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Doctor insights on: Supraclavicular Lymph Nodes

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Is it abnormal to have R and L supraclavicular lymph nodes that are 0.5 CM and moveable?

Is it abnormal to have R and L supraclavicular lymph nodes that are 0.5 CM and moveable?

No: Since 2.2 cm measures one inch a 1/2 cm. lymph node is smaller than 1/4 inch. Several such nodes can be normally found without underlying pathology. If they progress in number, become painful or definitely enlarge to the 1 cm. size I would consider biopsy. ...Read more

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Do cancerous and noncancerous supraclavicular lymph nodes have different hardness or texture?

Do cancerous and noncancerous supraclavicular lymph nodes have different hardness or texture?

Cancer - harder: Generally nodes with cancer are harder, however, it is not a finding to hang one's hat on. Definitive diagnosis needs removal of the tissue and examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Would supraclavicular lymph nodes be more than 1 inch above the collarbone? What does "just above" mean?

Would supraclavicular lymph nodes be more than 1 inch above the collarbone? What does "just above" mean?

Lymph nodes: supraclavicular refers to the area immediately above the collarbone and the base of the neck ...Read more

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Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while soft, painful ones would point to infection. ...Read more

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Can bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes 0.5cm each be caused from Lyme disease? Moveable and rubbery.

Can bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes 0.5cm each be caused from Lyme disease? Moveable and rubbery.

Normal size: As far as size your lymph nodes ,they seem to be normal. If there is a history of a tick bite and a local rash see your PCP for further tests and possible treatment. In other words I do not see a connection in between Lyme and 2 symmetric lymph nodes. The history is critical in diagnosing Lyme disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?

Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?

Yes. There are: Indeed many causes of benign, or at least not malignant nodes. Sarcoid is a common one, but drug reactions, infections, tb, HIV are some of a long list of others. ...Read more

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I have left supraclavicular lymph nodes swolllen(1.00-1.2 cm) for more than 6 months, accompanied with immuno deficiency

I have  left supraclavicular lymph nodes swolllen(1.00-1.2 cm) for more than 6 months, accompanied  with immuno deficiency

Needs doctor eval: This should be evaluated by your doctor. It may or may not be necessary to take a biopsy of the node to see what is wrong, there is a long list of possible causes. At other times it is just necessary to see if the lymph node returns to normal size with time. A lot depends of any other symptoms you have and your specific medical situation. ...Read more

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Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Should be ok: Especially if you are thin, nodes less than 1 cm are usually nothing to worry about. If they persist or grow, would recommend an evaluation. This could involve imaging. Some people get biopsies. ...Read more

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Can feel bilateral, small (3-5 mm), moveable supraclavicular lymph nodes in 2 yo boy? has some on neck too. Never get sick, except roseola at 9 months

Can feel bilateral, small (3-5 mm), moveable supraclavicular lymph nodes in 2 yo boy? has some on neck too. Never get sick, except roseola at 9 months

Normal: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body.Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are prominent in kids as they are not buried in tissue . At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size to 1 cm or more.Most will shrink down to pre-stimulated size over 3-4 wks. ...Read more

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Ultra-sound showed non-enlarged left supraclavicular lymph nodes with thickened cortex on all. What does this mean and should I be worried.

Ultra-sound showed non-enlarged left supraclavicular lymph nodes with thickened cortex on all.  What does this mean and should I be worried.

See below: Please discuss the ultrasound finding with your doctor as he/she will be able to address your concerns correctly. They have all tje information about you and your condition which makes them the right person to respond to your question. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed subsegmental atelectasis , mild pleural thickening and swollen superior mediastinal and supraclavicular lymph nodes. All are releated?

I am diagnosed subsegmental atelectasis , mild pleural thickening and swollen superior  mediastinal and supraclavicular lymph nodes. All are releated?

Nodes: Possibly. You need a thorough check up and will probably need the nodes biopsied. There are many causes for those findings ...Read more

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Do enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes show up on a chest X-ray?

Do enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes show up on a chest X-ray?

Unlikely: While possible in a slim patient with a Very enlarged supraclavicular node, normally the chest x-ray would look unremarkable and you'd need a chest CT to identify this finding. ...Read more

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How far up from the collar bone are the supraclavicular lymph nodes located?

How far up from the collar bone are the supraclavicular lymph nodes located?

Just above: Just above the collar bone, in the soft spot just above the bone. ...Read more

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Can esophageal cancer spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes without causing any symptoms?

Can  esophageal cancer spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes without causing any symptoms?

Sadly yes: Esophagus is a muscular tube that can stretch, so often no symptoms until it can't . Also has no outer membrane surrounding it so easier to spread outside the organ itself. ...Read more

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Supraclavicular lymph nodes enlargement as well I found swelling in area under my breast. What it can be?

Supraclavicular lymph nodes enlargement as well I found swelling in area under my breast. What it can be?

Needs evaluation.: It is very difficult to give a diagnosis without doing a physical exam with this type of complaint. With enlarged lymph nodes there a various possibilities: infection, inflammation, tumor. In this case we want to make sure this is not a malignant tumor in your breast even though you are young. Make sure you see your doctor ASAP for evaluation and diagnosis. ...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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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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My left supraclavicular lymph node was swollen but now its going down, so was it infected?

My left supraclavicular lymph node was swollen but now its going down, so was it infected?

Not likely: Lymph nodes which enlarge are not necessarily, and in fact rarely infected, but are responding to a regional inflammation by fighting whatever is producing the inflammation. Lymph nodes can become infected, just like any other area of the body, but if they are it is unlikely that the size will go down. ...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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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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I am so scared. I have palpable supraclavicular lymph node. 2 doc say it fine and to leave it alone. But I am still scared. It's been there for 6 mont?

I am so scared. I have palpable supraclavicular lymph node. 2 doc say it fine and to leave it alone. But I am still scared. It's been there for 6 mont?

Lymph nodes. : If there truly lymph nodes and they've been there for six months, I'd think they'd need to be addressed. Usually we would take them out and send them to a lab for analysis. ...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 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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