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What causes chest pain and swollen lymph nodes below the jaw?

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Published At September 7, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have irregular heartbeats, chest pain, and pain under the ribs on both the sides. It is not exactly like pain, but more of a discomfort. Sometimes, I get a short stabbing pain either on the left or the right side under my ribs, and it also feels something is moving or gets squeezed at some points. I have had swollen lymph node under my jaw for six weeks, and it is now getting smaller. It was around 0.8 inches, and now it is less than quarter of an inch. I started coughing just a week ago and have yellowish white mucus, and I feel a drip at the back of my throat.

Answered by Dr. Sadaf Mustafa


Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable causes could be, strep throat, pharyngeal gonorrhea, tuberculous lymphadenitis, etc. To come to a definite diagnosis, please consult a nearby physician.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for replying. I have no signs of gonorrhea. And I do not find any symptoms of tuberculosis as well. Can you please elaborate your answer?

Answered by Dr. Sadaf Mustafa


Welcome back to icliniq.com. I am concerned about the lymphadenopathy in your neck and the squeezing chest pain type symptoms. Typically, the lymphadenopathy should be followed up in six weeks by a physician to document improvement and reduction in size. The chest discomfort with lymphadenopathy makes few diagnosis more likely starting from simple respiratory infection to more intense differentials including atypical infections and or lymphoma.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Internal Medicine

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