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Thyroid Diseases

Lump on My Collar Bone

05/31/2007

Question:

I have had what I thought was a swollen lymph node on my right collar bone. It feels almost like a bruise. One doctor I saw said it was probably an infection and gave me a 10 day course of antibiotics which did nothing to help. I saw another doctor who recommended a CT scan which I did but it showed no swollen lymph nodes.

Why would the cat scan not see whatever this is? What else could it be? I see all of these questions but no answers. What are the possibilites?

Answer:

There is really no way to answer this question over the internet, without physically examining the lump itself. I think you need to address these questions to the doctors who have examined you.

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Response by:

Thomas A Murphy, MD, FACP, FACE Thomas A Murphy, MD, FACP, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University