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Slightly enlarged right clavicle lymph node. What are other causes besides cancer. Everything I read says its bad for that area. No other symptoms?

Slightly enlarged right clavicle lymph node. What are other causes besides cancer. Everything I read says its bad for that area. No other symptoms?

Often normal: I see big nodes here all the time, in both healthy athletes and people who've died of unrelated disease or injury. If a node is big from cancer, the person can usually tell something is badly wrong. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged right clavicle that I hadn't noticed until my weight loss physician asked me when I had dislocated my collarbone. I then went through 10 years of photos and it appears only in the last year. And it is getting larger. What could this be

I have an enlarged right clavicle that I hadn't noticed until my weight loss physician asked me when I had dislocated my collarbone. I then went through 10 years of photos and it appears only in the last year. And it is getting larger. What could this be

Several things: Are you talking about the part of the clavicle that articulates with your breastbone? That joint can enlarge or appear more prominent for several reasons including prior trauma. Did your physician suggest any imaging or other studies? ...Read more

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Left clavicle is enlarged at the first half and then a inch size bony bump close to the end of the clavicle, can this be corrected/shaved down?

Left clavicle is enlarged at the first half and then a inch size bony bump close to the end of the clavicle, can this be corrected/shaved down?

Yes: You will need to know the reason for this enlargement x-ray will be the first step and if necessary ct scan or even MRI scan. Once the diagnisis is established surgery can corect the problem. ...Read more

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How long do neck nodes stay enlarged? Small movable jelly balls on side neck and near clavicle. All drs I've seen give me diff answers (ent, gp)no illne

How long do neck nodes stay enlarged? Small movable jelly balls on side neck and near clavicle. All drs I've seen give me diff answers (ent, gp)no illne

Nodes: Nodes can be enlarged due to a variety of different conditions. The most common being a reaction to infection. Most of these resolve on there own in a short time. If they persist after antibiotics I would suggest a fine needle aspiration (fna) to gather cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Do enlarged collarbone node (right one) always/mostly means serious health problem (cancer)? Soft and movable. I got cold last time, no other issues.

Do enlarged collarbone node (right one) always/mostly means serious health problem (cancer)? Soft and movable. I got cold last time, no other issues.

Need more assessment: From your GI history, inflammatory or infectious conditions could explain rt supraclav lymph node (ln). If your procedure history did in fact include transplant, you definitely are having close hematology/onc assessment. Without clear reasons, excisional removal of ln rather than needle sampling should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Small, soft, movable pea sized lump above my collarbone. Is this normal? Was enlarged a while ago but has reduced now with no pain

Small, soft, movable pea sized lump above my collarbone. Is this normal? Was enlarged a while ago but has reduced now with no pain

Pea size lump: Would have it checked out. Could be you had a recent infection, so it is a lymph node that enlarged and is now regressing. But should still be checked by a doctor/urgent care.. ...Read more

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Collarbone is enlarged on one side, what does that mean?

Collarbone is enlarged on one side, what does that mean?

Need more info.: Would need more info. To make determination. History of injury or illness, exam and x-rays would be helpful. I recommend appt. With orthopedic surgeon for this determination. ...Read more

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I can feel two lumps above left collarbone noticed several months ago with enlarged nodes in right groin which appear to have increased in size?

I can feel two lumps above left collarbone noticed several months ago with enlarged nodes in right groin which appear to have increased in size?

Hematology/Oncology: It sounds like you have enlarging lymph nodes in various parts of your body. This could reflect a lymphatic abnormality like lymphoma or the like. It would be appropriate to see a hematologist/oncologist (blood and cancer type doctor.) It might be something less worrisome, but it is worth looking into. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have slight left side and shoulder pain with mono? I know it can enlarge spleen...pain isn't severe, but aches a bit. Will I be ok?

Is it normal to have slight left side and shoulder pain with mono? I know it can enlarge spleen...pain isn't severe, but aches a bit. Will I be ok?

Yes: Mononucleosis causes splenomegaly which would cause left sided abdominal pain that can radiate to the shoulder. As long as the pain isn't sudden or severe, then don't worry about it. Expect to start feeling better in a couple weeks though. Get some rest! ...Read more

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I grew in 1 year, 1 foot in half 5"8-6"10, I had dislocation shoulder 4 times had a surgery, how can I test by how much my ligament are loose?

I grew in 1 year, 1 foot in half 5"8-6"10, I had dislocation shoulder 4 times had a surgery, how can I test by how much my ligament are loose?

What is Cause: It is important that you find out the cause of your recurrent problems with the shoulder with respect to a specific anatomic cause. If you have not had a recent mri, I would recommend an arthrogram/mri where they put dye in the shoulder first followed my mri.
Conditions: marfans, ehlers danlos syndromes which are associated with joint laxity. See your pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Found 2 enlarged, moveable lymph nodes in neck & collarbone, went to doc, had full CBC done and results were normal. Will they eventually go away?

Found 2 enlarged, moveable lymph nodes in neck & collarbone, went to doc, had full CBC done and results were normal. Will they eventually go away?

