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Doctor insights on: Supraclavicular Lymph Node

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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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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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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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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

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I have a right supraclavicular lymph node. Firstly had enlarged a great deal and was very painful. It is smaller & painless. Insight?

Reactive: Likely a reactive lymph node. May resolve and disappear. if it persists, you need an evaluation by your MD. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virchow%27s_node ...Read more

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I have a palpable supraclavicular lymph node that has been there for a long time around 6 months or more is this a cancer?

I have a palpable supraclavicular lymph node that has been there for a long time around 6 months or more is this a cancer?

Supraclavicular node: Well a normal person does not have a sc node that you can feel. If that is what you are truely feeling it shouldn't be there. Now it could be from an infection...Check your hand and arm over real good for cuts and scratches(do you have cats?). But than you really should get it checked out. Lung and breast cancer can easily spread to this area as can cancers of the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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Can some skinny people feel their supraclavicular lymph node? Im naturally underweight since was young and i can feel a 5mm lymph in supraclavicular

Can some skinny people feel their supraclavicular lymph node? Im naturally underweight since was young and i can feel a 5mm lymph in supraclavicular

Yes possible: Normal lymph nodes could be palpable , in most of heag & neck , axilla , groin in most of the tome, they are small discrete , not fixed , not mated and will not be hard. ...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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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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