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Is there such a thing as swollen lymph nodes on the heart?

Is there such a thing as swollen lymph nodes on the heart?

Yes: We often see lymph nodes in the region of the heart on CT scans. However, this is considered abnormal. We would need to know all your history to help determine why you have them. ...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


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Can heart burn cause swollen lymph nodes or problems with your throat?

Can heart burn cause swollen lymph nodes or problems with your throat?

No and yes: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or acid reflux that affects the upper throat, usually causes throat clearing, thick mucus in the throat, hoarseness, cough, and sensation of a "lump" in the throat. Exam by an ENT is necessary to rule out anything more serious if the symptoms persist for more than a few weeks. Acid reflux does not cause swollen lymph nodes. I would look into other causes if nodes are big. ...Read more

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For 6 months: total loss of appetite, swollen lymph nodes, rapid heart beat (110 avg), severe shortness of breath, fatigue. Help. Feeling like death. ?

For 6 months: total loss of appetite, swollen lymph nodes, rapid heart beat (110 avg), severe shortness of breath, fatigue. Help. Feeling like death. ?

I am very sick: Please understand the limits of internet medicine. You are describing significant symptoms. If your physicians are finding that you have no obvious diagnoses it is time for a second opinion or to go to your family physician and to ask what and when you will understand what is wrong with you. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulders feel very warm, increased heart rate, right thyroid feel enlarged, no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, sweaty hands?

Neck and shoulders feel very warm, increased heart rate, right thyroid feel enlarged, no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, sweaty hands?

Some thoughts: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and overactive thyroid due to irritation (or even rarely Tumor) of the thyroid can certainly increase metabolism. Would be easily checked with a regular doctor appointment, but overactive thyroid is quite harsh on the system and shouldn't be let go for days. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes near small intestine?

Swollen lymph nodes near small intestine?

Need more info: You obviously have seen a doctor and had a CT scan. There are too many causes of enlarged abdominal lymph nodes to be of able to provide a meaningful opinion without more information. Please discuss it with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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I'm sixteen and have had swollen lymph nodes near my jaw swell up ever once and a while. It's been doing this since august after i got hit in the head

I'm sixteen and have had swollen lymph nodes near my jaw swell up ever once and a while. It's been doing this since august after i got hit in the head

Many options: With the history of trauma, perhaps you need to have a dental exam. Are the nodes present on both sides of your jaw? Regardless, you need a careful exam to determine what is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?

Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?

LAD DDx: The differential diagnosis (DDx) for lymphadenopathy is broad: Lymphadenopathy (LAD) A-Z DDx -- see Table 3 -- http://www.matheny.info/files/Habermann_Mayo_Clin_Proc_2000_75_723.pdf ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw. Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?

Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw.  Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?

Seek care now: It is best to be seen soon in situations like this. This could be an infection that requires antibiotics and it is best to get it diagnosed soon. Your primary care physician or other general practitioner should be able to get the right diagnosis. All the best, ariel. ...Read more

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I have hard swollen lymph nodes under both eyes tubular going down to cheeks and a larger semi hard circular swelling, it's like this for 2-3 weeks?

I have hard swollen lymph nodes under both eyes  tubular going down to cheeks and a larger semi hard circular swelling, it's  like this for 2-3 weeks?

Need to get medical: You should get a medical examination. it could be peri-orbital edema(painless collection of fluid). This can be a symptom of Fluid retention in several different medical conditions affecting the kidneys and or heart failure. Do you have any other symptoms or change in urination or difficulty in breathing? A medical exam is the best solution unless these go away within 1-2 days. ...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

Dr. John Comisi
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more