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Movable Small Lump On Collar Bone Normal Lymph Node Or A Sign Of Something
Probably normal: May be a small lymph node reacting to some local inflammation, but without examining it impossible to be sure. The location, the fact that it is mobile, and the absence of other symptoms suggests this is nothing to worry about, but should it get larger, hard to the touch, fixed to underlying tissue, other symptoms develop, more appear, it becomes tender and painful, see a doctor. ...Read more
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
I have a lump on my collar bone that has doubled in size in 5 mths and does not hurt. Could it be a glad or lymph node?
Get it checked: It could very well be a benign growth of lymph node. But given that it has been there for that long I would get it checked out and possibly biopsied to make sure it's nothing serious. ...Read more
Discomfort and pain above collar bone. Feels like a tight lump and tightness goes up neck. Could it be a lymph node or tendon?
I've a swollen lymph node above my left collar bone 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Went to dr had a CBC and mono test. Everything came back normal. Next?
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
Yes and No: You need a through physical examination to determine the significance. ...Read more
Hard to say.: Any infection, scratch or irritation of the skin, or head and neck can cause the lymph nodes to enlarge. What matters is your other symptoms & how long the lymph node stays enlarged. Consider getting it checked now, so your doctor can check for the cause. When the cause is found and treated the lymph node goes down over the next several weeks. If it stays enlarged, other tests may need to be done ...Read more
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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