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A 30-year-old female asked:

Two small lymph nodes movable above my collar bone (right side) i really need to tilt my head in a suitable position to palpate them. is it normal?

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Changing?: 'Reactive lymph nodes' is the term we use for nodes that swell in response to something like an infection. These should appear but then regress over a matter of weeks. If the swellings you have described are not regressing then it would be sensible to have them checked as there is a wide range of other possible causes to consider.
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Dr. Daniel Greenfield
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Need more info: everyone has a chain of lymph nodes in that area, so it is potentially normal to have small palpable lymph nodes in the area you described- however we would need more information regarding the size and consistency of them and if they are tender to say for sure they are normal
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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