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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

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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Swollen lymph nodes in chest and lung nodule, cancer? Reason to be scared?

Swollen lymph nodes in chest and lung nodule, cancer? Reason to be scared?

Maybe: Consult a specialist. May be anything from scarring through infection to cancer. You may need a biopsy or further tests such as a pet scan. ...Read more

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What does a real sudden sharp pain in your lung be? Also swollen lymph node?

What does a real sudden sharp pain in your lung be? Also swollen lymph node?

See a doctor: Not sure what you mean by pain in your lung.
Do you mean chest pain? Does it hurt when you take a deep breath or cough? And where is the swollen lymph node? Are you a smoker? What kind of activity, occupation, etc?
You should see a doctor (internist or family practitioner) for a good check-up. ...Read more

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I've got a lump what I assume is a swollen lymph node left side. I generally feel unwell, achey and pain in right chest and armpit?

Depends: General lymph node enlargement without other symptoms is difficult to diagnose. I would get checked out so that someone could perform the full exam. ...Read more

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If you have a large swollen lymph node above clavicle will it show up on chest x ray?

If you have a large swollen lymph node above clavicle will it show up on chest x ray?

No: Xrays are not very good for looking at lymph nodes outside of the chest. A ct (computerized tomography scan) has a much higher sensitivity for looking at lymph nodes inside and outside of your chest. ...Read more

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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age I worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...Read more

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Husband has swollen lymph node on left side neck. You can feel and see it. Recent flu diagnosis and eye staph. Doc ordered chest xray. What is it?

Husband has swollen lymph node on left side neck. You can feel and see it. Recent flu diagnosis and eye staph. Doc ordered chest xray. What is it?

Likely inflammatory: This is likely a inflammatory lymph node related to his recent illness. This should be checked out by your md. If multiple lymph nodes they may want to do a ultrasound or ct to look at lymph nodes. Less likely a biopsy could be preformed. ...Read more

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Does having a swollen lymph node mean you have cancer?

Does having a swollen lymph node mean you have cancer?

No: The most common reason for a swollen lymph node is infection, like a sore throat with swollen, tender glands in the neck. One general rule is that if the lymph node is tender, it usually isn't cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

Inflammation.: Lymph nodes are filters for fluid and debris coming from nearby body parts that is collected via lymphatic ducts. They are filled with immune system cells, lymphocytes and react to various processes from minor infections, irritations like rashes, up to serious malignancies. When the node enlarges, the immune system is dealing with one of these processes. Most of the time, it's something minor. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a swollen lymph node on the neck mean?

How will I know what does a swollen lymph node on the neck mean?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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If a swollen lymph node is painful, does that mean it isn't cancer?

If a swollen lymph node is painful, does that mean it isn't cancer?

Not necessarily: Most swollen lymph nodes are not cancerous, they are reactive or inflammatory. By that fact most lymph nodes that are tender will be benign. Unfortunately, a small percentage will still be malignant. If you are worried please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a swollen lymph node on your collar bone mean?

What does a swollen lymph node on your collar bone mean?

Most likely...: It means that your body is fighting off an infection. If it doesn't resolve, continues to grow, or becomes painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan of my neck bc of a swollen lymph node for over a month. They said the result is benign. What does this mean and should I still worry?

I had a CT scan of my neck bc of a swollen lymph node for over a month. They said the result is benign. What does this mean and should I still worry?

Has it resolved?: Many characteristics of lymph nodes can help separate benign from malignant on ct. Size is one, but configuration or shape is another.

The best way to know something as benign is for it to resolve on its own.

If you still have this swollen lymph node, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My swollen lymph node in my neck is not painful. Does that mean a more serious problem?

How big?: A cancerous lymph node is obviously abnormal. Almost all other nodes are your friends. If you are advised to leave it alone, do so. There is no explaining why different people get big nodes in different places. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared does it always mean something's wrong? Will I die? I feel fine

Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared does it always mean something's wrong? Will I die? I feel fine

No: We all have lymph nodes and sometimes they will swell. The lymph nodes are part of your natural defense. They help remove infections and other substances from your body. They can swell in response to infection, or cancer, or nonspecific inflammation. I suspect yours is from a viral infection. Your physician can help clarify this for you. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph node under jaw and 2 others on my neck that are smaller, also have a bad cold, doctor said it mean my immune system is working well?

Have swollen lymph node under jaw and 2 others on my neck that are smaller, also have a bad cold, doctor said it mean my immune system is working well?

Likely: If the lymph node enlargement is due to infection, these will subside. If the nodes become larger or additional nodes become larger, it would be prudent to address the issue with your doctor again.
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Practice safe sex.
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Who can I see about getting a biopsy done on my swollen lymph node I've had for over a year? Ultrasound only showed "benign appearing nodule"

ENT: If your lymph node is in neck area. Was the Ultrasound you had done a "Thyroid US" or "Soft tissue neck" UltraSound. A "benign appearing nodule" report sounds like a Thyroid finding - in that case you can also see an Endocrinologist who performs FNA (fine needle aspiration). Check with your Family Doctor to see if a referral would be appropriate ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more