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Can MRI detect lymphadenopathy in chest or CT is the only option?

Can MRI detect lymphadenopathy in chest or CT is the only option?

Yes: MRI can easily detect differences in soft tissue structure so that lymph nodes are easily identified. CAT scan can show organ structures easily and the amount of radiation with the newer units is minimal. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have lymphadenopathy on chest x-ray?

What does it mean to have lymphadenopathy on chest x-ray?

Several causes: Lymphadenopathy can be due to both benign and malignant causes. Benign causes include sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and other disorders. Cancer or lymphoma can cause lymphadenopathy. This needs to be further evaluated by a physical examination, possibly a ct scan, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

Talk to your doctor: This is a potentially very severe situation. The adenopathy or hilar mass may be causing a post-obstructive pneumonia, or the hilar lesions and the pulmonary infiltrates may be part of a single entity such as sarcoidosis. This should be discussed at length with the doctor caring for you. ...Read more

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Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes?m 20 female.

Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes?m 20 female.

Infected node: Supraclavicular nodes are either primarily involved with infectious process derived from lung but ruled out by chest film. Occassional neoplastic spread to node can cause necrosis but more frequently enlarges. The Best approach is to biopsy node and culture the necrotic area. Cause if no malignancy present will be detemined by organism grown out. ...Read more

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Mom had CT chest after having bronchitis showed Mild mediastinal & left hilar lymphadenopathy, they did biopsy it was neg, no symptoms, why biopsy again?

Mom had CT chest after having bronchitis showed Mild mediastinal & left hilar lymphadenopathy, they did biopsy it was neg, no symptoms, why biopsy again?

Biopsy: I do not know when the initial biopsy was done. However, although the nodes may be negative on the initial biopsy if the hilar nodes remain swollen or are enlarging that may warrant another biopsy. ...Read more

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My Chest CT scan says leftward superior mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Neurologist was unconcerned but web search says otherwise. What should I do next?

My Chest CT scan says leftward superior mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Neurologist was unconcerned but web search says otherwise. What should I do next?

Adenopathy: See a pulmonary MD to have the CT images reviewed and they can tell you if you need any further evaluation or not. ...Read more

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Breast ultrasound report: 1. Fibrocystic changes in both breasts left > right. 2. Bilateral non-significant auxiliary lymphadenopathy. Significant?

Breast ultrasound report: 1. Fibrocystic changes in both breasts left > right. 2. Bilateral non-significant auxiliary lymphadenopathy. Significant?

Looks normal to me: Such changes are common and considered normal. But why did you have mammogram at this young age? I tis not recommended under 40 years unless you have a suspected problem. ...Read more

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History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill-defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy?

History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill-defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy?

Hope not: Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer can relapse 5 years or more after diagnosis. Your oncologist will decide based on your clinical picture and old x-rays if those lesions should be biopsied or followed up in a short interval. I truly hope it is nothing of concern. Best to you. ...Read more

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Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check

Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check

A few possibilities: Several things other than cancer can cause such abnormalities. Various infections and sarcoidosis come to mind. There's no way for a forum doctor to say anything more. The doctor(s) treating you or who did the bronchoscopy are the best to ask. ...Read more

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CT-Thorax extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with central caseation,tuberculous lymphadenopathy to consider skin test, blood cultural neg itisTB?

CT-Thorax extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with central caseation,tuberculous lymphadenopathy to consider skin test, blood cultural neg itisTB?

Common things common: In India, there is a high prevalence of TB. With those imaging findings, I would be very suspicious of that. Good your en route to getting a diagnosis and treatment. Of course, it could be other diseases, but TB would be at the top of my list. You are young and should be able to pull through this. Keep fighting! ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of lung cancer when CT scan shows pre-tracheal, subcarinal and right hilar lymphadenopathy. If cancer, is it stage 4 already?

What is the likelihood of lung cancer when CT scan shows pre-tracheal, subcarinal and right hilar lymphadenopathy. If cancer, is it stage 4 already?

