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Doctor insights on: Supraclavicular Lymph Nodes Picture

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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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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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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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I was wondering are most swollen bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes a sign of cancer?

I was wondering are most swollen bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes a sign of cancer?

No: Most often, they're normal nodes, there to guard your health. Report any suspicious masses that stay around for two weeks or longer to your physician. Read more