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Supra Clavicle Lymph Nodes
I am 21 and felt a right supra clavicle lymph node. With no other symptoms does this suggest lung cancer?
No: Lots of healthy guys and ladies have tissue there. It's your friend. Leave it alone. Everybody has some palpable lymph nodes, in sifferent places for different people. Malignant nodes are obviously abnormal. Be glad for good health. ...Read more
Are palpable lymph nodes on neck and supra clavicle normal in skinny people with normal blood tests and no other symptoms?
No: Normal lymphnodes are not palpable in skinny people. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Could be many?: Swollen lymph nodes could indicate an infection by bacteria, virus or fungus. It could mean infiltration by tumor. The significance would be determined by your clinical presentatiion. Older patient? Younger patinet? Known acute illness? Known or unknown cancer? The lymph nodes above the clavicles drain/filter the head and neck. If this is new i would get checked. If old, ?. See md. ...Read more
How to distinguish between spuraclavicular lymph nodes and lymph nodes at base of neck. Are spuraclavicular nodes 1-2 inch above clavicle?
By location: Supraclavicular (Not spuraclavicular) nodes are just above the clavicle. If you trace your finger from the base of your neck and right behind the clavicle going outwards towards the shoulder, you will feel a triangular space that ends when the clavicle bends backwards. Any lymph node in that area, will be Supraclavicular. Any lymph node at or above that base of neck is considered neck node. ...Read more
Lymph node: None that are specifically right on the bone. Some supraclavicular nodes do sit nearby. ...Read more
Do we have lymph nodes that sit directly on the clavicle bone itself? I have 2 rock hard movable lumps which sit directly on the bone on both sides.
Clavicle: No lymph nodes come directly from the clavicle. The supraclavicular nodes, however, are close by. ...Read more
I have a chain of palpable cervical lymph nodes from back of my neck to 2 inches from clavicle. Some hurt some don't. Mostly all movable. What is this?
Many: Most of the time, they are likely from an infection at that side of the body above the neck area (tonsil, sinus gum, teeth etc) But if the node sizes get larger or the enlargement continues for more than 2 weeks, be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more
How can I distinguish between fatty deposits under my arms and lymph nodes? Also what is the normal size of clavicle lymph nodes?
Lymph nodes: It is best to have a physician examine your lumps and bumps. Don't rely on the home method for trying to figure them out. Usually, the clavicle lymph nodes cannot be felt. These definitely need to be looked at by a physician and further work-up may be necessary. ...Read more
Can sternocleidomastoid muscle cause swelling to lymph nodes at the base of my neck just behind clavicle ?
For the past couple of months i’ve had a few swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck very close to the hallow above the clavicle.
Concerned.: Lymphadenopathy that persists is not normal and needs to be evaluated with biopsy and other tests. Please consult your family physician for proper evaluation and management. Several etiologies, some of them not benign.. ...Read more
22 yr old f. Palpable soft firm bilateral submandibular lymph nodes for 5 months. Now palpable cervical node just above clavicle on left mobile. DDx?
Tiny lymph nodes, about 0.5 cm, on Right anterior clavicle, and R and L supraclavicular areas. Rubbery and moveable. No night sweats or fever. Cause?
Supraclavicular node: Supraclavicular nodes never should be ignored. At your age, my biggest concern would be some type of lymphoma. You don't have to have night sweats or fever - these just classify stage if you have lymphoma. I have rarely seen these nodes enlarge with mono, but I would consult an oncologist if your primary care doc doesn't refer you for biopsy. ...Read more
Really tender lymph nodes on the top/back of my head, and the back/side of my neck down to my clavicle for a week. Now tender nodes on ribs. Causes?
My 3yo had flu. I can feel lymph nodes in his lower neck above clavicle bone. They are extremely small. I'm worried they are supraclavicular. Concern?
Be patient: Nodes in these locations are commonly enlarged during rather benign childhood illness.They will generally decrease back to resting size within 3.Persistence of enlarged node after that time would be unusual, but your doc can sort that out for you. ...Read more
I have 2 swollen lymph nodes in my left clavicle region, and 1 on the back left side of my neck. At first I had no symptoms but now i have a swollen p?
