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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
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
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
Can HIV symptoms show up 48 hours after infection? Had sex and now have swollen lymph nodes in chest.
MRI showed several swollen lymph nodes along chest bone and trachea. should I be concerned. Dr is ordering CT of chest now.
Possibly: Reason for ordering an MRI of chest. The presence of several lymph nodes suggests more than a localized process. Nodes along the chest bone represent internal mammary nodes which usually drain tumor cells from medial breast. When para tracheal nodes are added if significant should suggest possible lymphoma. PET/CAT would show other sites of possible nodal involvememt. Bx necessary for dx. ...Read more
I had protective sex on dec 29 now i feel bloated and I have strained diarrhea and one swollen lymph node and chest congestion no other symptoms?
I had protective sex on december 29 i feel gassy bloated strained diarrhea with one swollen lymph node and chest congestion that's all?
No swollen lymph nodes per dr. Normal chest xray 1 month. Normal bloodwork 1 month. No appetite for a month, lost 10lbs. Appetite is back, maintaining weight, haven't gained any. Still scared lymphoma?
Hello Dr, I'm a 31 year old male, swollen lymph node on left chest, discomfort/tingling under left rib cage, fatigue, stomach fullness, sore throats, neck pain/swollen, tender left armpit area, recurring flu symptoms, low vit D. What to investigate?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and let him/her decide on the course of investigation.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Everytime I get white tongue cause either by GERD or thrush I notice I get swollen lymph nodes on the side of chest that is sore ,is that GERD related?
Need more details: White coat on tongue is not always thrush. Do you smoke? Are you sick? How do you know it is thrush? If it is thrush, you need to explore the reason for it. You need to spend some time with your DR. If your Dr fails to provide satisfaction, request a consult with a Dr of internal medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, choking on food , swollen lymph node in neck and chest , feeling of something in throat , (needing to clear) tiredness and asthma symptoms?
Check with your doc: This needs to be checked by your doc. Asap. ...Read more
Could hormonal changes in a woman cause a swollen lymph node in left side of chest (above breast, below collar bone) for 2 days now? No fever yet.
NO: This should not be related to a hormonal problem. Usually when a lymph node (if that is what it is) enlarges as a response to infection or inflammation of which there can be many causes. It may not be a lymph node. It could be a cyst or an early abcess. If it persists, it needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
Lymphadenopathy: Yes, they can if abnormally enlarged called hilar lymphadenopathy. ...Read more
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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