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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
Eval: If you have persistent enlarged subclavicular lymph node - recommend medical assessment. ...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
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
The area under my right collar bone is numb and slightly swollen, nothing hurts but it's been this way for 3 days with no improvement I'm 17?
Watchit awhile: It is too early to tell if there is something real going on under your collar bone. You may have bumped into something unknowingly. So give it one or two weeks to evolve...it will likely go away if it is nothing serious. If it gets bigger over 2 weeks, then you will need medical examination to check it out, and get tests like X-rays which can look deeper under the skin. I wouldn't worry rite now. ...Read more
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