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Swollen Above Collar Bone
Help please. Swollen lymoh node above collar bone, pneuomina and low sodium. Related to the pneuomonia?
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Yes and No: You need a through physical examination to determine the significance. ...Read more
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
What test will show if there are lymphnodes swollen in other parts of the body such as crease of arm and above the collar bone?
A few: Lymph nodes under the arm and above the collar bone that are swollen are generally palpable by a trained physician (they can feel them with the fingers). There are other tests such as ultrasound and lymphoscintigraphy that can visualize the nodes if they are not palpable. ...Read more
I've a swollen lymph node above my left collar bone 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Went to dr had a CBC and mono test. Everything came back normal. Next?
Longterm swollen node in neck US showed reactive node (none urgent referal to ENT) 2 more have since came up above collar bone.. No cold/ cough ect??
Neck nodes: You need an excisional biopsy of one of the nodes which means surgical removal in order for a definitive pathologic exam can be performed. Given the subclinical presentation of the neck nodes and your age, lymphoma is high on the differential diagnosis. Neck US is useless for evaluating neck nodes, your ENT will order CT or MRI after a full Head and Neck exam. It may be low grade infection. ...Read more
See your doctor: A swollen lymph node in this area could be caused by multiple different things. A complete and detailed history as well as physical examination to look for other associated signs or lymph nodes is important to narrow the diagnosis and guide further testing. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval: If you have persistent enlarged subclavicular lymph node - recommend medical assessment. ...Read more
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