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Doctor insights on: Left Supraclavicular

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What can cause a left supraclavicular fossa pain?

What can cause a left supraclavicular fossa pain?

Many things: Many things. If pain more than a few days, or getting worse, see MD. ...Read more

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What could be causing a left supraclavicular fossa pain?

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

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Should i worry about a lymph node in left supraclavicular even if it has almost 95% shrinked?

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

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Palpable abnormality left supraclavicular 2.1cm indeterminate partially calcified lesion w/internal vascularity, what does this mean??

Palpable abnormality left supraclavicular 2.1cm indeterminate partially calcified lesion w/internal vascularity, what does this mean??

Ask your doctor: Obviously someone ordered a test that showed this result because they were suspicious of an infection or a lymph node or even a cancer. You owe it to yourself and to that person to return for an explanation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does left supraclavicular lymph node swell?

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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My left supraclavicular lymph node is big hard. Why only one side?

My left supraclavicular lymph node is big hard. Why only one side?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

Get follow-up: Thanks for asking! Papillary thyroid cancer? If so, you should probably follow up with your endocrinologist or thyroid surgeon. In most cases surveillance ultrasound is used to follow up on any new symptoms after surgery. ...Read more

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Noticed 1 left supraclavicular node is enlarged. Small, moveable. Recently got over a bad cold and bad acid reflux episode.No other symptoms. Concern?

Noticed 1 left supraclavicular node is enlarged. Small, moveable. Recently got over a bad cold and bad acid reflux episode.No other symptoms. Concern?

Watch and wait: Check the node, no more than once in two weeks. If it more than doubles in size or additional lymph nodes appear, see a doctor. Otherwise watchful waiting is okay. ...Read more

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My left supraclavicular lymph node was swollen but now its going down, so was it infected?

My left supraclavicular lymph node was swollen but now its going down, so was it infected?

Not likely: Lymph nodes which enlarge are not necessarily, and in fact rarely infected, but are responding to a regional inflammation by fighting whatever is producing the inflammation. Lymph nodes can become infected, just like any other area of the body, but if they are it is unlikely that the size will go down. ...Read more

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I have a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node that I first noticed 4 days ago. It is around 1cm, moves (squirms) around, and was initially tender?

I have a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node that I first noticed 4 days ago.  It is around 1cm, moves (squirms) around, and was initially tender?

Reactive lymph node: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to throat or pulmonary(lung) problems. It could also be a deep cyst or other type of mass. Not to cause undue concern, but enlarged nodes always need to be evaluated for lymphoma. You definintely should get it checked. ...Read more

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What cancers usually lead to a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node?

What cancers usually lead to a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node?

Several: More common cancers leading to enlarged supraclavicular nodes include lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin), lung cancer, abdominal cancers such as esophageal and stomach, and breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have left supraclavicular lymph nodes swolllen(1.00-1.2 cm) for more than 6 months, accompanied with immuno deficiency

I have  left supraclavicular lymph nodes swolllen(1.00-1.2 cm) for more than 6 months, accompanied  with immuno deficiency

Needs doctor eval: This should be evaluated by your doctor. It may or may not be necessary to take a biopsy of the node to see what is wrong, there is a long list of possible causes. At other times it is just necessary to see if the lymph node returns to normal size with time. A lot depends of any other symptoms you have and your specific medical situation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about an already enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node that has now doubled in size after a flu shot yesterday?

Should I be concerned about an already enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node that has now doubled in size after a flu shot yesterday?

Call doc to be safe: Assuming your flu shot was on the same side, this sounds like a normal reaction to immune stimulation from the vaccine, more prominent than usual because of the previous enlargement. Probably it's nothing to worry about, but call your doctor's office to be sure they agree. Is the cause of the enlarged lymph node known? If not, for sure bring it to your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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My daughter is 10 and has allergies and has a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node for a year. It is 2cm. Could this be from allergies ?

My daughter is 10 and has allergies and has a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node for a year. It is 2cm. Could this be from allergies ?

Probably not: Allergies don't cause lymphadenopathy, but this is something that sometimes happens with children. To be sure, you should discuss this with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Ultra-sound showed non-enlarged left supraclavicular lymph nodes with thickened cortex on all. What does this mean and should I be worried.

Ultra-sound showed non-enlarged left supraclavicular lymph nodes with thickened cortex on all.  What does this mean and should I be worried.

See below: Please discuss the ultrasound finding with your doctor as he/she will be able to address your concerns correctly. They have all tje information about you and your condition which makes them the right person to respond to your question. ...Read more

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Left supraclavicular node palpable mobile and not very hard pea sz. Egd showed gastritis and esophagitis. Could this be why i can feel the lymph node?

Left supraclavicular node palpable mobile and not very hard pea sz. Egd showed gastritis and esophagitis. Could this be why i can feel the lymph node?