Lung cancer: What did the CT show about the lungs and other organs?, That is usually the criteria for stage IV. Stage IV you have lung cancer in either more than 1 lung or lobe and another part of the body(liver, bone). Having cancer in lymph nodes can be stage II or III depending on size of the lung mass 3 cm. Biopsy would show cancer in lymph nodes, as they can also be enlarged due to inflammati ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic breast disease, bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy & fibroadenoma. Breast lump was present since puberty. Will danzole be safe to use?

I have fibrocystic breast disease, bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy & fibroadenoma. Breast lump was present since puberty. Will danzole be safe to use?

Depends: On your symptoms, remember fibrocystic changes in the breasts are "changes" not a disease, the fact you have axillary lymphadenopathy and fibro adenoma, means that you have been evaluated professionally, please don't self medicate, danazol is an impeded androgen and has its side effects, so kindly follow up with a breast specialist, have a 2nd or 3rd opinion, it's your right, good luck ...Read more

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What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

What do enlarged lymph nodes in the chest feel like?

Varies: In most cases you would feel nothing. It is only when the nodes are significantly enlarged and cause pressure on other areas of the chest that symptoms occur. Symptoms could result in pressure, cough or pain. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

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

Monitoring Centers: 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. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in my chest ranging from 12.9-16.3mm, and what size should I be concerned or get a biopsy.

I have enlarged lymph nodes in my chest ranging from 12.9-16.3mm, and what size should I be concerned or get a biopsy.

Not now: A ln must get to be 2 cm (20 mm) to be considered enlarged. Based on your medication list you are being treated for infection. Ln "enlarge" as part of the healthy response to infection. No concern here. ...Read more

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My son had enlarged lymph nodes in his chest what should our concerns be waiting on a cat scan?

First concern : Comes to everyone's mind is always cancer! That is why further diagnostic tests/ imaging are being done to help make a diagnosis and be more conclusive. Just wait for the results and hear from your doctor. Technology is far too advanced now, lots of treatment options are now available more than ever! Good luck. ...Read more

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I have very enlarged lymph nodes in my chest, also have been sweating to where im drenched in the morning when I wake up. Should i be worried?

I have very enlarged lymph nodes in my chest, also have been sweating to where im drenched in the morning when I wake up. Should i be worried?

Where in your: Chet are the "lymph nodes"? You should go to an urgent care or private doctor tell them your story and have them examine you. Adenopathy (nodes), sweats, fever, weight loss can be signs of lymphoma at any age. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in chest and now have pain behind left breast?

I have enlarged lymph nodes in chest and now have pain behind left breast?

Get an exam: Please go to a Family Doctor's office or clinic for an exam as soon as possible. Although your condition could be benign if it is something more serious like cancer the cure rate is very good with early diagnosis and treatment. After a complete history and physical exam more studies may be indicated. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in chest and a lung nodule?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in chest and a lung nodule?

Lung tumor: Chest or mediastinal lymph nodes associated with a lesion in the lung most often represent metastasis from a lung primary. This can further be defined by mediastinoscopy and lymph node biopsy or if in the proper position, thoracoscopy removing the lung nodule. A PET/CAT before any procedure will tell whether the nodes are malignant as whether the lung lesion is malignant. ...Read more

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My father has a swollen 4 to 5 cm mass in his chest, it is a soft mass, what can be the cause of this? He also has swollen lymph nodes in his neck.

Needs a medical chec: Any lump or growth in the body requires a medical check up in order to make sure that it is not a cancer. So I would advise you to get your father to go see his PCP for a medical check up and possibly some tests to define the nature of this mass. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph nodes on each side of my jaw for almost 2 years. I have had several chest xrays, blood tests which were normal. Should I worry?

Probably not: If these nodes are not larger than 1/4 inch and have not changed in 2 years, they are likely from scarring left over from an inflammation. Talk to your doctor next time you see him to address your concern. ...Read more

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Can enlarged lymph nodes in chest and lung nodules cause chest and back pain?

Can enlarged lymph nodes in chest and lung nodules cause chest and back pain?

Probably not: Many young people have enlarged nodes visible on x-ray and unless they are so big that they suggest serious pathology, we never look for the cause. Look for some other explanation for your chest and back pain. ...Read more