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My left supraclavicular lymph node is big hard. Why only one side?

My left supraclavicular lymph node is big hard. Why only one side?

Cannot tell: A large supraclavicular node may be due to many different things, and whether it needs to be biopsied depends on whether "hard" means stony hard, whether it is fixed to underlying tissues, tender, continuing to enlarge, how long it has been there and many other things will influence decision-making. See your doctor and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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My left supraclavicular lymph node has been 1cm, firm, and movable for 2yrs. Also I've had blood in stool 4x in for 8 months but too remote to see a dr?

My left supraclavicular lymph node has been 1cm, firm, and movable for 2yrs. Also I've had blood in stool 4x in for 8 months but too remote to see a dr?

Need to see a Doctor: Usual age is unusual for stomach cancer. But the correlation of left supraclavicular nodes with positive blood in stool occure in stomach cancer. Are you in the medical field as you had the stool checked, despite remote access to a doctorare there any other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weight loss.Are you anemic. Have you checked your hemoglobin . Do you have any haemorroids. ...Read more

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Swollen supraclavicular lymph node, one side. Why?

Swollen supraclavicular lymph node, one side. Why?

Needs evaluation: Enlarged lymph nodes can be reactive, responding to some infection for example, or reflect the presence of cancer. Isolated enlargement of a supraclavicular node can be from infection or other benign causes, but it is unusual. This should be checked out by a physician and possibly be biopsied. ...Read more

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My four-year-old has a ear infection and and an URI. He has a slightly palpable supraclavicular lymph node in one side. Is this normal?

My four-year-old has a ear infection and and an URI. He has a slightly palpable  supraclavicular lymph node in one side. Is this normal?

Yes: Small palpable nodes in kids are commonly found throughout the head & neck,including the supraclavicular area.These can arise from non specific illnesses, immunizations, or local events like a bug bite.These commonly enlarge and shrink over a 3-4 wk period to a resting size between that of a pea or small peanut. Larger/painful or those that seem to have poorly defined margins deserve close eval ...Read more

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Why does left supraclavicular lymph node swell?

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 cancers usually lead to a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node?

What cancers usually lead to a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node?

Several: More common cancers leading to enlarged supraclavicular nodes include lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin), lung cancer, abdominal cancers such as esophageal and stomach, and breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node that I first noticed 4 days ago. It is around 1cm, moves (squirms) around, and was initially tender?

I have a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node that I first noticed 4 days ago.  It is around 1cm, moves (squirms) around, and was initially tender?

Reactive lymph node: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to throat or pulmonary(lung) problems. It could also be a deep cyst or other type of mass. Not to cause undue concern, but enlarged nodes always need to be evaluated for lymphoma. You definintely should get it checked. ...Read more

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How likely is it that the first sign of pancreatic cancer would be a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node?

How likely is it that the first sign of pancreatic cancer would be a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node?

It can happen: Pancreatic and stomach cancer can be quite advanced before they are detected, and it is well described that the first manifestation can be a palpable "Virchow's node." ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about an already enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node that has now doubled in size after a flu shot yesterday?

Should I be concerned about an already enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node that has now doubled in size after a flu shot yesterday?

Call doc to be safe: Assuming your flu shot was on the same side, this sounds like a normal reaction to immune stimulation from the vaccine, more prominent than usual because of the previous enlargement. Probably it's nothing to worry about, but call your doctor's office to be sure they agree. Is the cause of the enlarged lymph node known? If not, for sure bring it to your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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Dr said mono. Left supraclavicular lymph node swollen several weeks. Had ct scan, all ok. Worried as read those lymph node are bad when swollen.

Dr said mono. Left supraclavicular lymph node swollen several weeks. Had ct scan, all ok. Worried as read those lymph node are bad when swollen.

