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Sinus infection weekly for 1 yr +, w/ 1-2 days of relief. Extreme shoulder pain in R upper shoulder, r lymph node swollen, ear/face pain. Low fever.

Sinus infection weekly for 1 yr +, w/ 1-2 days of relief. Extreme shoulder pain in R upper shoulder, r lymph node swollen, ear/face pain. Low fever.

See your PCP: The multiple problems you have described should be managed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for investigation, imaging and potential referral to a specialist. Good luck. ...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?

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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Are there lymph nodes behind shoulder blade?

Are there lymph nodes behind shoulder blade?

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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Is it possible for enlarged tonsils and lymph nodes to cause neck and shoulder pain?

Is it possible for enlarged tonsils and lymph nodes to cause neck and shoulder pain?

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