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Doctor insights on: Benign Supraclavicular Lymph Nodes

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Is it abnormal to have R and L supraclavicular lymph nodes that are 0.5 CM and moveable?

Is it abnormal to have R and L supraclavicular lymph nodes that are 0.5 CM and moveable?

No: Since 2.2 cm measures one inch a 1/2 cm. lymph node is smaller than 1/4 inch. Several such nodes can be normally found without underlying pathology. If they progress in number, become painful or definitely enlarge to the 1 cm. size I would consider biopsy. ...Read more

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Do cancerous and noncancerous supraclavicular lymph nodes have different hardness or texture?

Do cancerous and noncancerous supraclavicular lymph nodes have different hardness or texture?

Cancer - harder: Generally nodes with cancer are harder, however, it is not a finding to hang one's hat on. Definitive diagnosis needs removal of the tissue and examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Would supraclavicular lymph nodes be more than 1 inch above the collarbone? What does "just above" mean?

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

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Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while soft, painful ones would point to infection. ...Read more

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Can bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes 0.5cm each be caused from Lyme disease? Moveable and rubbery.

Can bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes 0.5cm each be caused from Lyme disease? Moveable and rubbery.

Normal size: As far as size your lymph nodes ,they seem to be normal. If there is a history of a tick bite and a local rash see your PCP for further tests and possible treatment. In other words I do not see a connection in between Lyme and 2 symmetric lymph nodes. The history is critical in diagnosing Lyme disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?

Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?

Yes. There are: Indeed many causes of benign, or at least not malignant nodes. Sarcoid is a common one, but drug reactions, infections, tb, HIV are some of a long list of others. ...Read more

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I have left supraclavicular lymph nodes swolllen(1.00-1.2 cm) for more than 6 months, accompanied with immuno deficiency

I have  left supraclavicular lymph nodes swolllen(1.00-1.2 cm) for more than 6 months, accompanied  with immuno deficiency

Needs doctor eval: This should be evaluated by your doctor. It may or may not be necessary to take a biopsy of the node to see what is wrong, there is a long list of possible causes. At other times it is just necessary to see if the lymph node returns to normal size with time. A lot depends of any other symptoms you have and your specific medical situation. ...Read more

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Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Should be ok: Especially if you are thin, nodes less than 1 cm are usually nothing to worry about. If they persist or grow, would recommend an evaluation. This could involve imaging. Some people get biopsies. ...Read more

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Can feel bilateral, small (3-5 mm), moveable supraclavicular lymph nodes in 2 yo boy? has some on neck too. Never get sick, except roseola at 9 months

Can feel bilateral, small (3-5 mm), moveable supraclavicular lymph nodes in 2 yo boy? has some on neck too. Never get sick, except roseola at 9 months

Normal: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body.Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are prominent in kids as they are not buried in tissue . At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size to 1 cm or more.Most will shrink down to pre-stimulated size over 3-4 wks. ...Read more

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Ultra-sound showed non-enlarged left supraclavicular lymph nodes with thickened cortex on all. What does this mean and should I be worried.

Ultra-sound showed non-enlarged left supraclavicular lymph nodes with thickened cortex on all.  What does this mean and should I be worried.

See below: Please discuss the ultrasound finding with your doctor as he/she will be able to address your concerns correctly. They have all tje information about you and your condition which makes them the right person to respond to your question. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed subsegmental atelectasis , mild pleural thickening and swollen superior mediastinal and supraclavicular lymph nodes. All are releated?

I am diagnosed subsegmental atelectasis , mild pleural thickening and swollen superior  mediastinal and supraclavicular lymph nodes. All are releated?

Nodes: Possibly. You need a thorough check up and will probably need the nodes biopsied. There are many causes for those findings ...Read more

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Do enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes show up on a chest X-ray?

Do enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes show up on a chest X-ray?

Unlikely: While possible in a slim patient with a Very enlarged supraclavicular node, normally the chest x-ray would look unremarkable and you'd need a chest CT to identify this finding. ...Read more

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How far up from the collar bone are the supraclavicular lymph nodes located?

How far up from the collar bone are the supraclavicular lymph nodes located?

Just above: Just above the collar bone, in the soft spot just above the bone. ...Read more

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Can esophageal cancer spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes without causing any symptoms?

Can  esophageal cancer spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes without causing any symptoms?

