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Painless swelling near collar bone. Done FNAP test. Has blood inside. Suggestions?

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i have developed a swelling which is painless at right side near my colorbone. i had gone for FNAP test, but they didt get anythig. it has just blood inside. pls suggest , i should get this checkup from ENT specialist or some other doctor
Posted Tue, 25 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in.
This could be anything from a lymph node enlargement to a synovitis in the sterno clavicular joint.
Do you have any other features like weight loss, fever, malaise? Do you have any other aches and pains or back ache.

You should be seen by a physician who would examine it to determine the nature of the swelling.
You may need some other tests like a Chest Xray, complete blood count with ESR and a mantoux test.

Sometimes FNAC does not pick up anything then we need to go in for other diagnostic tests.
We can discuss this better once I have these answers

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