???: What does the p___ stand for? Swollen lymph glands above the collarbone is a worrisome sign. It can occasionally be from infection, but can also reflect tumor in lymph tissue, lung, pancreas or pelvis. See a doctor soon!!! ...Read more
I just quit smoking because every time, I'd get severe stabbing pain in my lymph nodes - no pattern mid jugular and near clavicle, submandibular?
Not a usual side-: -effect of smoking, but it's good that U did. I assume the problem is solved. ...Read more
Two courses of 60mg Prednisone (wean down)later. Lymphedema under arms, feet, above clavicles, and no lymph nodes palpable above clavicles. 1 wk. off.
Can bell's palsy cause complete deafness in the ear and swollen lymph nodes down to the clavicle on the affected side of face?
Not likely: There may be some other underlying cause for all of this. It's possible that the bell's palsy was misdiagnosed and now with these other issues the true issue can b detected. The lymph nodes and decreased hearing are concerning and a visit to an ENT as well as imaging likely with a ct scan with contrast is indicated. If the nodes are large and mobile a biopsy may b easy to as well. Must see md. ...Read more
I have enlarged lymph nodes in right parotid, 17mm largest, smaller but enlarged lymph nodes in left parotid, many enlarged lymph nodes in right supra?
???: IT sounds like there is a lot more to your condition than you are able to relate in this format. It would probably be best to do a virtual consult ...Read more
I had a 4.42mill melanoma removed from my shoulder there was no spread to lymph nodes but I'm not sure if it can spread later?
Yes: I'm glad it's off. I hope it was low-stage as well. You do need to be aware that even an early melanoma with no metastases can recur as distant disease years, even decades later. Your physician can show you the probability curves. Chances are that you have a cure, but always mention this to your physicians for the rest of your life. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi are there lymph nodes below the collarbone? I noticed a small firm spot just below the tip of my c.b. on my r side. No pain, feels almost like bone
Need to examine:
It is unlikely that what you feeling are lympnodes. You are probably feeling the rib below the collar bone.
You may watch and wait. You may feel the node,or what you think is a lymph node, every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor.
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Yes, in the neck are: Yes we do. All over the neck area there are many lymph nodes which normally are small and not easily palpable. But they can enlarge and become easily palpable if there is infection in the moth or throat or if they are affected by cancer of the Head and neck region or of the lymph nodes themselves. ...Read more
Nearby: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
What could be the cause of the swelling between my neck and shoulder? Is that a place for lymph nodes?
Could be: Lymph nodes are all over the body. You cannot feel most of them but the head and neck area have many which can be felt and that shallow pocket above your collarbone is one area where they are appreciated. There are, however, other causes for swelling and depending upon your symptoms, if this doesn't go away see your doctor. ...Read more
Would supraclavicular lymph nodes be more than 1 inch above the collarbone? What does "just above" mean?
Lymph nodes: supraclavicular refers to the area immediately above the collarbone and the base of the neck ...Read more
I'm 33, I just discovered 2 lymph nodes above my right collarbone. One hard one soft. Had an infection 2 months ago. Is there a chance this is benign?
Lymph nodes: the site of the lymph nodes above the right collar bone is unusual site for infection. check with your doctor ...Read more
2 movable lumps on left collarbone near shoulder.dr said it's fine but didn't say what they were. Lipomas? Lymph nodes?no other symptoms.
Lymph nodes, lipomas:
A lipoma is in the skin, and looks like a bulge in the skin itself. An enlarged lymph node is usually under the skin and its possible to move the surface of the skin separate from the underlying lymph node.
Benign lymph nodes can be either softer or a bit more firm than a lipoma, If a lymph node is very hard or unyielding, or tethered under the skin, be sure to get it checked out. ...Read more
How can I tell if a lump in my neck is dangerous? It is not in the usual place for lymph nodes. It is closer to where my neck and shoulder meet.
Neck mass/lump: There are a lot of characteristics of concerning or worrisome lumps in the neck. You do have lymph nodes throughout your neck, including the area you are describing. If the lump is hard or rubbery and non-tender, this is concerning. If it seems stuck and not very mobile when you push on it, these are also concerning signs. Ultimately, any neck mass should be evaluated by a practitioner. ...Read more
I can feel the lymph nodes on my collarbone, is this something to worry about? They are small, not bigger than peas. Kind of rubbery. Normal?
If they are: less than 1cm, and it feels rubbery and not hard, it is most likely nothing to worry about. If they persist, have your doctor take a look at them. ...Read more
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