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Doctor insights on: Swollen Supraclavicular Lymph Nodes

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Swollen supraclavicular lymph node, one side. Why?

Swollen supraclavicular lymph node, one side. Why?

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

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I have a swollen supraclavicular lymph node. Would it swell from an infected tooth?

I have a swollen supraclavicular lymph node. Would it swell from an infected tooth?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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

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What cancers usually lead to a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node?

What cancers usually lead to a swollen left supraclavicular lymph node?

Several: More common cancers leading to enlarged supraclavicular nodes include lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin), lung cancer, abdominal cancers such as esophageal and stomach, and breast cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably not: Allergies don't cause lymphadenopathy, but this is something that sometimes happens with children. To be sure, you should discuss this with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Bloodwork said its mono. Have had swollen/tender supraclavicular lymph node for 2 weeks. Its shrinking now so that's good right? Worried lymphoma?

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

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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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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?

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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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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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