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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
Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to 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
What are the infections and cancers associated with superior mediastinal and bilateral supraclavicular lymphadenopathy.
Lymphadenopathy: One would consider lymphoma usually they do a biopsy, then there are lung cancers (especially if smoker or exposed to radon), TB, HIV, autoimmune disease (lupus, RA), mononucleosis, cat scratch fever, Castleman's disease, reactive lymph nodes if a persistent lung/sinus infection. Usually if they do no resolve in a month a biopsy is done. ...Read more
I have noticed bilateral supraclavicular bulges, most notably when arms are extended or shoulders pulled back. CT scan with contrast of neck showed nothing. Bloodword normal. What could this be?
Yes, possible: cancer in abdominal cavity usually spreads along thoracic duct that opens on left (Virchow's node) however there is lymphatic cross overs may spread to the left also Remember most of the time lymphadenopathy is benign not due to cancer, before you come to conclusion see your doctor may need biopsy and culture of tissue. ...Read more
Her2, local skin mets on primary lump breast, bilateral supraclavicular nodes, should I do brain scan or wait for symptoms to occur? Last CT brain nov13
PET scan: I assume that a mastectomy was performed with RT considereing skin mets. Bilat supra clavicular disease means bilateral axillary disease for which RT and chemotherapy and Herceptin (trastuzumab) employed. If work up and brain scan were normal the clones from the primary probably did not spread to liver, bone or lungs and therefore disease has been kept under control. I would only do a PET/CAT scan now. ...Read more
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
R supraclavicular lymph node for 8 mths. 2 FNA's. Indetermined. Enlarged thyroid with bilateral nodules. L hemithyroidectomy 2 wks ago. Poss ca?
No: That's a superstition. Actually, a big node at the medial end of the left clavicle, where the thoracic duct drains into the jugular vein is a common sign that one has carcinoma and it's too late -- so no hurry in getting diagnosed. Pathological nodes are obviously abnormal -- rock hard, or grow very big, or are stuck to something they shouldn't be. ...Read more
Are all supraclavicular lymphnodes considered virchow's node, or is there one particular node that is virchows node.
Virchow's is cancer: If everybody with a palpable supraclavicular node had a Virchow's, it wouldn't be a helpful term. Virchow's is a dominant lymph node above the medial left collarbone from malignancy that's gotten there via the thoracic duct. It's obviously very abnormal. You've probably got a palpable supraclavicular node or two yourself just being a young man. Stop worrying about them unless you're clearly sick. ...Read more
Not usually: Lymphadenopathy as described does require a medical evaluation ...Read more
Get these checked.: Assuming you and I are thinking of the same region - in the hollow above the collar bone, these lymph nodes can "drain" the chest and breast areas. Enlarged nodes can be indicators of infection - but they can also occur in cancer. Please don't ignore this important information. Contact your doctor soon. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
How to manage supraclavicular nodes enlargement which is flactuant, rubbery but persist for two weeks?
My Dr says I have a supraclavicular mass. But that she's not concerned about it for now. Wants to check it in 3 months. Should I be worried? Thanks
Not enough info: We don't know what your history is, rest of physical examination or results of any possible lab tests. ...Read more
TOS: Thoracic outlet syndrome is accompanied by pain in this region, where the subclavian artery and brachial plexus begin to be impinged by partial closure of the costoclavicular dimension, which in normality is about 1 cm high. A sloped shoulder and abnormal excursion of the clavicle causes abnormal closure of this space. ...Read more
Supraclavicular node: As long as the node is shrinking and you have no other suspicious nodes I would just watch. If begins to flare up I would certainly consider a biopsy. ...Read more
Supraclavicular lymphoadenopathy. Bigger than 2cm really painful with a CBC and whole inmune system labtest normal?