Sadly yes: Esophagus is a muscular tube that can stretch, so often no symptoms until it can't . Also has no outer membrane surrounding it so easier to spread outside the organ itself. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I can palpate my 2 supraclavicular lymph nodes. They aprx. 1.2 cm above my collar bone. They are small and rubbery. Is it normal?

I can palpate my 2 supraclavicular lymph  nodes. They aprx. 1.2 cm above my collar bone.  They are small and rubbery. Is it normal?

Merits evaluation: Although lymph nodes above the clavicles are usually not prominent enough to be felt, they are not necessarily abnormal. However, a careful exam, possibly including chest X-rays, would be appropriate. Disease in the head and neck, throat, lungs and blood can cause enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes. Disease can include cancer, infections and autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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I was wondering are most swollen bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes a sign of cancer?

I was wondering are most swollen bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes a sign of cancer?

No: Most often, they're normal nodes, there to guard your health. Report any suspicious masses that stay around for two weeks or longer to your physician. ...Read more

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I have 3 supraclavicular lymph nodes 1cm in size for a year. Can just an ultrasound detect lymphoma or should I push for a biopsy?

I have 3 supraclavicular lymph nodes 1cm in size for a year. Can just an ultrasound detect lymphoma or should I push for a biopsy?

Bx needed: unchanged glands for 1 yr probably not lymphoma. More likely inflammatory yet certain low grade malignancies can remain unchanged without enlargement or progression for more than 1 yr. Ultrasound of no value making histologic dx. Final diagnosis can only be defined by histologic exam after formal bx. ...Read more

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Y is breast ca in supraclavicular lymph nodes inoperable? Can surgeon just remove those nodes involved?

Y is breast ca in supraclavicular lymph nodes inoperable? Can surgeon just remove those nodes involved?

It does not help: Yes, technically these nodes can be removed. But the fact that cancer has moved so far away from the starting focus in the breast also reflects that it has very likely spread(microscopically) into rest of the body. So, such patients relapse in the body in over 90% of the cases...That is why it is not worth removing them(it is the proverbial tip of the iceberg!). ...Read more

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My l & r supraclavicular lymph nodes are really swollen causing shoulder aches. Also have joint pain all over. Blood tests show RBC low, LD & CRP high?

My l & r supraclavicular lymph nodes are really swollen causing shoulder aches. Also have joint pain all over. Blood tests show RBC low, LD & CRP high?

See below...: Lab results as listed above can be seen most commonly in autoimmune disorders and lymphomas. Be sure to follow up with your doctor because additional tests are needed. ...Read more

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Can it be normal palpable lymph nodes supraclavicular left side, 2-3 like buckshot, 1-2 pea size, 1 soft about 1cm. Movable. 48 y.o. female.

Can it be normal palpable lymph nodes supraclavicular left side, 2-3 like buckshot, 1-2 pea size, 1 soft about 1cm. Movable. 48 y.o. female.

Concerning: Lymph nodes can be found in many areas of the body including the supraclavicular area. However, the area you describe is concerning when lymph nodes are located there and you need an evaluation to make sure that the small nodes you describe are benign and do not require further workup. Good luck ...Read more

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Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.

Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.

Usual: There are many there.
If tender, relates to some inflammation in the area, or sometimes a viral illness like mono.
If non tender and enlarging , some other concerns.
Supraclavicular can relate to pulmonary or intra thoracic issue.
See your pcp and perhaps some x-rays and occasionally even a biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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I have had enlarged supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph nodes for 3 years. Since I've had them so long do you think they aren't serious?

I have had enlarged supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph nodes for 3 years. Since I've had them so long do you think they aren't serious?

It is worrisome: Lymph nodes swell when there is something wrong. It can be something as simple as a sinus infection or as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis. The only way to decide if is is "serious" is to determine what is causing it. Three years of supraclavicular lymphadenopathy would make me worry about the possibility of lymphoma (a type of blood cancer). See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have had enlarged lymph nodes in my neck. Recently, i discovered one in my right supraclavicular area. I have also developed a rash on my right arm.

I have had enlarged lymph nodes in my neck. Recently, i discovered one in my right supraclavicular area. I have also developed a rash on my right arm.

Have it examined and: Possibly biopsied. We have to check for inflammation, infection, autoimmune condition and tumor. Hopefully there's no serious problem. God bless you! ...Read more