if he has an abdominal hernia causing intermittent pain. As for the gas, the first thing comes to mind is lactose intolerance esp if he is black or Asian. However there are many potential causes including food sensitivity. ...Read more

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Have left side pain under ribs/abdo & in front of hip/ovary. Side pain worse when I bend over. Ct scan shows nothing but one enlarged chest lymph node?

Non-specific: The description you give is too vague to make any immediate diagnosis from. You need to continue seeing the doctor and having this evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Can you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Usually: No ons on chest, if mass it may be neurofibroma. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my chest that I can feel. It's feels hard and rubbery l. Could it be a lymph node?

I have a lump on my chest that I can feel. It's feels hard and rubbery l. Could it be a lymph node?

Depends upon: Location on your chest wall. Swollen lymph nodes on the upper chest wall can result from a breast condition, such as infection or cancer. Lymph nodes are not usually felt on the lower chest wall. If the lump is smooth and rubbery it could be a cyst or other benign tumor. Hard lumps with irregular shapes may be more serious. Best to have a doctor check it. ...Read more

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Cancerous Tumor on lymph node in Chest Grew from 25/35 to 26/37 over last 2months. Would this be Considered a Fairly Fast Growing Tumor?

Cancerous Tumor on lymph node in Chest Grew from 25/35 to 26/37 over last 2months. Would this be Considered a Fairly Fast Growing Tumor?

Why do you ask?: "Fairly fast growing tumor" is not a term used in medicine. Cancers are unpredictable and deadly. The change in size might be within the variability of the scan to read and it could be stable for now. Many chest cancers grow much faster. The key is to discuss the case with physicians you trust getting a consult if you feel you need one. ...Read more

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My left chest lymph node became noticeable swollen within one day, there is slight discomfort but no other symptoms other than the swelling itself?

My left chest lymph node became noticeable swollen within one day, there is slight discomfort but no other symptoms other than the swelling itself?

Infections and these: Lymph nodes help us fight infection. They enlarge when the immune system goes to work. If your lymph node doesn't get smaller in a week to ten days then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left Supclavical lymph node is swollen. 25 y/o female. 50lbs weightloss. Last NOV found reactive enlarged subhilar lymph node in my chest. Nightsweats?

Left Supclavical lymph node is swollen. 25 y/o female. 50lbs weightloss. Last NOV found reactive enlarged subhilar lymph node in my chest. Nightsweats?

Enlarged Lymph nodes: Weight loss and swollen mediastianal-supraclavicular lymph nodes will require a biopsy.
Enlarged lymph nodes inside the chest are usually suspected and diagnosed when tests such as a chest-ray or a CT scan are carried out during an illness such as fever for which no obvious cause is found (pyrexia of unknown origin). The patient may also have symptoms such as cough, diminished appetite or weight loss. In addition, the doctor may order certain blood tests to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes.
If along with enalarged lymph nodes in the chest there are lymph nodes in easily accessible areas such as the neck, under the armpits or groin doctors often get a needle sample from these (called fine needle aspiration cytology or FNAC) and send it to a pathologist.
For diagnosis of certain diseases, Lung, Ca, TB, aspergilosis,
lymphoma, the pathologist requires a large piece of the lymph node (biopsy). The biopsy may be carried out under local or general anaesthesia depending on the site of the enlarged nodes and patient and surgeon preference. In patients who only have enlarged lymph nodes in the chest but no nodes elsewhere that can be easily biopsied, the situation is slightly different. It may be possible to biopsy lymph nodes at some locations inside the chest under the guidance of a CT scan. The doctor pass a fine needle to the area of the enlarged lymph nodes under local anaesthesia as the area is being monitored on a CT scanner.
What are the advantages of a thoracoscopic lymph node biopsy?
• Ability to obtain adequate sample from lymph nodes under the magnified view
• Ability to remove even a single, small lymph node identified on the CT scan which may be difficult to biopsy under CT-guidance
• Less pain from the incisions after surgery
• Shorter hospital stay
• Shorter recovery time
• Faster return to work or normal activity
• Better cosmetic healing ...Read more

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I have a well defined ovoid hyperechoic focus with a central hyperechoic hilum in the left lateral chest wall? Lymph node measuring 9mm in diameter c

I have a well defined ovoid hyperechoic focus with a central hyperechoic hilum in the left lateral chest wall? Lymph node measuring 9mm in diameter c

Question? Diagnosis?: Not sure of your question, but I surmise you want a diagnosis (you want to know what this IS). Without symptoms & physical exam (pictures), it is impossible to know. Even knowing symptoms & appearance, sometimes the ultrasound is not definitive enough to give a diagnosis. See a surgeon for a biopsy; this may be a lipoma (benign fatty growth) or a lymphoma (benign or malignant, both types exist). ...Read more

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I been told I have2 enlarged lymph node in chest what could that be. They told me they are 2 centimeters and now I get very short of breath?

