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Treatment for lymphnode on collarbone - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i just noticed a small balloon like bulge on collarbone it moves and sits right on my left collarbone
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi im really scared i woke up from a nap yesterday and noticed a small fluid like bulge on my collarbone on left side in the middle of the collarbone
Doctor :   It could be lumphnode adjacent to bone
User :   what does that mean
Doctor :   have you have fracture before
User :   on the other side. but i fell hard on th ice last week and am recovering from a sore throat
User :   should i be scared
Doctor :   there are small nodes in the neck
Doctor :   they are normal
Doctor :   in child hood they usually bigger but in adults it grows smaller
User :   im 45 years old why is it suddenly bulging out, i read so many horrible things im scared
User :   its not on the neck at all actually on the bone
User :   why arent you answering me
Doctor :   how big is the swelling?
User :   like a lima bean
Doctor :   How long been it is there?
Doctor :   Sudden swelling are not cancer
User :   just noticed it brand new
Doctor :   gradual swelling are not good
User :   what can it be
Doctor :   fat tissue , fibrous tissue, grows
Doctor :   They are called lipoms , fibromas
User :   should i do anything about it
Doctor :   lipoma is soft
Doctor :   fobroma is hard lymphnode is rubbery. and is soft
Doctor :   is it soft or hard?
User :   soft and liquidy
Doctor :   I recommend you have the examination by surgeon
User :   it is squishy and i can pinch it together and move it around is that a good sign
Doctor :   They will tell u what tissue it is
User :   should i be scared. what can this be
Doctor :   when it is moving it is mostly fat tisuue or lymph node
Doctor :   It is not serious
Doctor :   If it fat tissue , it grows slowly
Doctor :   If you want to cut it surgeons will do it
User :   i dont want to cut it, i want to know that its nothing to be scared about. why are you telling me to go to surgeon
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To confirm the diagnosis
Doctor :   Whether it is fat or fibrous or lymph node
User :   are there lymph nodes on the actual bgone or the collarbone. what if it is a lymph note is it dangerous
Doctor :   they are adjacent to bones
Doctor :   if it is bigget it needs evaluation
Doctor :   Do you cough/decreased appetite/weight loss?
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
Doctor :   do u have any bllod in stool?
User :   i dont understand it is on the bone itself. i have cough not bad though and do not smoke, no blood in stool. why are you asking you are scaring me
User :   no decreased apetite no weight loss at all
Doctor :   screening questions for cancer
User :   are the answeres good
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You are normal from history
User :   so what can this be it just popped up
Doctor :   Consult the surgeon and get physical examination and get the diagnosis
Doctor :   He will suggest further treatment
User :   you are scaring me again, i am too scared to go to doctor, i am worried that i am really sick, i am coughing up phlegm
Doctor :   Any mass/lump needds physical examination by MD
Doctor :   I am educating
Doctor :   I am here to educate and give adevise
User :   i have a lipoma on my back, can this be another one
User :   should i be scared
Doctor :   I dont know
User :   sounds like you are changing your mind. why?
Doctor :   Get the physical examination -that is best for you.
User :   before you said i am normal from history why are you changing your mind
Doctor :   Except the swelling your history is normal
Doctor :   do not fight with a doctor
Doctor :   We advise in the bet intetst of ur health
User :   is a soft squishy bump on collarbone concerning>
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. Jagdish again
User :   hi doctor, im sorry to drive you crazy. its sunday and iwont be able to relax
Doctor :   Can you measure it now?
Doctor :   It is Ok
User :   how should i measure it
Doctor :   Any health problem creates anxiety
Doctor :   If it were me the situation will be same
Doctor :   do u have tape
User :   measuring tape>
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Can you send the picture to YYYY@YYYY
User :   not really but i would say its about an inch
Doctor :   I want to see it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Inch is 2.5 cm
Doctor :   that mean it is bigger
Doctor :   it is soft
Doctor :   It is moving when u move it
Doctor :   right?
User :   it moves freely all over the place
Doctor :   ok
User :   is that good
Doctor :   That is called lipoma
Doctor :   That is good
User :   so i can relax
Doctor :   It is overgowth of fat tissue in one location
Doctor :   Yes u can
Doctor :   it will grow though
User :   when it moves is that a good sign. also i read that the collar bone itself does not have lymph nodes. this is actually on the bone.
