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Swollen Supraclavicular Lymph Nodes
Needs evaluation: Enlarged lymph nodes can be reactive, responding to some infection for example, or reflect the presence of cancer. Isolated enlargement of a supraclavicular node can be from infection or other benign causes, but it is unusual. This should be checked out by a physician and possibly be biopsied. ...Read more
Lymph node: It's certainly possible but that doesn't mean that it is in your particular case. Have a dentist diagnose and treat your dental problems, especially infections right away. See your physician to rule out any other medical causes. You might have a swelling that is not a lymph node or an enlarged node from other than a bacterial infection. ...Read more
My dentist said my mouth was fine. I still have a swollen supraclavicular lymph node that is painless And palpable. What do I do now?
See a doctor: An enlarged supraclavicular lymph node is a concern, as it may be associated with significant illness. Please see a a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Painful swollen supraclavicular lymph node left side. Includes jolts of pain to left arm. Ballet 4+ times per week, numbness in left arm during bridge
Have it checked: Really, someone needs to examine what you have described. I would recommend you start with your primary care doc so they can get a full history and have a look/feel of the area. ...Read more
Reffered to ENT for long term swollen node on neck, bloods normal and now I have a swollen supraclavicular lymph node on the right side, worry?
I am concerned:
Supraclavicular lymph node enlargement is always concerning for possible underlying malignancy. Younger patients (under 40 years old) are more likely than not to prove not to have a malignant cause for the enlarged lymph nodes.
The prognosis is not as good over the age of 40. In this age group the biopsy is more likely to show a malignancy (cancer). SEEhttp://bit. Ly/1EA25af ...Read more
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
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
Have swollen right supraclavicular lymph node first year 8x4x8 mm Second year 8x5x8 mm per ultrasound Now third year How long do nodes stay Swollen?
Lymph node treatment: Supraclavicular lymph node should not be neglected. It warrants examination and diagnosis. Needle or open biopsy can establish the diagnosis. Inflammatory or neoplastic process has to be considered. Pulmonary or GI sources evaluated. Patient needs a real workup not observation. ...Read more
My daughter is 10 and has allergies and has a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node for a year. It is 2cm. Could this be from allergies?
What are the reasons for swollen R supraclavicular lymph node. I'm 40, dr put me on zpak in case of underlying infection, will recheck in 5 days.?
Infection/cancer: Supraclavicular nodes are concerning. Nodes in general swell due to infection or cancer. Right supraclivicular nodes can be associated with cancer in the mediastinum, lungs, or esophagus. Make sure that your doctor follows up on this closely because if it does not resolve you will need further testing. ...Read more
Bloodwork said its mono. Have had swollen/tender supraclavicular lymph node for 2 weeks. Its shrinking now so that's good right? Worried lymphoma?
Infectious mono: Mono is much more common than lymphoma, and if the blood work indicated you had mono - that seems to fit with the clinical symptoms you describe. With lymphoma, the lymph nodes would NOT be shrinking- in fact, they would continue to expand. I recommend following up with your doctor for this - absolutely. And an Infectious Diseases doc is a specialist who could help (if there were questions etc). ...Read more
I have swollen cervical & supraclavicular lymph nodes. All bloodwork is clear (tb, hepatitis etc) and also CT is clear. Could this rule out lymphoma?
Non tender nodes?: Non tender nodes and normal CT needs ENT MD to say "ok" ...Read more
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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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
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
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
Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?
Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?
My supraclavicular lymph nodes are swollen on both sides, right greater than the left. They are soft and puffy. Could this mean I have an infection?
Biopsy: Need trial of antibiotics if no improvement need biopsy. ...Read more
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
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
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
Just above: Just above the collar bone, in the soft spot just above the bone. ...Read more
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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