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Lymph Nodes In Shoulder
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
Muscle: Not in the trapezius muscle. Inferior to the scapula, yes. There are many other sites - arm, arm pit, legs, etc. Is this a self diagnosis? See your family doc for assistance. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes on shoulder & neck, asthma more prominent, sore throat, tiredness, fever, burning eyes, should I see a doctor and what is this?
Yes, in the neck are: Yes we do. All over the neck area there are many lymph nodes which normally are small and not easily palpable. But they can enlarge and become easily palpable if there is infection in the moth or throat or if they are affected by cancer of the Head and neck region or of the lymph nodes themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged painful lymph nodes in neck shoulder and ear pain for about 5 days. This morning I had one suddenly pop up under my chin close to my neck.
Otitis: Sounds like you have an ear inection, you need to see a doctor. ...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
I'm having an eczema flair up from washing my hands too much. My left hand is worse than my right and my lymph node at my shoulder is hard. Is that OK?
No: Eczema alone should not cause lymph node swelling at the shoulder. If the size is larger than a hazel nut and the duration has been over 2 weeks, it should best be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
5 yr old has a raised lymph node on upper shoulder just under the back of his neck. Has a bug bite about 1 inch under node. Had a cold last week. Could bite = pea size node. No fever just itchy bite?
I have Lymphoproliferative disorders in both lungs, & have enlarged lymph nodes N neck/shoulders, armpits & groin area. What type of Doc do I go to?
Heme/Onc: A hematologist/oncologist would be the right specialist to consult your health issues. ...Read more
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
Can tight/pulled neck muscle be cause of palpable movable supraclavicular right lymph node? Shoulders and Neck feels very tight I believe due to str
Unlikely: Evaluating an enlarged supra-clavicular lymph node is not a trivial issue. Pulled muscle is an unlikely cause, if you have an enlarged node. It would prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Acute Illness?: The swollen lymph node especially if relatively acute indicates your body is trying to fight off some type of infection...Viral, bacterial, etc. The shoulder pain if in the same area as the lymph node is likely referred pain or involved in the process. See your doctor to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more
This lump I thought was a lymph node by ear. Neck shoulder misaligned and the muscles under the lump are hard. Whole side of body hurts. What is it?
See a doctor: If you have a "lump" present long enough to practically have named it, and it is feeling hard to you and you feel that it's misaligning normal structures, i'd be concerned that it could be cancerous. It needs to be examined by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Am I having an allergic reaction? I had bee pollen today and my nose tingled, throat itched, and hours after I see hives and white patch by uvula. And a swollen lymph node on neck by shoulder.
What could be the cause of the swelling between my neck and shoulder? Is that a place for lymph nodes?
Could be: Lymph nodes are all over the body. You cannot feel most of them but the head and neck area have many which can be felt and that shallow pocket above your collarbone is one area where they are appreciated. There are, however, other causes for swelling and depending upon your symptoms, if this doesn't go away see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a 4.42mill melanoma removed from my shoulder there was no spread to lymph nodes but I'm not sure if it can spread later?
Yes: I'm glad it's off. I hope it was low-stage as well. You do need to be aware that even an early melanoma with no metastases can recur as distant disease years, even decades later. Your physician can show you the probability curves. Chances are that you have a cure, but always mention this to your physicians for the rest of your life. Best wishes. ...Read more
2 movable lumps on left collarbone near shoulder. Dr said it's fine but didn't say what they were. Lipomas? Lymph nodes? No other symptoms.
Lymph nodes, lipomas:
A lipoma is in the skin, and looks like a bulge in the skin itself. An enlarged lymph node is usually under the skin and its possible to move the surface of the skin separate from the underlying lymph node.
Benign lymph nodes can be either softer or a bit more firm than a lipoma, If a lymph node is very hard or unyielding, or tethered under the skin, be sure to get it checked out. ...Read more
How can I tell if a lump in my neck is dangerous? It is not in the usual place for lymph nodes. It is closer to where my neck and shoulder meet.
Neck mass/lump: There are a lot of characteristics of concerning or worrisome lumps in the neck. You do have lymph nodes throughout your neck, including the area you are describing. If the lump is hard or rubbery and non-tender, this is concerning. If it seems stuck and not very mobile when you push on it, these are also concerning signs. Ultimately, any neck mass should be evaluated by a practitioner. ...Read more
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