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Doctor insights on: Lymph Nodes Below Collar Bone

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Are there lymph nodes near collar bone?

Are there lymph nodes near collar bone?

Yes, Nearby: 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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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


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Is it normal to be able to feel very small pea sized lymph nodes in collar bone?

Is it normal to be able to feel very small pea sized lymph nodes in collar bone?

Lymph nodes: That area of the body is rich in lymph nodes. So it is not unusual to find them there. However, if the node is painful or enlarging it should be evaluated. Lymph nodes serve as filters for white blood cells. I would keep track of it. If it gets bigger or painful(besides you checking it) it should be looked into. ...Read more

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How far up from the collar bone are the supraclavicular lymph nodes located?

How far up from the collar bone are the supraclavicular lymph nodes located?

Just above: Just above the collar bone, in the soft spot just above the bone. ...Read more

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I feels lumps in my chest near my collar bone and I was wondering if it could be lymph nodes?

I feels lumps in my chest near my collar bone and I was wondering if it could be lymph nodes?

LUMPS IN CHEST: IS THIS A NEW PROBLEM FOR YOU. OR HAVE YOU HAD IT FOR WEEKS OR MONTHS? SEE YOUR PCP WHO MIGHT GIVE YOU A GOOD EXAMINATION AND PERHAPS ORDER SOME X-RAYS. DONT WAIT . . . BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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Are normal teens able to feel their lymph nodes throughout neck and collar bone. All 1cm or less moveable just able to feel normal?

Yes: Children and teenagers often have many small moveable lymph nodes in their neck and shoulder area. If they become red, grow larger, firm and stop moving or develop drainage, then it's time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I can palpate my 2 supraclavicular lymph nodes. They aprx. 1.2 cm above my collar bone. They are small and rubbery. Is it normal?

I can palpate my 2 supraclavicular lymph  nodes. They aprx. 1.2 cm above my collar bone.  They are small and rubbery. Is it normal?

Merits evaluation: Although lymph nodes above the clavicles are usually not prominent enough to be felt, they are not necessarily abnormal. However, a careful exam, possibly including chest X-rays, would be appropriate. Disease in the head and neck, throat, lungs and blood can cause enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes. Disease can include cancer, infections and autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Two small lymph nodes movable above my collar bone (Right side) i really need to tilt my head in a suitable position to palpate them. Is it normal?

Need more info: everyone has a chain of lymph nodes in that area, so it is potentially normal to have small palpable lymph nodes in the area you described- however we would need more information regarding the size and consistency of them and if they are tender to say for sure they are normal ...Read more

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2 lymph nodes above collar bone. Had an US doc said they are reactive and max 9mm. Should I still push for biopsy? I don't have any symptoms of infec.

2 lymph nodes above collar bone. Had an US doc said they are reactive and max 9mm. Should I still push for biopsy? I don't have any symptoms of infec.

Listen to doc: What would be gained by pushing for biopsy? You may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if the lymph glands double in size, become painful, ulcerate, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should consult your doctor again, as it would be time for biopsy then. Wish you good health! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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Can strep cause enlarged lymph nodes near the collar bone ?

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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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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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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My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

See doctor: New lumps are concerning and should be evaluated by a doctor. There are several possible causes, including inflammation, infection, and cancer. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes bruise b4 u can feel them?! I have 1 on my chest on the right side, under my collar bone close to my armpit. Could something be wrong?

Do lymph nodes bruise b4 u can feel them?! I have 1 on my chest on the right side, under my collar bone close to my armpit.  Could something be wrong?

Exam: Best to have an exam by your primary care provider. May not be a lymph node at all. It could be a cyst. Doesn't sound like an emergency to see the doctor, but within a few weeks or so should be OK. Hope this helps! ...Read more