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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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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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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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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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What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

Enlargement of LN: It means that your body is reacting to something/ process that is going on within your body. Swollen lymph node/enlargement of lymph node can be caused by many different things- like infection ( viral, bacteria, fungal, paracytes etc), inflammation, trauma/iritation, autoimmune disease, malignancy etc. ...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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I have what feels like a swollen lymph node only in the right side of groin. It go down when i stop masterbating but when I do it to much it sweil does this mean that it's coming from to much trauma?

I have  what feels like a swollen lymph node only in the right side of groin. It go down when i stop masterbating but when I do it to much it sweil does this mean that it's coming from to much trauma?

Lymph gland?: Please check with a urologist. We know it's a bit embarassing but he or she will be able to assess the situation and give you a good answer and peace of mind. They deal with these issues daily. Peace and good health. ...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


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