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    Lymph node under collarbone?

    I felt just in from my right shoulder, just under my collarbone, a lymph node the other week. It was sore then but it's not now, as was the right side of my neck. However, it's pretty hard still but only about half a cm in thickness, and is more of a contant pipe rather than a bean.

    The main thing I'm wondering is, is it serious to have a lymph node 'enlarged' under/about the collarbone? Ages ago, I recall in a mad Googling spree reading that it usually meant trouble (you know what I mean), and since then have been hoping I never find one there. Now I have and I'm just wondering if anyone knows better?
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    Re: Lymph node under collarbone?

    Ok, there's somehting identical on the left side I hadn't noticed before. Maybe they're both lymph nodes or maybe they're something muscly and gristly. Here's hoping the latter.

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    Re: Lymph node under collarbone?

    Lymph nodes can raise anywhere, it doesn't mean if they raise on a certain area that its cancer or something.

    A cancerous gland would be very large (golf ball size) and very hard. I know this because my son had a very large gland in his neck last year, he had a blood count done and all was fine. His gland is still raised now but because its squishy and moveable its not a worry.

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    Re: Lymph node under collarbone?

    They can swell up for all sorts of reasons. I got stung on my hand by a wasp a few years ago and shortly afternwards noticed a swollen lymph gland in my armpit and it seemed to be huge and I was quite worried. However it seems to have been connected tot he wasp sting and after about 6wks it did disappear, but I was very worried at the time.

    Maybe you could just go and see your Dr so that he or she can reassure you that what you have felt is normal.

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    Re: Lymph node under collarbone?

    Well I checked and then checked again 10 mins later after a typical bout of worry I might have not felt it right, but they both appear to be gristly things. In this case what I was feeling was small but very hard, which was why I was worried.

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    Re: Lymph node under collarbone?

    They don't sound like anything to worry about to me but see your GP if its making you ill with worry.

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