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A 23-year-old female asked:

Supraclavicular lymph nodes enlargement as well i found swelling in area under my breast. what it can be?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
On which side...: Is the lymph node present? Left or right? Is it tender? Mobile? Fixed? Soft or hard? How large? Are you certain it is a lymph node and not another finding like a lipoma? Are you losing weight? Can you describe what the swelling under the breast looks like? Same side, or other side as supraclavicular nodule? These questions and more need to be explored with a doctor right away.Breast cancer?CMD2Day
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: Which side your supraclavicular nodes are enlarged on. The rt SC nodes drain from the mediastinum (area in thorax) lungs and esophagus, whereas the left SC node receives lymph drainage from the thorax and abdomen. The axillary (under armpit) nodes receive lymph drainage from the breast, arm and thoracic wall. See your doctor in any case, because you should have a physical exam to find the cause
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Well done!
Nov 17, 2014
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Needs evaluation.: It is very difficult to give a diagnosis without doing a physical exam with this type of complaint. With enlarged lymph nodes there a various possibilities: infection, inflammation, tumor. In this case we want to make sure this is not a malignant tumor in your breast even though you are young. Make sure you see your doctor ASAP for evaluation and diagnosis.

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