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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