No: The size and mobility of the node are benign and not related to the endoscopy. Please monitor the size over the next 2-3 months. If it enlarges, a ct scan of the abdomen will be helpful. ...Read more

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How likely is it that the first sign of pancreatic cancer would be a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node?

How likely is it that the first sign of pancreatic cancer would be a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node?

It can happen: Pancreatic and stomach cancer can be quite advanced before they are detected, and it is well described that the first manifestation can be a palpable "Virchow's node." ...Read more

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Hi there I'm a 43 year old female that has fairly recent left supraclavicular swelling It started about 3 months ago post severe stomach flu with extr?

Hi there
I'm a 43 year old female that has fairly recent left supraclavicular swelling
It started about 3 months ago post severe stomach flu with extr?

Evaluate: Left supraclavicular swelling may be Virchow node involvement. That can represent malignant spread to neck from tumor below diaphragm. It can also represent left axillary spread to supra clavicular node. Scan and possible bx indicated. ...Read more

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My left supraclavicular lymph node has been 1cm, firm, and movable for 2yrs. Also I've had blood in stool 4x in for 8 months but too remote to see a dr?

My left supraclavicular lymph node has been 1cm, firm, and movable for 2yrs. Also I've had blood in stool 4x in for 8 months but too remote to see a dr?

Need to see a Doctor: Usual age is unusual for stomach cancer. But the correlation of left supraclavicular nodes with positive blood in stool occure in stomach cancer. Are you in the medical field as you had the stool checked, despite remote access to a doctorare there any other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weight loss.Are you anemic. Have you checked your hemoglobin . Do you have any haemorroids. ...Read more

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Dr said mono. Left supraclavicular lymph node swollen several weeks. Had ct scan, all ok. Worried as read those lymph node are bad when swollen.

Dr said mono. Left supraclavicular lymph node swollen several weeks. Had ct scan, all ok. Worried as read those lymph node are bad when swollen.

Biopsy Virchow's Nod: The L supraclavicular node is particularly worrisome. Due to the drainage of the lymphatic system, Virchow's node (as it is known) is commonly the first node that enlarges in cancers of the chest, abdomen, legs, & left arm. Scans can be negative & miss cancer, especially since they are anatomical scans, not functional ones (small cancers can be missed). Biopsy or PET recommended. TTYD or HT Prime. ...Read more

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Lump on left breast for 4 weeks - feels on surface, not "in" breast. No visible skin changes, or changes to breast shape. Also enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node. Only 23 - is cancer possible?

Lump on left breast for 4 weeks - feels on surface, not "in" breast. No visible skin changes, or changes to breast shape. Also enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node. Only 23 - is cancer possible?

Possible: Persistent breast lumps, regardless of age, should be aggressively evaluated. See your primary physician for referral to a surgeon, a breast center for mammogram and possible ultrasound with biopsy if required. No more waiting- get acting. ...Read more

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Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

Yes: Yes, the bacteria are activating your immune system and the lymph nodes swell when they increase production of white blood cells to fight the infection. Please get the infection taken care of. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node between 1-1.5 CM in the left supraclavicular fossa, few shotty nodes in groin and armpit is it cancer? Been Ent. Norm X ray and cbc

Swollen lymph node between 1-1.5 CM in the left supraclavicular fossa, few shotty nodes in groin and armpit is it cancer? Been Ent. Norm X ray and cbc

Lymphadenopathy: The only absolute way to determine whether these are malignant is to excise and biopsy and examine under the microscope. This would usually not be done unless the nodes seemed hard, fixed to underlying tissues, etc. Not sure why you are so worried about this at your age, but having an exam by a PCP might be beneficial, and if you are still disturbed, perhaps a therapist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have the following hard, fixed nodes for a few months, low-grade fever, throat irritation & belching: 1) Left supraclavicular 2) Lower posterior triangle 3) Middle posterior triangle (calcified) Will see doc soon, but what is it and how worrisome?

Have the following hard, fixed nodes for a few months, low-grade fever, throat irritation & belching: 
1) Left supraclavicular
2) Lower posterior triangle
3) Middle posterior triangle (calcified)

Will see doc soon, but what is it and how worrisome?

Do need evaluation.: I'm glad you're going to see a doctor soon, as I believe these nodes, at least some, need to be removed and sent to the lab for definitive diagnosis. They're present in a few areas and are hard and fixed, by your description, which are not necessarily benign findings. Now, these don't mandate that there's something bad going on, but does merit that we take these nodes seriously. ...Read more

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Hi there. I have a painful left side supraclavicular left lymph node. Last week and early this week I had swollen gums. Thoughts?

Hi there. I have a painful left side supraclavicular left lymph node. Last week and early this week I had swollen gums. Thoughts?

Infection: Swollen gums often sign of diseased infected gums. Lymph nodes act as trap for spreading bacteria. Start with your Dentist or a gum specialist Periodontist. Referral to your General Physician may also be in order, but see the Dentist first. ...Read more