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Swollen lymph node in the chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help yu
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   xxxx
User :   I am a healthy 21 year old female i get phenomia easy recently i went to the ER with chest pains it was phenomia
Doctor :   Do you mean Pneumonia?
User :   the thing is my white bood cells were abnormally high
Doctor :   ok
User :   the doctor told me i had a large mass on my chest that was cancer
Doctor :   Ok
User :   an hour later they tell me it is prob. an in larged limpnode and to come back a month later with my blood cell like there are is it more likly that it is cancer
Doctor :   ok
User :   so is it more likly that it is cancer?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   are you still typing?
Doctor :   more about the condition you have
User :   my potassium was low and they said i was border line enimike or how ever you spell that
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did they it is lymphnode cancer
Doctor :   ??
User :   they keep giving me the run around i dont know what is going on
Doctor :   Which is the lymph node that is enlarged and what is its size now?
User :   that is the thing they were not swolen then nor now
Doctor :   Did they it is lymphnode cancer ?
Doctor :   i mean say
Doctor :   Was the lymph node biopsy done?
User :   no a CT was
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did they mention the size of the node or the spread
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Which side is the lymphnode
Doctor :   is it on the neck?
User :   no on my throat / Chest on a CT scan
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Why was the biopsy not done?
User :   Not sure they told me at first it was a large mass / Tumor and then an hour later tolde me it was a swolen limpnode on the inside of my body on my chest
Doctor :   Ok, Do you have loss of weight/ loss of appetite/ fevers with sweats and chills for long time?
User :   no a year and a half ago i was 95 pounds now i am 125 but with the same eating habits
Doctor :   Ok Do you feel any other typical changes
User :   Tired
Doctor :   like swollen feet, hands or moon facies
User :   no but my legs hurt
Doctor :   fevers with sweats and chills for long time?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have regular menstrual periods
User :   yes
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   Married, recently stay at home mom, xxxx
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illegal drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was the thyroid tests done
User :   no but my grandmother has thyroid prob. I told the Doctor that
Doctor :   K good
User :   ??
Doctor :   How many times did you get admitted / or seen a doc for Pneumonia
User :   i had pneumonia last year , this time i was not admitted until four days later they called me back in over night then sent me home.
Doctor :   What were the instructions by the doctor?
User :   just to get another Ct in a month
Doctor :   Did the doctor say the pneumonia was due to the lymph node
User :   no
Doctor :   What were your symptoms for the pneumonia
User :   Chest pains , fever, chills, headache
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok XXXXXXXX from yoiur history
Doctor :   I could reason you the differential
Doctor :   of the doctor
Doctor :   who is treating you
Doctor :   He is suspecting a tumor in the chest
Doctor :   Which is not confirmed
Doctor :   is is trying to diagnose it without any intervention like bodily precedures
Doctor :   with the help of the CT scan
Doctor :   but ultimately if one ahs the arrive at a diagnossi he has the biopsy the lymphnode
Doctor :   It should be very early to speak of a cancer now
Doctor :   unless it is definitely proved
Doctor :   with a biopsy or the CT scan findings with the physical examinations correlating
Doctor :   are you there
User :   oh yes
Doctor :  
Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   Done
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you understand the things I have typed for yoiu
Doctor :   now
User :   Kind of but not really so i would have to get the biopsy?
Doctor :   your doctor will tellyou about it
Doctor :   later after seeing your next CT
Doctor :   he is thinking in lines of Hodgkins Lymphoma I suppose
Doctor :   which is a lymphnode tumor at this age
Doctor :   but never to fear of
Doctor :   if early diagnosed
User :   and the white blood cells being very very high was because of the phemoniua
Doctor :   It could be because of pneumonia and the Hodgkins disease too
Doctor :   White blood cells increase in infections and many other conditions
User :   so it is cure able right
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is
Doctor :   provided it is detected early
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   if i can swollow and drink okay is that a poss. chance it will be caught early
Doctor :   Do you have pain during swallowing/ voice change recently
User :   no
Doctor :   Its ok then
Doctor :   are you covered by insurance
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You can seek our help to get a cheap treatment
Doctor :   in our country
Doctor :   almost one tenth of the cost of US
Doctor :   If you wish to
User :   were are you
Doctor :   I pray that it should not be detected as Tumor
Doctor :   We are from India
Doctor :   I had been to US many times
Doctor :   and worked there
Doctor :   in xxxxand xxxx
User :   I think you are the one that i talked to about our house being built on a land fill and we had alot of upper respitory infections
Doctor :   Yeah
Doctor :   that
Doctor :   I remember
User :   can it be related??
Doctor :   Not actually
User :   just wondering?? LOL
Doctor :   The recurrent pneumonia could be due to that
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   if not due to the tumor
Doctor :   or the lymphnode
Doctor :   what ever the diagnosis is made
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   thank you
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