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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Lymph Nodes Near Collar Bone

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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

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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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?

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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Hi. I've had (And still have) multiple swollen lymph nodes in both sides of my collar bones for approximately 2 years. They're rubbery, hard, moveabl?

Hi. I've had (And still have) multiple swollen lymph nodes in both sides of my collar bones for approximately 2 years. They're rubbery, hard, moveabl?

Lymph nodes.: By your description and by the amount of time that these nodes have been there, they are probably fine. Although technically speaking, the only way to know with certainty would be to remove a few and send them to a laboratory for pathologic analysis. ...Read more

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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone?

Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone?

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

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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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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I have sores in my nose could this cause enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and collar bone?

I have sores in my nose could this cause enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and collar bone?

Yes, but...: Sores in your nose can make your neck lymph nodes enlarged. But the lymph nodes above your collarbone are less likely to be enlarged from sores in your nose. These lymph nodes can be enlarged from something going on in your lungs, chest wall, thyroid, or mouth. Cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma) makes them rubbery and swollen but not painful. If these don't get better soon, see a doctor! ...Read more

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What does a swollen lymph node on your collar bone mean?

What does a swollen lymph node on your collar bone mean?

Most likely...: It means that your body is fighting off an infection. If it doesn't resolve, continues to grow, or becomes painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in the hollow space above my left collar bone. Could this be lymphoma?

I have enlarged lymph nodes in the hollow space above my left collar bone. Could this be lymphoma?

Any other symptoms?: Many things can cause swelling of lymph nodes. Other symptoms you are having may help differentiate between them. Do you have symptoms like fevers, weight loss, night sweats? Infections, inflammatory conditions or some cancers like lymphoma can do this but most lymph node swellings are not cancer.
This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node above right collar bone. Is this a cyst or something else?

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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I've a swollen lymph node above my left collar bone 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Went to dr had a CBC and mono test. Everything came back normal. Next?

I've a swollen lymph node above my left collar bone 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Went to dr had a CBC and mono test. Everything came back normal. Next?

Time: Most enlarged lymph nodes are inflammatory in nature and not related to tumor. These nodes may be tender. Ultrasound is good tool for characterizing abnormal lymph nodes from normal lymph nodes. If enlarged node persists further investigation necessary. Doppler ultrasound helps distinguish by vascular pattern. Normal lymph nodes architecture usually different from nodes infiltrated by tumor. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and underneath my collar bone, is this cancer?

Enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and underneath my collar bone, is this cancer?

If this has been: Present for more than 2 weeks, non-painful, or growing, time to visit the doctor to decide what potential causes are. There are many benign things so do not hit the panic button, but cancers and lymphoma are possibiities. ...Read more

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Dr said I have mono. Lymph nodes swollen on underside od jaw and just noticed one on the left side above collar bone. Is this normal?

Dr said I have mono. Lymph nodes swollen on underside od jaw and just noticed one on the left side above collar bone. Is this normal?

Typical for mono: This sounds normal for infectious mononucleosis. Enlarged lymph nodes can occur all over the body, and above the collarbone (the supraclavicular fossa, in medical terminology) is a common site. That said, mono is pretty uncommon above age 25. Discuss with your doctor if any doubt about the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

Usually some: Type of infection, in mouth, gums, salivary gland, mononcucleosis, tuberculosis, etc. Less commonly, disorders of the lymphatic system, such as lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, sarcoidosis. Even less commonly, metastatic cancer from thyroid, lung, breast, etc. If it persists, you should get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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

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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Can bell's palsy cause complete deafness in the ear and swollen lymph nodes down to the clavicle on the affected side of face?

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

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Could swollen lymph nodes in side of neck and painful ache in collarbone, same side, be related?

Yes: These are likely related to an infection in your head or neck (cold/sore throat/sinus infection, etc) and are likely harmless. See your doctor if they remain swollen or become more painful. ...Read more

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I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?

I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?

It depends: It depends on the size and number of enlarged lymph glands in the armpit. If there are only a few enlarged lymph nodes and they are only minimally enlarged (between 1.0 and 2.0 centimeters in size) then there is likely no problem. If there are many nodes and greater than 2.0 centimeters then you should be seen by your internist for further studies (blood tests and additional imaging studies). ...Read more

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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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Bone pain legs arms back pain swollen lymph nodes slurred speech. What are these symptoms of?

Toxins: Bone pain is a specific finding in cadmium toxicity and is known a itai-itai disease. That means ouch ouch as a pain response to touching the bones. Other symptoms also fit this picture.

Find a doctor to detoxify you from these toxins.
Acam is a source for referral. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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