Swollen lymph nodes in neck to clavical referred to an ENT what's this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes. Many times swollen lymph nodes happen as a reaction to something/a condition occurs in the head and neck area- like if you have any inflammation, infection , or other process including malignancy that happens in the mouth, tongue, throat etc. Your ENT will evaluate your ear, mouth and throat area to see if there is anything explaining the lymph nodes and do necessary work-up -may include a biopsy.
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.

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I have 2 swollen lymph nodes in my left clavicle region, and 1 on the back left side of my neck. At first I had no symptoms but now I have a swollen p?

??? What does the p___ stand for? Swollen lymph glands above the collarbone is a worrisome sign. It can occasionally be from infection, but can also reflect tumor in lymph tissue, lung, pancreas or pelvis. See a doctor soon!!! Read more...

For the past couple of months i’ve had a few swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck very close to the hallow above the clavicle.

Concerned. Lymphadenopathy that persists is not normal and needs to be evaluated with biopsy and other tests. Please consult your family physician for proper evaluation and management. Several etiologies, some of them not benign.. Read more...
MD time . If you have persistently swollen nodes you should see your doc for further evaluation. Good luck, hope is nothing serious. Read more...

I have swollen lymph nodes for over 8 months in my neck n collar bone and have emphysema COPD. They dnt hurt. Doc sending me to ENT. Shld I be worried?

Swollen lymph node. A persistently swollen node is concerning and needs to be worked up. Your ENT will likely order a biopsy (FNA, fine needle or open). It is important to understand what process is going on. A pathologist will review your biopsy and hopefully provide answers. Read more...

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw 1.8x1 CM and neck, sweating, body ache, high WBC (11), dental ruled out, ENT ruled out, GP ruled out, who should I see?

Salivary glands. See oral surgeon or oral medicine specialist for evaluation. Possible salivary glands infection, lymph nodes infection or jaw bone infection. Be well. Read more...
Find new Dentist. Find a new Dentist, one with training in Pathology, such as an Oral Surgeon, and start the diagnostic process again. You have a source of infection somewhere that must be located to be treated. Read more...

Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Go see your doctor. Need more info: one or more? How big? Is it growing? Is it hard, painful, red etc? Any other swollen glands anywhere else? Any fevers, night sweats, weight loss etc... Read more...