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Doctor insights on: Right Lung Mass Within Mediastinal Lymph Nodes With Bone Lesion

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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it.  Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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My granpa is diagnosed with a enhncing mass in left lung which is 8 CM in dia. And 7cm in length and is spreading toward liver n lymph nodes. Pls help?

My granpa is diagnosed with a enhncing mass in left lung which is 8 CM in dia. And 7cm in length and is spreading toward liver n lymph nodes. Pls help?

May be malignant: Lung masses, especially when associated with spread to lymph nodes, is almost definitely malignant (and serious). He needs an immediate consult with a pulmonologist (lung doctor) and/or oncologist. I biopsy needs to be done, and the treatment based on the results. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my 12 year old son has lymph nodes on his right lung. What causes this?

Need help docs! my 12 year old son has lymph nodes on his right lung. What causes this?

Many causes: Many conditions may cause an enlargement of lymph nodes. Infection, inflammation, chronic disease and malignancy are some possibilities. A TB test can be placed to screen for TB and a cbc, with a differential can be ordered by your physician. Prmg peds can review medical records/xrays faxed to 858 259 9689. ...Read more

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9mm nodule found in my right lung, 2mm found in left not there last year.Smoker. Other nodule scattered left subpectoral lymph nodes.What next step.

9mm nodule found in my right lung, 2mm found in  left not there last year.Smoker. Other nodule scattered left subpectoral lymph nodes.What next step.

Needs to monitor: For someone with smoking history, a 9 mm nodule needs to be worked up. You can either biopsy it or follow up with a repeat ct in 3 months. The concern for these nodule is cancer, so please follow up on it. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph nodes on my neck and parotiditis, now they found a mass in my lung and half is not working?

I have had swollen lymph nodes on my neck and parotiditis, now they found a mass in my lung and half is not working?

Maybe sarcoidosis?: ..Usually a benign condition, but can cause lung or other organ scarring in a small % of patients. It also sounds like you have a doctor, and for the complex situation you describe, you are better off asking questions of docs who know your history, than trying to figure it out online. I tell my patients, use information from the internet to get the questions to ask your doc, not the answers. ...Read more

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I feels lumps in my chest near my collar bone and I was wondering if it could be lymph nodes?

I feels lumps in my chest near my collar bone and I was wondering if it could be lymph nodes?

LUMPS IN CHEST: IS THIS A NEW PROBLEM FOR YOU. OR HAVE YOU HAD IT FOR WEEKS OR MONTHS? SEE YOUR PCP WHO MIGHT GIVE YOU A GOOD EXAMINATION AND PERHAPS ORDER SOME X-RAYS. DONT WAIT . . . BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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My sister is 54 has been diagnosed with bone marrow edema? Lymph nodes enlarged in chest. Been referred to orthopedics. What dr best for lymph nodes?

My sister is 54 has been diagnosed with bone marrow edema? Lymph nodes enlarged in chest. Been referred to orthopedics. What dr best for lymph nodes?

Need correct terms: Your terms used are not correct or edema or the use of orthopedic doc are not making sense. Need verifications of actual written diagnosis for us to help you in the best. Take care. ...Read more

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Doc found a painless mass on my thyroid - what could this mean? I also have painful lymph nodes in chest, head, groin areas. Please advise. Thank you.

Doc found a painless mass on my thyroid - what could this mean? I also have painful lymph nodes in chest, head, groin areas. Please advise. Thank you.

Thyroid: This is difficult to answer without a more thorough exam and studies. The thyroid mass is likley a nodule. Whether it is benign or not, I cannot say. The lymph nodes should be examined and followed and if needed, biopsied. Sorry I cannot give more information without examination and workup. ...Read more

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Mild pain in bones of chest and under nipple, no swollen thing was found. What can cause this? I have some lymph nodes 1side of neck under 1cm.

Mild pain in bones of chest and under nipple, no swollen thing was found. What can cause this?
I have some lymph nodes 1side of neck under 1cm.

The lymph node isn't: -a Sentinel not for breast cancer axillary nodes R. As long as your breast xam is normal, the pain can B from underlying costochondral junction pain. This would B sore 2 deep palpation on the bone as U describe. Can B from unrealized trauma which can B mild. NSAIDS if you can take them. Also not many males have Md breast xams so go 2 a surgeon for evaluation for peace of mind. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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