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Swollen Lymph Nodes Near 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
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
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
Neck and shoulders feel very warm, increased heart rate, right thyroid feel enlarged, no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, sweaty hands?
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
Child with visible blue veins on legs, chest and feet, pale,dark eye circles, swollen lymph nodes, inflammation on heart, lungs and GI tract, tired,asthma?
Have your child seen: By their pediatrician right away. You don't say the child's age, but something serious sounds likely. I hope it's not serious. ...Read more
I'm sixteen and have had swollen lymph nodes near my jaw swell up ever once in 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
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
Depends: The treatment would depend upon the diagnosis. The best route of action is to speak with your physician. If the nodes are only slightly enlarged then monitoring may be the best option; if they are large and accessible then biopsy may be the way to go. In addition, any work-up will also depend upon how long the nodes have bee there. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor to have it evaluated. Many possible causes. ...Read more
Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more
Persistence: When nodes in lymph node bearing areas such as neck, axilla and groin are non tender, firm and persist at least at 1 cm. size, exam of neck, and chest well should be performed to rule out existing primary ie. thyroid, breast Ca or skin malignancies. If the nodes progress in size and number with no primary identified one should consider bx for lymphoma. ...Read more
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No: There are always reasons for swollen lymph nodes. Some reasons are known, and others are not. Just because we don't yet know the reason, it does not mean the swollen lymph node occurred without any cause. Some causes are injury, injection, inflammation, autoimmune disease, cancer... ...Read more
Many things: Many causes for enlarged nodes, both malignant and not. You need to see a doc for a good physical exam and maybe additional tests. Do it asap. Best to you. ...Read more
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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
Get it evaluated: It means that it absolutely needs to be evaluated to determine the cause. That includes, blood tests, scans and a possible biopsy of a node. Do not delay. ...Read more
Prevent the cause: Usually swollen lymph is sign of either disease close by or disease of the lymph node itself. Please check it out. ...Read more
Occassionally: Sebaceous cysts arise in the skin as blackheads which then have capsular expansion and the development of the classic subcutaneous sebaceous cyst. Lymph nodes are the immune glands always found in proximity to major blood vessels like axillary, jugular or femoral vein. If a sebaceous cyst becomes infected because there is always a small opening at the skin level, infection could node swelling ...Read more
Armpit(Axilla): The lymph nodes are located inside your armpit. In order to feel for them you should raise your arm and place one hand on your head and use the fingers of the other hand to feel for any rounded ball(small) like structures between the flat of your fingers and the chest wall. Normal nodes are not palpable but enlarged ones(>1 cm) are suspect and will require a visit with your doctor. ...Read more
Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated. ...Read more
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