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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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I have a lump just under my collar bone and close to my shoulder. It does not hurt. It feels like a swollen gland....just in an odd location. Is this something that needs to be checked out? Thank you
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   does this move around when u hold it ?
User :   No it does not move. It is also on the left side if that matters.
Doctor :   also can u tell me the size of the swelling ?
Doctor :   Do u have any fever, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath or any thing else ?
Doctor :   May i know ur age, weight height ?
User :   It seems to be the size of about a quarter
Doctor :   does it hurt when u press it ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   I am 37 years old. 5 '8 and about 180 pounds. The only other symptom that I have is just fatigue.
Doctor :   what is your occupation ?
User :   It does not hurt when I press on it
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am a XXXX
Doctor :   i think what you have is an enlarged lymph node
Doctor :   and that could be due to a infection
User :   Is that anything to worry about?
Doctor :   i would advice you to get a blood test ( CBC, ESR, a CHEST X Ray as well
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry as such as u dont have any symptoms
User :   Ok thanks
Doctor :   but these tests are just to make sure that theres nothing to worry about
Doctor :   Have u followed my comments ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   i guess u have moved out
User :   Yes. Thank you
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
User :   No. I am done
Doctor :   ok, thanks for consulting me here,
Doctor :   please leave ur feedback as u log out
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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