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Old 12-15-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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bilateral supraclavicular swelling

I have not got a diagnosis yet but have had blood work and a chest xray done. Both came back normal. Everything that I have read suggests cancer with supraclavicular swelling. I am schedualled to have fna done in the next few weeks. I am not scared but am trying to be well informed of what to expect.

Has anyone else had this? Any comments appreciated

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

Has anyone had supraclavicular swelling? No?
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:25 AM   #3
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

Hi,
Is it swelling, or is it a defined node?
It can be a number of things....
The key is early detection, so stay on top of it. Get your tests done.
p.s. Don't poke around there, either.... you can actually enlarge your glands, by constantly feeling them...(just a little hint)

Good luck.
S.

 
Old 12-17-2008, 02:34 PM   #4
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

Thanks S. I think it is swelling.....I cant find anything hard. But it makes my whole neck stiff. I got a date scheduled for Jan. 15th for fna. Also a ultrasound on stomach Dec 19th. Keeping my finders crossed.

Melanie

 
Old 12-17-2008, 03:46 PM   #5
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

Hi,
If you don't mind my asking....what's an "fna?"
It's good that you don't feel anything "defined."
Again, the best of luck to you.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #6
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

Hi again. FNA is fine needle aspiration. Doctor is going to try and aspirate the swelling. Then run test on the sample.

Melanie

 
Old 01-29-2009, 11:33 AM   #7
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

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I have not got a diagnosis yet but have had blood work and a chest xray done. Both came back normal. Everything that I have read suggests cancer with supraclavicular swelling. I am schedualled to have fna done in the next few weeks. I am not scared but am trying to be well informed of what to expect.

Has anyone else had this? Any comments appreciated

Melanie
Hi Melanie, I'm wondering how you are doing and if you got a diagnosis back yet on the fna? I also have the same swollen area. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's last year and am finally balanced out on natural dessiccated thyroid but the swelling has only gotten worse. My thyroid scan showed nothing and my specialist told me that the swelling is not from the Hashimoto's. My gp has taken a chest x-ray and is scheduling a CT scan of the neck and head. My swelling is down both sides of my throat, around my collarbone and I've now developed a painful red swelling on the back of my neck. I have intensive night sweats around my neck as well. I seem to have a swelling just below my collarbone as well. I've read that this is the location of the thymus. The thymus sometimes can enlarge and cause havoc with swelling in the collarbone region. There is much online about it. Anyhow, plse let me know how your tests are going and how you are feeling.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

Hi:
My husband has the same symptoms- supraclavicular swelling on both sides but no presence of lymph nodes. The sweeling goes up and down throughout the day. Chest x ray was fine. Am waiting to have more tests but does anyone have any idea what this could be?

 
Old 07-26-2010, 10:41 AM   #9
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

I have the same thing on the left side. It was pointed out to me by a physical therapist during an assessment for fibromyalgia. It isn't bothering me at all but reading all of this I am starting to get worried about it (the swelling does change through out the day but I am noticing some achiness and tenderness when it is more swollen). My massage therapist attempted lymphatic drainage but it only resolved for a few hours and is right back. I am on vacation starting this thursday and will see about making a doctor appt (not sure what kind of follow up I will get from her, there doesn't seem to be any lymph node swelling, just general edema, unexplained, I am not retaining fluid anywhere else, nor do I have any other swelling of lymph nodes).

Chantal

 
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

Hi again, well here it is, what a yr and half later? I am still going thru tests to determine why I have this tenderness and swelling around my throat, collarbone area. The CT scan revealed a growth on my "epiglottis" and I've got an appt booked for an endoscopy. I also had a mammogram that was irregular. They did a further diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound all at the same appt. I have a fibrocystic breast condition since I was a teenager and because of the pain, didn't have any mammograms thruout the past 35 yrs or so. I'm now 56 yrs old and that was my "baseliine" study so I have to return after a 6 month wait to determine if any of the abnormalities are actually growths that are changing in size. So, like I said, it's a yr and half since my last post and I continue to go thru the lengthly medical waits/tests to try to find out what's wrong and why my heart is now palpitating regularly with this tingling/swelling feeling is running up and down my throat and collarbone region.

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Old 08-15-2010, 12:45 AM   #11
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Re: bilateral supraclavicular swelling

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Hi again. FNA is fine needle aspiration. Doctor is going to try and aspirate the swelling. Then run test on the sample.

Melanie
Hi, Melly, Hope you are doing fine and free from any anxiety producing symptoms. I had (have) swelling of right collarbone area...vertical 3 inch long...3/8 inch wide...it was in the exact position shown on some web sites...along with comments that caused me concerns. e.g., this was the lymh node that provided drainage from lungs and esophigus and could be a sign of cancer. My GP was not concerned, but ordered a CT-scan to placate me. My urologist (who saw me for another problem) looked at it and thought it was not a problem since it was soft and rubbery. He implied he would be concerned if it were hard. He wants me to return in three months to check it (I think he wants me to not stay away for two years again for what he regards as a more serious condition.). I put up a posting asking if anyone had this; got lots of viewing--no response. Thanks for sharing. Even though your condition may be unrelated to mine, I would like to know how you are doing. Dale

 
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