Doctor :   it is not harmful
Doctor :   yes when it is moving it is good sign
Doctor :   Any fixed masses are not good
User :   is it true that there are no lymph nodes on the bone. how can it be a lymph node if its on the collar bone
Doctor :   there are no lymphnodes on bone
Doctor :   there is fat tissue , skin on bone
Doctor :   so it is possible fat tissue on bone is forming mass
User :   should i try to squeeze it or put a hot compress on it. this bulge is only on the bone does not extend above or below collarbone
Doctor :   lymph nodes usually very small and stya by the side
Doctor :   of the bone
Doctor :   * stay
User :   it does not feel like it is attached to the bone in any way i can lift it away from the skin and it comes easily. is there a natural way to get rid of lipomas
Doctor :   So it is moving in all directions
Doctor :   there is no natural way to shrink
Doctor :   if somebody tell yopu some thing do not do any thing please
User :   yes it moves everyway and it feels very close to the skin not embedded anywhrere
Doctor :   Very good
User :   really????? phew
Doctor :   Trsu me man
Doctor :   * Trust
User :   huh??? i do trust you you sound knowledgable. is it good that it comes with the skin
Doctor :   Cheer up
User :   you sound positive now. can i stop worrying, and how can is speak with you in the future. you sound nice. is it good that it comes with the skin whern i pull it
Doctor :   You can chat with me from Monday to Sunday
Doctor :   except Friday
Doctor :   Hours 1PM -9PM
Doctor :   Indian time zone
User :   ok. how can i get you specifically. and is it good that when i pull the thing it comes with the skin?
Doctor :   When some body chat with you during this time, Tell them You just want to chat with Jagdish
Doctor :   Then log out and log , I will pick your chatr
Doctor :   *Chat
User :   is the medical treatment the same in india? i think indians ar smart. you didnt answer me if its good that i can pull the bulge with the skin
User :   do you practice medecine in india
Doctor :   Yea you can feel chilled up, it is moving all around, it is soft, -it is Lipoma
Doctor :   It grows very slowly
Doctor :   It is comsetic problem
Doctor :   I do practice in India
User :   g-d bless you you are a sweetheart. havent eaten or slept since i notice it.
Doctor :   I did 2 yrs of Family Medicine in USA
Doctor :   It was nice chatting with you dude
User :   very nice. you really calmed me down a lot. what made you decide that it was lipoma
User :   i am a woman
Doctor :   I have seen mnay
Doctor :   Sorry sweet heart
User :   have you seen any on collarbone? does being a woman change anything?
Doctor :   Yes , I did see
User :   does being a woman change anything
Doctor :   Please be open
Doctor :   I can not understand
User :   dont understand our question. you never asked my gender. when you said dude i assumed you thought you were talkiing to a male
Doctor :   The nature, history, palpation, conistency of the swelling gives clues what it is
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i thought so
User :   Im just wondering if you have a different decision now that you know im a female
Doctor :   but even in females the swellings are the same
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   oh ok just making sure. im 45 yrs old. is that a problem
Doctor :   Noooooooo
Doctor :   I want to advise few tips
User :   ok why do you ask
User :   please do
Doctor :   Do you get Annula check up
User :   yes
Doctor :   get fasting blood sugar, fasting lipid profile
Doctor :   Get annual mammogram
User :   what is that for
User :   ok
Doctor :   if you are sexually active, get pap smear
Doctor :   mammogram is the screening test for best cancer
Doctor :   pap smear is the screening test for cervical cancer
User :   now youre scaring me again
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   I am giving you general gudelines
User :   you hear of too many sick people and it terrifies you
Doctor :   these are not related to ur mass
Doctor :   Trust me
Doctor :   You very scary person
Doctor :   I am educating you like mom
Doctor :   The mass is different it is not cancer
Doctor :   Do not get freaked out
Doctor :   Stay calm
Doctor :   stay relaxed
Doctor :   Have you followed my advise?
User :   thanks for your support it really means al lot to me. what does a cancerous mass feel like
Doctor :   First of all, cancer patient have mass in promary location
Doctor :   or symptoms in other areas
User :   what symptoms
Doctor :   example, if there is lung cancer, patient has cough, blood in spurum
Doctor :   chest xray show it
Doctor :   breast cancer patient has mass in breast
Doctor :   mammogram show it
Doctor :   Stoamch cancer patientsh have terrible abdominal pain , vomiting
Doctor :   Without thse How can a physician suspect cancer
Doctor :   And even how can patient comes to MD
User :   i cough every so often,
Doctor :   Are calmed down now?
Doctor :   Mild cough is not bad
User :   yes i am calmed down. thank you . youre a saint
Doctor :   chonic persistent cough, every day cough, blood on coughing, smoking history for long time, severe weight loss , decreased appetite
Doctor :   these suspect lung cancer
Doctor :   Ok'Then
Doctor :   Take care
User :   you too
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