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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

A number of things: Infections, malignancy, and autoimmune diseases can all cause swollen lymph nodes in the lungs. ...Read more

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

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

Maybe: 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. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes , runny nose , frequent cough , and high fever and weeze noise In lungs , what could this be?

I have swollen lymph nodes , runny nose , frequent cough , and high fever and weeze noise In lungs , what could this be?

Probably cold or flu: Probably just a bad cold or flu. But with "high fever" you need to contact your doctor. Maybe s/he will want to examine you to check for bronchitis or pneumonia that might need an antibiotic. If chills, shortess of breath, if you cough up any blood, or if you have other lung disease like asthma, do it now, even though it's Sunday pm. Otherwise it should be safe to wait until tomorrow. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?

I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?

Mgt/workup: This is in the differential of possible causes, and a biopsy may be performed so that your physician will have more information, before making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan and the doctor said i have swollen lymph nodes in my lungs, pancreas and breast. what can cause that?

I had a CT scan and the doctor said i have swollen lymph nodes in my lungs, pancreas and breast. what can cause that?

Possible Lymphoma: Multiple area of enlarged lymph nodes may be related to lymphoma which a malignancy of the lymph glands or could be a spread of a malignancy from a primary source. A proper physical exam and biopsy usually will come up with the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Child with visible blue veins on legs,chest and feet,pale,dark eye circles,swollen lymph nodes,inflammation on heart,lungs and GI tract,tired,asthma?

Child with visible blue veins on legs,chest and feet,pale,dark eye circles,swollen lymph nodes,inflammation on heart,lungs and GI tract,tired,asthma?

Have your child seen: By their pediatrician right away. You don't say the child's age, but something serious sounds likely. I hope it's not serious. ...Read more

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Been on two rounds of antibiotics have ear aches in both ears and severe headaches the right side of my neck has swollen lymph nodes and is very tight lung congestion and very sore eyes and pain in my head I don't know what to do?

Been on two rounds of antibiotics have ear aches in both ears and severe headaches the right side of my neck has swollen lymph nodes and is very tight lung congestion and very sore eyes and pain in my head I don't know what to do?

Allergic diathesis: It appear that you have multiple respiratory system involvement. This may be due to allergies involving your sinuses,ears, lungs and eyes. See an allergist for evaluation and treatment. If that isn't possible see an ear nose and throat doctor knowledgeable in allergies ...Read more

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Please dr. Does the lymph nodes swell after lung cancer surgery(stage 2 of non small cell)?

Please dr. Does the lymph nodes swell after lung cancer surgery(stage 2 of non small cell)?

They might: They might swell after surgery or they may have been swollen before the surgery. Do you mean the chest lymph nodes or any superficial ones? They may also swell with infection. Make sure you mention this to your doctor! ...Read more

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