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Chest x-ray showed lymph nodes. What does it mean?

I had a physical done today and a chest xray was done. When the doctor explained what he saw I didnt really undersand what he was telling me. He said my lymph nodes in my chest were showing and normally they are not supposed to show. He ordered me to go to my regular physician and have two more xrays done to monitor the glands/nodes? What does this mean
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Hi, welcome to HCM.
Lymhnodes are draining sites for any pathology in lungs. They are situated in central part of lung known as mediastinal region. If your physician is telling that there are enlarged lymphnodes , then he nay be thinking for any underlying pathology in lungs.
It will be better if you take opinion from radiologist for the same xray. Also it is only significant if you have any symptoms like cough, fever, chest pain, weight loss, breathlessness. Otherwise no need to worry. Just for fitness purpose you can go for more xrays.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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