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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?
See doctor: For an evaluation. We cannot diagnose this over the internet. ...Read more
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 more
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
Have a small freely moving bump under the skin on the back of both shoulder blades, are there lymph nodes there & where would they drain from?
No: Could be lipomas also- if they bother you, see a dermatologist or orthopedic doc- lymph nodes are not common by the shoulder blades but lipoma are ...Read more
Can a neck MRI with contrast show any malignant lymph nodes near collarbone or where posterior neck joins the shoulder?
Yes and no: An MRI can do many things, like show if you have enlarged lymph nodes - however in order to determine if they are benign or malignant you would need a biopsy of the tissue in question. I will often order an ultrasound first when evaluating lumps in the neck, and only order MRI if the ultrasound is inconclusive or unable to do needle biopsy. ...Read more
Why might I feel pain in my lymph nodes when I drink alcohol? The pain is in the collarbone, shoulder and sometimes neck. CBCs are normal.
That's a new one!: That is an unusual symptom. 'Course, I've only been a doc for 30 years, and have a lot to learn still! Maybe another doc on this forum is familiar with this. It does depend on where the pain is. How do you know that the pain is in your lymph nodes? Do all types of alcohol do this? Give a few more details, and we'll have a better understanding of what's going on and can maybe give better info ...Read more
Had some lymph nodes come and go but my anxiety makes me check for lumps and Shoulder & neck aches. How much can severe anxity effect body and mind?
Anxiety is an issue:
It is not uncommon for a healthy person to have lymph node swelling that comes and goes since they protect the body from infection and other illnesses. However, anxiety or unecessary worry may be even more of a problem. Anxiety attacks can stop people in their tracks and can affect a person's abilty to function normally. Anxiet can also lead to illness including increasing infection rate ...Read more
I had swollen lymph nodes a long time ago and when I got rid of them the area between my neck and left shoulder got swollen it wasn't even painful its?
How?: I don't understand "when I got rid of them" since I don't know of any way to reduce lymph swelling (until the disease process has been controlled or faded away by itself as in the case of a viral infection) without medication. Is the swelling still present? If it has been present for more than a couple of weeks or getting worse, better consult your doctor. ...Read more
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
Can hair dressers and massage therapists give head neck shoulder massages around swollen lymph nodes?
Yes: That is very ok as long as u enjoy it to your full satishfaction. ...Read more
Hi, I recently visited my Doctor and was advised that I have lymph nodes on my left under arms which led to burning pain only on the left shoulder.
Infection somewhere: Lymph nodes in just one location usually mean a nearby infection. Did you tell your doctor about the pain? You probably should have an x-ray. You might try putting a warm compress on the lymph nodes and the shoulder, but otherwise don't mess with the lymph nodes. If they get larger, of if you have any swelling in your arm or hand, you definitely should see your doctor again. Good luck! ...Read more
I had an MRI on my shoulder-found bone spurs and swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. What does the swollen lymph nodes indicate? Should I be worried?
It depends: It depends on the size and number of enlarged lymph glands in the armpit. If there are only a few enlarged lymph nodes and they are only minimally enlarged (between 1.0 and 2.0 centimeters in size) then there is likely no problem. If there are many nodes and greater than 2.0 centimeters then you should be seen by your internist for further studies (blood tests and additional imaging studies). ...Read more
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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