More tests needed: A 2cm supraclavicular lymph node is unusual and, on my opinion, deserves a comprehensive search for cause. Please talk to your doctor about further testing to establish a diagnosis. This lymph node enlargement could represent significant underlying disease. ...Read more
Is it normal for supraclavicular nodes be palpable either side of lower neck? Both movable and under 1cm, scared please help?
That's fine: If you feel carefully on a trim young person, you can usually find a few. ...Read more
Palpable abnormality left supraclavicular 2.1cm indeterminate partially calcified lesion w/internal vascularity, what does this mean??
I can feel small less than small pea size lumps (1-2) around right supraclavicular. Seem to pop around and aren't easy to feel. Concern?
Lumps: These may be small, burnt out lymph nodes and I recommend that a physician examine you and order any appropriate tests (cbc and differential, mono test)as well as check other areas of your body for palpable lymph nodes. If nothing else is found, the physician will recheck you in 2-4 weeks to insure that those nodes didn't increase in size or new nodes appear. If any change, a biopsy may be advised ...Read more
Right side, supraclavicular area, two less than pea sized nodes present. Mobile, not rock hard, present for months, no growth. No symptoms. Concern?
Get them checked: Your (excellent) description of the lesions and their location lead me to believe these are lymph nodes. The anterior cervical (front neck) chain of nodes terminate just above the clavicles. They may be scarred nodes from an old infection; however, it's best to get them checked to rule out something more serious (lymphadenitis, malignancy, etc.). Good luck! ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: 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
Cannot tell: A large supraclavicular node may be due to many different things, and whether it needs to be biopsied depends on whether "hard" means stony hard, whether it is fixed to underlying tissues, tender, continuing to enlarge, how long it has been there and many other things will influence decision-making. See your doctor and get this taken care of. ...Read more
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
What should be size of supraclavicular nodes to be palpable? What would be the growth rate in case on Cancer?
Get in: If you can feel your supraclavicular nodes then that could be concerning. A recent illness could explain lymph node enlargement. However, palpable supraclavicular nodes should be evaluated by your physician. You may need further studies to determine other concerns. Please get in for evaluation. ...Read more
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
Do all lumps need to be biopsied? I have one 9.6 mm on the supraclavicular and worried about Lymphoma. How long does the disease takes to progress?
Lumps: Great question. Not all lumps have to be biopsied. Sometimes they are observed, some have xray studies and some are biopsied. Sometimes though if there is other history the nodes are biopsied. ...Read more
2 yrs post papillary microcancer, 60 lb weight gain. Left supraclavicular area puffier than right. Can feel tiny nodes in area but nothing on right.?
My 18 y/o daughterhas a right sided supraclavicular swelling. She has no pain or other symptoms. Her GP has recommended FNAP. What could be the causes?
Most likely: Infection, but could be tumor. That is why her doctor is recommending tissue sampling. Please listen to his advice. ...Read more
Supraclavicular ganglion 9.6 mm Dr's not doing a biopsy because und 1cm but worried about Lymphoma. How long does takes to progress to dangerous stages?
I have refractory NS hodgkin. Last chem Dec 25th. Just noticed a supraclavicular lump but I am out of my country for the next 18 days. Do I have to back?
Your oncologist know: I think the best thing to do right now is to arrange for a pHone call with your oncologist and insist of talking to him personally. He is the one who knows what have you been taking for treatments in the past and when is your next follow up due and what to expect next. Good luck ...Read more
Unclear question: "Supraclavicular lump" is not a medical diagnosis. The nature of the disorder needs to ascertained to know the likely course of the disorder. The lump could be anything from a harmless collection of fat to a cancer in the lymph nodes. It would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Enlarged lymph nodes can be reactive, responding to some infection for example, or reflect the presence of cancer. Isolated enlargement of a supraclavicular node can be from infection or other benign causes, but it is unusual. This should be checked out by a physician and possibly be biopsied. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how big the node is and how much fat is in the supraclavicular fossa. In general the more fat there is in an area the harder it is to feel nodes. ...Read more