Biopsy Virchow's Nod: The L supraclavicular node is particularly worrisome. Due to the drainage of the lymphatic system, Virchow's node (as it is known) is commonly the first node that enlarges in cancers of the chest, abdomen, legs, & left arm. Scans can be negative & miss cancer, especially since they are anatomical scans, not functional ones (small cancers can be missed). Biopsy or PET recommended. TTYD or HT Prime. ...Read more

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Lump on left breast for 4 weeks - feels on surface, not "in" breast. No visible skin changes, or changes to breast shape. Also enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node. Only 23 - is cancer possible?

Lump on left breast for 4 weeks - feels on surface, not "in" breast. No visible skin changes, or changes to breast shape. Also enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node. Only 23 - is cancer possible?

Possible: Persistent breast lumps, regardless of age, should be aggressively evaluated. See your primary physician for referral to a surgeon, a breast center for mammogram and possible ultrasound with biopsy if required. No more waiting- get acting. ...Read more

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I have a rock hard mass growing in my right supraclavicular lymph node. Is it cancer?

I have a rock hard mass growing in my right supraclavicular lymph node. Is it cancer?

What you feel : May be a node, could be a cervical rib or transverse process. Go to a doctor for an exam rather than ask us on-line when we cannot touch you. ...Read more

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Why would my dr send me to an oncologist? Enlarged (r) supraclavicular lymph node, hard, non mobile, and matted. What to expect?

Why would my dr send me to an oncologist? Enlarged (r) supraclavicular lymph node, hard, non mobile, and matted. What to expect?

Further evaluation: Your doc is concerned about the possibility of malignancy being present. Diseases such as lymphoma or metastatic cancer or locally advanced cancer could be present. A oncologist will guide you through the process of undergoing the work-up to determine the cause of the enlarged nodes. ...Read more

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I have a rock hard mass in my right supraclavicular lymph node, is it cancer?

I have a rock hard mass in my right supraclavicular lymph node, is it cancer?

Could be...: A "rock hard" mass anywhere in your body, particularly one that grows or is accompanied by other symptoms, deserves further workup. Hope it's nothing of importance but do get it checked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a supraclavicular lymph node(left clavicle), why could it be swollen?

What to do if I have a supraclavicular lymph node(left clavicle), why could it be swollen?

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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26 yo m with pea sized supraclavicular lymph node - may be posterior cervical lymph node, can't tell. It is mobile and not too firm. Should i freak?

Lymphadenitis : Lymphadenitis is characterized by tender and enlarged lymph nodes that are soft in consistency. This usually signifies the presence of a localized infection. Rec. : see your pcp for comprehensive exam and source of infection. ...Read more

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One enlarged supraclavicular lymph node after radiation to chest wall and neck?

One enlarged supraclavicular lymph node after radiation to chest wall and neck?

Bothersome!: You didn't note whether it was there before the radiation. If not, a fna(fine needle aspiration) needs to be done to see what's goig on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Reffered to ENT for long term swollen node on neck, bloods normal and now I have a swollen supraclavicular lymph node on the right side, worry?

Reffered to ENT for long term swollen node on neck, bloods normal and now I have a swollen supraclavicular lymph node on the right side, worry?

I am concerned: Supraclavicular lymph node enlargement is always concerning for possible underlying malignancy. Younger patients (under 40 years old) are more likely than not to prove not to have a malignant cause for the enlarged lymph nodes. The prognosis is not as good over the age of 40. In this age group the biopsy is more likely to show a malignancy(cancer). SEEhttp://bit.ly/1EA25af ...Read more

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Is it okay to feel a small supraclavicular lymph node in a thin 18 month old?

Is it okay to feel a small supraclavicular lymph node in a thin 18 month old?

Needs exam: It is very common to feel a small knot (node) over the sides of neck but very uncommon to feel supraclavicular node even in thin thin child. ...Read more

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I was wondering are the right supraclavicular lymph node palpable in fat people?

Depends : It depends on how big the node is and how much fat is in the supraclavicular fossa. In general the more fat there is in an area the harder it is to feel nodes. ...Read more