A 47-year-old female asked:
I am 47 yr old female. 240 lbs. i have seen pulmonary, cardiology, pcp, gastroenterology docs- none of which seem to know what's causing my issue. i have new swelling above my collarbone in the supraclavicular areas on both side of my neck. why?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 50 years experience
Reviewed Apr 19, 2022
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Since the apparent swelling is bilateral and if symmetrical, soft or fluctuating, in my experience it is most often fullness seen in overweight people or in presence of emphysema. I'm confident that you can be reassured that your supraclavicular pattern is more of a fullness or tenting rather than pathological swelling,especially since you've been evaluated by a few physicians and/or specialists.
Answered Apr 19, 2022
Last updated Apr 19, 2022
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