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Doctor insights on: Swollen Lymph Node Near Collar Bone

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Bone (Definition)

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


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What does a swollen lymph node on your collar bone mean?

What does a swollen lymph node on your collar bone mean?

Most likely...: It means that your body is fighting off an infection. If it doesn't resolve, continues to grow, or becomes painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause a swollen lymph node by my collar bone 26 yr old female ?

What would cause a swollen lymph node by my collar bone 26 yr old female ?

Hard to say.: Any infection, scratch or irritation of the skin, or head and neck can cause the lymph nodes to enlarge. What matters is your other symptoms & how long the lymph node stays enlarged. Consider getting it checked now, so your doctor can check for the cause. When the cause is found and treated the lymph node goes down over the next several weeks. If it stays enlarged, other tests may need to be done ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node above right collar bone. Is this a cyst or something else?

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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Several bug bite on back just behind shoulder. Large swollen lymph node on top of collar bone. Bites look to be better though. Cause?

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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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?

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?

Ignore it: Many guys your age have a few of these. If it's cancer, it would be stuck to the surrounding structures, or stony-hard, or become preposterously large, or be attended by fever / night sweats / weight loss. ...Read more

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My apn said he can't do anything for me swollen lymph nodes should I get second opinion? In front of ear and collar bone now on rib upper left node

My apn said he can't do anything for me swollen lymph nodes should I get second opinion?  In front of ear and collar bone now on rib upper left node

Yes: Yes, you should see your health care professional for a second opinion. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign of more serious issues and needs to be dealt with, either with antibiotic therapy or further evaluation. ...Read more

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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age i worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...Read more

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