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Doctor insights on: Swollen Lung Lymph Nodes

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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 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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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

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Hi I have sarcoidosis of the lungs and lymph nodes is it inevitable that you are going to die younger or can you live a long healthy life with it?

Hi I have sarcoidosis of the lungs and lymph nodes is it inevitable that you are going to die younger or can you live a long healthy life with it?

Not a death sentence: You can libe a long time you need appropriate evaluation and treatment. As you know there can be serious involvement internally but it doesn't sound like that's the case with you. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more