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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
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My apn said he can't do anything for me swollen lymph nodes should I get second opinion? In front of ear and collar bone now on rib upper left node

Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
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My apn said he can't do anything for me swollen lymph nodes should I get second opinion?  In front of ear and collar bone now on rib upper left node

Yes: Yes, you should see your health care professional for a second opinion. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign of more serious issues and needs to be dealt with, either with antibiotic therapy or further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


Dr. John Munshower
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Swollen lymph nodes in my neck and 1 on my collar bone and fevers for 3 years was diagnosis with low iron should i still be worried out cancer?

Dr. John Munshower
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Swollen lymph nodes in my neck and 1 on my collar bone and fevers for 3 years was diagnosis with low  iron should i still be worried out cancer?

Lymphnodes: Lymphnodes should be monitored aggressively with your symptoms, especially with some in the collar bone area. you may benefit form scanning and even a biopsy to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
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Will chest CT scan show swollen lymph nodes in clavicle (collar bone) area?

Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
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Will chest CT scan show swollen lymph nodes in clavicle (collar bone) area?

Yes: yes it will if done with IV contrast ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert
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I have swollen lymph nodes for over 8 months in my neck n collar bone and have emphysema COPD. They dnt hurt. Doc sending me to ENT..shld I be worried?

Dr. Steven Hebert
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I have swollen lymph nodes for over 8 months in my neck n collar bone and have emphysema COPD. They dnt hurt. Doc sending me to ENT..shld I be worried?

Swollen lymph node: A persistently swollen node is concerning and needs to be worked up. Your ENT will likely order a biopsy (FNA, fine needle or open). It is important to understand what process is going on. A pathologist will review your biopsy and hopefully provide answers. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Does tuberculosis cause swollen lymph nodes in neck or colloar bone? And what are symptoms.

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Does tuberculosis cause swollen lymph nodes in neck or colloar bone? And what are symptoms.

Possibly...: Tuberculosis can cause swollen lymph nodes. Other symptoms include fevers, night sweats, weight loss, cough with sputum production, etc. If you think you have tuberculosis, see your doctor do you can be tested and treated if positive. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
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My pcp says the lumps on my collar bone are fatty something or another but they are tender. I think they are swollen lymph nodes. How can you tell the difference?

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My pcp says the lumps on my collar bone are fatty something or another but they are tender. I think they are swollen lymph nodes. How can you tell the difference?

Well: In person exam by primary care physician is the best way to figure out of bumps under the skin or like a fatty tumors or lymph nodes ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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What would cause a swollen lymph node by my collar bone 26 yr old female ?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
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What would cause a swollen lymph node by my collar bone 26 yr old female ?

Hard to say.: Any infection, scratch or irritation of the skin, or head and neck can cause the lymph nodes to enlarge. What matters is your other symptoms & how long the lymph node stays enlarged. Consider getting it checked now, so your doctor can check for the cause. When the cause is found and treated the lymph node goes down over the next several weeks. If it stays enlarged, other tests may need to be done ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Several bug bite on back just behind shoulder. Large swollen lymph node on top of collar bone. Bites look to be better though. Cause?

Dr. Michael Miller
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Several bug bite on back just behind shoulder. Large swollen lymph node on top of collar bone. Bites look to be better though.  Cause?

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

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone ?

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone ?

Yes.: Bacterial infections, including strep can cause enlarged lymph nodes that are near the site of infection. If that is the cause, if the infection is successfully treated the nodes should shrink back down. Persistently enlarged nodes, or nodes that continue to enlarge need evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Bragg
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Could hormonal changes in a woman cause a swollen lymph node in left side of chest (above breast, below collar bone) for 2 days now? No fever yet.

Dr. Thomas Bragg
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Could hormonal changes in a woman cause a swollen lymph node in left side of chest  (above breast, below collar bone) for 2 days now? No fever yet.

NO: This should not be related to a hormonal problem. Usually when a lymph node (if that is what it is) enlarges as a response to infection or inflammation of which there can be many causes. It may not be a lymph node. It could be a cyst or an early abcess. If it persists, it needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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