Many causes: There are many causes of enlarged lymph nodes in neck, some can be serious and other due to mild illness and go away on its own. The causes are
1tonsillitis
2infectiious mononucleosis
3 viral infections
4lymphomas
5 hodgkins disease
6leukemia
7dental problems
8hiv
9rheumatoid arthritis
discuss with your doctor what his/her impression is, as to the cause and if it needs biopsy to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver and recently I had an ultrasound confirming enlarged spleen spleen is painful pain regulates to shoulder?

I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver and recently I had an ultrasound confirming enlarged spleen spleen is painful pain regulates to shoulder?

Splenomegaly: Yes, splenomegaly can cause referred pain to the left shoulder due to irritation of the adjacent diaphragm and the anatomic course of the associated phrenic nerve. If the pain is acute, it can be a sign of splenic rupture (Kehr's sign), which can be spontaneous in the setting of slpenomegaly. If this is the case, seek medical attention emergently. ...Read more

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Can enlarged spleen cause pain in shoulder&back? What is best way to relieve this? Alternate advil/tylenol no longer working. Waiting for appt w/speclst

Can enlarged spleen cause pain in shoulder&back? What is best way to relieve this? Alternate advil/tylenol no longer working. Waiting for appt w/speclst

Check with your Doc: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be harmful for your liver and Ibuprofen can increase your risk of bleeding. There are other safer options for pain control for your situation but those are prescription medications. ...Read more

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I believe I have an enlarged spleen. My left side and left shoulder are hurting simultaneous. When my stomach is empty I feel it but it is not that bad. When my stomach is full I then feel it at its worse especially when I breath in deeply. I read that an

I believe I have an enlarged spleen. My left side and left shoulder are hurting simultaneous. When my stomach is empty I feel it but it is not that bad. When my stomach is full I then feel it at its worse especially when I breath in deeply. I read that an

Splenomegaly: Or enlarged spleen occurs from infections, or from disorders of the blood producing cells. Liver disease can also cause the spleen to enlarge. An exam by a physician can determine easily whether yours is enlarged or not, and the cause. Visit your primary care soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can hsv1 cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collarbone?

Can hsv1 cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck and collarbone?

Yes: Hsv1, the virus that causes cold sores, can definitely make these lymph nodes enlarged. If you have an active sore on your mouth, and your neck and collarbone lymph nodes are enlarged and sore, they should improve as the sore improves. If you don't have a sore, they don't improve, or you have painless, enlarged lymph nodes, you should be examined by a doctor. Don't wait too long! ...Read more

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Is it possible for enlarged tonsils and lymph nodes to cause neck and shoulder pain?

Is it possible for enlarged tonsils and lymph nodes to cause neck and shoulder pain?

Possible: Enlafged tonsils and lymph node are a sign of infectio and this can cause pain. You should see a doctor and have an exam to find out exactly what is going on. Call today to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Had chest Xray for cough, coughed foam, shoulder pain, enlarged supraclavicular node Monday. No results yet. If abnormal would I get call by now (wed)?

Had chest Xray for cough, coughed foam, shoulder pain, enlarged supraclavicular node Monday. No results yet. If abnormal would I get call by now (wed)?

Report requirements: As a US radiologist for 30 years I can speak to standard of care. If a radiologist sees a likely cancer or broken bone, etc. They must be certain the ordering doc gets a timely, usu. In 24 hr. Report. The ordering doc is then duty bound to notify their patient. On the other hand these days patients are expected to be proactive and badger their ordering doctors until they get an answer. ...Read more

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I have had back and leg pain for over a year I was told I have enlarged lymph nodes I'm losing weight and my pain is spreading to my neck shoulder wha?

I have had back and leg pain for over a year I was told I have enlarged lymph nodes I'm losing weight and my pain is spreading to my neck shoulder wha?

Second opinion: Do not know who you have been seeing or what the assessment has been, but what you describe suggests a possible need for a second opinion. Would suggest a general internist with guidance to specialists if required. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and bicep intermittent pain. Echo and EKG 4 months ago, normal just enlarged mitral valve. Does not hurt with exercise. I run 5x wk.?

Listen to your body: It could be a histamine response since you have allergies. Vitamin c with bioflavanoids, boswellia, and curcumin are natural substances that block histamine and inflammatory substances that can cause intermittent pain. Advil (ibuprofen) that you use is anti-inflammatory. Does it help at all? ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes with pain that is increasing/spreading through my neck/shoulder-right side. Left foot is also swollen. Are they related?

I have enlarged lymph nodes with pain that is increasing/spreading through my neck/shoulder-right side. Left foot is also swollen. Are they related?

Could be: Lymph nodes swell up in response to infection usually. It is important for you to see a doctor as soon as possible to find the cause of the swollen foot and lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Have enlarged spleen&liver;low liver enzymes;hypocholesterolemia;pain in left shoulder front&back;extreme fatigue. Could liver disease cause this?

Have enlarged spleen&liver;low liver enzymes;hypocholesterolemia;pain in left shoulder front&back;extreme fatigue. Could liver disease cause this?

Serious: You should see your doctor asap. You are describing something serious, liver is mafunctioning secondary to something else. Pain in the shoulder is radiating there from something in the abdomen. Any weight loss, night sweats? You need an abdominal ct and blood tests. ...Read more