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Movable small lump on collar bone. Normal lymph node or a sign of something?

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Time: Most enlarged lymph nodes are inflammatory in nature and not related to tumor. These nodes may be tender. Ultrasound is good tool for characterizing abnormal lymph nodes from normal lymph nodes. If enlarged node persists further investigation necessary. Doppler ultrasound helps distinguish by vascular pattern. Normal lymph nodes architecture usually different from nodes infiltrated by tumor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node above right collar bone. Is this a cyst or something else?

Swollen lymph node above right collar bone. Is this a cyst or something else?

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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What is a hard lymph node swollen on my right collar bone?

What is a hard lymph node swollen on my right collar bone?

Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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What does a swollen lymph node on your collar bone mean?

What does a swollen lymph node on your collar bone mean?

Most likely...: It means that your body is fighting off an infection. If it doesn't resolve, continues to grow, or becomes painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause a swollen lymph node by my collar bone 26 yr old female?

What would cause a swollen lymph node by my collar bone 26 yr old female?

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

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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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Is a persistently enlarged preauricular lymph node nothing to worry about since it's not on neck or above collar bone?

Is a persistently enlarged preauricular lymph node nothing to worry about since it's not on neck or above collar bone?

Lymph nodes: That are swollen always need to be evaluated by a physician. Once you have been seen and testing is negative then you can rest assured. Take care! ...Read more

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Several bug bite on back just behind shoulder. Large swollen lymph node on top of collar bone. Bites look to be better though. Cause?

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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Not sure if I have a palpable supraclavicular lymph node or not. Should be able to feel tissue and tendons deep in hollow above collar bone?

Not sure if I have a palpable supraclavicular lymph node or not. Should be able to feel tissue and tendons deep in hollow above collar bone?

Probably normal: People can easily feel muscles, tendons, and other irregularities if they try, this site or elsewhere. Anything you have to work hard to decide if it's abnormal probably is not. Repeated poking can cause tenderness and swelling -- and what was previously normal becomes nonspecifically inflamed and that much harder to diagnose. If you remain concerned, see a doctor. In the meantime, hands off. ...Read more

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I have a lymph node in my led's collar bone. You cannot see it but whey you serch you can find it. Its approximetly 4-5 mm. Round and movable. I had my cbc, ESR perfect. Still have risk? Doctor said no

Lymph node: Lymph nodes may be palpable for a variety of reasons: variation of normal, inflammation, infection, or tumor. Check with you pcp for any change in size, pain, or skin retractions. ...Read more

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5.2 WBC Hgb 92 Iron stores are shot, palpable lymph node near left collar bone and feeling pretty yucky. Any ideas?

Need evaluation: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, iron deficiency alone in a women who menstruates would not be of much concern, but enlarged lymph nodes warrant investigation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...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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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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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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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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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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Small soft mobile round lump, lymph node above collarbone. Had cough, improving. Dr said not to worry, will recheck for my anxiety. What can it be?

Small soft mobile round lump, lymph node above collarbone. Had cough, improving. Dr said not to worry, will recheck for my anxiety. What can it be?

What side?: Usually a small soft lymph node in the neck<1cm can be watched. Nodes just above the clavicle can drain the chest so can enlarge with a chest infection. However the side is important as nodes above the left clavicle drain the chest, breast, and abdomen and can the the first sign of inflammation or cancer in these areas (virchows node). Right side has similar but less concerns. See md? ...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