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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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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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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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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 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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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 of the 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?

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 three swollen lymph nodes on my left inner thigh. They have been there april of 2011. I have chest pain and get sick about 4 times a month?

I have three swollen lymph nodes on my left inner thigh. They have been there  april of 2011. I have chest pain and  get  sick about 4 times a month?

Get a check up !: Do you have fever, sweats , weight loss, itching? Other symptoms or history? You need a good exam, lab tests, chest x-ray and possibly other tests . Soon. ...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

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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.

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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Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

Imaging studies: They might, but interpretation might be difficult depending upon their size. Ct scan would be much more valuable. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having chest pains. Had a CT scan done and they found i had two swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms becides the chest pain.?

Hi I've been having chest pains. Had a CT scan done and they found i had two swollen lymph nodes.  I have no other symptoms becides the chest pain.?

Quite a few causes: Chestwall itself, esophagus/stomache, lungs, heart, pancreas, and even liver problems can cause chest pain. In the young, more likely chestwall itself or reflux is causing pain. As we get older heart disease becomes more common cause of concern. Since u gave only limitted info, it is diiffult to tell what you have. Please repost a more specific question or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i had a CBC and chest xray in december and they were clear, should I be concerned of swollen lymph nodes in my neck? What could be causing them?

If i had a CBC and chest xray in december and they were clear, should I be concerned of swollen lymph nodes in my neck? What could be causing them?

Lymphadenopathy: Multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the neck can be residual of a viral illness but they should shrivel over time. In my experience this is more common in younger patients. In adults, if they don't recede or if they enlarge further a biopsy is often done to see what the pathology is. A normal CBC and chest xray isn't enough to rule out some diseases. Follow up with your md. ...Read more

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What causes lymph nodes to swell in the lung?

What causes lymph nodes to swell in the lung?

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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What causes abnormal lymph nodes near lungs?

Varies: If bilateral hilar consider sarcoidosis, others include lung infections like tb, lung tumors and metastatic cancer. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read more

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Hi I have sarcoidosis in my lungs and lymph nodes how common is it to spread and can I get any other illnesses from having sarcoidosis?

Hi I have sarcoidosis in my lungs and lymph nodes how common is it to spread  and can I get any other illnesses from having sarcoidosis?

Get an eye exam: Sarcoidosis can produce an inflammation in the eyes called iritis or anterior uveitis. Signs of it would be found on an eye exam. As long as the sarcoidosis is active you need yearly eye exams. If one or both of your eyes gets red and painful with blurred vision see an ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read more