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What Is A Nodule And A Swollen Lymph Node Mean In Your Lungs
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
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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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
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
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
What could cause a lump 2" or so below clavicle in middle of chest, slightly swollen lymph node on bottom left side of neck, and GI issues?
Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.
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
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
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
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
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
What could a swollen lymph node that is also very sore mean? I woke up the other morning with a lymph node under my left armpit that was sore n larger
Lymphadenitis: Probably is lymphadenitis so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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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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
I have a small nodule in the groin area that my gyn says is a sebaceous cyst. Is it possible it's a misdiagnosed swollen lymph node? He'd know, right?
Observation: You should be observe and if the node become larger they should biopsy the node to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
My 5yo son has swollen lymph node, and enlarged tonsil with a nodule on it. Not red or sore, no white spots, lots of snoring. What could this be?
See your doctor: May be all viral but you should take him to the doctor for exam and evaluation ...Read more
Nodule seen on xray but not ct. Pain in exact spot of nodule upon palpation. Lump immobile non tender. Swollen lymph nodes? Wouldn't it show in ct?
Possibly ultrasound: Lymph node of significant size (5-10 mm) should show on ct particularly with intravenous contrast injection. It sounds like nodule is under skin. Ultrasound by scanning directly over location of nodule is often better at localizing subcutaneous nodules and discerning characterization, such as vascular, cystic, or solid. Us has also been used for guided biopsy. ...Read more
Depends on location: 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
Maybe: Has this been seen by the pediatrician? Cannot give helpful info without knowing more about the lymph node, age of baby, how it first arose, etc. Need help before could help you more. ...Read more
Evaluation is key: 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
Most folks have them: Especially as a teen, you can almost certainly find at least one palpable lymph node in your neck. I've got five today. They come and go. They're about as firm as the muscle that moves your thumb. They're generally freely movable. They're your friends. If they indicate disease, they are clearly abnormal. Keep learning about your body -- there are still surprises waiting. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on why the lymph node is swollen. Enlargement can be from the body's reaction to infection or inflammation, sometimes an abscess can form inside a lymph node. Cancer can also spread through lymph nodes. Typically, unless the lymph node is biopsied the exact cause of the enlargement is not 100% certain. Remember, it is normal to have enlarged lymph nodes from time to time. ...Read more
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