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Causes Of Swollen Lymph Nodes Near Collar Bone
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
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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