I been told I have2 enlarged lymph node in chest what could that be. They told me they are 2 centimeters and now I get very short of breath?

Several causes: To make this diagnosis we would need a complete history and physical exam. Do you smoke cigarettes for instance? I am sure you have seen a doctor. Don't be shy of asking him direct questions, that's his job.
There are several possible causes of your symptoms and you certainly deserve to know what it is in your case. ...Read more

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One enlarged supraclavicular lymph node after radiation to chest wall and neck?

One enlarged supraclavicular lymph node after radiation to chest wall and neck?

Bothersome!: You didn't note whether it was there before the radiation. If not, a fna (fine needle aspiration) needs to be done to see what's goig on. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've got a lump what I assume is a swollen lymph node left side. I generally feel unwell, achey and pain in right chest and armpit?

Depends: General lymph node enlargement without other symptoms is difficult to diagnose. I would get checked out so that someone could perform the full exam. ...Read more

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X ray of chest come back clear, lymph node swelling gone down but are still large but doctor still does not want to rule out lymphoma?

X ray of chest come back clear, lymph node swelling gone down but are still large but doctor still does not want to rule out lymphoma?

Need more info: Not enough information to answer your question. Many people have enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin, usually less than 1 cm, that are not malignant, but should be examined carefully, measured a few times, and biopsied if worrisome or enlarging. If your lymph nodes are very numerous or elsewhere, talk to doctor. Other blood tests could help find cause. ...Read more

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I have alot of breast pain on mammogram a large lymph node was found could that cause such pain I can't even touch my chest plus have chest pain?

I have alot of breast pain on mammogram a large lymph node was found could that cause such pain I can't even touch my chest plus have chest pain?

Biopsy and/or I&D: Hi. You need to go to a breast clinic. You may need a biopsy of the lymph node and any other suspicious mass. The pain may be an abscess, which would need to be incised and drained. The internet is no place for this problem. You need a hands on physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you have a large swollen lymph node above clavicle will it show up on chest x ray?

If you have a large swollen lymph node above clavicle will it show up on chest x ray?

No: Xrays are not very good for looking at lymph nodes outside of the chest. A ct (computerized tomography scan) has a much higher sensitivity for looking at lymph nodes inside and outside of your chest. ...Read more

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Stage 111 non small cell lung cancer. Had lobectomy, cancer in lymph node an chest wall. What are the symptoms when you get closer to death.?

Stage 111 non small cell lung cancer. Had lobectomy, cancer in lymph node an chest wall. What are the symptoms when you get closer to death.?

Wait to Worry: You should not be thinking about death unless your Cancer is growing or spreading (called Metastasis). Most people with growing cancer develop symptoms which will signal that you need to see your doctor for examination. A periodic check up by your doctor can reveal signs of tumor recurrence if there is one. So as long as you get checked periodically or when you have new symptoms, you are doing fine ...Read more

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What can be a calcified left hilarious lymph node? I have no history of TB histoplasmosis etc. I have hashimoto. I have chest pai. Can this be cancer

What can be a calcified left hilarious lymph node? I have no history of TB histoplasmosis etc. I have hashimoto. I have chest pai. Can this be cancer

Likely old TB: You may not be aware of the history of TB. Primary TB infection may be silent and only leave a calcified spot. If this is the only lesion in the lungs, it is not likely to be cancer. You may ask your doctor for a blood test for old TB like T-spot test. ...Read more

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If I have histo calcified spots on lymph node, spleen, and lungs and now have diarrehea, insomnia, pain in chest, do i/did I have disseminated histo?

If I have histo calcified spots on lymph node, spleen, and lungs and now have diarrehea, insomnia, pain in chest, do i/did I have disseminated histo?

Calcified spot: Calcified spot in spleen, lungs, are due to old granulomatosis diseases such as histoplasmosis. It is old and should be asymptomatic. When you got the infection you might had a week of cough, malaise and fever, and your body took care of it.
Now about your insomnia and diarrhea should be an acute food poisoning, or stomach flu, if goes beyond 2-3 days and you feel sick see pcp. ...Read more