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I have a swollen occipital lymph node && I am breast feeding, should I stop until whatever my problem is, is under control?

I have a swollen occipital lymph node && I am breast feeding, should I stop until whatever my problem is, is under control?

Breastfeeding and ad: Having a swollen node in the occipital area, lymphadenitis is not a contra-indication to breastfeeding. If you have other symptoms that indicates a severe infection, or you are placed on an antibiotic that is unsafe for the baby and you have consulted with your physician, you may want to pump and dump. You should resume breastfeeding asap, meaning as soon as you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I have a terrible sore throat with swollen glands. What can help relieve the pain? I am a breast feeding mother.

I have a terrible sore throat with swollen glands. What can help relieve the pain? I am a breast feeding mother.

Sore throat: First of all, consult your primary care doctor to rule out a strep throat because you will need an antibiotic for it. If it turns out that you just have a viral infection, you may be able to take Acetaminophen preferably and gargle with warm salt water every 4 hours. Practise frequent handwashing to protect your baby from getting your infection. ...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.

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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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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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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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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Side of breast pain, could it be from swollen lymph nodes?

Could be: It is hard to tell based on description alone. Please see your physician for breast examination. A lymph node can be felt on exam if it is big enough or seen on ultrasound and/or mammogram. ...Read more

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Can a X-ray or a mammogram detect swollen lymph nodes around breast areas?

Can a X-ray or a mammogram detect swollen lymph nodes around breast areas?

Enlarged Lymph Nodes: Both can, but not necessarily. If you feel an enlarged lymph node, point it out to your doctor, ultrasound then is indicated, followed by ultrasound guided biopsy. ...Read more

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The difference between fibrous breast and swollen lymph nodes?

The difference between fibrous breast and swollen lymph nodes?

Big: Fibrous breast describes the consistency of the breast tissue which is made up mostly of fat. Swollen lymph nodes are lumpy and usually present at or close to an area where cancerous cell, inflammation or infection is present. The lumpy tissue in the breasts is unlikely to be from enlarged lymph nodes especially in the absence of nodes at the armpits or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What does swollen lymph nodes on right breast on mammogram mean?

What does swollen lymph nodes on right breast on mammogram mean?

There are: numerous causes of adenopathy, in most cases related to inflammation/infection. However, occult breast cancer or other malignancy are also possibilities. Your doctor needs to evaluate you for the cause of the adenopathy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a benign tumor in breast to cause swollen lymph nodes ?

Is it possible for a benign tumor in breast to cause swollen lymph nodes ?

Post-Biopsy: Benign breast tumors cannot "spread" outside the breast, so they will not cause lymph node enlargement. However, if one has a breast biopsy, the inflammation caused by the biopsy can temporarily enlarge some lymph nodes. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more