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swollen lymph node above collar bone

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fay
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes and No: You need a through physical examination to determine the significance.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: 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 ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Ignore it: Many guys your age have a few of these. If it's cancer, it would be stuck to the surrounding structures, or stony-hard, or become preposterously large ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Time: Most enlarged lymph nodes are inflammatory in nature and not related to tumor. These nodes may be tender. Ultrasound is good tool for characterizing ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
27 years experience Family Medicine
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.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say.: Any infection, scratch or irritation of the skin, or head and neck can cause the lymph nodes to enlarge. What matters is your other symptoms & how ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get seen now: This is very worrisome. Your physician knows what to do.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
38 years experience Infectious Disease
Not always bugs!: Several causes for "bug bites." detailed history (how, when, who else) and exam (what the lesion looks like, and what the rest of you looks like) is o ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Both: Celebrex (celecoxib) helps with pain but can also reduce inflammation and swelling
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You need to see a doctor for evaluation. Time to get going
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Watch and wait: You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, ... Read More
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